Immanuel eNewsletter
September, 2017
In This Issue
Worship with Us!    
The Mums are coming and Faith is "Growing"!!

The youth will be selling mums again this year to help fund their Confirmation retreat.  These big, beautiful mums are in the final stages of ripening and preparing to beautify your front porch. We will be using the same vendor as previous years and the plants were absolutely gorgeous. The mums will be available for pick up mid-September, and just $10.00 each.  Payments will be collected at time of pick up. Please pre-order by filling out the forms in the bulletins, or by calling the office at 262-248-4211.  Thank you for supporting this vital ministry.



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The call committee is excited to announce that we have selected Pastors for Immanuel.  We have presented our candidates to the church council and they unanimously approved our selection.
  • A special Congregational meeting has been called for Sunday, September, 10th at 12:30pm (following the 3rd service) by the Church Council for the purpose of calling two Pastors, each serving ¾ time.  Also a meeting was held with the Pastors, our council president Scott Hodkiewicz, and our financial person Matt Dahlgren to finish up contracts and compensation items.
  • We will have a "Meet & Greet" on Sat. September 9th from 3-5pm in the Fellowship Hall.  The call committee would like to just thank everyone for their patience, prayers, faith and encouragement in this process of calling a new Pastor. Our prayer has always been "May God's will be done."

Call Committee
The members of the Call Committee are as follows: Pam Juergens, Judy Guy, Andy Smith, Trygve Kittelson, Mikella Plitzuweit and Greg Bunge.  Two alternate members: Paul Sepe, Trish Fry-Misener.  Please, pray for the work of this committee that they will be guided by the Spirit throughout the 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 (P):262-903-9663
Lynsey Fleck (VP):608-438-5625
Jim Gaugert:262-949-4626

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
Arlene Redell:262-215-6000
Kristin Gahart:262-723-6889
Lynn Gerlitz:262-812-9326
Pete Juergens: 414-588-2909

Praise Team:  Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30 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 7:30PM
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.

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September 8:15 Service

September 9:45 Service

September 11:07 Service


Contact Us



Serving in the Military
John Allison, Chris Bollwahn, Jimmy Flores, Robert Knowlton, Alex Novak, Brian Novak, Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Ben Swatek, Jacob Swatek, Atlanna & Daniel Tschida.  
Health and Strength
Serving Military; Veterans; Those w/ Cancer & Health concerns; Patti, Jessica, Jojo & Jamie; Scott Baumann; Tom Bernacchi; Pat Bogart; Pastor Martha Butzier; Anne Chant; Wendy Clement; Pastor Rich Collier; Craig Collins; George Elblein; Nancy Franklin; Glenn Inwood; Alexander Kinsley and Family; Tom Kirby; Mary Klein; Colton Lazzeroni; Jeanne Madaus; Melito Family; Craig & Kathy Middleton; Novak Family; Pat and Gary Parsons; Edson Randall; Greg Randall; Dani Reiff; Bea Riley; Lorraine & Ray Schober; Bernie Smedley; Carol Stassen; Bea Sutton; Mrs. Walber; Carolyn Warfield; & Sophia Zematis   

Joe and Becky Melito and their family on the loss of their beloved daughter, Jada Melito.  She died to the Lord on August 4th and the celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, August 9th at Immanuel.

Family & Friends of Mark Kinsley who died in Christ on August 4th.  The celebration of his life was held on Saturday, August 12th at Immanuel.
Serving on the Mission Field
Zach and Misa Harrod, Jenn and Jason Byers, Karen Flowers, Chris and Irene Okuna, Ginger Peterson, Nathan Bloechl
+  Congratulations to Jillian and Anthony Hernandez on the baptism of their son, Cameron Joseph Hernandez, on August 27th .

+  Congratulations to Dave and Suzy Nelsen who will be celebrating their 34th Wedding Anniversary on September 3rd


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.

Worship Schedule Sign-up  

Immanuel has many opportunities 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

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.
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!

