Immanuel eNewsletter
March, 2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
In This Issue
Worship with Us!    
Join us for Mid-Week Lenten Gatherings on
Wednesday Nights, beginning March 8th!
Dinner: 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Worship: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. 



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The Season of Lent is Upon Us

The Season of Lentbegins with Ash Wednesday Worship on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. Lent spans the 40 days leading up to Easter, excluding Sundays - because every Sunday is considered a "little Easter!  It is a more reflective time in the church year, modeled after the forty days Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by the devil.  Like our Savior, we choose to lay aside those practices that lead us into temptation.  Instead, we put on the "full armor of God" - through study of God's Word at home and in Small Group Bible Studies, as well as through prayer, generosity, and serving others in Christ's name.

Mid-Week Lenten Series: "40 Days of Giving"

Join us for Mid-Week Lenten Dinners of homemade Soups and Sandwiches, at 6 PM, starting Wednesday, March 8th. Please bring a dish to pass if you can. We also welcome help with set up and clean up! Sign up on the Worship Card if you plan to attend, so we have enough places set for everyone. Worship follows at 6:45 PM. in the Sanctuary. This year we will be looking at a variety of areas that impact food scarcity both locally and in the world. We will have members of our congregation, First Love missionaries, a representative from Kids Against Hunger, and an engineer who retired so he could travel around the world helping others to obtain clean drinking water. They will help us to learn more about hunger locally and globally. Together we will enjoy a simple meal and come to better understand the challenges our neighbors have meeting their basic needs for food and water. All are invited to bring a non-perishable food item each week if they can, to be shared with our local pantries.

Mid-Week Themes:

+ Wednesday, March 8th at 6:45 PM
- "Hunger and Children in Our Schools"
- Speaker: Lynsey Fleck
+ Wednesday, March 15th at 6:45 PM
          - "Water of the Plant" - Speaker: Lauren Johnson

+ Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:45 PM
         - "Hunger and Children in Kenya, Africa"
- Speaker: Larry and Rhonda Voss
+ Wednesday, March 29th at 6:45 PM
 - "Engineers in Action" - Speaker: Ron Beadle
+ Wednesday, April 5th at 6:45 PM
- "Kids Against Hunger" - Speaker: David Warren

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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 February 8:15 Service

February 9:45 Service

February 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
Ray Christian
Ruth Johnson
Robert Vandezande

Health and Strength
Christie Bevon, Pat Bogart, Laura Brellenthin, Anne Chant, Ray Christian, Immanuel Church, Craig Collins & his Family, Trinity Galicila, Jim Gaugert Sr., Elijah Giovingo, Glenn Inwood, John Ivan & Family, Ruth Johnson, Tina & Matt Knopp & Family, Jean Madaus, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Joel Ortiz, Greg Randall, Pat Parsons, Mickey Petranek, Maria Ruby, Loranie Schober, Adam Schroer, Bea Sutton, Lois Tohmorti, Wayne Vorpagel, Lou Vos, Carolyn Warfield, Erin Wester, Aimee Yakes & Sophia Zematis.  

+ Sandra Sellke and family at the loss of her beloved mother, Virginia, who died to the Lord on February 14th.
+ Sandy & Mike Boales on the passing of her mother, Doris Giese, who died to Christ on December 22nd.
+ Schulte Family at the loss of their beloved Herta. She died to the Lord on February 2nd and the celebration of her life was held on Saturday, February 11th at Immanuel.
+ Matt & Tina Knopp on the passing of their mother, Sharron, who died in Christ on February 8th.
+ Mary Smarslik at the loss of her beloved Husband Bill (John). He died to the Lord on February 17th and the celebration of his life was held on Thursday, February 23rd at Immanuel.

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
Sarah Boales

+ Congratulations to Nick & Kirstin Neumann on the baptism of their daughter, Jerica Jean Margaret Neumann on February 26th

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.
Cantata Choir: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:15 PM

The Cantata choir rehearses at 7:15PM on Wednesday evenings. The choir is intended for ALL singers, regardless of musical training. Rehearsal CD's are available to help learn the music. Please help spread the invitation to new members, cherished longtime members, and even non-churched community members who love to sing, or play instruments. We always encourage newcomers and welcome your participation.
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 8:30 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 8:30PM! 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!

