Mission & Ministry Moments
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Weekend of September 9 & 10, 2017
 Our mission is to reach up to God; to reach in to each other; and to reach out to others.

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A Back To School Blessing will be included during worship on:
Sunday September 10th
During these services:
9:00 am & 10:35 am FIL
8:30 am & 10:45 am ROL
Students can bring their backpack to worship!
A donation of school supplies to be given to the LUMIN Schools is welcomed.
 Donations bins are available in the Narthex at FIL and the Fellowship Hall at ROL. 
As the new school year begins use this calendar to pray for your children


Starting Sunday, September 10, 2017, at our River of Life Campus ONLY, we will alter the worship schedule to include a dedicated education session.  
The 6-week trial schedule is as follows: 
8:30 - 9:30 Traditional Worship
9:30 - 10:25 Education Session
(Sunday School & Adult Bible Class)
10:25 - 10:45 Fellowship
10:45 - 11:45 Contemporary Café Worship
WHERE MOMS CONNECT   Where Moms Connect provides a place of nurture for women to find support, learn from each other and build lasting friendships while growing in their walk with God.Registration for this Adult Ministry for Women of all ages is open and ongoing. To access the online registration form click  here .

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. 
  • Sundays, Weekly - Resumes September 10th
  • NEW TIME 9:30 am Dr. Juergensen Leads Bible Study for adults (River of Life Campus)
  • Tuesdays, Semi-Monthly - Resumes September 12th
  Bible Study Topic: The Gospel of Luke
  • 2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Mrs. Natzke Leads Ladies Bible Study (River of Life Campus)
  • Wednesdays, Weekly - Next Study: September 13th
 Bible Study Topic: Luther’s Life & Legacy
  • 9:00 am Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults
  • NEW 7:00 pm Pastor Raasch leads a Bible Study for adults
  • Thursdays, Semi-Monthly - Starts September 14th
Study Topic: A Life of Blessing
  • 2nd & 4th Weeks at 9:00 am Where Moms Connect (An Adult Ministry for Women of all ages)
  • Fridays, Monthly - Next Study: October 6th
  • 1st Friday at 6:00 am Pastor Raasch Leads a “Breakfast Bible Study” for adults
  • Saturdays, Semi-Monthly - Next Study: September 16th
  • 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 Resumes Sunday, September 10th!  The class will start at 9:30 am (note the new time) in the Fellowship Hall.   Snacks and juice will be provided after the 8:30 am service and children who would like a snack should get that first then go to the Fellowship Hall for class. 

NEW!!! BIBLE BLAST Starting on Sunday, October 8th, FIL will offer Bible Blast from 10:10 am - 10:30 am. This will replace the Sunday morning Adult Bible Study and Sunday School class and offers a common location for worshippers after the 9:00 am and before the 10:35 am services a place to fellowship with purpose. Additional details will be provided in the coming weeks. Leaders for small group activities are needed. Contact Pastor Seban tseban@fils.org for details.

GLORY AND PRAISE Tuesday, September 19th at Lasata at 6:15 pm. Contact Betty at (414) 702-7920 for more information. 

SENIOR CHOIR  Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 pm. New voices are welcome!  For more information contact Ellen at etolzman@aol.com


Did you know??? We offer a variety of services as part of our Care Ministry including: Share A Meal Program, Helping Hands (provide rides to church, appointment ,etc. for those who have difficulties getting around on their own), Shut-in Ministry, Grief Care, Divorce Care for Kids (after school program for children)

Learn more about these ministries at http://www.filministries.org/care-ministries/  If you have an interest in helping in one of these ministries please call the office.  


"If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O LORD, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness; therefore, You are feared."  (Psalm 130, 3-4)  God's love is unconditional- we don't have to earn it or achieve anything to receive it. At times, however, we can feel quite removed from God's unconditional love. We can feel guilty, undeserving, or downright unlovable. At those times, Stephen Ministers can help. They are trained to listen and care in a nonjudgmental way, focusing on letting Christ's unconditional love flow through them and into the life of their care-receivers - to assure them of the forgiveness God has provided to all of us through the life, death and resurrection of His Son. If you or someone you know has been struggling with guilt - or feeling unlovable - and would like to learn more about Stephen Ministry, please call Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. (Remember to ask another's permission before referring him or her.)


