First Immanuel Campus Cedarburg ~ River of Life Campus Saukville
Mission & Ministry Moments
Headlines Edition August 10 & 11, 2019
In response to God, who reached down to us - the mission of First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries is to reach up to God, reach in to each other and reach out to the world.
This Week In Worship - Bluff Edition
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We are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee, Inc. for this Mission of the Month. An existing home built a few years ago by HFHO is located just west of Sendik’s on Columbia Rd. in Grafton. There is room for two more homes on that site, which is where the 2019-2020 build is going to be. There will be many opportunities to volunteer during the build process, which will begin in late August or September 2019. can also visit . Above all, please keep this Mission of the Month in your prayers, asking the Lord’s blessing upon it. Please pray about our congregational involvement in the build, and your personal involvement as well. There will be a way for almost everyone to help, and this awesome opportunity is right on our doorstep!
Join us for outdoor worship over Labor Day Weekend. Please bring your own lawn chairs and dress to be outdoors. Refreshments will be provided!
  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 Stephen Ministry is grounded on Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need. Having someone care, listen, and share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing. If this sounds like the kind of care for you, please call Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. The care receiver does not need to be a member of First Immanuel or River of Life.
Aaron McCatty ~ Greg Highstrom ~ Natalie Howard ~ Eric Albrecht ~ Tony Cook ~ Michael Button ~ Kristin Czisny ~ Tyler Schleg ~ Clay Felmer
Ladies Aid: Next Meeting - Tuesday, September 3rd at 12:00 pm - First Immanuel Campus Fellowship Hall.  A luncheon will be served by the officers followed by discussion and decisions on a variety of issues. We are looking forward to another year of Christian fellowship, programs and our Mission work. All women in our family of faith are always welcome to join us. Please note the West parking lot is not available due to construction. If you want to carpool to save on parking spaces please do.
Starting this Fall we will be offering a KidMin group at both the First Immanuel and River of Life Campuses! This is a “Sunday School Like” ministry for children age 3 - 5th grade and will include bible story lessons, fun activities and great kid friendly fellowship! 

KidMin meets during the school year. They will meet on the First Immanuel campus Sundays 9:00 am - 10:00 am and at the River of Life campus Sundays 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Watch for location specific additional details in the next week.

Adult volunteers are needed to support this ministry. We’ll work with your interest level and availability - once a month, once a quarter, every week, lead teacher or sidekick. To learn more about this opportunity to serve at the First Immanuel Campus please email Cevin at   or call (314) 422-7900 and for the River of Life Campus contact Teresa at or call (262) 377-6610.
These programs can help your family heal. Free to attendees. Light supper is included. 
Lutheran Women In Mission (LWML): Next Meeting - Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 pm - First Immanuel Campus Fellowship Hall . We kick off the new year with a “pot luck salad supper” and “mites in action” speaker, Rev. David Blas. Come and hear how our mite offerings have been used by God through Rev. Blas as missionary-at-large for the LCMS Sheboygan County Hispanic Outreach. We meet in the Fellowship Hall of FIL and all are invited to join us for the evening. (Bringing a dish to pass is optional and our guests are not expected to.) 
Fall Retreat - Have you registered for Fall Retreat yet?? The deadline of August 30th is right around the corner! You don’t want to miss keynote speakers Rev. Robert Rahn (founder of Lutheran Heritage Foundations) and Karen Lippert (Women’s Ministry director, Divine Redeemer, Hartland) under the theme of “Go and Tell the Story!” Come to the beautiful grounds of the Green Lake Conference Center September 19th through 21st for good fellowship, food and inspiration. More information and registration forms are available at .
LWML Podcast Now Available - Join in Praying the Psalms with the new LWML Podcast! New episodes with devotional content from Praying the Psalms will be posted every Wednesday. How to join? There is nothing new you need to download or install. Every iPhone comes with a Podcast app by default, and Android users can listen to podcasts using Google Play Music. Open iTunes or Google Play Music and search for “LWML” or “LWML on the go,” then subscribe!
Mite Donations - Our total collected as of June is $95,841. With one-half of the biennium yet to go, we have collected almost 50% of the $204,500 goal! Keep feeding your mite box and to God be the Glory! The district grant that we are currently working on is $12,000 to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the people of the central city of Milwaukee.
Mom to Mom Group Moms of all ages are invited to join in our Mom to Mom group designed to educate, encourage and equip women. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 8:45 am, September through May on the First Immanuel Campus and is Free to the attendees and childcare is provided at no cost. Please email for more information. Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 season at
Register now for the Men's Club Charity Golf Outing on Monday, September 9th. You can register online here .