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!

2nd Annual 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) Please watch for further details on registration and retreat offerings.  All Immanuel Women and their guests are welcome. The next organizational meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 p.m.  Please contact Evie Schulz if you would like to take part in the planning of this uplifting time together.  
Shepherding Immanuel Friends
Shepherding Immanuel Friends will meet on Tuesday, March 7th at 5:00 p.m. 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 Studymeets 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 Studymeets 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, March 11th at 10 a.m. at Janet Yakes home, 3127 South Road, Lake Geneva. Contact Janet at 262-325-2195 with questions and for 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 end of the 1st service and the beginning of the 2nd. They will then go to their Sunday School classes as normal. We will be meeting at 8:30am 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
Just For Kids
JFK isBefore and After School Care for elementary school kids, ages 7-11 which meets Monday-Friday, from 6:00-8:15 a.m., and 3:45-6:00 p.m. We have bus transportation to and from Star Center, Central Denison and Eastview schools. Register your child for the fall school year now! We have a limited number of spaces available. There is a $25 registration fee. For more information contact Holly Bromeland at 248-4211.
Early Release Day
Hello families! The next Early Release Day is Thursday, March 9th.  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, at the NEW LITTLE SPROUTS LEARNING CENTER PHONE NUMBER: 262-248-1897.


Youth Quake 2017, March 24th thru 26th
Our Middle School Youth Quake weekend in the Wisconsin Dells is fast approaching!!  We are so excited!  Youth from churches all over, come together to grow in faith and our relationship with Jesus.  The kids will experience a weekend of fun, fellowship, and worship with nationally known Christian bands and speakers.  They will get a chance to participate in small and large group activities and service projects.  Never mind the fact that it is held at the Wilderness Hotel and WATERPARK!!  The youth will also have time to hit the slides with friends and leaders.

T-shirt Fundraiser
Expect T-shirts to be delivered the last week in February, and ready to be distributed the first week in March! There will be a few tables in the fellowship hall set up with your orders.  Thank you so much to everyone that supported the youth with their t-shirt fundraiser!!  Please contact Holly Bromeland or Sarah Beauregard with any questions.

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!
March YG schedule was emailed as well as sent home!
Please contact Holly or Sarah if you did not receive a schedule or need to be added to our contact list... Please Call 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, 2:45-6:00 p.m. 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 262-248-4211 or email
VIBE Volunteers Needed!
We are in great need of volunteers willing to spend time with Middle School kids and be a positive influence in their lives. We will play games, share stories, help with homework, and do fun projects. All talents are welcome! If you could spare just one hour a week, or even commit to one day it would be SUCH A BLESSING to this MUCH NEEDED MINISTRY! These kids are amazing and have the opportunity to see Christ's love through US. Please consider helping to enrich the lives of the youth that are part of this community. Vibe is a place where kids can feel safe, have fun, be accepted, feel loved, and have the opportunity to shine as individuals. We are open Monday thru Thursday, from 2:45 to 6pm. For more information please contact Holly Bromeland at or call her at 248-4211 or 262-949-6227.

High School Youth Group
The High School Youth Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. High School Youth Group is in need of some volunteers willing to help with games and/or Weekly Lessons. Even just a few Wednesdays during the whole school year. We have had over 20 high schoolers at each group, and a few extra hands would be helpful. Contact Erin Wester if you're able to help. or 262.745.0789


The Tree House is also in need of ongoing supplies...these include certain snacks, toys, books, "lovie" blankets, etc. Children's Hospital requires that all toys, books, etc be new.   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.
Snacks are needed on an ongoing basis.  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 a individually sealed crackers, juice boxes, bottled water, packaged fruit snacks or other healthy packaged, non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated.  There will be a box with WCAC sign on it in the Gathering Space next to a Poster regarding The WCAC/Tree House.  Please note that the advocacy center is a division of Children's Hospital of Milwaukee.
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, toy trucks.  The cost for these items range between $5-$10.  Anyone who would like to shop for these items are welcome to put them in the box in the Gathering Space.  These items should not be wrapped.  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.
Check out the website: for more information on WCAC/The Tree House and ways you can help.

