Weekly Bulletin Announcements Pg. 1 - 5
Campus Newsletter Pg. 6 – 9
Youth Newsletter Pg. 10 – 15
Those who Serve Pg. 16
THIS WEEK, NOVEMBER 27th, AT IMMANUEL
Sunday: 8:00am Worship
9:30am SS/Adult Bible Study
10:45am Worship/Communion/Sola Dei
6:00pm Family Wreath Night
Monday: 11:00am LWML
1:30pm Staff Meeting
Tuesday: 3:00-5:00pm Butter Braid & Cookie Dough Pickup
7:00pm ILCM Cookies Night
7:00pm In His Grace
9:00am Bible Study
5:30pm Quest 456
7:00pm “Hanging of the Greens” Advent Worship
8:00pm ILCM Family Groups
Thursday: 6:30pm Sola Dei
7:00pm ILCM Bib Study
8:00pm Live To Tell
Friday: 6:00am Men‟s Fellowship
6:30pm International Student Night
Saturday: 6:30am Elder‟s Meeting
10:00am Cub Scouts
2:00-4:00pm Christmas Tree Extravaganza
Sunday: 8:00am Worship/Communion
9:30am SS/Adult Bible Study
10:45am Worship/Sola Dei
1:30-2:30pm Dan & Meagan Heinold‟s Baby Shower
2:00-4:00pm Christmas Tree Extravaganza
6:00pm Youth Group
THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE … is the theme for this year‟s
extravaganza hosted by Michele Hoover on December 3rd & 4th from 2-4
p.m. The Hoover‟s home is located at 1112 Williamsburg Dr. Free will
donation will support the National Youth Gathering Trip.
FAMILY WREATH NIGHT … Bring your friends for the return of Family Wreath
Night. The cost is $5 for supplies. Meet in the Fellowship Hall on tonight @
6:00 p.m. All supplies will be provided for you to make a Family Advent
Wreath. Please sign up on the bulletin board or contact Greg Witto 345-
3431 or email@example.com .
RESOURCE CENTER … We have received a new supply of cards, including
Christmas, at the Resource Center. Please stop by and check them out!
ADVENT DEVOTIONS … are available in the back of the church. These are
free of charge – please pick up a copy today!
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER ANNUAL BUTTER BRAID AND COOKIE DOUGH …
pick-up will be from 3:00-5:00pm on Tuesday, November 29th in the
Fellowship Hall. Due to limited freezer space please schedule to have
someone pick up your order at this date.
LWML … will have their Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00
p.m. at the Charleston Country Club. Please call Barb Nordin by
December 12th. We hope all members and spouses/significant other can
LWML NEWS … LWML will have their monthly meeting on Monday,
November. 28th at 11:00 a.m. in the conference room. The November
Mission Project is the collection of fleece throws for the Danville Veterans
Home and Palm Terrace in Mattoon. The Ladies Aid is also collecting, and
the congregation is encouraged to donate as well. The plastic tub is
located in the hallway next to the Resource Center. Thanks to all who help
with this project!!
PLEASE SIGN UP TO BE A … lector, usher or greeter for the months of
December – February.
DAILY E-PRAYER … Would you like to participate in a daily devotion with
Pastor Hoover online? If so, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
to begin today
THANK YOU TO OUR “HELPING HANDS” … who supplied meals the last 2
weeks. They were really appreciated. If you are interested in helping, sign
up sheet for Helping Hands is at the Resource Center.
BABY SHOWER … Please come and celebrate a Baby Shower for Dan and
Meagan (Heinhold) Trakes on December 4, 2011 from 1:30-2:30. Cake and
punch served. Dan and Meagan are registered with www.myregister.com
She is having a boy!
LWML MITE BOX SUNDAY … Just a reminder that the first Sunday of each
month is “MITE BOX” Sunday. The large Mite Box will be on a table in the
hallway coming into church from the south side. You may empty your mite
box into the big box, or if you do not have a box, put your donation in the
big box. The donations are picked up and deposited on Monday. The
mites go for projects in the Central Illinois District and Champaign Zone and
many places. A huge thank you to those of you who do contribute mites.
– Barb Johns, LWML Treasurer
THANK YOU … is not enough to express our gratitude to all of our loving
church family for your overwhelming kindness during our healing. We now
have "meals on wheels" and are pleased with them. To all who sent cards,
visited, provided transportation, called with words of encouragement, and
sent in whole meals, our very grateful "Thank You". In Christ,
Marg and Walt Lowell
COOKIE SALE … is coming up December 11th and 18th sponsored by Ladies
Aid. More information later.
