Immanuel eNewsletter
April, 2017
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Holy Week Drama Rehearsals
The Holy Week Drama Rehearsals:
Monday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Rehearsal
Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. - Good Friday Rehearsal
Immanuel's Easter Breakfast
Join us Easter morning between 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. for our 22nd annual Men's Easter Breakfast. The breakfast, prepared and served by the men of Immanuel, is considered the best Easter breakfast in Walworth County. The breakfast consists of scrambles eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, danish, milk, orange juice and coffee. Any men interested in helping with Saturday prep and setup at 2:00 p.m. or Sunday prep, serving and cleanup, please call Rick Ruby at 262-581-5186.

Easter Cantata Choir: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:15 PM

Rehearsals for the Easter cantata have begun and ALL are invited to participate! We are preparing an amazing presentation that proclaims the powerful Easter Gospel through music and narration. Those who don't read music are welcome and able to learn the music with rehearsal tracks. The cantata will be presented on Easter (April 16th) at all three services. An important dress rehearsal is Saturday April 15th from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15PM immediately following Lenten services. Contact Adam Smith at 
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 8:15 PM
Praise Team members vibrantly lead contemporary worship songs each week at 9:45 and 11:07, help lead special services throughout the year, and represent Immanuel in the community. We are blessed immeasurably by their dedication and superb leadership! Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 8:15PM! Some musical training is necessary and members are required to attend rehearsals. Please contact Adam Smith at if you are interested in joining the team!
The Bells of Immanuel

If you're thinking of ringing, we NEED you! Immanuel's celebrated handbell choir rings recognizable church music, including traditional repertoire, classical sacred literature, and more recent compositions. The Bells of Immanuel rehearse on Sundays from 9:15-10:00AM downstairs in the music room. No musical training is necessary!!! If you can't commit to every Sunday, talk to director Ellen Hanson about being a bell substitute ringer! Contact Ellen at if you are interested or just show up for rehearsal. She will show you how to ring and which part to read.
Call Committee
The members of the Call Committee are as follows: Pam Juergens, Judy Guy, Paul Sepe, Trygve Kittelson, Mikella Plitzuweit and Greg Bunge. Two alternate members: Andy Smith, Trish Fry-Misener.  Please, pray for the work of this committee that they will be guided by the Spirit throughout the process.
Survey Team
The Survey Team has been formed to collect and organize information which represents the needs of Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Team members are: Glenn Moehling, Julie Kolb, Robyn Bakken, George Steffen, Amy Peterburs, Sean Payne, and Lawrence Carstensen.

Message from the Survey Team
We would like to thank everyone who took the survey for their time and efforts. We received responses from over 40% of our church. Going forward we will be presenting our findings to the call committee. With the data we gathered the call committee may need additional information. At that time we may be sending out a third survey. We were truly blessed to be a part of this process and are so grateful for the congregation's participation. God is truly leading us in this process.
Contact Information for the Church Council
The church council, Pastors and staff are eager to be available during the call process. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for prayer needs, spiritual guidance, help, information about the call process, and fellowship. We pledge to work hard with you and for you in the days ahead. We also promise to keep you well informed as we receive information. Contact the church office if you need a Church Directory. Contact Council Members for Monthly Financial Statements and Council Meeting Minutes. 
Scot Hodkiewicz - President: 262-903-9663,
Lynsey Fleck - Vice President: 608-438-5625,
Jim Gaugert: 262-949-46-26,
Kristin Larkin: 414-491-1969,
Matt Dahlgren: 262-379-1069,
Frank Peiler: 815-678-2642,
Barb Kwiatkowski: 262-215-9614,
Doug Bartz: 414-339-7661,
Jerry Baker: 262-939-0091,
Arlene Redell: 262-215-6000,
Kristin Gahart: 262-723-6889,
Lynn Gerlitz: 262-812-9326,

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 April 8:15 Service

April 9:45 Service

April 11:07 Service

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Serving in the Military

John Allison, Chris Bollwahn, Jimmy Flores, Robert Knowlton, Alex Novak, Brian Novak, Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Ben Swatek, Jacob Swatek, Daniel Tschida.
In Hospice Care
Ruth Johnson
Jim Gaugert Sr.