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Fellowship Hour Assistants needed for the 4th Sunday of each month.  If you can help with set up, treats and/or clean up, please contact Sandy Boales at 262-248-3595.  Sandy has been graciously filling in since this vacancy but could really use some additional help.  "Many hands make light work"

Training Opportunities

Anyone who is interested in assisting at worship services in any one of several areas (communion, usher, assisting minister, prayer minister, greeter, altar guild) please watch the bulletins for training sessions or contact Evie Schulz to schedule a time.

Name Tags Available
Many of Immanuel's members have requested name tags be available for themselves in hopes we become an even closer family. This is not a new idea but Council agrees now is a good time to make them available.  Our membership has grown and is dispersed in three services.  Also, as a new pastor arrives, it will help us get to know each other better.
Beginning Sunday, September 10th, envelopes will be available at the Welcome Center.  Simply put your name, as you want it on your name tag on the envelope and put $5 in the envelope for each name tag. A name will be printed for you and you can pick it up at the Welcome center within a few weeks.   Jill Rosenthal - Cell: 262-949-2569


A Journey through the Wilderness of Grief Support Group

The Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief support group plans to start in mid to late September.  The program will run for 8 weeks.  Members of Immanuel, friends and relatives are welcome to attend.  We need to know whether afternoon or evening works best for you.  Please fill out the information on the insert with that information if you wish to be a part of this journey.  A minimum of four participants is needed with a  maximum of 10.  Please call Evie Schulz if you have questions about this healing experience.
Tuesday Morning Mom and Tots Bible Study

The Tuesday Morning Mom and Tots Small Group will resume on October 3rd at 9:30am in the youth room. This is a wonderful time for fellowship and time to share with other moms as our tots get some play time together!  Please contact Sarah Beauregard at or call her at 414-699-9156 for details.
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.

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

The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Studywill resume on September 14th from 9:30am - 11am in the youth room.  The book being discussed is "You'll Get Through This" by Max Lucado.  Questions contact Shari Lundberg 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

Contact Arlene Redell (215-6000) or Janet Kelly (374-3823) for details on the next the Women's Friday Morning Bible Study.

Saturday Morning Bible Study

A Saturday Morning Bible Study will be meeting on September 16th at 10am at the home of Odella Nelson located at 518 Kresswood Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
Contact Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480 for more info.


Sunday Morning Nursery Staff

A nursery is 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.  
**We are looking for a nursery sub to help during 1st and 2nd services.  This is a paid position.  If interested, please see Sarah for details**

Sunday School

We're getting ready for Sunday School to start again with Rally Day to be held on September 10th!  Families are asked to take their children to the sanctuary.  After announcements we will do the children's message.  From there, the children will be taken to Sunday school.  They will return to the sanctuary just before communion in order to commune with their families.  We are thrilled to get the 2017/18 year going!!  We are still looking for Sunday School teachers and subs.  If you are interested please contact Sarah at or 414-699-9156.

Vacation Bible Camp

Our Maker Fun Factory VBC wrapped up on August 3rd.  It was an incredible experience for all the children involved.  While there, they learned that God made each and every one of us on purpose and for a purpose.  They were told that we are all unique and to celebrate the ways that we are different.  During VBC we had a penny war to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  Together we raised $640!!!  That is amazing!!  Thank you to all who were involved!!   Every contribution whether it be supplies, your time, and/or funding is an absolute blessing to our children!!  Without all of you this week would not have been possible!

Just For Kids Before and After School Program

STARTS IN SEPTEMBER for elementary school kids, ages 7-11 which meets Monday-Friday, from 6:00am -8:15am, and 3:45-6:00pm.  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

Daycare News

Little Sprouts Learning Center is open from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., for children 6 weeks through 6 years.  Transportation to and from Lake Geneva  Schools is provided.  Enroll today!   Contact Tyler Leech, Daycare Director, at the Little Sprout's Daycare Direct Line 262-248-1897

ICE CREAM SOCIAL & ART RAFFLE will be held on September 14th from 4-6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Raffle tickets are only $1 each and ice cream is complementary. Please stop on by and enjoy a sweet treat on us in support of Immanuel's Little Sprouts Learning Center!  

