FIRST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN MINISTIRES
First Immanuel Campus Cedarburg ~ River of Life Campus Saukville
Mission & Ministry Moments
Headlines Edition June 15 & 16, 2019
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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.
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GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION - Sunday, June 30 at 1:30 pm
Our celebration will take place on the southwest corner of our property.
The activities will include:
 A short service to dedicate our work to the Lord. ~ Brief remarks from our church and community leadership ~ Ceremonial Groundbreaking ~ Fellowship and Refreshments
Please join us for this important milestone in our ministry!
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEN OF ALL AGES
 
On this Father’s Day I would like to share a few words with all men. These are words of encouragement and counsel to you as your pastor and friend. I feel compelled to pen these words because of what I have witnessed over the past thirty plus years of ministry.
 
Men, we have been given a great responsibility by the Lord. We are called by our Lord to be leaders in our marriage, our family, our community and our church. Unfortunately, I have seen a drastic decline in these areas of responsibility. I have seen men walk out of their marriages for selfish reasons of personal convenience. Some men have ignored their marriage vows, leaving their wives for other women. Men have ignored their families because they have a greater commitment to their job. Men have failed to be leaders in their communities and churches believing someone else can handle that responsibility. We, as men, must return to the responsibilities the Lord has entrusted to us as His servants.
 
Fathers, there are two responsibilities I suggest are most important for us. One is to love the mother of our children. Treasure the vows you made with your wife before the Lord. I don’t think we can properly love our children unless we first and foremost love their mother. The other responsibility is that of sharing Jesus with your children. Michael Reagan, as he spoke at the funeral of his father, the late president, Ronald Reagan, expressed how important it was for him, even as an adult, to hear his father articulate his Christian faith to him. We fathers must constantly share our faith with our children. We must pray with them, read Bible stories to them, and worship alongside of them on a regular basis.
 
Grandfathers, we have a greater influence on our grandchildren than we may know. Do you remember how excited you were when your grandfather sat with you to talk about life? We must talk to our grandchildren about faith and life. And don’t stop being a father. It doesn’t matter how old our children are, or how much money our children make, or how many educational degrees they have earned. We are still their father. We must impart the wisdom we have accumulated from our years of experience on this earth. Trust me—they really are listening!
 
Young men, stay close to the Lord. You live in a world that is filled with temptation and danger. There are temptations of lust and lewd activity. There is the temptation to believe that women are objects. Stay close to the Lord that you many stay clear of these dangers. When the time comes for you to marry take your vows seriously. Seek a God-fearing woman who will share your belief that we serve the Lord through the bond of marriage. Prepare now for fatherhood. Remember that just about any male can father a child, but it takes a real man to be a father to a child. Make a commitment now to be a man of God who will love his wife and children as a Christian leader in his home.
 
Men, join me as we recommit ourselves to serving the Lord Jesus, as we love our wives with the mercy of Christ, nurture our children in the Christian faith, influence our community with God-pleasing values, and support our church with active participation.
 
Your servant-leader,
Pastor Raasch
MISSION OF THE MONTH
Refuge House is a safe place that provides a loving, nurturing environment for women and their unborn children. Our Advocates encourage women to make the positive changes in their lives that will offer opportunity, direction and hope for their futures.
Special Note: No Wednesday Bible Study on June 19th due to VBS
STEPHEN MINISTRY MOMENT
 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 Are you going through a difficult time emotionally, spiritually, or relationally? You do not have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is that you are facing. To find out more, either for yourself or for someone you care about, you are encouraged to contact Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610. Please remember to ask permission before referring another person.
KEEPING OUR MILITARY, MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN MIND
~ Natalie Howard ~ Eric Albrecht ~ Tony Cook ~ Michael Button ~ Kristin Czisny ~ Tyler Schleg ~ Clay Felmer ~ Aaron McCatty ~ Greg Highstrom ~   

·  EVENTS
·  PROGRAMS
·  VOLUNTEERS
Fourth Of July Did you know that the Cedarburg July 4th parade is the BIGGEST, BEST community parade in southeastern Wisconsin? Thousands of people line the streets of Cedarburg to get a taste of America at its best! This year, we would like our float to celebrate the USA with a BIG, BOLD BRASS BAND on our float playing a couple of traditional American marches! Do you play brass or percussion? Then we want YOU (think of the Uncle Sam poster) to play! You will be given the music to practice on your own and there will be two practices scheduled to bring the band together. Please contact the church office at 377-6610 or  kroeske@fils.org   for more information and to sign up to participate. God bless America!
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 opportunities:  Harrison Home on June 25 th at 6:30 pm, McKinley Place on July 16 th at 3:00 pm
Save The Date
Visual Faith Bible Journaling Workshop
Saturday, September 28th
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
THINGS TO KNOW & OTHER NEWS
Employment Opportunities
Kitchen helper Our food service provider Taher is seeking a Kitchen Helper for the upcoming school year. Hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on days that FILS is in session No experience needed - all training will be provided. Applications and/or questions can be answered by Brian at:  B.Eaton@taher.com   or Tracy at:  T.Sudik@taher.com .
2K Teacher s And After School Care Staff We are looking for energetic, patient, and nurturing individuals who enjoy working with young children to offer care and teaching support in our 2K classroom and After School Care Program. We have a 5-day/week morning position available (7:30 AM - Noon) and a T/TH Noon - 5 PM position available. If you or know someone who might be interested, please send a resume to Dawn Walker, Principal at First Immanuel Lutheran School: (262) 377-6610 or  dwalker@fils.org
After School Care Team We have several positions open this team. The hours are between 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Applicants need to have a high school diploma and enjoy working with children. This is a great job for college students and adults looking to get back to work on a part-time basis. Contact Kelly at: kdummann@fils.org for more information and to apply.   
WEEKLY CALENDAR
(Events Held at the First Immanuel Campus in Cedarburg unless otherwise noted)
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019
9:00 am & 6:30 pm Adult Bible Class
T HURSDAY, June 13, 2019
6:30 pm worship at Concordia University Wisconsin on Bluff
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019
3:00 PM OFFICE CLOSED
SATURDAY, June 15, 2019
5:00 pm Traditional Worship
SUNDAY, June 16, 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)
8:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:40 am Adult Bible Class
10:45 am Café Worship (w.comm)
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