Mission & Ministry Moments
"E-Version Edition"
Weekend of May 12 & 13, 2018
Our mission is to reach up to God; to reach in to each other; and to reach out to others.
Please continue to complete your commitments to our operating budget and to our BOLD Enough campaign. Below is a copy of the commitment card. If this is the first time you are seeing the card, please note there are two sections to the card. The left side indicates our commitment to our general operating budget for 2018-2019. The right side of the card indicates our commitment to the BOLD Enough campaign over three years. Please note: the number you place on the right side of the card for the BOL D Enough campaign should reflect your TOTAL gift over the three-year period . Below that three-year commitment you will designate HOW you will break that number down (weekly, monthly, yearly or other). If you prefer to complete your commitment card online please go tinyurl.com/Commitment2018  
First Fruits Week
We will join together in giving of our first gifts to the  BOLD Enough  campaign during our “First Fruits Week” beginning during worship the weekend of May 19th and 20th You may use the Building Fund envelopes that will be located in the church pews beginning May 19th. You may also contribute through Within My Reach or by using the Givelify app.
REACHING UP TO GOD
GATHERINGS IN GOD’S WORD
(Held At 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: 
·  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: May 16th
·  9:00 am & 7:00 pm Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults
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: June 1st
·  1st Friday at 6:00 am Pastor Raasch leads a “Breakfast Bible Study” for adults
Saturdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: May 19th
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 Stephen Delcuze, Natalie Howard, Robert Brooks, Eric Albrecht, Kristin Czisny, Tyler Schleg, Clay Felmer, Aaron McCatty, Greg Highstrom.
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 the First Immanuel Campus.
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.
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!
Bluff Worship Begins Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm
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
“Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.”  (1 Thessalonians, 4:9)
When you see people who are sad, lonely or grief-stricken, don’t just tell them you care - show them! Ask how they are, listen to what they have to say, share the love of Jesus. And if their need is great, encourage them to consider Stephen Ministry as a way to receive the transforming love and care of Jesus. Show them you care, and you can make a real difference in their lives. They may contact Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610 or, after getting their permission, you may make the call for them.
THESE MINISTRIES ARE OFF FOR THE SUMMER:
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. 
  REACHING OUT IN SERVICE
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
·  RIDE NEEDED A member is looking for a volunteer to assist in driving her to therapy following surgery.  It would be approximately three times a week in September and possibly into October. She lives in Cedarburg and would need to be driven to and from Grafton.  If you would be willing to help contact Betty at (262) 377-8734. 
·  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 LaSata May 22nd at 6:15 pm and Harrison Home May 29th 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
GARDEN MINISTRY  The May meeting for the River of Life Community Garden is the 15th at 5:00 pm.  Anyone interested in being a part of our Garden Ministry should attend.  We are especially looking for new gardeners (great family activity for the summer); a rental of a garden bed is $20 and includes access to a variety of herbs, garlic, raspberries and strawberries. We also have a variety of seedlings and seeds for our gardeners to use and on site water.  If you just love gardening and want to be a part of our service activities to the community, especially the Saukville Food Pantry, please join us! Contact Teresa at: thajdu@fils.org or Chris for more information: rolcommunitygarden@gmail.com.
  • Brat Fry Fund Raiser Our Garden Ministry is holding its 4th Annual Brat Fry Saturday, May 19th From 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Piggly Wiggly in Saukville. This is a fundraiser to promote our Garden Ministry and support our outreach efforts for the Saukville Food Pantry. Please come and support this ministry and enjoy great Fox Bros. Brats. To-Go Orders Available!
EXTRA NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
SUMMER CAMPS    First Immanuel Lutheran School has spots still available in the following camps. These Fun week-long camps are open to all students. Please note the age range for each camp.

  • Math (students going into 1st - 6th)
  • Art (students going into 3rd - 8th)
  • Volleyball (boys & girls going into 1st - 4th & girls going into 5th - 8th)
  • Poms (girls going into 1st - 5th)

For information and to register visit:  http://filschool.org/#/whats-new
HELP (health equipment lending program) Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County started a program for Ozaukee County residents to get walkers, canes and wheelchairs on loan for a small deposit. Appointments are required. Hours of operation are 1:00-4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays  Call (262) 618-2191 or email dloveridge@interfaithozaukee.org .
SHRED EVENT May 19th 9:00 am - Noon Port Washington State Bank in Saukville will be hosting a Shred Event. You can shred up to five boxes of paper with a canned food donation to the Saukville Food Pantry. Your support is appreciated!
GRAD GRAMS GRAD GRAMS Personalize a message of congratulations to members of the Graduating Class of 2018! These are available in the office for Cedarburg High School until May 25th for a $1 each. Also, Grad Grams for Grafton High School – are $1 or 6/$5 and available at any Grafton school.
RETIRING TEACHERS   Please join us in thanking two of our dedicated and faithful teachers who are retiring after this school year!  Connie Kison has served for 29 years and Barb Meyer has served for 29 years. Their many years of dedication have been a tremendous blessing to our mission and ministry!  Be a part of the celebration of thanks for Connie Kison at a cake and punch reception in the Fellowship Hall on  Sunday, June 3rd after the 9:00 am  service.  If you would like to participate in a monetary gift to thank them , please stop by the office or donate online https://tinyurl.com/2018TeacherRetirement . Please be sure to designate to whom you are directing your gift. Donations are being taken through  May 25th.

 
Children Age 4 - Entering 5th Grade
Bible Lesson ~ Crafts
Food ~ Songs & More
Early Bird Registration
$10/Child ~ Max/Family $20
Through May 31st
 

To Register Click Here

OPEN HOUSE   Everyone is invited to join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun! Come meet REACH members and find out what we are all about! Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Snacks will be provided. Details to come.
MEMORIAL DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION   With  Memorial Day  approaching soon, we want to honor our members & relatives of our members who have served in the military with a video presentation shown in church over the Memorial Day weekend.   Please send this information (Name - Branch of service - Rank - Years served - Photo - A brief bio (optional but welcomed) to Wally at wschmidt@fils.org   before Monday, May 21st .
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
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.
KRANKIN’ FOR KIDS   This charity bike ride & walk is Saturday, June 23rd.  The event is family-friendly and accommodates all skill and fitness levels. For more information visit http://www.lsses.org/events/krankin-kids/
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.
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 our River of Life Campus.
DID YOU KNOW...

The Weekly Mission & Ministry Moments is a primary tool to communicate events and other information with the FIL/ROL community of faith. 

Please email communications@fils.org to have information about your ministry, event, etc. distributed and promoted.
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:00 pm Board of Lay Leaders
 
River of Life (Saukville )
5:00 pm ROL Community Garden Meeting
7:00 pm Lutherans for Life Meeting
 
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 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, May 17, 2018
 
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
RACE OF FAITH
4:30 pm Confirmation Picture & Practice
 
SATURDAY, May 19, 2018
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Men’s Bible Study
5:00 pm Traditional Worship
 
(Piggly Wiggly Saukville)
11:00 am Community Garden Brat Fry
 
SUNDAY, May 20, 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)
1:00 pm Confirmation
 
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)