Health and Strength
Tom Bernacchi, Christie Bevon, Sarah Boales & Baby Emily Jean, Pat Bogart, Laura Brellenthin, Anne Chant, Ray Christian, Immanuel Church & Council, Wendy Clements, Craig Collins & his Family, Trinity Galicila, Gary Garvin, Jim Gaugert Sr., Elijah Giovingo, Family of Linda Grinder, Glenn Inwood, Harold Jager, Ruth Johnson, Mark Justison, Bill Katt, Brenda Kelly, Mary Klein, Mike Lathrop, Shari Lundburg, Jeanne Madaus, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Robyn Nanna, Al Newell & Family, Joel Ortiz, Gary & Pat Parsons, Mickey Petranek, Edson Randall, Greg Randall, Bea Riley, Tom Riley, Maria Ruby, Loranie & Ray Schober, Adam Schroer, Carol Stassen, Bea Sutton, Robert Vande Zande, Lou Vos, Carolyn Warfield, Erin & Tim Wester & Family, Aimee Yakes & Sophia Zematis.  

+ Erin & Tim Wester at the loss of their beloved Uncle, Ron Wright, who died to the Lord on March 6th.
+ Steve & Cynthia Hibbard at the loss of their beloved father,
Ray Christian , who died to the Lord on March 15th.
+ Newell Family at the loss of their beloved sister, Carolyn O'Toole, who died to the Lord on March 21st.
Serving on the Mission Field


Zach  & Misa Harrod, Jenn and Jason Byers, Karen Flowers, Chris and Irene Okuna, Ginger Peterson, Nathan Bloechl


Expecting a Child!
Christina Alonzo

+ Congratulations to Trygve & Brae Kittelson on the baptism of their daughter, Amelia Lyla Kittelson, on March 5th.
+ Congratulations to Zachary & Elaina Smith on the baptism of their daughter, Mackenzie Winter Smith, on March 5th.
+ Congratulations to Tiana Rabe on the baptism of her daughter, Lilah Alexis Rabe, on March 12th.
+ Congratulations to Brent & Alison Mansky on the baptism of their son, Braden Edward Mansky, on March 16th.

Member Address Change
Gene and Susan Krinn
10120 Harewood Drive South
Noblesville, IN 46060

Prayer Requests
We appreciate all of your prayer requests each week! We want to continue praying for all individuals because we know how powerful prayer is in the lives of so many. On the first of the new month, we will restart the prayer list. If someone needs to stay on the list, just let Bethany know by using the worship card found in the weekly bulletin, calling the church office (262.248.4211), emailing Bethany at , or dropping off a note in the church office. We want your requests, so we can continue praying for those in need.
Assistance with Parking on Sundays
Assistance with parking is available on Sunday mornings. Inquire at the Welcome Center if valet parking would help you, and we will add you to the schedule.

Worship Schedule Sign-up
Immanuel has an URGENT need for individuals to help with our Worship services on Sundays. Sign-up to help lead worship on Immanuel's website:  C lick on "Worship Sign Up" and choose the month and service you would like to help. The positions that need to be filled are highlighted in yellow.  Click in the box or by the number, and type your name.  When you exit, it automatically saves your name in that spot.  Anyone who clicks on the link will see the updated version. There is also a sign-up board in the Fellowship Hall to manually sign-up if you prefer to do it that way.  Or email me dates, times and the position you would like to fill.  Thank you, again, for your willingness to serve!  You are a gift!  Know you are loved! Evie Schulz, Ministry Coordinator

Welcome Center Volunteers

Do you like to meet people? We are looking for some fun people to be on the Welcoming Team.  They set up coffee and water in the Welcome Center, greet and help connect visitors to members between services. Visitors to Immanuel always comment on how welcoming Immanuel is. We are incredibly grateful for your help! Contact Edith Draper at 248-1861 with any questions.
Parking on Sundays and Special Services
Able bodied members are encouraged to park in the outer parking stalls or the Middle School Lot when they can, so visitors and seniors can be closer to the entrances. Many Thanks! It's a wonderful challenge to be short on parking spaces! Praise God, who gives the growth!!

