Mission & Ministry Moments
"E-Version Edition"
Weekend of November 4 & 5, 2017
Our mission is to reach up to God; to reach in to each other; and to reach out to others.
WEEK 5
To Do
·  Commit To Join Us In Worship
·  Use Your Prayer Journal
·  Schedule Time For Devotions
·  Make A Bible Connection
·  Volunteer In Service
Our Take 5 Sermon Series offers an
excellent opportunity for you to reflect on this question:
Looking for deeper meaning and
greater purpose in your life?”


MISSION OF THE MONTH - Meals for the Holidays!
The Saukville and Port Washington Food Pantries are seeking donations of food items for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Frozen turkeys, hams, potatoes, dressing, pies and other items that we may have at our Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. Frozen items can be left in the freezer in the FIL Fellowship Hall. Canned and dry goods can be donated in the bins at FIL & ROL.
 
MISSION OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2017
Guardian Angel Program
What a blessing it is for First Immanuel to exist as a place where children can learn and grow in God’s love and feel his abundant grace. However, the full-time tuition is difficult for many families to pay, especially if they have more than one child.  First Immanuel’s Guardian Angel Program helps bridge that gap , providing a Christian education to children who may not otherwise be able to attend our school. Because of the generosity of our Guardian Angels, more than $1,000,000 has been raised to assist families since the program began in 2004. But the need is greater than ever. You can help! Please consider becoming a Guardian Angel. Donate by November 30 th and the First Immanuel Endowment Fund will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $25,000 , doubling the good you can do ! Give online at http://bit.do/givetofil or use the Guardian Angel envelope in the church pew. Thank you for considering a gift to the Guardian Angel Fund this fall!
REACHING UP TO GOD
GATHERINGS IN GOD’S WORD

Sundays, Weekly 
·  9:30 am Bible Study for adults (River of Life Campus)
·  10:10 am FIL Bible Blast & Sermon Rewind

Tuesdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: November 14th
Bible Study Topic: The Gospel of Luke
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Mrs. Juergensen Leads Ladies' Bible Study (River of Life Campus)

Wednesdays, Weekly - Next Study: November 8th
Bible Study Topic: Luther’s Life & Legacy
·  9:00 am & 7:00 pm Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults

Thursdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: November 9th
 Study Topic: Declutter Your Life
·  2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Where Moms Connect (An Adult Ministry for Women of all ages)

Fridays, Monthly - Next Study: December 1st
·  1st Friday at 6:00 am Pastor Raasch Leads a “Breakfast Bible Study” for adults

Saturdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: November 18th
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  Eric Albrecht., Kristin Czisny, Tyler Schleg, Clay Felmer, Aaron McCatty, Greg Highstrom, Stephen Delcuze, Robert Brooks.
 
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 at 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.

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 Thursdays at 7:30 pm. New voices are welcome!  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
STEPHEN MINISTRY
“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him...”  Nahum 1:7

CONFIDENTIAL!   That’s what Stephen Ministry is. Everything a person tells his or her Stephen Minister is kept in strict confidence. People are often afraid that if they tell someone what is troubling them, word will get around and others will look down on them. But you can trust that a Stephen Minister will keep everything a care receiver shares confidential, and through the sharing God works miracles of healing and peace. If you think you, or someone you care about might benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. As always, ask permission before referring another person.
REACH GROUPS   REACH  group is a small gathering of members that meet on a regular basis to help each other build a relationship with God and others. Prayer and Bible study are two objectives as is service to others, whether individually or as a group. Click  here  to learn more about REACH groups
FAMILY VOLLEYBALL Has resumed on Sundays at 6:20 pm and all are welcome to participate!
INTERGEN LIFE   (Meets in the Friends of Concordia Room at CUW)
Monday, November 13th, at 7:00 pm we will meet at the to do the next chapter in our AMAZING book,  The End of Me  by Kyle Idleman. We'll discover how to APPLY our God-empowered strength to reach out to help others. Bring your Bible and a friend.
Monday, December 4th   at 7:00 pm we will have an OPEN QUESTION NIGHT.  This event brings together a panel of three generations of women. All questions are  ASKABLE!  No question is off the table. In the past, we have covered life events, life’s transitions, relationships, and many others. There is ALWAYS great conversation.  EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED . Special snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend, your daughter, your mom or cousin! Both events are Free and open to women (young, young-at-heart and anywhere in between) from the CUW, FIL & ROL community. Friends are also always welcome. For additional information about the Intergen Life Ministry contact Bonnie at  ( 262) 375-1786  or  wtreloar@wi.rr.com .
LADIES AID   (Meets Monthly September - May, 1st Tuesday at 11:30 am) N ext Meeting: November 7th
The devotion for this meeting is based on the hymn "Now Thank We All Our God". After our lunch Pastor Reichmann will talk about our Stephen Ministry Program. All ladies and their guests are invited to join us.
LWML ( Meets Monthly September - May, 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm) N ext Meeting: November 14th
We will start with an Advent devotion followed by a presentation by Natalie Howard on her work as a Missionary in the Dominican Republic. All ladies are welcome to our programs which are followed by a short meeting and a delicious lunch served by the members. Please join us!
WHERE MOMS CONNECT ( Meets Semi-Monthly September - May, 2nd & 4th Thursday at 9:00 am ) Next Meeting: November 9th
Please join us Thursday, November 9 th  for a special “Where Moms Connect” session. We will focus on “Decluttering Your Life”. There’s no doubt about it – we have too much stuff and too many things on our plate. Aimee Wiley and Sarah Enwald will be there to give us their presentation on decluttering from a practical and spiritual perspective.  FREE CHILDCARE is provided with a bible story, craft, and snack.  Please join our group at any time. To register online, go to:   TINYURL.COM/FILMOM2017   Help with childcare is always needed. If you’d be willing to help either on a regular basis or  just occasionally as additional help is needed, please call Jane Boesch at 262-993-7970
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
Volunteer In Service

