MISSION & MINISTRY MOMENTS E-EDITION
February 5th, 2020
FIRST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN MINISTRIES
First Immanuel Campus Cedarburg ~ River of Life Campus Saukville
In response to God, who reached down to us - the mission of First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries is to reach up to God, reach in to each other and reach out to the world.
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Pastor’s Prayer Partners Petitions
Praise the Lord!
Our prayers are often “me centered.” We pray about the things we want and need. We pray that the Lord would bless plans and projects. We pray for the people we love.
It is good and proper that we include these things in our prayer life, asking for God’s will to be accomplished. However, it is important that we use our prayer time to praise the Lord for His love and mercy, His power and majesty, His promises and the fulfillment of those promises. In your prayers this week, begin with Psalm 150.
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
    praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
    praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
    praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
    praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

May God be glorified in your prayers.

Pastor Raasch
  PRAYING FOR YOURSELF
Reflect on what is on your heart and mind and take it to God in prayer.

Is there something we can pray about for you?
Praying for One Another
  • Dick Larson and Lori Rosenberg, who are hospitalized. Pray for their medical teams, that God would bless them and use them as His instruments of healing. 
  • All who battle cancer, including Judy Wiechert, Gary Bergin, Kathy Schmidt, Wayne Denow, Brad Sachse and Pastor Joel Brandt. Pray that the Lord would bless their treatments, deliver them from pain and strengthen them and their families in faith.
  • Michael Herman, Shirley Kreklow, Hope Kittel, Genevieve Anschuetz, Sonia Buhrow, Dee Lewis, Katie Kubiac & Bernice Zeckmeister, as they contend with ongoing health issues. Ask the Lord to grant healing and strength for the body and peace and joy for the soul.
PRAYING FOR FIL MINISTRIES & OTHERS

 Pray for our “Mission of the Month,” Lutheran Association of Missionary Pilots (LAMP) . LAMP’s volunteers and staff from Canada and the United States share the love of Jesus to Indigenous people in communities in remote northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia through Christ-centered Bible studies and other outreach projects.

Pray for our annual Men’s Retreat that will take place in Manitowoc, March 6-8. Ask the Lord to lead men to join in this faith-building opportunity.
KEEPING OUR MILITARY, MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN MIND

Greg Highstrom ~ Natalie Howard ~ Eric Albrecht ~ Tony Cook ~ Wally Schmidt ~ Michael Button
Kristin Czisny ~ Tyler Schleg ~ Clay Felmer ~ Aaron McCatty
MISSION OF THE MONTH
The Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) is a cross-cultural ministry sharing the love of Jesus with God's people in remote areas of Canada through Christ-centered Bible studies, VBS, youth sports camps, and other outreach projects. They also provide continuing ministry through technology such as Facebook, Skype, and email. This year is the 50th anniversary of LAMP!