Coffee Hour
Beverages are available following the first service at the Welcome Center Counter in the Gathering Space.  Help yourself to information about Immanuel on the counter. 
Our Coffee Hour follows the first service in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for treats, beverages, and conversation.  It's a great way to meet new friends, and to share in fellowship with others.  All are welcome!!  Fellowship is a fundamental need for a thriving church. Many thanks to those who help serve for these two ministries!  If you're interested in helping, we need you!!  Sign up on our Website by clicking " Worship Sign Up" . Thanks!
Lent and Easter is an exceedingly busy time for the Church so we are looking to schedule a group training at a later date. However, in the meantime, we are in great need of assisting ministers, prayer ministers and communion assistants for ALL services. We also have 2 head usher positions vacant, 1 at the 9:45 service and 1 at the 11:07 service. If you are interested, please contact Evie to schedule an individual training session. Your involvement in these vital positions is very much appreciated.


2017 Women's Retreat - Steppin' Out for the Lord
The 2nd Annual Women's Retreat - Steppin' Out for the Lord - will be held April 21st (6-9pm) and 22nd (9am - 4pm) Keynote speakers will include Mindi Huebner and Irina Ertl (Co-founders of Pure Grace, LLC) who will inspire us with their signature presentation "Renewed, Refreshed and Recharged". There will be lively, uplifting music and a surprise or two. Pastor Martha's presentation, Living with Respect and in Peace with our Interfaith Neighbors, will challenge us to look for ways we can be part of a healthy community despite differing beliefs. Breakout sessions will include discovering little known women of the Bible and how essential oils from Biblical times have relevancy in our lives today. Be prepared to spend time in worship, laughter and Christian sister-hood. You will be energized!!

Cost: $45 for both sessions if paid in advance.
$20 for Friday only;
$30 for Saturday Only; or $50 for both at the door.
Click HERE for Registration Form 

You can also Purchase Your Tickets Online!
($.99 processing fee applies)
Cost includes Friday Supper, Saturday Breakfast and Lunch, Snacks, Beverages, All Materials and Surprises! All Immanuel women are invited along with friends, relatives and community women so bring your neighbors and co-workers as well. Scholarships are available.

The next Women's Retreat Core Team Meeting will be Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m.
in the office conference room.
New Member Discovery Class
A New Member Discovery Class will be held on Sunday, April 9th at 12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for lunch, an overview of God's plan of Salvation, and learn about ministry opportunities at Immanuel. Child care is available. Please sign up on your worship card.
Shepherding Immanuel Friends
Shepherding Immanuel Friends will meet on Tuesday, April 4th at 4:30pm in the office conference room.  We welcome new members to join us as we reach out to make our newest members at home in our church family.  Please contact Evie Schulz with questions or for further information.

Adult Bible Study

An Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:45 am in the Conference room. This group is currently studying The Promises of God. Contact Jill Rosenthal at 262-248-7491 with any questions.
Tuesday Morning Mom and Tots Bible Study
A Tuesday Morning Mom and Tots Small Group meets at 9:30 am in the Community Room / Library. This group is studying "Shepherding a Child's Heart." Contact Sarah Beauregard, facilitator, with any questions at 414-699-9156.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
A Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:30 am in the Conference room. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Contact Jill Rosenthal at 262-248-7491 with any questions.

Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study
A Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Room off Fellowship Hall. Studying: "The Book of Revelations". Currently 2 Openings Available... Contact Shari Lundberg, facilitator, with any questions 262-245-6212.
Men's Friday Morning Small Group Bible Study
A Men's Friday Morning Small Group Bible Study meets from 6:45-8:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Ken Field, 262-374-1795 All Are Welcome!
Women's Friday Morning Bible Study
The Women's Friday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:30 the Conference room. Currently they are in the middle of an 8 week study of "The Lost Mysteries of the Bible" (A National Geographic Series).Facilitators are Janet Kelly 262-374-3823 and Arlene Redell 262-215-6000.
Saturday Morning Bible Study
A Saturday Morning Bible Study meets on Saturday, April 8th at 10 a.m. at the home of Bea Sutton. Please contact Janet Yakes at 262-325-2195 with any questions or directions.


Sunday Morning Nursery Staff
A nurseryis provided during worship for children 4 and under to the left of the Sanctuary. Children over 5 years are encouraged to join their families during worship. Little treats are available on the coffee bar counter. Grab a "busy bag" for your preschooler at the entrance to the worship space, and return it to the stand when the service is finished.

Sunday School

Our next date for our Sunday School students to grace us with their singing is April 9th. We will sing at the beginning of the 2nd and the beginning of the 3rd services. They will go to their Sunday School classes as normal. We will be meeting at 9:30am in the downstairs area.
Sunday School meets during the 9:45 service.  After the announcements, Sarah will give the children's message.  The children will return to service during the offering.  This ensures that they are able to commune with their families.  We welcome children: preschool (3 and 4 year olds that are potty trained) through fifth grade.  Contact our Children's Ministry Director, Sarah Beauregard, with any questions at 248-4211. *** There will be no Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday, April 16th.  We hope to see you all at the Easter breakfast and at service to enjoy the cantata!! ***
Our first VBC planning meeting will be on May 21st from 6 - 7pm.  We will be giving you an overview of the event and fill you in on this year's theme!  Please let Sarah know by email... or phone... 262-248-4211 if you plan to attend.

Just For Kids

JFK is aBefore and After School Care for elementary school kids, ages
7-11 which meets Monday-Friday from 6:00 - 8:15am, & 3:45 - 6:00pm. 
We have bus transportation to and from Star Center, Central Denison and Eastview schools. Register NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!  There is a one time, $25.00 fee for new enrollments.

Early Release Day
Hello families! The next Early Release Day is Thursday, April 13th.  If you are looking for a fun, engaging, and safe environment for your child during that time, look no further! We are also looking for volunteers to help with this great ministry. Please see Sarah or Holly for details.
Little Sprouts Day Care News
Little Sprouts Learning Center is open from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., for children 6 weeks through 4 K. Lunch is provided before or after school for 4-K students.  Transportation to and from school is also provided.  Enroll today! Contact our Daycare Director, Tyler Leech, atthe NEW LITTLE SPROUTS LEARNING CENTER PHONE NUMBER: 262-248-1897.
LITTLE SPROUTS is now looking to fill a position in our infant rooms.  If you are interested or know of someone who may be please contact Tyler Leech at or call (262)248-1897


Summer Beach Passes
The middle school youth group is looking for beach passes to host our summer beach bashes on Wednesdays. If you happen to have extra beach passes that you may not be using and feel it in your heart to bless our summer youth ministry program with your passes, we would be greatly appreciative of your generous donation. Please contact Holly Bromeland at or call 262-248-4211 for more info.
Middle School Youth Group
The Middle School Youth Group meets on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm for youth night, with Confirmation class to follow until 8pm.   Come join us for a NEXT DOOR PUB PIZZA DINNER, BITTNER'S BAKERY DONUTS, WORSHIP, GAMES, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, and LEARNING ABOUT HOW AWESOME OUR GOD IS!!  We have been having such a great time getting to know our amazing youth!  Each one of our youth brings a unique personality and talent to this group.  They are learning how to own their ministry, become active participants at and during church, and most importantly we are growing together... developing our personal relationships with Christ.  We feel so blessed and fortunate to be leading these future world changers! Please contact Holly or Sarah at 262-248-4211 or email