  • 11:00 AM - Registration, range and putting green
  • 12:30 PM - Shotgun start, box lunches provided (free water, soda and beer on course)
  • 5:30 PM - Social hour, Raffle & Silent auction, Dinner - Live Auction and Prizes
Since 1946 the Men’s Club Organization at First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries has served as stewards of the church, school and community.

This includes sponsoring major events such as the annual FILS youth basketball tournament, Men's Bible classes and ministries, the annual fall Beef Dinner as well as funding major capital improvement programs.

In 2000, the Men’s club initiated the 1st Charity Golf & Auction event to raise funds to replace the much needed gym floor. With GOD’s grace and the generous support of many in our family of faith and the local business community we were blessed in achieving this goal.

We are now celebrating our 19th annual charity golf outing and have raised over $200,000 in donations used to support the many charities both within and outside of First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries.

Please join us at this fun event as we continue to support our growing ministry here and around the world.
First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries is hosting a Visual Faith Journaling workshop on Saturday, September 28 th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with check-in and morning refreshments available at 8:00 am. The workshop will feature speaker Pat Maier, co-founder of Visual Faith Ministries and highly sought-after national speaker.

During the workshop attendees will learn:
·       To reflect and SEE connections between God’s Word and our lives
·       To make personal connections with others
·       Creative ideas for Bible margins, prayer cards, sermon notes, lots of others
·       Creative techniques for lettering, shading, imaging, collaging
·       How to experiment with and use different media

Registration for the event goes until September 16 th and is open to all adults and students starting at 5 th grade (students in grades 5 th – 8 th need to attend with an adult).

 Adult registration is $20 and students is $10. The fee covers the workshop, morning refreshments, lunch and a variety of door prizes.
Organ Dedication Concert St. Paul's Grafton welcomes daughter of the congregation, Dr. Portman on September 14th at 7:00 pm as they celebrate with song and fellowship This concert will debut Dr. Portman's arrangement of the hymn Alleluia! Sing to Jesus. Contact with any questions.
First Immanuel Lutheran School Employment Opportunities -
After Care Teacher Positions We are looking for energetic, patient, and nurturing individuals who enjoy working with children to offer care and teaching support.  The hours for these positions would be between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  Applicants need to have a High School diploma and early childhood experience is preferred but we will train the right individuals.  For more information on these positions, please contact Kelly Dummann, After Care Director at First Immanuel Lutheran School: 262-377-6610 or  

Substitute Teachers  Love spending time with students? Interested in flexible hours? Please consider being a substitute teacher here at FILS! If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and proof of a bachelor's degree to  or drop it off in the church/school office. Feel free to contact Dawn Walker with any questions you may have! 262-377-6610
First Immanuel Spirit Wear -
You can now purchase your items online through September 8th. There are several new products available as well as a new design! Order at:
(Events Held at the First Immanuel Campus in Cedarburg unless otherwise noted)
WEDNESDAY, August 6, 2019
9:00 am & 6:30 pm Adult Bible Class
THURSDAY, August 7, 2019
6:30 pm Bluff Worship At CUW
FRIDAY, August 9, 2019
SATURDAY, August 10, 2019
5:00 pm Traditional Worship (w.comm)
SUNDAY, August 11, 2019
7:30 am Traditional Worship
9:00 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
10:10 am Sermon Rewind
10:35 am Contemporary Worship
4:00 pm REACH Group Leader Meeting (Hackman Home)
River of Life (Saukville)
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:40 am Adult Bible Class  
10:45 am Café Worship

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