Mission & Ministry Moments
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Weekend of June 9 & 10, 2018
Our mission is to reach up to God; to reach in to each other; and to reach out to others.
First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries
Annual Rummage Sale
Thursday, June 14th & Friday, June 15th
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Saturday, June 16th 8:00 am—Noon
First Immanuel Gym & Family Life Center
Cash & Carry

Donation Drop-Off Information
Sunday, June 10th Noon - 4:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday, June 11th -13th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FIL Gym Doors
To support 18 teens & adults going to Puerto Rico to rebuild and cleanup after Hurricane Maria and
to save for future youth gatherings.
Car Wash Fund Raiser
Support First Immanuel Ministries Youth Ministry by getting your car washed by them on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Piggly Wiggly in Cedarburg! The funds raised at this event will support the programs of this ministry and especially help fund their upcoming Mission of Mercy trip to Puerto Rico.

  This year’s theme is Splash Canyon Kids “ God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride” . The dates are June 18th - 22nd from 9:00 am - Noon and open to children Age 4 - 5th Grade . The fun filled week includes Bible Lessons ~ Crafts ~ Food ~ Songs & More! 
Registration is $20/Child ~ Max/Family $30
 Volunteers also needed. 
Call (262) 377-6610 for additional information, to register or volunteer.

To Register Click Here

(Held At The First Immanuel Campus In Cedarburg Unless Noted Otherwise)

Sundays, Weekly 
·  9:30 am Bible Study for adults (River of Life Campus)
·  10:10 am Sermon Rewind
  (Bible Blast: Off Until Fall)
Tuesdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: Off Until Fall
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Cami Juergensen Leads Ladies' Bible Study (River of Life Campus)
Wednesdays, Weekly - Next Study: June 13th
·  9:00 am & 7:00 pm Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults
(NO Bible Study on Wednesday June 20th)
Thursdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: Off Until Fall
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Where Moms Connect (An Adult Ministry for Women of all ages)
Fridays, Monthly - Next Study: July 6th
·  1st Friday at 6:00 am Pastor Raasch leads a “Breakfast Bible Study” for adults
Saturdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: June 16th
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, Natalie Howard, 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.
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 is your opportunity to do just that. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at First Immanuel 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!
SUMMER BREAK WORSHIP OPTIONS  Going to be out of town during the weekend this summer? Join us for outdoor worship Thursdays at 6:30 pm on the Bluff at Concordia University! Also, when you are away you can always watch worship via Livestream on your mobile device. 
HOSPITAL NOTIFICATION Please call the church office if you wish to have a pastor visit while in the hospital.
STEPHEN MINISTRY “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32) Jesus calls us to follow His example and to be deeply concerned for one another. Stephen Ministry is filled with compassion. It provides compassionate Christians with a place they can use these gifts in ministry as a Stephen Minister. It also provides a haven where those in need of compassion can receive it in a confidential relationship with a Stephen Minister. If you are being led to become a Stephen Minister, or are feeling the need to be a care receiver, Stephen Ministers will be available to answer your questions after each service Saturday and Sunday at Cedarburg. Or you may contact Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610.
LWML (Meets Monthly September - May, 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm) Next Meeting: TBD
LADIES AID (Meets Monthly September - May, 1st Tuesday at 11:30 am) Next Meeting: TBD
INTERGEN LIFE This ministry is for women of all ages and events are held on the CUW campus. For additional information, 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: TBD
To learn more about our various ministries visit filministries.org or call the office (262) 377-6610
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. 
First Immanuel Teens To Provide Hurricane Relief

On September 20, 2017 Hurricane Maria obliterated large portions of the island of Puerto Rico. Immense devastation impacted over 1 million residents of Puerto Rico. Even now the island continues to rebuild as electricity has finally been restored to the majority of the island within the last month. While the tourist areas are open for business, many of the coastal towns are struggling with the aftermath of the hurricane.

On July 7th, a team of 12 teenagers and 6 adults from First Immanuel Cedarburg will travel to help island residents rebuild their homes and lives. The team will help individual families with specific projects repairing and replacing personal property destroyed by the hurricane. The team is raising $3,000 to purchase materials for the rebuilding effort and will contribute over 680 hours of labor. 

