I mmanuel Lutheran Church E-News

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Crosby, January 2019
Congregational Workshop

Plan to attend the  congregational workshop on Saturday, January 19th from 9:00am-2:00pm. The presenter will be family ministry coach Gary Pecuch who has been working with youth & family ministry. The purpose of the workshop will be to develop a plan for how we can grow together as a congregation and help build important faith skill in our children and youth.

Please RSVP to Beth Bourgeois at bethb@immanuelcrosby.org or 218-839-0160.


CREW members had their first meeting for 2019 on Wednesday, January 9th. They enjoyed a meal, sang some songs, watched more of a movie about the gospel of John and played a game. Their next meeting will be January 23rd. 

Photo by Kristi Gordon
Help is needed to prepare meals for CREW. If you are able to help, please call John Gordon at 218-866-2103.

On December 26th CREW members and chaperones had pizza and saw a movie in Brainerd.

Children's Ministry
by Beth Bourgeois

Family Fun Day

We had 40+ people attend our Family Fun Day on January 13th! Everyone
enjoyed games, activities, movies and time together. Thank you to Deerwood Bank and Casey Kannel for providing pizza from Iron Range Eatery.

Due to camera problems we have no photos of this event.

Young Adult Summit


Young Adult Summit meets again January 30 5:30-7:00. We will plan "Date Night" for February and also our next Family Fun Day in March. All are welcome to join the meeting and family activities.

Sunday School

Sunday School meets during the 10:30 worship service. The children are dismissed following Children's Time.  All children age three through sixth grade are encouraged to attend Sunday School. They do not need to be a member of Immanuel.

Immanuel celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve with three worship services. The Hallelujah Handbells provided special music for the 4:00pm worship service and Hannah Swanson provided special music for the 2:00pm and 8:00pm worship services. 

Meal With A Mission

The December Meal With A Mission on December 9th benefited Immanuel's Family Ministry Investment Fund. These funds will  help with the cost of Children, Youth and Family ministry coaching and training in 2019.

The January Meal With A Mission on January 20th will benefit Days for Girls.
Annual Meeting

The annual congregational meeting will held on Sunday, February 3rd following the 10:30am worship service in the sanctuary.

There will be formal presentations of the financial reports covering 2018 and the 2019 budget each worship service on Sunday, January 27th.

Manna For Malawi

The Johnny Holm Band will play at Manna For Malawi 2019 Sunday, June 23rd at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna. 
For more information abo ut the band click here

Pictured are Johnny Holm and his daughter Jordan who is also a member of the band.

Watch  the bulletins and newsletters for information on this year's event.

Look for an opportunity to sponsor a child in Malawi at this event. The proceeds this year will be used for a truck for the project and
for education.

Silent auction items will be available at this year's event. If you have something that you are interested in donating for the silent auction, please contact Terri Wisniak.

Women's Retreat
Photo by Tammy Freeberg

Women, mark your calendars now for the annual women's retreat. It will be April 5th & 6th in Leaning Tree Lodge at Clearwater Forest Camp. Watch future newsletters and bulletins for more information.

If you are interested in helping to plan this event, please contact Pat Neros.

Sermons on the Web

The weekly sermons are available on Immanuel's website,   www.immanuelcrosby.org. Click on the link on the home page for the sermons.

Immanuel's Facebook Page

Check out Immanuel's  Facebook  page. Brenda Bongs is maintaining this page and is posting photos of happenings at Immanuel as they happen. If you have information that you would like to see publicized on Facebook, please contact Brenda at  brendab@immanuelcrosby.org .

Immanuel's E-News

This newsletter  is published the 15th of every month. If you have any photos or news  items that you would like to see in the enews or on Immanuel's website please send them to  msegersten@charter.net .
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