First Immanuel Campus Cedarburg ~ River of Life Campus Saukville
Mission & Ministry Moments E-Edition
August 28th, 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
To Prepare For Worship:
Pastor’s Prayer Partners Petitions
Spice It Up
Often, when areas of our life become routine we are told to “spice it up.” Married couples will take a second honeymoon. Work teams will often conduct team building exercises. Major league baseball teams have been known to take in a little league game. This is all done to prevent us from falling into a routine in which we fail to fully appreciate our partnerships.
There are times that our daily prayer lives can become routine. Sometimes we resort to the same dinner prayers or bedtime prayers, which isn’t wrong, but the more routine it can become, the less heartfelt it can be.
Perhaps we can “spice up” our prayer life. One of the ways to do this is by incorporating a Psalm during our prayer time. Dr. Martin Luther found the prayers to be of utmost importance in his prayer life. In the Psalms Luther found both comfort and strength. 
The Psalms provide for us beautiful prayers to be used in our prayer time. When you turn to prayer begin by praying one of the Psalms and then follow with your petitions. The Psalms will serve as a wonderful spice for your prayers and your heart.
Thanks for your partnership,
          Pastor Raasch
Reflect on what is on your heart and mind and take it to God in prayer.

Is there something we can pray about for you?
Praying for One Another
  • Will Stauske, Muriel Going, Genevieve Anschuetz, Sonia Buhrow and Aiden Last, Lois Bublitz, Hope Kittel and Dee Lewis as they are contend with ongoing health issues. Ask the Lord to grant healing and strength for the body and peace and joy for the soul.
  • Gary Krohn, who receives hospice care. Keep him from pain and continue to give him the peace that comes only through faith in Jesus.
  • Judy Wiechert and all who contend with cancer. Pray for miracles, effective treatments and peace of heart and mind.

Pray for auxiliary groups, Men’s Club, Ladies Aid, LWML, Organization of Parents and Teachers, as they support the mission and ministry of First Immanuel Lutheran. Give them the wisdom to connect with our ministry’s strategic plan in such a way that the Gospel would be proclaimed locally and globally

Our Mission of the Month is Habitat for Humanity, which partners with people in communities and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. In 2020, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Clay Felmer ~ Aaron McCatty ~ Greg Highstrom ~ Natalie Howard ~ Eric Albrecht ~ Tony Cook ~ Michael Button ~ Kristin Czisny ~ Tyler Schleg
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!
Bible Study Schedule
Sept.  8 Job
Sept. 15 Deborah
Sept. 22 (TBD)
Sept. 29 Hannah
Oct.   6  Jonah
Oct. 13  Naaman’s Servant Girl
Oct. 20  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Oct. 27  (TBD)
Nov.  3 John Mark
Nov. 10 Stephen
Nov. 17 Dorcas
Nov. 24 Esther
Dec.  1 Philip
Dec.  8 Melchizedek
Dec. 15 Gideon
Dec. 22 Anna and Simeon
Starting the weekend of September 7 & 8 we will be offering a KidMin group at both the First Immanuel and River of Life Campuses! 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.

This is a “Sunday School Like” ministry for children pre-k - 5th grade and will include bible story lessons, fun activities and great kid friendly fellowship! KidMin meets during the school year. 

So we can best plan for the number of children who will participate in KidMin please register your child(ren) here

Are you an adult or senior youth interested in helping with this ministry? The River of Life KidMin is seeking volunteers to help lead lessons or be a "side kick" for a leader. Volunteer as often as you can - once a month, a quarter, every week if you like - we'll work with your schedule! This is a great community service opportunity for senior youth who need hours for the upcoming school year. Contact Teresa at: or phone: (262) 377-6610 or text: (262) 627-9737.
These programs can help your family heal. Free to attendees. Light supper is included. 
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.
Join us for outdoor worship over Labor Day Weekend! Please bring your own lawn chairs and dress to be outdoors. Enjoy worship followed by fellowship and refreshments.
Donations of juice and breakfast items for the refreshments are welcome - sign-up here.
“As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me.” Psalm 40:17 Are you all alone? Do not be. God does not want us to be all alone. He wants us to turn to others when things are bothering us. Stephen Ministers will walk with you through your troubles and will be there for you when you need them. If you would like to request a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. A care receiver does not need to be a member of First Immanuel or River of Life. .
Ladies Aid: Next Meeting - Tuesday, September 3rd at 12:00 pm - First Immanuel Campus Fellowship Hall.  A luncheon will be served by the officers. 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.
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. 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 .
Mom to Mom Group Next Meetings - Thursday, September 12th & 26th at 8:45 am - First Immanuel Campus Fellowship Hall.  Moms of all ages are invited to join in our Mom to Mom group designed to educate, encourage and equip women. Please email for more information. There is no Cost to attendees , but for planning purposes please register at Childcare is also free.
Senior Choir  Let the joyful sound of your voice be your ministry in praising and celebrating the risen Lord! The Choir is a friendly, cheerful dedicated group of volunteer singers who meet to rehearse on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. No prior singing experience or training are necessary. We go at a pace that allows beginning singers to feel comfortable learning the music. New members will receive a warm welcome. Please join us for our first rehearsal on September 12th or any Thursday for rehearsal. For more information call Ellen at (262) 389-5801.                                 
Volunteer Opportunities
Glory & Praise - Volunteers are needed to help the residents of local nursing homes get to a common area in their facility for a time of devotion and singing. Please contact Betty at: (414) 702-7920. The next opportunity:  LaSata, September 17th at 3:00 pm and Harrison Home September 24th at 6:30 pm
Wine & Harvest - Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc. is excited to kick off the fall season with this event! They are looking for 15-20 volunteers to fill our Beer & Wine Booths and the Easy Cheesy Grilled Cheese Booth on  Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. If you’d like to help contact: Annie at: (262) 377-3891
Register now for the Men's Club Charity Golf Outing on Monday, September 9th. You can register online here until September 5th

  • 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
Night Class Faith Education and Confirmation - Evening Faith Education Kicks-off with an orientation for parents and students September 4th. Registration Starts at 6pm and Orientation at 6:30pm in the Church Sanctuary. We are making a few adjustments to the program so please join us! Questions? Contact Pastor Seban

First Immanuel Lutheran School Employment Opportunities (Multiple openings) -
2K Teaching Team Member  We are seeking energetic, patient, and nurturing individuals who enjoy working with young children to offer care and teaching support in our 2K classroom. The hours available are Noon to 4:00pm or 6:00 pm.  For additional information or to apply please contact Dawn Walker, Principal at First Immanuel Lutheran School: (262) 377-6610 or  
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.
Saukville Food Pantry Now through September 28th, The Saukville Food Pantry is taking part in the Meijer Simply Give Program. During this time, when you purchase a $10 gift card at their registers, Meijer matches that and turns it into $20.  On September 13th, for $10 gift card purchase, Meijer will donate $20, meaning your $10 turns into $30 in gift cards for the food pantry.  The goal is to get over $15,000 in gift cards from this event. With your help we can not only reach that goal but exceed it!
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 27, 2019
9:00 am & 6:30 pm Adult Bible Class
SATURDAY, August 31, 2019
5:00 pm Traditional Worship
SUNDAY, September 1, 2019
7:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:00 am Traditional Worship
10:10 am Sermon Rewind
10:35 am Contemporary Worship( w.comm)
River of Life (Saukville)
9:00 am Outdoor Worship
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