6-8 Grade Confirmation Group
The Confirmation group meets on Wednesdays after Youth Group.  This year will focus on the wonderful people of the Old Testament.  Together we will discover how God manages to work with them and love them in spite of their wandering away from God toward the idols of the world.  Some say the Old Testament has no relevance for us today; we will discover just the opposite.  The God of creation continues to use these ancient stories to guide us today.
VIBE is in full swing! Hours: Monday - Thursday, 2:45-6:00pm. This program offers a safe place for students after school with opportunities to play games, do art projects, hang out with friends, and get help with homework. Contact Holly Bromeland at .

High School Youth Group
The High School Youth Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to help with games and/or Weekly Lessons. Even if you can only help out just a few Wednesdays during the school year would be greatly appreciated. We have had over 20 high schoolers at each group, and a few extra hands would be very helpful. Contact Erin Wester if you're able to help at  or call 262.745.0789


Tree House
The Tree House is in need of ongoing supplies...these include certain snacks, toys, books, "Lovie" blankets, etc. Often times, children arrive hungry, thirsty and haven't eaten in a while or may be at The Tree House for several hours.  Items such as individually sealed crackers, juice boxes, bottled water, packaged fruit snacks or other healthy packaged, non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated.
Also, upon completing the forensic interview, physical exam and/or counseling session, all children are offered a small toy or game.  These items must be NEW in accordance with Children's Hospital rules.  Examples would be board games, action figures, dolls, books, crafts or activities, sports items, stuffed animals, hot wheels, and/or toy trucks.  The cost for these items range between $5 to $10.  Anyone who would like to shop for these items is welcome to. Another option is to make a monetary contribution.  Checks should be written to the WCAC and sent to W4063 Hwy NN, Elkhorn 53121.  Indicate on the memo line that your donation is for "snacks" or "toys".  You will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.
Please place any donations you may have in the box marked with the WCAC sign on it which is located in the Gathering Space next to a Poster regarding The WCAC/Tree House.  Please remember that the advocacy center is a division of Children's Hospital of Milwaukee and requires that all toys, books, etc. must be NEW and should not be wrapped. Check out the website for more information on the WCAC and how you can be of assistance... .
              If you, your family or members of a small group or other ministry group would like to join in bringing joy to these children and families, please contact Evie Schulz for further information. You will be blessed for being a blessing.

"Stitchin' for Kids"
The Wednesday morning quilters have a special project in the works.  They will be making fleece blankets for the children who come to The Tree House (Children's Advocacy Center, Elkhorn) due to suspected physical or sexual abuse and/or neglect.  Age range is anywhere from a couple weeks old to 17 years of age.  This can be a traumatic experience for these precious souls and the Tree House staff has found that if they are able to give them a "Lovie" when they arrive, or leave, it helps calm and sooth the children while the process is taking place.   If you would like to help with this worthwhile endeavor, many hands make the project go quickly besides the fact that it's fun!  Contact Jackie Kuehl for more information.   Another way to be involved is to give a monetary donation to help offset the cost of each blanket ($20 per blanket).  Donations can be placed in an envelope with "Stitching for Kids" on the outside and left with Bethany in the church office.  If you prefer to write a check, make it out to Immanuel Lutheran Church and put "Stitchin' for Kids" on the memo line.   The Wednesday morning quilters plan to have this as an ongoing project.  Last year 300+ children were served at the Tree House...that is a lot of blankets. Thank you for whatever you can do to be of assistance to these children.