Hearts to Care

Hearts to Care (formerly known as the Good Samaritan Ministry) will meet on Tuesday, March 7th at 1:30 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 Monday, March 20th at 1:00 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.
"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.  Ages 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 and is fun besides.  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.
Side By Side Screening

Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, the next meeting is March 21st, 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.
Community Connection Meal - March 16th, 5:15-6:30pm
Spring is just around the corner and it's time to get ready for Immanuel's Community Connection Meal on Thursday, March 16th,5:15pm - 6:30 pm. Remember all or 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. Would you like to share this info with others? Flyers are on the Welcome Center Counter and don't forget to look at the back for other community meals. For 2 ½+ years, God has blessed this ministry with amazing volunteers. Want to help? Volunteers needed to prep Wednesday, March 15th and/or Thursday, March 16th. We also love folks to donate desserts. Looking to help with any aspect of these meals call or text Jill Rosenthal at
2 62-949-2569 or email her at

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake will be held at Delavan Lanes on Saturday March 18th from 4-7 pm. Check out   for more information.
Immanuel Prayer Opportunity

1 Peter 1: 15-16 "But just as He who called you is holy, be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy". 
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, Mondays at 3:30 - 4:30pm - 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 Karen Stein at 262-203-5260 or Donna Hove at 262-749-0599, for more information.
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 after the 1st service on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the church office.
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.
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. 262-248-2337.

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.
Thrivent Workshop - Keeping the Farm in the Family
Learn about the steps you can take to keep your business in the family. Gain a basic understanding of how to protect your assets today and in the future, identify and overcome transition obstacles, and develop a plan for a smooth business transition that maintains family harmony. This FREE workshop will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 12p.m. to 1:00p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel.
Thrivent Breakfast & Discovery
What would you want to do if you knew of a way to easily give $6,000 to Immanuel? Come to Immanuel on Saturday, March 4th at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and discover how this can happen. Thrivent Financial is a not for profit company for Christians.  They intentionally give money back to strengthen communities and change lives.  Thrivent has provided more than $330 million to help churches, educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations through the Thrivent Choice Charitable grant program since its 2010 introduction. The program gives members an opportunity to recommend where Thrivent distributes some of its charitable outreach funds each year. Come and find out more about this wonderful program and visit with other members of Immanuel.

Thrivent Workshop - Your Legacy: Family, Church and Charity
Unleash your generosity! Want to help sustain your church's foundation? Or your alma mater's endowment fund? And leave an inheritance? It doesn't matter if you're a Midwestern farmer, Pacific coast fisherman or a Southern belle. If there are people or causes you care about, we can help you uncover ways to enrich their futures. Join us for a presentation on estate and giving strategies and we'll discuss how to ensure your legacy lives on. This FREE workshop will be held on Monday, March 20th from 6p.m. to 7:00p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel.
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, March 22nd at 2:00p.m. The book is: "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens. New members welcome. Contact Edie Michelson at 262-686-3009.
Immanuel Lawn Signs
The new Immanuel lawn signs are ready! Pick-up your Immanuel lawn signs at church for placement in your yard.

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.
+     Maria and I want to thank all our friends at Immanuel that have been praying for her recovery from her fall and broken foot before Thanksgiving. It has been a long 3 months of recovery and all your prayers and visits have made a huge difference. Maria wants to especially thank the quilters for the beautiful quilt they made for her. It has kept her warm and wrapped in all your loving arms. She is looking forward to seeing everyone now that she is finally strong enough to come home. With all our love we thank you, Rick and Maria Ruby.

+     Women of the Church, Thank you for your helpful assistance at a time when it was deeply appreciated. - The Family of Herta Schulte
+     Immanuel Staff and Card Ministry, Thank you for your time and dedication that was involved in the process of receiving our beautiful new piano!
+          Dear members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, On the behalf of the Walworth County Alliance for Children, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of blankets, snacks, and juice boxes. Your collection of necessities means that the children who pass through our doors have food and comfort during a very stressful time in their lives. Thank you for your kindness in making a difference in the lives of our children. Gratefully - Bridget Dickinson (Tree House)


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