Middle School Youth Group

We are so excited for another awesome year of Immanuel's Youth Group!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th- Youth Group Parent/Volunteer Meeting!  
Youth going into 6th to 8th grades and their parents are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone interested in playing a part within this vital ministry.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th -  Middle School Lock-in!
Your awesome youth leaders and volunteers will be hosting a fun night of Worship, Food, Fellowship, Games, Prizes, Movies, a Glo Freeze Dance Contest, a Selfie Scavenger Hunt, and so much more!  All youth grades 6th-8th are welcome to attend with a parent signed permission slip.  Cost is 5$ at the door.  Bring a friend! Meet new youth group members and catch up with the youth group crew and leaders! Doors open at 8pm and LOCK at 9pm. Permission slips will be handed out at the parent meeting, downloadable on our church website, and at the Welcome Center. RSVP by Sept. 14th

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th- First Official Night of Youth Group!  
We will meet from 6-7:30pm. Dinner will be served.  All youth in 6-8th grades are welcome! Bring a friend to join in!

Contact Holly or Sarah by calling  262-246-4211 or by emailing


Our afterschool VIBE program kicks off Monday, September 18th. We are open Monday-Thursday from 2:50pm until 5:45pm.  VIBE is for middle school students who need a safe and fun place to gather after school. We offer tutoring and access to computers for homework, healthy snacks, games, art projects, baking and cooking adventures, movies, and fun seasonal activities!


We are looking for ordinary people with extraordinary hearts to offer the gift of time. Volunteers just like you, to help mentor, teach, listen, inspire, and encourage our youth!!  Do you love to share stories, bake, create, or play games? Then this is the place for you!! All time and talents are welcome!   For more information about VIBE or volunteering, please contact Holly Bromeland at or Call 248-4211 / 949-6227.


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.

Hands to Share and Time to Spare
Our new "Hearts to Care Ministry" is up and running.  There is nothing better than the feeling you get when you help someone who is struggling.  The relief on that person's face and the gratitude they express and the hugs of thanks are priceless.  We are excited to now be at the point for "worker bees" to join our awesome group.
Please become a member of our "Hands to Share" Team-we are looking for folks who are willing to devote a couple hours, as needed, to help with transportation (especially to and from church), do light housekeeping, lawn mowing, raking, snow removal, minor home repair, minor auto repair, and those with gifts in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and computers.  No doubt we have left out some areas.  Share your ideas and skills with us.
If you have a heart for people, please come on board.   Contact these core team members for additional information: Mike Brooks, Marilyn Heiden, Judy Guy, Steve Guy, Madeline Killian, Jill Rosenthal or Bob Rosenthal.   Or call Evie at 262-728-6542 or email her at
No money has been allocated in the budget for Hearts to Care; therefore, the ministry would also appreciate monetary donations to help with expenses that may occur when we need to purchase items to help with repair and other miscellaneous supplies.  If you feel called to help in this way, no gift is "too small".  Make a check payable to Immanuel with "Hearts to Care" in the memo line, so that your donation can be added to your giving account.  Cash donations are also gratefully appreciated.
You will be blessed to be a blessing!
God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help others...  
1st Peter 4:10-11

Care Team

The Care Team will meet again on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm.  All our welcome. This is an important time for us to share and communicate about the shut-in members we are caring for.  Please contact Kristin Larkin at 414-491-1969 or  email her at  for more info.  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.  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.

Community Connection Meal

Our next Community Connection Meal will be on Thursday, September 21st from 5:15 - 6:30pm.  Remember all of our 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, September 20th starting at 1:00pm and/or Thursday, September 21st starting at 4:00pm. We would also love folks to donate any kind of apple dessert.   Contact Linda Martin at if you can volunteer or donate desserts.
We'd like to extend a big thank you to 28 people that volunteered in August and contributed the many wonderful brownies for our guests to enjoy.  We'd also like to extend a thank you to the WC Food Pantry for their donations of fresh fruit. We were also blessed and very grateful to be able to use the remainder of the $250.00 donation given through the Thrivent Action Team program to Community Connection.  Culver's Custard was very enjoyed at the August meal and we thank them for their generous gift providing 100 guests with their delicious custard!

If you know someone that would benefit from a meal and some company, please welcome them to come to the Community Connection meal September 21st and give them one of our flyers.