Hearts to Care
Hearts to Care (formerly known as the Good Samaritan Ministry) will meet on Wednesday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the office conference room, for further planning and discussion. Anyone interested in becoming a core team member; please join us as we work to discern God's will in this helping ministry.  Watch the bulletins for an upcoming coffee hour and informal discussion of how we at Immanuel can be servants to those in our congregation who have needs of various types.  Please contact Evie Schulz, Ministry Coordinator, at with any questions.
Care Team
The Care Team will meet again on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm. 
This is an important time for us to share and communicate about the shut-in members we are caring for. All our welcome to attend.  Please contact Kristin Larkin at 414-491-1969 or email her at with any questions or concerns. Also, if you have names of members who have indicated they would be in need of a visit from the Care Team please let Kristin or Bethany know and they will be added to the list of people enjoying visits from this wonderful ministry.
Community Connection Meal
Spring is HERE and it's time to get ready for Immanuel's Community Connection Meal on Thursday, April 20th from5:15pm - 6:30 pm. Remember all are Community Meals are FREE to those in our community who are hungry, lonely or need fellowship. If you know someone who could use fellowship and a meal invite them to dinner. Want to help? Volunteers are needed to help prep on Wednesday, April 19th and/or Thursday, April 20th. We also love folks to donate desserts.
Side By Side Screening
Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, the next meeting is April 18th, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC Church, 715 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva. Funds are available for rental assistance and utilities - for those living in the Lake Geneva School District. Bring a copy of the bill. Side By Side is a collaborative ministry between area churches and civic groups.
Immanuel Prayer Opportunity
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will."
Anyone interested in gathering for prayer is invited to join us in praying for our world, our country and our church.  This is a very important time in our church life so we want to pray for God's hand to lead our council, our interim pastors, our staff and the whole congregation.
Times of Prayer - All Are Welcome!  Sundays at 12:15 pm at the altar rail after the 11:07 am service and Mondays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Community Room / Library. Any questions, call the church office or call/text Judy Guy at 262-210-9342.
In Need of Prayer Shawls?
Prayer shawls made with Christ's love are available through the office for anyone in distress. Wrap your loved one in comforting prayers. Call Donna Hove at 262-749-0599 for more info.

St. Vincent De Paul (Milwaukee) Soup Kitchen
Several items are always needed at the Milwaukee Soup Kitchen. Specific items are men's pants, jackets, socks, underwear. Toiletries, the small sizes, are also needed. Many thanks to all who have contributed to this great need! Most sincerely, Bob Rosenthal.
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood pressure checks are here at Immanuel after the 1st service on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Library off of the Fellowship Hall.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
We are looking for substitutes to help with Meals on Wheels every 5 weeks. We will train you and work with your schedule. Call Pauline Malsch at ... 262-215-3121
Women's AA Meetings
Women's AA meets on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.
WC Food Pantry
The WC Food Pantry, Wednesdays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, at 205 East Commerce Court, Elkhorn 262-723-4488. They are in desperate need of bar soap and razors .
The Lake Geneva Food Pantry
The Lake Geneva Food Pantry, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 AM at First Congregational Church, 715 Wisconsin Street.
Venturing is waiting for you!
Boys and Girls age 14 through 20 years of age who are looking for fun, camping, and adventure!  Venturing is waiting for you!  There is a Crew in Lake Geneva that is looking for more young people!  Past trips included skiing, Philmont, and kayaking.  Please contact Kelly Wolf 262-203-2225 for more information.
R.E.A.D.S. Program
The R.E.A.D.S. Program at Eastview Elementary School is looking for volunteers to come to the school for a ½ hour to read to a student. Please contact Erica Levato at 348-6003 for more information.

