FIRST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN MINISTIRES
First Immanuel Campus Cedarburg ~ River of Life Campus Saukville
Mission & Ministry Moments E-Edition
September 11th, 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
Pastor’s Prayer Partners Petitions
Remembering
Today American’s pause to remember the tragic events of 9/11. Our lives were disrupted with the shocking images of destruction. We couldn’t comprehend that human beings could be so violent and disregard the sanctity of life.
Our remembering goes beyond the events of that day. Our remembering is more about those whose lives were lost. Average citizens went to work that morning, never expecting what was about to unfold. We remember first responders who gave little regard to their own safety, but laid down their lives for others.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends,” said Jesus. The one who spoke these words would provide the greatest sacrifice of all. Jesus willingly stepped into our world and into our lives to rescue people who are terrorized by sin and death and the devil. 
Remembering the sacrifice of Jesus must be a daily occurrence, not simply a once-a-year, Good Friday, event. Each time we sin, we remember Jesus is our forgiveness.  Each time we are frightened by the challenges of life, Jesus is our comfort. The day we close our eyes in death, we remember that Jesus, by His resurrection, has defeated our grace and gives to us and all who believe in Him the gift of heaven.
This is the truth we will never forget!

Thanks for your partnership,
Pastor Raasch
  PRAYING FOR YOURSELF
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
  • Muriel Going, Genevieve Anschuetz, Sonia Buhrow, Aiden Last, Lois Bublitz, Hope Kittel and Dee Lewis as they contend with ongoing health issues. Ask the Lord to grant healing and strength for the body and peace and joy for the soul.
  • Lynn Krohn and family, as they mourn the loss of Gary, their husband, father and grandfather. Give thanks for the faith that leads all believers to heaven and pray this promise of Jesus will give this family peace and comfort.
  • Judy Wiechert, Sue Plater  and all who contend with cancer. Pray for miracles, effective treatments and peace of heart and mind.
PRAYING FOR FIL MINISTRIES & OTHERS

Pray for KidsMin and Adult Bible Study , our Sunday morning education programs, which provide wonderful opportunities for faith building and friend building. Pray that the Lord would bless us with many participants
Our Mission of the Month is Lutheran World Relief. Our participation will assist those whose lives have been disrupted and whose homes have been destroyed by the hurricane that devastated the Bahamas.
KEEPING OUR MILITARY, MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN MIND

Tyler Schleg ~ Clay Felmer ~ Aaron McCatty ~ Greg Highstrom ~ Natalie Howard ~ Eric Albrecht ~ Tony Cook ~ Michael Button ~ Kristin Czisny
MISSION OF THE MONTH
NEW SERMON SERIES
Bible Verses to Build on

  • “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” [1 Corinthians 3:11]
  • “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” [Deuteronomy 6:4-5]
  • Jesus said, “The second (important commandment) is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” [Mark 12:31]
  • For God so loved the world that he gave is only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16]
  • “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” [Genesis 50:20]
  • “We know that God works all things together for the good of those who love, who have been called according to his purpose.” [Romans 8:28]
  • Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” [John 14:6]
  • “Render to Caesar (the government of this world) the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” [Matthew 22:21]
  • “Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive.” [Colossians 3:13]
  • “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” [1 John 4:7]
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
KidMin group has stared at both the First Immanuel and River of Life Campuses! They 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 includes bible story lessons, fun activities & kid friendly fellowship!  

So we can best plan for the number of children who will participate in KidMin please register your child(ren) here Attend when you can!
Have you ever wanted to speak up during a sermon and say, “Pastor, can you repeat that last comment, it didn’t quite get that.” How about, “I really don’t understand where you are going with this message, Pastor!” SERMON REWIND can be your opportunity to do just that. SERMON REWIND will take place in the fellowship hall at First Immanuel from 10:10 – 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. You can get your questions answered or get a sneak peek at the sermon of that day. It is an informal Q&A based discussion so bring your questions and your sermon outline!
These programs can help your family heal. Free to attendees. Light supper is included. 
Join the group anytime and come when you can.
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
·       YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO REALLY ENJOY THIS!

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.
STEPHEN MINISTRY MOMENT
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 The Stephen Ministry logo consists of a cross with a broken person and a whole person. What does this logo mean? The broken person behind the cross symbolizes the brokenness of our lives due to our sin and imperfections. The whole person stands in front of the cross because it is only through Jesus that we are made whole. The wholeness symbolizes the wholeness we receive through Christ and God’s unending love for us. We are all both “broken” and “whole”—sinners and saints—who need to hear and be reminded of God’s love for us. Please call Pastor Reichmann at 377-6610 to request a Stephen Minister’s care. The care receiver does not need to be a member of First Immanuel or River of Life.
·  EVENTS
·  PROGRAMS
·  VOLUNTEERS
Ladies Aid
Sewing Group - "Little Dresses for Africa" will begin again on September 9th at 9:00am in the Family Living Center on the First Immanuel Campus. All ladies are welcome to join us. 
Woman’s Bible Study Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 24th 9:00 am at the River of Life Campus . Ladies, you are invited to share time with women of our faith family to savor God’s Good News.
Lutheran Women In Mission (LWML ) - Next Meeting - Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm - First Immanuel Campus Fellowship Hall
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
Mom To Mom Childcare - Help with childcare is always needed for this group. If you’d be willing to help either on a regular basis or just occasionally as additional help is needed, please call Jane at (262) 993-7970.
KidMin - Adult and senior youth volunteers are needed for this program at River of Life. We’ll work with your interest level & availability - once a month, a quarter, every week, lead teacher or sidekick . To learn more about this opportunity to serve in our children’s ministry contact Teresa at thajdu@fils.org.
THINGS TO KNOW & OTHER NEWS

First Immanuel Lutheran School Employment Opportunities -
2K Teaching Team Members  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 Monday - Friday Noon to 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm and Tuesday & Friday 7:15 am—Noon.  For additional information or to apply please contact Dawn Walker, Principal at First Immanuel Lutheran School: (262) 377-6610 or  dwalker@fils.org.
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  kdummann@fils.org 
Senior Choir  Let the joyful sound of your voice be your ministry in praising and celebrating the risen Lord! The Choir resumes rehearsing on Thursday evening September 12th at 7:30 pm. For more information call Ellen at (262) 389-5801.                                 
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!
FIL’d With Faith Have a student away at college? We can send them a care package so they know their Family Of Faith is thinking of them. Click here to sign-up.
WEEKLY CALENDAR
(Events Held at the First Immanuel Campus in Cedarburg unless otherwise noted)
WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2019
9:00 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Class
5:30 pm Faith Education Class
6:30 pm Adult Bells
THURSDAY, September 12, 2019
9:00 am Mom to Mom
7:30 pm Senior Choir
SATURDAY, September 14, 2019
5:00 pm Traditional Worship
SUNDAY, September 15, 2019
7:30 am Traditional Worship (w.comm)
9:00 am Traditional Worship
9:00 am KidMin & Adult Bible Study
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 KidMin & Adult Bible Study    
Please email thajdu@fils.org to have information about your ministry, event, etc. distributed and promoted.