The group from First Immanuel will stay at a local church in one of 3 coastal towns where families have the most need. Immersed in a new culture, experiencing local foods, and interacting with a Spanish-speaking community, the teens and adults will experience genuine Puerto Rican culture.  While this is a mission of mercy and repair, there will also be practical opportunities to care for the community, and show care and compassion through words and actions. The team will also be challenged to grow individually as they serve and observe a different way of life.
Thank you for prayerfully considering giving to this Mission of Mercy to Puerto Rico. Please use the green Mission of the Month envelopes to contribute or give online at filministries.org
·  GLORY AND PRAISE There are opportunities to assist wheel chair bound residents in area nursing homes get to a common area for a time of devotion and singing. Join us if you can at McKinley Place June 19th at 3:00 pm . Contact Betty at (414) 702-7920 for more information.
·  ADOPT A HIGHWAY Join in picking up trash along the one-mile section of Wauwatosa Road between Pioneer Road and Western Avenue on July 10th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm . 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.
·  PEW PENCIL SHARPENING   We are seeking adults/students 5th grade and higher to help prepare the pews for worship. This can be for a Living Stone or community service hours. Contact Donna at (262) 377-6610 for more information.
·  SERVE-A-MEAL On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month participants leave Cedarburg for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission at 3:00 pm and return around 6:30 pm. For additional information contact Karl kroeske@fils.org .
·  ALTAR GUILD  Please contact Kathy(414) 801-6320 for more information or express interest in volunteering.
·  Ongoing Opportunities: Worship PowerPoint Presenters ~ Greeters ~ Ushers ~ Bulletin & Newsletter Assembly ~ Instrumentalists ~ Church Library ~ Vocal Singers. Call the church office (262) 377-6610.
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
·  Roger Burke has given 19 years of dedicated service to First Immanuel Lutheran Church and School! Mr. Burke’s years of dedication to our students and families have been a tremendous blessing to our mission and ministry! Mr. Burke will be retiring on June 15th.
   How do I thank you for allowing me to teach our most precious earthly asset, our kids! Oh, the fun I have had since our first computer lab of 9 or 10 Apple 2-e’s squeezed into the end of the health room- library-computer lab. Algebra has met in 10 locations since 1989 starting in a cloakroom under the Victoria Ct. stairs. How was I to know that “my” desk was really “our” desk used for selling game tickets and stacks of coats? But it’s time for 21st-century teachers, new techniques, innovative strategies for that old, timeless, & never-changing algebra, that foundation for all math and science which follows.
   Thank you, FIL members, for your extremely generous retirement gift. I truly appreciate your years of support and kindness. I treasure this journey with you and our Savior, one filled with blessings I did not know existed, and I look forward to new opportunities to serve. Thank you! In His service, Barb Meyer
Hearing Loop
If you utilize the Hearing Loop and have been having any challenges with using it or it is not working effectively, please contact Wally, our Worship Director, at wschmidt@fils.org . He will address your concerns and provide assistance for using this system.
Starting June 8th the office hours are:
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please Note: The Office Will Close At 1:00 pm on Friday, June 15th
The Commitment Celebration and First Fruits Week prompted questions about how to set-up online giving for a repeating gift.   Follow these instructions to set-up your repeating online gift.
·  Go to www.filministries.org
·  Select “Within My Reach” (top right)
·  Log in or create an account
·  Select the $ from the menu on the left
·  Fill out the simple form
·  You may make adjustments at anytime

If you have any questions or need assistance please call (262) 377-6610
Our South Wisconsin District pro life ministry, A Place of Refuge, is seeking applicants for the positions of Development Director and Refuge House Manager. Please contact the church office for job descriptions. Questions may be directed to APOR president, Pastor Dave Paape, at  repaa@aol.com  or (414) 430-5030.
WOMAN’S RETREAT 2018  Join women from all walks of life November 9th - 11th at the Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells to hear Deb Burma speak on this year’s theme of “Do you long to be a Woman of Joy, regardless of your circumstances?” For more information call the office at St. John’s West Bend at: (262) 334-4901.

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TUESDAY, June 12, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Rummage Sale Drop Off

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Class
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Rummage Sale Drop Off

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Rummage Sale
6:30 pm Bluff Worship
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Rummage Sale
Office Closes At 1:00 pm
SATURDAY, June 16, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
8:00 am - Noon Rummage Sale
5:00 pm Traditional Worship

SUNDAY, June 17, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:00 am Traditional Worship
10:10 am Sermon Rewind
10:35 am Contemporary Worship (w.comm)
River of Life Worship (Saukville )
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:30 am Adult Bible class
10:45 am Café Worship (w.comm)