Wish Arlene (Pahl) Franklin a Happy 100th Birthday!!
Former Immanuel Member, Arlene (Pahl) Franklin will be celebrating her 100th Birthday on April 19th! Arlene was our church organist from 1938 to 1955, and was very active in many other activities in the Church. If you would like to wish her a Happy Birthday, cards may be sent to:
Arlene Franklin
1409 Pleasant View Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53188
Thank You! We appreciate it!
Sincerely, Dorothy Deering & Evelyn Pahl (Arlene's Sisters)

Immanuel Book Club
Immanuel Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Library. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 27th at 2:00pm. The book is: "Wonder" by RJ Palacio. New members welcome. Contact Edie Michelson at 262-686-3009.

Do you want to put the "fun" back into your family and parenting? Do you dream of getting your kids to listen the first time you tell them something? Than this course is for you! Join us for this 4-night class on Thursdays from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. April 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th at the Lake Geneva Middle School (Room #211), and learn awesome parenting techniques. Childcare will be provided upon request. In addition, we do a potluck dinner each night so please feel free to bring your favorite dish to share. To register, please mail $20/couple; $15/individual checks made payable to:
Badger Community Education , 220 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (you will be notified by email when check is received) or contact us at... 262-348-2006 for credit card payment.

Annual Run Walk Stroll 5K

Hosted by Agape House will be held on Saturday, April 29th. Check-in begins at 8:45am with the race to start at 10am. Register by April 10th for only $20 which includes lunch and t-shirt, otherwise, its $30 after 4/10/17 or for walk-ins. To Register, Call 262.275.6466 or go online... (Simply go to the 'Get Involved' tab, and then select 'Events')

"SAVE THE DATE" The Ladies of Grace Spring Craft/Vendor Show!
Come check out unique and interesting local artists, crafters, & vendors on Saturday, April 22nd from 9am - 3pm. Admission to the event is FREE and held at Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway St. Richmond, IL. Crafters and Vendors are invited to apply for spaces. Please Call Sandy Messick at 815-354-6521 for an application.
Electronic Giving
Throughout the year, if you can't make it to church we encourage you to automate your regular donations. Immanuel relies on the consistent financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Visit or contact the church office for more information. We have authorization forms in the church office. We thank you for your continued support!
Weekly Giving Envelopes
We are always thankful for your gifts of offering. Thank you for using your giving envelopes! The giving envelopes add efficiency to the counting process on Sundays by eliminating the need to look up names and envelope numbers. Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to give on-line, please see the Electronic Giving article above.
Immanuel Lawn Signs
The new Immanuel lawn signs are ready! Pick-up your Immanuel lawn signs at church for placement in your yard.

+    The 2016 Crop Walk was a success with a total of $11,174 raised by 138 walkers last October. One quarter, or 25%, of the total amount ($2,793) will return to the Geneva Lake area to be divided among 7 area food pantries. Thanks be to God! Thanks also to you Immanuel folks who walked and/or contributed about $1,400! Watch for more about the 2017 Crop Walk in the fall!

+     Women of the Church, Thank you for your helpful assistance at a time when it was deeply appreciated. - Mary Smarslik & Family
+     Dear friends at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Many, Many thanks for your frequent and generous donations to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry! What faithful givers you all are! We had quite the busy holiday times; we served 546 people in November 2016 and 484 in December of 2016. We could never have done it without the partnership of so many in the community, including you wonderful folks! Sincerely, Lake Geneva Food Pantry Staff & Clients
+          Dear Friends at Immanuel, Once again we are indebted to you. Your wonderful members have supported our fundraisers, sent us dedicated workers and even supported us financially. This is to thank you for your faithful $250 monthly donations throughout 2016. Regular contributors are necessary for our existence. Side by Side recently completed 10 years of assisting families in the Lake Geneva area. The amount applied to rent/mortgages, utilities and prescription medicines has exceeded half a million dollars. The largest amount has been rent and only occasionally do we need to use money for prescriptions. We began planning our ministry in 2006 with no money. The Lord has provided. We hope to keep extending a helping hand and listening ear to those in our community experiencing financial difficulties. Thankfully, you've helped to make this possible. May you be blessed for your generosity. Sincerely, Side by Side, Inc.


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