News/Announcements

For Your Meditation and Preparation for Worship 
Scripture readings for Sunday services in February are listed below by date. At home before worship, read the Scriptures, listen for what God says to you, and come to worship anticipating and ready to receive what God gives in His Word and worship.

February 23-24, 2019 Services:
Gen. 45:3-15; 1 Cor. 15:21-26, 30-42; Luke 6:27-38

March 2-3, 2019 Services: 
Deut. 34:1-12; Heb. 3:1-6; Luke 9:28-36

Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Service:
Joel 2:12-19; 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10; Matt. 6:1-6, 16-21

March 9-10, 2019 Services:
Deut. 26:1-11; Rom. 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13

March 16-17, 2019 Services: 
Jer. 26:8-15; Phil. 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35

March 23-24, 2019 Services:
Ezek. 33:7-20; 1 Cor. 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9

March 30-31, 2019 Services:
Is. 12:1-6; 2 Cor. 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32


FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE NOW!


JOIN US FOR SATURDAY WORSHIP SERVICE AT 5:00 PM The music will vary weekly from blended to traditional.


MEN'S BIBLE STUDY beginning March 4, 2019 we will meet the First and Third Mondays of each month at 7:00pm.


BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MEETING RESCHEDULED to February 26, 2019 at 7:00pm.


SERVING ST. MATTHEW’S SOUP KITCHEN On each of our visits, we are humbled and thankful for God’s blessings on this ministry. Our next visit is planned for March 14. Everyone is invited to join us – we leave Immanuel about 10:45am and are back to Mokena by 2:00pm – please call Barb at 708.995.5375 if you are interested in joining us.


NEW 2019 FLOWER CHART is posted in the Narthex. Flowers are $40.00 for two vases or you could split the cost with another member that wants to put flowers on the Altar for the same day costing you only $20.00. The Ruth Society would like to thank all those that have ordered flowers in the past and for honoring the Lord.


2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are in the narthex or in your mailbox if you are on the board. Please pick yours up today.


NOW OFFERING GLUTEN FREE If anyone has health issues requiring gluten free communion wafers, please contact Pastor Schellhas.

nullLUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF is our new congregational global mission project.  Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. Their goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after their projects end. This weekend the Board of Stewardship will share some brief highlights of LWR’s work and collect a free will offering in support of this organization.


PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED & PLANNING FOR 2019 VBS HAS BEGUN! Vacation Bible School for 2019 will be the Concordia program "Miraculous Mission - Jesus Saves the World". To hold this program next summer, we are in need of two important positions--a VBS Program Coordinator and a Registration Director. Once we have these volunteers in place, the VBS Program Coordinator can choose the week in June that would work best for her/him. We usually hold VBS either the third of fourth week in June. 

If you are interested in serving the Lord for either position in this most important outreach to children in our community, please contact Nancy Kaczmarczyk at 708-478-1042 for more information.


LWML ANNOUNCEMENTS The LWML mite box collection will be Sunday, March 3, 2019. Offerings for this may be placed in the large mite box located in the narthex. Thank you for supporting the LWML mission grants for 2018-2020.

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IMMANUEL WOMEN SAVE THE DATE: Save the date for the LWML Lenten Inspiration on March 30th at Christ/Orland. The theme is: SERVING THE LEAST OF THESE - Matthew 25:40. Learn how the churches in our District are serving individuals in need - plus time for worship and opportunities for fellowship with your Lutheran sisters. The registration form is in the February Items and also on the LWML table in the narthex. (Click Here to Register Online)


nullOUR RED LETTER CHALLENGE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED! 
The challenge is unique because it takes Christ’s literal words and gives you practical daily challenges based on those words. It will give you targets to shoot for to help you measure how you are practically following after Him. To anyone who's interested, here's some info about the Red Letter Challenge that will start in a couple of weeks here at Immanuel, at the beginning of Lent.

Pick up your copy Mon-Fri in the church office or from the lobby after Saturday/Sunday services with a suggested donation of $20. https://www.redletterchallenge.com/


BOARD OF FELLOWSHIP “DINNER NIGHT OUT” IS SCHEDULED
Our next “Dinner Night Out” will be at Doc’s Smokehouse of Mokena on Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 pm. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby/narthex so we can obtain a headcount, and each person will be responsible for their own bill. This is a great opportunity to meet and converse with the congregation.


PRAISE BAND If you’re interested in checking out the Praise Band Hymns for each month, click on music under the ministries sections of our website, and scroll down to Praise Band current selections. Enjoy the youtube videos. 

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