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

INTERGEN LIFE Fall Book Study begins Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at CUW in the Field House Room 38. Best-selling author and Pastor, Kyle Idleman, reveals in The End of Me that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life. CUW and FIL/ROL Women of all ages are invited to attend. To join the group or for information contact Bonnie at (262) 375-1786 or wtreloar@wi.rr.com The book is $9 ($5 for students) .
Apple Picking & Decorating Sunday, October 8 th at 1:15 pm at Gierach’s Farm. Enjoy a hayride to the orchard, picking and decorating apples and have snacks, tea, cider, and hot chocolate! To attend this event you must RSVP. Contact Bonnie (262) 375-1786 or  wtreloar@wi.rr.com by October 6. The cost is $5.
LADIES AID   (Meets Monthly September - May, 1st Tuesday at 11:30 am)
  All ladies of the congregation are invited to join this long-standing adult ministry!  The group provides women of all ages with opportunities to be involved and serve in their Family of Faith.  As written in Hebrews 10 vs. 25 - "Let us not give up meeting together...but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching."  
LWML ( Meets Monthly September - May, 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm)
All women of the congregation are invited to enjoy a “ pot luck salad supper” provided by the LWML members. This is a great opportunity to learn about LWML and the many wonderful missionary opportunities that they support.  
N ext Meeting: September 12th, 6:30 pm (note special meeting time)

The LWML focuses on affirming each woman in her relationship with Christ to enable her to be in ministry among the people of the world
Support relief and mercy efforts for hurricane victims in southern Texas
To Give:
•Online — Visit lcms.org/harvey

• By text — Text “LCMSHARVEY” to 41444

• Over the phone — Call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Central time at 888-930-4438 or the LCMS Church Information Center at 888-843-5267

• By mail — Make checks payable to “The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod” (or “LCMS”). On the memo line, write “Disaster Response/Relief,” and mail to the LCMS, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO, 63166-6861

Gifts also can be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey and/or affected areas by stipulating in the memo line. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
MILWAUKEE RESCUE MISSION-SERVE A MEAL On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Participants leave Cedarburg at 3:00 pm and return around 6:30 pm. For additional information call the church office or contact Karl at kroeske@fils.org .

SAUKVILLE COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY One Saturday morning per month from 9:00 - 11:00 am , this group could use your help. If you are interested, please contact Jill volunteer.pantry@att.net
Each week over 110 volunteers ensure our weekend worship services go smoothly. (Even more during Advent, Lent and Holy Week)
Worship Presenters ~ Greeters ~ Worship Assistant ~ Ushers ~ Bulletin Assembly ~ Altar Guild ~ Candle Oil Fillers ~ Sunday School ~ Church Pew Prep (Fill Fellowship Folders & sharpen pencils) ~ Café Service & Fellowship Coffee ~ Instrumentalists ~ Vocalists
Senior and Junior High Youth including students looking for Living Stones and service project
opportunities are encouraged to volunteer.
Contact the office for more information or to let us know you can help! 
The Ladies Aid Quilting Group is collecting donations for hygiene kits they are making for girls in Africa, Guatemala and Ghana. Items especially appreciated include: small bars of wrapped soap, gallon size zip lock bags, microfiber wash cloths. Bring donations to the bin in the Fellowship Hall. 

FILS is looking for caring, nurturing, and patient individuals who enjoy working with young children to offer support in our After School Care Program. 

The hours for these positions would be from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Applicants must be of High School age (16 and over) and enjoy working with children. 

For more information on these positions please contact Denise Kegley, Early Childhood Director at First Immanuel Lutheran School: ( 262) 377-6610   or  dkegley@fils.org . (Applications can be sent to this email.)


School has started and we need you!  The food service company, Taher, Inc., is looking for an assistant cook for the school lunch operation at First Immanuel Lutheran School. This is a part-time position during the school year. 

