Mission & Ministry Moments
"E-Version Edition"
Weekend of April 7 & 8 2018
Our mission is to reach up to God; to reach in to each other; and to reach out to others.

 
Children Age 4 - Entering 5th Grade
Bible Lesson ~ Crafts
Food ~ Songs & More
Early Bird Registration
$10/Child ~ Max/Family $20
 

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REACHING UP TO GOD
GATHERINGS IN GOD’S WORD
(Held The First Immanuel Campus In Cedarburg Unless Noted Otherwise)

Sundays, Weekly 
·  9:30 am Bible Study for adults (River of Life Campus)
Bible Study Topic: Living As Children Of A Generous God
·  10:10 am Bible Blast & Sermon Rewind
Tuesdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: April 10th
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: April 11th
·  9:00 am & 7:00 pm Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults
Thursdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: April 12th
 Study Topic: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Where Moms Connect (An Adult Ministry for Women of all ages)
Fridays, Monthly - Next Study: May 4th
·  1st Friday at 6:00 am Pastor Raasch leads a “Breakfast Bible Study” for adults
Saturdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: April 21st
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 Study
PRAYERS FOR MILITARY AND MISSIONARIES OF OUR CONGREGATION AND THEIR FAMILIES Tyler Schleg, Clay Felmer, Aaron McCatty, Greg Highstrom, Stephen Delcuze, Robert Brooks, Eric Albrecht, Kristin Czisny.
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL Children age 3 - 8th grade are all welcome at Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall at River of Life. Students should get a snack and beverage from the refreshments available after worship and bring to class to enjoy a fun often hands-on lesson. 
BIBLE BLAST Children age 3 – 12 th grade are all welcome at Bible Blast at First Immanuel from 10:10 am - 10:30 am. Children 3K - 1st grade meet in the Nursery Classroom. 2 nd - 12th Graders meet in the cafeteria and are placed in grade-level small groups for their lesson/activity.
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! 
SENIOR CHOIR Rehearsals resume on April 12th at 7:30 pm. For more information contact Ellen at etolzman@aol.com .
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
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
When an event shakes up your world, you can either let it hurt you or help you. If you would like help in turning a life crisis into an opportunity of growth and faith, a Stephen Minister is ready to help you. To request the care of a Stephen Minister, you may contact Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. Please obtain permission first if you wish to refer someone else. Stephen Ministry is a free service open both to FIL members and to those in our community.
LWML (Meets Monthly September - May, 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm) Next Meeting: May 8th
This meeting will include a Bible Study and installation of officers by one of our pastors, which will be followed by a lunch. LWML will be on summer vacation after this meeting and will commence again on Tuesday, September 11 th

  • Spring Zone Rally This event is planned for Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 am - Noon at FIL.

  • SWD Convention June 22nd - 23rd at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha. Registration available online at: www.lwml-swd.org
NTERGEN LIFE   Intergen Life events are open to women of all ages and are held on the CUW campus in the Friends of Concordia Room at 7:00 pm. Refreshments are provided at these FREE events. For additional information contact Bonnie at (262) 375-1786 or wtreloar@wi.rr.com

  • Book Talk Monday, April 9th, we will wrap up our study of Kyle Idleman’s book, The End of Me, by reading the last section, “The End of YOU”.  What a journey it’s been to see how the real life upside-down ways of Jesus end up being everything we need in this crazy, sometimes, chaotic world filled with messages that try to distract us from our Savior!  Join us for the last discussion on this great book. 

  • OPEN QUESTION NIGHT On Monday, April 23rd , this popular event returns and will feature a panel with women representing at least three generations including some special guests from out of town. All questions are "ASKABLE!" No question is off the table. Questions in the past have covered life events, life’s transitions, relationships, dealing with conflict, how-do-you-cope-with? and many others. Laughs and tears have sometimes resulted, but ALWAYS great conversation. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. Bring a friend, your daughter, your mom or cousin! For questions or if you’d like to be a panelist, contact Bonnie at (262) 375-1786 or wtreloar@wi.rr.com.
WHERE MOMS CONNECT (Meets Semi-Monthly September - May, 2nd & 4th Thursday at 9:00 am) Next Meeting: April 12th
Please join our next “Where Moms Connect” session.  Our topic will be “ The Family That Plays Together Stays Together ”.  This session is all about having fun!  Discover why laughter and play are so important to our health and to the strength of our families and share loads of ideas on how to play together no matter what the ages of your kids are.  FREE CHILDCARE is provided with a bible story, craft, and snack.
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
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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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.

