I mmanuel Lutheran Church E-News

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Crosby, MN
January 2018

Annual Meeting

The annual congregational meeting of Immanuel Lutheran Church will be Sunday, February 4th following the 10:30am worship service in the sanctuary. Please plan to attend. The annual financial meeting with a formal presentation of the financial reports covering 2017 and the 2018 budget will follow each service on Sunday, January 28th. Please bring any questions or concerns to this meeting to be addressed before the annual meeting.

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Lent will begin on Wednesday, February 14th with Ash Wednesday. There will be a worship service at 6:45pm with the imposition of ashes and communion.

The other Wednesdays during Lent will have a soup supper beginning at 6:00pm followed by the worship service at 6:45pm.

The confirmation students will have faith mentors who will attend the worship services with them and meet with them afterwards. Please be open to this opportunity if you are asked.

The Cuyuna Lakes Ministerial Association will again be hosting noon worship and soup lunch fellowship on Wednesdays during Lent this year. They will be using the themes found in Adam Hamilton's Book and small group study - "24 Hours That Changed the World" (Abingdon Press).

 The schedule, locations and themes are as follows:
February 21 - Cascade United Methodist Church - The Last Supper

February 28 - Salem Lutheran Church - The Garden of Gethsemane

March 7 - St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Crosby)- Trial Before the Council / Condemned by the Righteous

March 14 - Heartwood Senior Living & Lifespring Church (at Heartwood)  - Jesus and Pilate and Barabbas

April 5 - Crosby Assembly of God - Suffering, Humiliation, and Torture of the King

Children's Ministry

Sunday School
Sunday School meets on during the 10:30am worship service on Sundays. The children are dismissed following the children's sermon.

Youth Ministry


CREW is Immanuel's youth group for grades 7-12.  CREW meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. 

CREW met Wednesday, January 10th. The students had a review of the Christmas story and played a trivia game.
On January 24th CREW members will be attending the BAY Rally at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. 
The youth who are planning to attend the BAY Rally should meet at Immanuel at 6:00pm on that date to car pool over to Brainerd. Each person attending needs a signed permission slip from their parents. Please contact Sandy Davis for more information.

Check out CREW on  Facebook.

Women's Retreat

The Women's Retreat is scheduled for April 13th and 14th at Timber Bay Camp!
If you can help in planning this great event, watch for information on the Friendship Card in the month of January and offer your help.
This year you "Can Bring a Friend." More details will be available as planning progresses.

Meal With A Mission

The January Meal With A Misson will be January 21st and will benefit Malawi Days for Girls Sew.

The Immanuel Malawi Days for Girls Sew group sews washable menstrual hygiene solutions for school girls in Malawi so they do not have to miss school each month. 

Hallelujah Handbells
by Judy Kirchofff

Shawn Jarvela and Ava Johnson joined the Hallelujah Handbell Choir on Christmas Eve for "The Little Drummer Boy."

Manna for Malawi

Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Manna for Malawi which will be held on Sunday, June 24th at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna. This year's event will feature Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, a blues band from Wisconsin. To learn more about this band go to http://reverendraven.com.

Many volunteers will be needed for this event. Watch the newsletters and bulletins for more information.

Immanuel Shirts

Immanuel members and friends are able to purchase shirts with Immanuel's name on them. There are three designs. Pricing was not available at this time but you may order the shirts from Erica Popkes at the The Shirt Shop in Crosby. The shirts also may be ordered in other colors. Watch the  newsletters and bulletins for more inf ormation.

Sermons on the Web

The weekly sermons are available on Immanuel's website,   www.immanuelcrosby.org. Click on the link on the home page for the sermons.

Immanuel's Facebook Page

Check out Immanuel's  Facebook  page. Brenda Bongs is maintaining this page and is posting photos of happenings at Immanuel as they happen. If you have information that you would like to see publicized on Facebook, please contact Brenda at  brendab@immanuelcrosby.org .

Immanuel's E-News

This newsletter  is published the 15th of every month. If you have any photos or news  items that you would like to see in the enews or on Immanuel's website please send them to  msegersten@charter.net .
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