to learn more about LAMP.
Sunday Bible class at First Immanuel has started a seven-week study of "The Fruit of the Spirit" -- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Sunday Bible class At River of Life is doing a study on “Prayers From The Bible”.
Have you ever wanted to speak up during a sermon and say, “Pastor, can you repeat that last comment, it 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 First Immanuel from 10:10 – 10:30 a.m. 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!
STEPHEN MINISTRY MOMENT
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” Psalm 27:14 Stephen Ministers are caregivers. God is the curegiver. The role of Stephen Ministers is to give care. They listen, empathize, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support on a weekly basis to hurting people for as long as the need persists. God works in and trough them to bring hope and healing. If you are feeling lonely, struggling through a difficult time, experiencing a crisis, or simply finding that you need to talk to someone confidentially, please call Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. A care receiver need not be a member of First Immanuel or River of Life.
· ONGOING PROGRAMS
· SPECIAL EVENTS
· VOLUNTEERS
Young Professionals Reach Group - Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at First Immanuel. Join us this week as we watch a brief video that ties together the Gospels, the history of Israel, and archaeology. Then we will have a conversation about the video. Contact Hilary if you would like more information or to join the reach group email list:  hilary.madinger@gmail.com
Intergen Women Mentoring Women   - February 11th 6:30 – 8:00. Calling women interested in fellowship and conversation among all generations! Join us on the 1st floor of the Robert W Plaster Building at Concordia University for a special event on Uncovering the Truth about Relationships. We will explore the importance of having healthy relationships with your friends, family, and significant others. Also, mark your calendars for March 10th and April 14th for future events. For more information contact  hilary.madinger@cuw.edu
Lutheran Women In Mission (LWML) - Next Meeting Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm at First Immanuel . Following our business meeting, we will be crafting small gifts to give to the residents of Lasata when we visit them in March. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to join us!
The Heart to Heart Event is scheduled for March 14th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brookfield. This is an opportunity to worship, have lunch, fellowship and enjoy a program presented by our multi-cultural sisters of the LWML. The Event is free, but reservations are required. Please contact Lois at  lodeashwr10@att.net for more information.
Ladies Aid - Next Meeting: February 4th at Noon at First Immanuel. At this meeting we will welcome Tim Young Eagle as our guest speaker. He represents the LCMS Indian Ministry. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could welcome him with a big attendance? His talk, we're sure, will be very informative and interesting. Our 'fellow traveler' from our devotion is Deborah. She was a prophetess, Judge and leader of the Jewish people, chosen by God. All ladies of our Church are a welcome to join us for Christian fellowship and dessert luncheon.
Mom to Mom - Next Meeting: Thursday, February 13th at 9:00 am at First Immanuel. Please join us for our next Mom to Mom session where our topic will be “Fences and Flexibility: Setting Limits with Love”. Discipline often seems to be the hardest part of our task as parents, but it’s also an important part of our job. We will focus on basic Biblical principles of discipline - why it’s important, how we know what limits to set, how we communicate and enforce these limits, and how we balance firmness, fairness, and flexibility. FREE CHILDCARE is provided with a Bible story, craft, and snack.  
Ozaukee County Lutherans for Life (LFL) - Next Meeting Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm at River of Life. Concordia Students for Life will share experiences from their trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life. Guest presenter, Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director of Christian Life Resources, Inc. will share information about his organization’s primary mission to educate on life and family issues. Please join us if you are interested in learning about ministry opportunities to speak the truth in love regarding life issues from birth to natural death. Look up National Lutherans for Life online at www.lutheransforlife.org . Free life materials will be available at the meeting. If you have questions, please contact Susie at (262) 618-4000 or susan.pipkorn@cuw.edu.
Garden Ministry - Next Meeting Tuesday, February 18th at 5:00 pm at River of Life.  There might be snow on the ground now, but spring & summer are coming! This ministry helps support the Saukville Food Pantry with fresh produce donations as well as two fundraisers. We are seeking new gardeners - Please come grow with us! All soil, fertilizer and spring & fall cultivating is taken care of for you; get access to two herb beds, garlic, strawberry and raspberry beds. Not able to garden yourself but would to learn more just contact Teresa at (262) 377-6610 or thajdu@fils.org
A Capella Choir Concert - On Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 pm Concordia Lutheran HS Choir in Fort Wayne will hold a concert at First Immanuel as part of their spring concert tour. All are invited to enjoy an evening of music!
Choir Member Host Families Needed!  If you have the room and availability the evening of March 19th please consider hosting a couple of the choir members. Any help would be of great service and help! Your timeline would be immediately after the concert (evening) to the next morning when the choir members need to be back at First Immanuel for chapel. To sign up to be a host family go to: https://tinyurl.com/ChoirHostFamilies031920
Volunteer Opportunities -
Glory & Praise - Volunteers are needed to help the residents of local nursing homes get to a common area in their facility for a time of devotion and singing. Please contact Betty at: (414) 702-7920. The next opportunity: McKinley Place at 3:15 pm on February 11th, Harrison Home on February 18th 6:30 pm.
Altar Flowers - Volunteers are needed to donate flowers for worship each weekend. They can be in remembrance, celebration or just because! There is a sign-up board by the narthex at both campuses or contact Donna in the church office (262) 377-6610.
Mom to Mom Childcare - Volunteers are always needed while moms attend this group. If you’re willing to help (regular basis or occasionally) please call Jane at (262) 993-7970.
To sponsor, donate or volunteer, contact Rachel at 507-581-0774 or auction@fils.org
THINGS TO KNOW & OTHER NEWS
Men’s Retreat March 6th - 8th  The FIL Men’s Club will cover half of the registration cost for church members - registration forms at the welcome center. Contact Jeff with any questions at: jeffwiller@gmail.com or (414) 232-7975. The book for the retreat, Don’t Give Up , by Kyle Idelman, is available in the church office. The book focuses on helping men learn how to keep believing, overcome obstacles and take one step at a time.
FIRST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (FILS)  - We offer 2K - 8th grade, summer care programs, full care for early childhood students and after school care through 5th grade. To learn about the school and/or schedule a tour contact Teresa (262) 377-6610 ext. 124 ~ thajdu@fils.org ~ Text: (262) 627-9737.
Did you know that FILS is a Milwaukee & Wisconsin Parental Choice School?  Families with current students entering 4K (5 days/week) - 1st grade as well as families enrolling new students in 4K (4 days/week) - 8th grade should look into if they might be eligible for either program. Income eligible families who are in the program have tuition covered by the Choice Program. Learn more at:  dpi.wi.gov/choice Also, join us for an informational meeting about the Choice Programs Wednesday, February 5th at 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cannot make the meeting and have questions, please contact Principal Dawn Walker at dwalker@fils.org or Admissions Director Teresa Hajdu at: thajdu@fils.org .
Interested a part-time position after school in our after care program?
Please contact Kelly at: kdummann@fils.org
Positions Available Now!
Exciting things are happening with new building project!
Click here to participate in raising funds for equipping the new building.
WEEKLY CALENDAR
(Events Held at the First Immanuel Campus in Cedarburg unless otherwise noted)
WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study
4:30 pm School Choice Information Meeting
5:30 pm Faith Education
6:30 pm Adult Bells
THURSDAY, February 6, 2020
2:45 pm DC4K
5:30 pm Single & Parenting
7:30 pm Senior Choir
FRIDAY, February 7, 2020
6:00 Breakfast Bible Study
SATURDAY, February 8, 2020
11:00 am Celebrate Marriage
5:00 pm Traditional Worship (w.comm)
SUNDAY, February 9, 2020
7:30 am Traditional Worship
9:00 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:00 am Adult Bible Study & KidMin
10:10 am Sermon Rewind
10:35 am Contemporary Worship
River of Life (Saukville)
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:30 am Adult Bible Study & KidMin
Does your group or organization have something to share with our Family Of Faith? Please email thajdu@fils.org to have that information distributed and promoted.