Job responsibilities include: 

Preparing and serving food for school lunch service, carefully following recipes, dishwashing, maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen, safe food handling

Please contact Stanley at Taher, Inc. at 414-442-5854 or s.tom@taher.com to apply or for more information. 
SEEKING FACILITATORS FOR NEW ADULT MINISTRY To help us all to learn to effectively witness to others about the Christian faith, and to be confident in our conversations with those who don't know Him or are questioning, FIL is launching a new ministry.  honestly?!   is small groups for the unchurched who are seeking and questioning led by two trained facilitators. It is designed to meet people where they are spiritually in a non judgmental, non threatening conversational casual setting. We will be launching  honestly?!  on the weekend of September 16th and 17th, and the facilitator training will begin on September 19th, meeting on consecutive Tuesdays from September 19th - October 24th. from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at FIL. If you have ever wanted to learn how to more effectively talk to others about Christ and help them to come to know Him, here is your chance! Please pray about becoming a part of this important ministry that truly changes people's lives!  Please contact Vicki at  vhmanzeck@gmail.com   for more information.
DC4KIDS  Now recruiting adult leaders for this program. Training is provided. Contact Barb at bmeyer@fils.org with your interest or for more information.
CUW WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE  September 29th - October 1st is the 2017 National Conference featuring many workshops on biblical and leadership skill development. More information at: wlicuw.org/event/wligifted/   Early bird discounted registration of $199/person closes September 11th .
LUTHERAN NIGHT AT THE ADMIRALS Saturday, October 21st at 6:00 pm . Join the Admirals & fellow Lutherans in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! PLUS, each Lutheran Night ticket comes with an exclusive Martin Luther Bobblehead!   Tickets are available at https://fevo.me/2gblVGo
Lutheran Chapel of the Cross is sponsoring a showing of Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
Date :      Monday, September 18th
Place:     South Shore Cinema    
               7261 South 13th Street
                Oak Creek, WI
Time :     6:30 pm
Tickets for are $11.00 ($10.00 + $1.00 Service Fee) and can be purchased at: http://luthermovie.link/MKE
FREE CONCERT   Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 pm Living Word Lutheran Church is hosting Dave Anderson and Roger Walck for an evening of gospel songs, hymns, old Sunday School songs, contemporary worship music and "message songs". Dave will also tell The Rescue Story ( www.TheRescueStory.com ) the story of him, Barb and five others surviving a plane crash in the Bering Sea.
CONCORDIA BIBLE INSTITUTE  In-depth Bible studies at CUW this fall. The cost is $20 per class, per person. (Free for CUW students/faculty/staff). The classes are being held on the following Mondays - September 11th, 18th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and September 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. More information at:  www.concordiabible.org
Online ordering is now open for FIL Apparel and school spirit wear. Order now through September 24th.  Several New Styles!
SUNDAY, September 10, 2017
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Traditional Worship
9:00 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
10:35 am Contemporary Worship
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
MONDAY, September 11, 2017
9:00 am Little Dresses
TUESDAY, September 12, 2017
9:00 am Ladies Bible Study (ROL)
6:30 pm LWML
WEDNESDAY, September 13, 2017
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Class
6:30 pm Adult Bells
THURSDAY, September 14, 2017
9:00 am Where Moms Connect
7:30 pm Senior Choir
FRIDAY, September 15, 2017
SATURDAY, September 16, 2017
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
5:00 pm Traditional Worship
SUNDAY, September 17, 2017
First Immanuel (Cedarburg)
7:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:00 am Traditional Worship
10:35 am Contemporary Worship (w.comm)
11:45 am New Member Class
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 (w.comm)
October 1st –
Lutheran Bible Translators family visit and brunch after 9:00 am service
October 12th & 13th –
Feed My Starving Children at CUW
October 15th –
ROL Community Garden Hog Roast 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 20th –
Trunk - or - Treat & Fall Festival 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
October 29th –
Concordia University Chicago Wind Symphony 3:00 pm
Men’s Club Beef Dinner 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get these dates on your calendar ~ more information in the coming weeks!
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