St. Vincent De Paul (Milwaukee) Soup Kitchen

Our next service date is November 19th. A Carpool leaves Immanuel at 4pm. Several items are always needed at the Milwaukee Soup Kitchen. Specific items are men's pants, jackets, socks, underwear. Toiletries, the small sizes, and sleeping bags are also needed. Many thanks to all who have contributed to this great need!  Most sincerely, Bob Rosenthal

Side By Side Screening

Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, the next meeting is September 19th, 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

Psalm 75:1 "We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds."

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 pastor, 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.

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're 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.


Community Generosity Day - brought to you by Thrivent Financial.

Get Involved Saturday, Sept. 9th!
8:30am - 11:30am / Lunch at 12 Noon.
For more information or to sign up contact Jen Grimme at 262-806-4728 or email her at

Thrivent Builds Opportunity

Thrivent is looking for volunteers on  November 18th for a Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Build. We will be doing final touches  from  9am-3pm .   We are in need of 20 people to sign up.

How to Sign Up
*  Go to and create a user profile.
*  Sign up for the day that was designated for your group.
*  If you are unable to attend, you can simply log back on and cancel the shift.
*  Please contact Beth Van Gorp at or by phone at 
(414) 316-5615 if you have any issues or cannot find your volunteer day.
*If you cannot sign up online, please feel free to stop in our office to register.
Things to Know
Home location: 3111 W. Garfield St, Milwaukee WI
What to wear: Clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty, closed toed shoes (tennis shoes or boots), and work gloves.
What to bring: Tools are provided but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own hand tools such as a hammer, tape measure, utility knife, safety glasses, and tool belt.  Please mark your tools with your name.
Skill requirements: Being skilled in a particular task is not a requirement to participate. Habitat will provide a skilled leader to help you learn the task and get started quickly.
Age restrictions: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate in construction activities. 16 and 17 year olds must have a minor's release of liability signed by a parent or guardian and are not allowed to use power tools and work on the roof among other restrictions.  The minor's release is available on our website at and on the job site.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided by Thrivent Financial, unless your group would like to bring their own.  Please plan to bring water. A reusable water bottle will help us prevent waste from using cups.

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, September 27th at 2:00pm.  The book is: "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult.   Please Contact Edie Michelson at 262-686-3009 with any questions.  New members welcome.

Kits of Care

You are needed to help build Lutheran World Relief Kits of Care.  Our ladies have made 100 bags and now we need to fill them with school supplies.  Your check made out to Immanuel (with L.W.R. School Kits on the memo line) will purchase the supplies and brighten the lives of many underprivileged students in faraway countries.  Thank you for your caring hearts!!
Simple Supper
Join us Tuesday, September 21st at Simple (located at 525 Broad St. in Lake Geneva) in support of Side by Side! Seating for the fundraiser is at 5pm, 6pm, & 7pm and tickets are $10 adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased from a Side by Side member or ONLINE at

"Flocks of Socks" Sunday

Watch for "Flocks of Socks" Sunday which will be held on Sunday September 24th and October 1st.  Contact Arlene Redell (215-6000) for more info.
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.


+     Dear Immanuel Family, I wanted to express a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in the celebration of Jada Mae Melito's precious short-lived life. It was truly a tribute to her and all she meant to us in our faith community. Thanks to Pastor Carl for his inspirational word, Adam, Robyn, and the Praise team were outstanding, and Ken and Rick on the soundboard. Also, thanks to Judy Guy for organizing the communion assistants and ushers. Many thanks to all who donated food and the volunteers who served, and cleaned up the wonderful luncheon for our family and friends. Thank you to all our Immanuel family for their love and support during our time of grief. Our God is Great and is working through all of us each and every day. 
Sincerely ~ Joe and Becky Melito &John and Jane Noyer  

+     Dear Immanuel Lutheran Church, Thank you for your continued support blankets, snacks, toys, and juice.  These items are so necessary and are desperately needed!  Thank you for your partnership in fighting abuse against children!  Most Sincerely - Bridget

+     Thank you to whoever made the prayer shawl!  The love that went into it surely is appreciated and all of the prayers worked as Gary is healing nicely and is in little pain.  Your prayers were certainly a comfort to Gary and myself.  Be well - Beth Mol


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