Mission & Ministry Moments
"E-Version Edition"
Weekend of February 3 & 4 2018
Our mission is to reach up to God; to reach in to each other; and to reach out to others.
Acts 28:31
“Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness”
REACHING UP TO GOD
GATHERINGS IN GOD’S WORD


Sundays, Weekly 
·  9:30 am Bible Study for adults (River of Life Campus)
Bible Study Topic: Luther Film
·  10:10 am FIL Bible Blast & Sermon Rewind
Tuesdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: February 13th
Bible Study Topic: The Gospel of Luke
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Cami Juergensen Leads Ladies' Bible Study (River of Life Campus)
Wednesdays, Weekly - Next Study: February 7th
·  9:00 am & 7:00 pm Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults
Thursdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: February 8th
 Study Topic: Overcoming Worry
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Where Moms Connect (An Adult Ministry for Women of all ages)
Fridays, Monthly - Next Study: March 9th Note Date Change
·  1st Friday at 6:00 am Pastor Raasch leads a “Breakfast Bible Study” for adults
Saturdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: February 17th
Study Topic: WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR ? (Based on Rick Warren's book "The Purpose Driven Life")
·  1st & 3rd Weeks at 7:30 am Men’s Bible Stud
PRAYERS FOR MILITARY AND MISSIONARIES OF OUR CONGREGATION AND THEIR FAMILIES Clay Felmer, Aaron McCatty, Greg Highstrom, Stephen Delcuze, Robert Brooks, Eric Albrecht, Kristin Czisny, Tyler Schleg.
PASTOR’S PRAYER PARTNERS PETITIONS This weekly email communication outlines those for whom we pray (including individuals, families, ministries). A copy of the most recent email is also available on the information desk at FIL.
ROL SUNDAY SCHOOL Class starts after the 8:30 am service in the Fellowship Hall. Students should get a snack and beverage from the refreshments available after the 8:30 am worship and bring to class. Children age 3 - 8th grade are all welcome.
BIBLE BLAST  At FIL from 10:10 am - 10:30 am. 3K thru 1st grade: Nursery Classroom (steps from the church narthex on the right) ~ 2nd –12th Grade: School lunchroom. The attendees are placed in grade-level small groups. 
FIL SERMON REWIND  Have you ever wanted to speak up during a sermon and say, “Pastor, can you repeat that last comment, I didn’t quite get that.” How about, “I really don’t understand where you are going with this message, Pastor!” SERMON REWIND can be your opportunity to do just that. SERMON REWIND will take place in the Fellowship Hall at FIL from 10:10 am - 10:30 am each Sunday morning. You can get your questions answered or get a sneak peek at the sermon of that day. It is an informal Q&A-based discussion, so bring your questions and your sermon outline!
REACHING IN TO EACH OTHER
HOSPITAL NOTIFICATION Please call the church office if you wish to have a pastor visit while in the hospital.
ADULT MINISTRIES
WHO IS A CARE RECEIVER?  In Stephen Ministry, a care receiver is someone who needs a Christian friend - a Stephen Minister. A care receiver is a person who needs someone to care about them; someone he or she can trust; someone to be there with regular visits during times of crisis; someone who listens, cares, and shares Christ’s love; and someone who does not “do for” but is “there for” that person. If you think this ministry might be helpful to you or someone you know, please contact Pastor Reichmann through the church office at 377-6610. Please remember to ask another’s permission before referring him or her.
INTERGEN LIFE   Intergen Life events are open to women of all ages and are held on the CUW campus in the Friends of Concordia Room. Refreshments are provided at these FREE events. For additional information contact Bonnie at 262-375-1786 or wtreloar@wi.rr.com .
 
Book Talk
Monday, February 19th at 7:00 pm, resumes our book talk on The End of Me by Kyle Idleman. This session covers Chapter 5, “Empty to be Filled” and we will learn about how Christ FILLS us up in the most amazing…and needful…ways. 
LWML ( Meets Monthly September - May, 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm) Next Meeting: February 13th at 6:00 pm (note the special time)
Thank you ladies for making the beautiful valentines which will be dispersed to the residents at Lasata on Tuesday, February 13 th .   Please meet at 5:55 pm at the at the entrance to 'The Crossings'. (It is at the south west end of Lasata. Please call Lois if you need (262) 377-7495 more information). We will sing to the residents and then we will give them the valentines. The members of LWML reminisce about how affirming it is to share the love of Christ with these individuals and depart Lasata feeling peace and contentment. It is a night to remember, and a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the love of God to our fellow Christians. Our regular meeting will commence at approximately 7:15 at FIL. See you there!

SPRING RALLY Please note the date for this event has changed to Saturday, April 14th . Additional details will be forthcoming.
WHERE MOMS CONNECT ( Meets Semi-Monthly September - May, 2nd & 4th Thursday at 9:00 am ) Next Meeting: February 8th Please join our group at any time.  FREE CHILDCARE is provided with a bible story, craft, and snack.
Understanding and Answering Atheism
Friday, February 23rd- 5:00 pm - 8 pm &

Saturday, February 24th - 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Prerecorded presentations of world-class speakers on topics related to atheism. This conference was held June 23-24, 2017 from the Zacharias Institute in Alpharetta, Georgia

Lunch served on Saturday

Suggested donation of $10 per person for materials, snacks and lunch

Please register at:
Joining a ministry group is a great way to get involved with your Family of Faith! 
Visit our  website  to learn more about our Adult Ministry opportunities. 
  REACHING OUT IN SERVICE
GLORY AND PRAISE Each month there are opportunities to help in area nursing homes by assisting those in wheel chairs to get to a common area for a time of devotion and singing. The next opportunity is at Lasata on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:15 pm. Contact Betty at (414) 702-7920 for more information. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CHILDCARE Help with childcare during Where Moms Connect sessions. If you’d be willing to help either on a regular or  just occasional basis please call Jane at (262) 993-7970.