There area a variety of opportunities to volunteer both here at FIL/ROL and in the community. Contact the office for more information.
EXTRA NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
Adult volunteers are needed for our next DC4K session that begins in January. The sessions run on Thursdays at 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Please contact Pastor Reichmann for more details about volunteering in this important program.
FIRST IMMANUEL DAY SCHOOL RE-ENROLLMENT   With a growing demand for our Early Childhood Programs and continual interest in our Kindergarten – 8th grade offerings, the re-enrollment process for current families, as well as new student enrollment for FIL church families, is now open . Starting our re-enrollment process now gives our current school and FIL church families over 2 months Priority access before open enrollment starts on January 15th, 2018.
Community Thanksgiving Meal
River of Life and First Immanuel Church is providing Mashed potatoes and Cranberries for the Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, November 18th at St. Peters in Saukville.

Food can be dropped off at 11:00 am. If you can help provide food or would like to serve please contact Anne at  agusho18@yahoo.com or call (414) 587-5902.
RIVER OF LIFE CHRISTMAS CHOIR Searching for singers for the River of Life Christmas Day Traditional Service! All voices are welcome - young and young-at-heart. Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the River of Life Campus starting on Thursday November 16th. Help us make the Christmas Day Service extra-special! Any questions, please contact Jennifer Henning at (262) 302-0175 or jenni@ctrpnt.com
ADVENT SERVICE MEALS
We are in need of groups to host lunch after the 11:00 am service and a light dinner between the 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm services. The dates are: December 6th, 13th and 20th. Please prayerfully consider serving. Contact the office or email communications@fils.org
GriefShare: “Surviving the Holidays” Sunday, December 10th from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm in the library. The loss of someone close may present new challenges during the holidays. Why? The holidays can amplify your emotions as you relive and recall memories of past holidays shared with your loved one. These emotions are powerful, real, and can be painful. Please consider attending a special grief support workshop that offers you an opportunity to share your loss and concerns, while learning from others. Topics include: Why are the holidays so tough? ~ What can I expect? ~ How can I prepare for the holidays ~ Learn how to manage relationships, and holiday events. Learn to use the holidays to heal your heart. Consider bringing a friend or relative. Call the Church Office for more information, or to let us know you are coming, (262) 377-6610.
MEN’S RETREAT  Registration brochures for the 2018 Men’s Retreat are located at the visitor center in the back of the church and in the office. First time attendees received a special discounted rate. The first 25 registrations from FIL/ROL will receive $91 in funding for the registration fee from the Men’s Club - Thank you Men’s Club!  This annual event will be February 9th - 11th at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc. Registration is open - Early registration ends on December 11th .
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
9:00 am Little Dresses
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
11:30am Ladies Aid
6:30 pm Bible Talk (ROL)
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Class
5:30 pm Faith Education
6:30 pm Adult Bells
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
9:00 am Where Moms Connect
7:30 pm Senior Choir
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
5:00 pm Traditional Worship (w.comm)
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Traditional Worship
9:00 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
10:10 am Bible Blast & Sermon Rewind
10:35 am Contemporary Worship
6:20 pm Family Volleyball
 
River of Life Worship (Saukville )
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:30 am Adult Bible Study
9:30 am Sunday School
10:25 am Fellowship
 10:45 am Café Worship 

LIVING WORD LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
Enroll Now!!!
Register by December 31st,
 receive up to $450
in tuition credits.
Contact Mr. Josh Steffen
Jsteffen@lwlhs.com  ~ ( 262)-677-9353
First Immanuel Lutheran School
Take A Personal School Tour!
Call (262) 377-6610 or Email thajdu@fils.org
Re-enrollment & new student enrollment for current and church families is now open!

“What I love about FILS is how we can speak openly about our faith to others.” - FILS 8th Grade Student
Looking To The Future...

EARLY CHILDHOOD OPEN HOUSE Thinking of enrolling your 2, 3, or 4-year-old in an Early Childhood Program? Plan to attend our Open House Sunday, January 7th, 2018 10:00 am - Noon. More Details coming soon.
DID YOU KNOW...

The Weekly Mission & Ministry Moments is one of the primary tools we use 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 to our community.