  • LASATA CARE CENTER is looking for volunteers to assist their staff with simple game and craft programs. The volunteer time can be on a regular basis or on-call basis during the week or on the weekends. Please contact Teri at tzupan@co.ozaukee.wi.us for more information or express your interest.

  • ADOPT A HIGHWAY Join in picking up trash along the one-mile section of Wauwatosa Road between Pioneer Road and Western Avenue on April 28th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Volunteers need to be at least 11 years old or going into 6th grade. Contact Karl at kroeske@fils.org or the office for more information.
GLORY AND PRAISE There are opportunities to help in area nursing homes by assisting those in wheel chairs get to a common area for a time of devotion and singing. The next opportunities are McKinley Place April 17th 6 : 00 pm and Hamburg Home April 24th at 6:30 pm Contact Betty at (414) 702-7920 for more information. 
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
EXTRA NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
LUTHERAN SCHOOLS NIGHT   Church and school families are invited to this event at Miller Park to see the Brewers play the Marlins at 6:10 pm on Saturday, April 21st. Order forms can be found in the main office at First Immanuel. Orders will be taken through April 11th.
CUW INSTRUMENTAL WEEKEND 2018  Friday April 13th and Saturday April 14th at 7:30 pm enjoy the University Band and the Chamber Orchestra. Conductors for the both evenings are Mrs. Johanna Anderson and Dr. Louis Menchaca. Admission is $8 with tickets available at the door. For more information call (262) 243-4405 or www.cuw.edu/music
SCHOLARHIP MONEY AVAILABLE Each year the LWML-SWD awards scholarships to young women from South Wisconsin District who are undergrad students at one of our synodical institutions and studying to be full time church workers in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Information is available at  www.lwml-swd.org/scholarships  or on the LWML bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Applications must be postmarked by  April 30th, 2018 .  
CELEBRATE SPRING Support our current 6 th & 7 th Graders as they prepare for the trip to Washington D.C.!  Beginning March 1 st and continuing through May 4 th FILS 6 th & 7 th Grade students are selling gift certificates for Groth’s Country Gardens to raise money for their 2019 Washington D.C. field trip. You may use these $20 certificates to purchase any merchandise (annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, hanging baskets, floral arrangements, etc). Five dollars of every gift certificate you purchase will help send these students to our nation’s capital. Groth’s also hosts planting classes where you can use your gift certificate. Learn more at: http://www.grothscountrygardens.com/plantingclasses.html You may also purchase the certificate in the FIL Church/School Office. Please contact Dawn Walker dwalker@fils.org or Julie Weber jweber@fils.org for more information.
SPRING RETREAT- 55 & UP Come and join us for a day of spiritual enrichment and fellowship at Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend on May 9 th . For additional information call Peg at (414) 292-0744 or visit
TEACHERS NEEDED Lutheran Special School (LSSES) is growing!!! Thanks to the move to our own building last June, LSSES is expanding and adding an elementary and secondary classroom for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are  looking for teachers  with special ed training who would enjoy teaching in a creative, ministry-minded, making a difference kind of school. For more information please contact info@lsses.org .
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 .
SAVE THE DATE!
First Immanuel Ministries Rummage Sale
June 14th - 16th
First Immanuel Gym and Family Life Center
Proceeds Help Support Youth Ministry Activities


Donation Drop-Off Information
When
Sunday, June 10th Noon - 4:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday, June 11th -13th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where
FIL Gym Doors
Why   
To support 18 teens & adults going to Puerto Rico to rebuild and cleanup after Hurricane Maria and
to save for future youth gatherings.
Mission T-Shirts
Order Forms For These T-Shirts Are Available In The Office
 
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WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Class
5:30 pm Faith Education
Grades 5 - 8
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
9:00 am Where Moms Connect
7:30 pm Senior Choir
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
 
SATURDAY, April 14, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
5:00 pm Traditional Worship
 
SUNDAY, April 15, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:00 am Traditional Worship
10:10 am Bible Blast and Sermon Rewind
10:35 am Contemporary Worship (w.comm)
 
River of Life Worship (Saukville )
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:30 am Sunday School & Adult Bible class
10:45 am Café Worship (w.comm)