I mmanuel Lutheran Church E-News

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Crosby, June
New Members

New  members were welcomed into the Immanuel family on May 20th. Please make sure to welcome these people when you see them in worship.
Alan, Alexandra & Lochlann Booth
Char, Corbin, Garrett, & Reese Kinzer

Glen & Donna Peppel
Arthur & Sue Feierabend

Dakotah Lankki

Pam Klopfleisch

Cindy Considine
Manna for Malawi


The Manna for Malawi event is almost here. It is June 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna. This event will feature music by Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, a blues band from Wisconsin and  Gravel Roads, a band that played last year also.  To learn more  about Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys check out their site  or  Gravel Roads check out their  website .  There will be a spaghetti dinner provided by Maucieri's with beverages provided by Mixed Company. There will also be activities for children.

Many volunteers are needed for this  event.  Volunteer opportunities include food servers, cleaning tables, check-in tables, silent auction checkout table, serving root beer floats, and more. Youth are needed to help with face painting and balloon animals.  Volunteers can sign up for one hour slots. Sign-up sheets are located in the bookstore area of the fellowship hall. If you do not have a green T-shirt from previous years, contact The Shirt Shop in Crosby.

  Silent auction items are needed for this event. Please drop off items in the church office during office hours and fill out the donation slip that is located in the blue folder in the office. If an item needs to be picked up, please contact Jim or Ardelle at 218-546-7131.

The money raised by this event will be used to purchase a tractor for use on the farm in Malawi and also to be leased out to earn money.
Children's Ministry

Sunday School

The last day for Sunday School for this year was May 20th. The children and teachers celebrated with crafts, games and treats. The children sang during the 10:30 worship service on that Sunday also.  Sunday School will resume in September.

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation

The Sunday School teachers and helpers were honored on Sunday, May 20th for their service during the school year. They are Linnea Laffin, Melissa Chamberlin, Rick Aulie, James Freese, Lindsey Freese, Becky Pakarinen, Barb Hakes, Katie Kovatovich, Diane Boike, Taylor Beddow, Allison Johnson, Hannah Pakarinen, and Miranda Sicora

Vacation Bible School

Family Vacation Bible School will be held August 5th through 9th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The theme will be Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity. Family VBS is a learning event for the whole family. A meal will be provided each evening.

The registration form will be available soon at the church and on the church website.
Youth Ministry


C REW  met for the last time this school  year on Wednesday, May 23rd. They enjoyed fellowship with a scavenger hunt and some games.

Sandy Davis has resigned her position as Youth Ministry. She was honored during worship on Sunday, June 3rd where she was presented with a "Love Offiering" from the congregation.

Handbell Ministry
by Judy Kirchoff, Handbell Director

T he Chapel Chimers had their last performance this spring on May 20 and did a great job using some new techniques in ringing. Thank you to our scripture readers Lydia Nelson, Corbin Kinzer and Isabelle Thompson. They will begin practices again on September 5.

The Hallelujah Bell Choir had their last spring performance on J une 10 and  will have a summer break until August 28. Our June date was a conflict for many of the bell members so Ava Johnson and Ember Popkes rang with the adult choir. The girls have been in the Chapel Chimers for 3 years and are going into the 6th grade. This was a challenge to learn new rhythms and more difficult music. They met that challenge. Awesome job Ava and Ember.
If you have an interest in ringing the bells and have some knowledge of music, please contact Judy Kirchoff at 218-820-2802. We are in the need for additional subs to ring and eventually this could lead into a full time position.

Meal With A Mission

Rita Beard, Dick & Brenda Conley
The May Meal With A Mission benefited Alzheimer's Disease. From Brenda Conley, Bob & Rita Beard's daughter: Proceeds from the meal go to the Alzheimer's Association and help provide much needed research as well as services to families living with Alzheimer's disease in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Services include a 24/7 helpline (800-272-3900), care consultations for families, caregiver support groups and community education. For more information visit www.alz.org


The Meal With A Mission on June 10th benefited the Spirit of Christmas Bazaar. The money raised by this event will help pay for advertising and supplies for the confections.


The July Meal With A Mission on July 22nd will benefit Immanuel's Vacation Bible School.

Manna for Malawi Raffle

Crosby Mattress has donated a queen sized Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress in either firm or plush. This includes the mattress set, frame, a mattress protector, a set of sheets, pillows and a sheep. The retail value is $1,160. Watch for details on when tickets will be available for this raffle along with other details regarding the raffle.

Raffle tickets are available for prizes to be awarded at Manna For Malawi on
June 24th. Thesetickets will be sold at church beginning Sunday, March 18th. Watch newsletters and bulletins for where else the tickets will be available.

 The prizes are:

  • 1st-Powder Blue Med Size Trail Bike ($750 Value)
  • 2nd-Two Aruba 10' Kayaks/Paddles ($575 Value)
  • 3rd-43" LED Smart TV ($325 Value)
  • 4th-STOK Gridiron Portable Grill ($225 Value)
  • 5th-$200 Cash
  • 6th-Shooting Star Casino Pkg ($125 Value)
  • 7th-$100 Cash


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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