A FEW MORE NEEDED, VOLUNTEERS that is, to visit shut-ins once a month. We have several new shut-ins and could use a few more helpers to spread cheer. Call Karen at 262-692-9227.

SAUKVILLE FOOD PANTRY Donations can be placed in the designated bins at FIL and ROL. 
ASH WEDNESDAY MEALS

At FIL A noon meal of hot ham will follow the 11:00 am worship and a Chili dinner starting at 5:30 pm will proceed the 6:30 pm worship. The dinner is sponsored by the FILS 6 th & 7 th Grade families as a fundraiser for their Washington DC trip in the spring of 2019. Donations can be given via a Free-Will offering.

At ROL A meal of chicken soup and ham & cheese sandwiches will be served BEFORE the 6:00 pm service. If you can contribute to the meal by making a dessert, donating soup bowls, plates and/or plastic wear (spoons and knives) please contact Anne at: (414) 587-5902 or agusho18@yahoo.com Your help is greatly appreciated.
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars ® available to direct, please keep First Immanuel in mind.  All 2017 Choice Dollars® have been made available for members to direct. 2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018.
GARDEN MINISTRY  The River of Life Community Garden is having their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, February 20th at 5:00 pm.  Anyone interested in being a part of our Garden Ministry should attend. We are looking for new gardeners as well as those who love gardening and/or just want to be a part of service to the community, especially our support of the Saukville Food Pantry. Contact Teresa or Chris for more information: rolcommunitygarden@gmail.com
FEBRUARY MISSION 2018 GUATEMALA MISSIONS A group from FIL will travel to La Majada, Zacapa, Guatemala from April 14-21, 2018.  We are asking for your help by contributing to our Mission/Construction Challenge. Check the February Newsletter for more information. Our goal is to raise $7,500. The more we raise, the more we will be able to accomplish!
EXTRA NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
FIL MEN’S CLUB is looking for you to help us on our mission of supporting our Church, School, and many other organizations. Join us for our next meeting Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm. There is always a great meal & beverages after the meeting. For More information contact Ted at (262) 377-7762 or  ted.trepte@sbcglobal.net
RIVER OF LIFE EASTER CHOIR   We will have our first rehearsal on Thursday, February 22nd 7;00 pm - 8:00 pm at the River of Life Campus. Rehearsals will continue each Thursday until Easter. The Choir will sing on Easter Sunday at the 8:30 AM Service. Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome! For more information, contact Jennifer at (262) 302-0175 or jenni@ctrpnt.com . Come join us as we "make a joyful noise" at Easter!
SHARE-A-MEAL  Bring a prepared meal to someone in need. The freezer is now conveniently located next to the Christian care center. If you have questions or would like to help cook meals contact Mary at  mary@labudde.com
CHILDREN’S DEVOTIONS   Please help yourself to the children’s devotional books that can be found at FIL/ROL. Happy Times is for those who are ages 3-5 and My Devotions for those 8-
FAMILY VOLLEYBALL Join us at 6:20 pm on Sundays for family volleyball. All are welcome!
We are seeking donations for snacks for our DC4K program. Please contact Barb at bmeyer@fils.org if you can help.
BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE   FIL Men’s club is sponsoring Bowl for Kids Sake again this year. Members who want to participate have a minimum pledge/ bowler is $75 instead of $100. This is the biggest fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Make plans to bowl with us on March 16th. For more information or to register contact Dwight (262) 377-3602 or dwmiller@wi.rr.com
ALTAR FLOWERS
Please consider providing flowers for our weekly services. This could be an opportunity to recognize a special occasion or just because. There is a sign-up board just off the narthex—contact the church office if you want to have your donation recognized in the worship folder and/or given to a shut-in after services are done for the wee k.
 
Meets Thursdays at 7:30 pm Please note rehearsal will move the week of February 18th from February 22nd to February 21st at 7:30 pm.  For more information contact Ellen at etolzman@aol.com
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Karen, a Certified Parish Nurse, will be doing blood pressure screening 1st Sunday of the month 8:00 am - 8:30 am at ROL .
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - HOW TO PRINT YOUR 2017 GIVING STATEMENT
Print your 2017 “Giving Statement” by following this procedure.
1.       Log into Within My Reach
2.       Click on the $ on the LEFT side of screen
3.       Click on Schedule/History
4.       Click on “Giving Statement” on the far right side of page
5.       Click on Quick Date range
6.       Scroll down to last year
7.       Print

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Class
5:30 pm Faith Education Grades 5-8
6:30 pm Adult Bells
 
THURSDAY, February 8, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
2:45 pm and 5:30 pm DC4K
7:30 pm Senior Choir
 
FRIDAY, February 9, 2018
 
SATURDAY, February 10, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
5:00 pm Traditional Worship (w.comm)
 
SUNDAY, February 11, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Traditional Worship
9:00 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
10:10 am Sermon re-wind and Bible Blast
10:35 am Contemporary Worship
6:20 pm Family Volleyball
 
River of Life Worship (Saukville )
8:00 am Free Blood Pressure Screening
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:30 am Adult Bible class/Sunday School
10:45 am Café Worship
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