For your meditation and preparation for worship next week
Scripture readings for The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Deut. 18:15-20; 1 Corinithians 8:1-13; and Mark 1:21-28. On Saturday or Sunday 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.
"This Is The Life" Classic Movies from Lutheran Hour Ministries: Here are stories of faith-healing gone awry; a married couple's loss of their daughter; a pastor whose legalism was driving his members away; the bitter animosity of a father against his daughter's suitor; and more. In the end, each episode has one thing in common: God reigns through every event in our lives, and it is by faith in His Son-following and honoring Him-that our lives find their fullest meaning. Watch stars like Jack Nicholson, Leonard Nimoy, Angie Dickinson, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs cut their teeth on their craft-long before they hit the "big time." Monday, February 5th 6:30 to 8 pm will be the third video with Mike Farrell and Daniel J. Travanti.
Monday, March 5 6:30-8pm will be the fourth video with Leonard Nemoy. Please call Leslie Cosich at 708-642-1012 if you would like to see the videos. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex also.
Voters Meeting: February 4th at 10:15 am we will have a voters meeting to give Pastor Constien a Peaceful Release.
Preschool Fundraiser has started. This spring's fundraiser is Gourmet Delight Cheesecake. Order forms and more information is on the table in the narthex. Forms and monies are due by January 30th.
Preschool Registration for 2018-2019 will be starting this week. The schedule is as follows:
January 25: Immanuel Lutheran Church Members
February 1 & 2: Current students and siblings of current students
February 8: Siblings of former students
February 13: General Public registration opens
Same Program - New Name: The weekly televised program "Worship for Shut-Ins" is now known as "Worship Anew", as of Sunday, December 3rd. Visit www.WorshipAnew.org for more information about this exciting news!
The Lord has blessed us with the Constien family for over 22 years.
Pastor Constien has accepted a Divine Call to be Pastor of Mesquite Lutheran Church in Mesquite, Nevada. Please keep the Constien Family in your prayers at this time of transition as well as the congregation of Mesquite Lutheran Church, Nevada and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Constien's last Sunday here is February 4th.
From the Board of Fellowship :
Thanks for the Memories Pastor Constien
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Feb 1st at 5:30pm at Aurelio’s in Frankfort. You should be receiving an invitation in the mail with all of the details and your RSVP card. Please make sure that all RSVP’s are returned by January 26th. We are compiling a scrapbook with all of our favorite memories of the Constien’s. If you have anything to add, please leave your items in C1 mailbox outside the church office.
THE 2017 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are in the narthex in alphabetical order. Please pick yours up today.
Offering Envelopes for 2018 are in the narthex on tables. Please pick up your envelopes today. Please note that you may have a new number next year. Some envelopes are in the mailboxes by the office if you are on a board.
Pray N Crochet will be meeting on January 31 from 6:30 -8pm. Please bring your yarn and supplies as well as any unfinished projects to work on. We will be having a short devotion and decide on a "good will" project to help those in need. Please join us if you are interested in crocheting or want to learn.
Time & Talent Forms and Commitment Cards are included in this week’s bulletin. You can also find the Time & Talent form on the website under Connect / News/Announcements. Please take time over the next two weeks to prayerfully consider your offering of time and talents as well as financial commitment to the Lord. We will collect these forms the weekend of January 27/28, but they may be returned after that weekend as well. Here are a few bible passages to consult during this process: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15, Psalm 24, Luke 16:1-15.
LWML will be attending a Lenten Inspiration in Elgin on February 24th. Contact Barb Belanski if you have any questions or concerns at 708-995-5375.