LIFE QUOTE” FROM LUTHERAN’S FOR LIFE … “Jesus live(d) like us in every way
so that He (could) fight the battle we could not fight. For the body carried
in Mary‟s womb, the body placed in the manger for its cradle, the body
seen by shepherds and honored by Magi-this is the body that Christ will
offer on the cross … It is the body of the very Son of God.” Pastor Mark D.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY … You are invited to come and celebrate the Lord with
us! Join us for a Men‟s Bible Study. The group meets every Friday morning
from 6-7 AM at What‟s Cookin‟.
COOKIES FOR A CAUSE … ILCM invites all students to join our efforts on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Student Center as we bake and
decorate cookies for bake sales to support the Annual Christmas drive with
Lutheran Child and Family Service. More details online or contact Amanda
COLLEGE STUDENTS … The Advent season is almost upon us, and once
again ILCM will lead worship on December 7th, We invite you to join us in
this exciting tradition. Please contact Spencer @ 217-549-7403 or catch
Greg at email@example.com . Thanks
CAMPUS MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY … ILCM has started an additional Bible
Study. Communication: Enhancing Your Relationships – will continue this
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Student Center. This study group will meet for 4
sessions. Please join us.
COLES COUNTY BARBERSHOP CHORUS - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BENEFIT
Continuing their tradition of “giving” to the community, the Coles County
Barbershop Singers will present their 36th Annual Christmas Benefit Concerts
on Sunday, December 4th. Wesley Methodist Church (2206 4th Street,
Charleston) will host the 4 PM concert while the First Presbyterian Church
(10 Charleston Ave in Mattoon) will be the site of the 7 PM performance.
Both churches have plenty of parking and are wheel chair accessible. The
35 man chorus, is made up of men from 20 different communities and is
currently the third place barbershop chorus in state competition. Along
with their quartets and special husband/wife mixed ensemble, they will
present a FREE one hour concert that focuses on the true meaning of
Christmas. A free will offering will be taken and disbursed to area
needy(Food and Homeless Shelter Programs)
Simply Giving …. Within our own families, we all understand how important
it is to maintain discipline and predictability in our yearly, monthly and
even weekly budgeting. It is a daunting task in many cases; one which
must be addressed thoughtfully, honestly, and thoroughly. The same is true
for our church family. One means of achieving discipline and predictability
for our Immanuel budget is for each of us „family members‟ to take full
advantage of the “SIMPLY GIVING” program. This program provides an
important tool that will enable our church leadership to be the best
possible stewards of the material gifts provided by each of us. Please
review the enclosed application form and thoughtfully consider becoming
a “SIMPLY GIVING” participant.” Start with a small amount, just to become
familiar and comfortable with the process. You can change the amount
of your scheduled electronic gift as often as you deem necessary. Thank
you!” Mike Murray, Treasurer Forms are in the back of the church.
ANOTHER YEAR OF MINISTRY IS UNDER THE STUDENT CENTER IS FOR YOU -
WAY! Thank you for making ILCM a part of your Looking for a place to crash between classes? The
college experience this year. Immanuel has been ILCM Student Center is a two minute walk from
blessed to be involved in Campus Ministry for 85 campus and is open to you during the day. It’s fully
years now! ILCM kicked off another school year of equipped with a big screen TV with surround
ministry in August with many exciting activities; sound, free wifi, pool table and fully stocked
cookouts, camp fires, game night, the scavenger kitchen. You can use it almost any time too. We
hunt, Pantherpalooza and the International Dinner. only ask that if you wish to use the SC after hours
The annual Welcome Back Picnic wrapped up the you bring a friend and make arrangements with a
first week of events as we welcomed many new student Mission Team member or Greg Witto.
students to school. Thank you for joining us in
worship and being a part of our ministry activities.
We pray you will join us in future ministry
opportunities as we grow in faith together, serve in
love and reach out with the Good News! Please
read through the information included in this
newsletter and join us on our face book page, check
things out in person or on line and help develop
ministry and mission at ILCM! HIGH ROPES RETREAT - On October 29, the
God bless, Greg Witto, Campus Ministry Director ILCM van will be departing from the Student
ILCM Center at 7am for a morning full of adventure.. We
will be going to Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, IL to
climb around their high ropes course. It will be a
day of completing obstacles high above the ground
like a monkey, and possibly conquering a fear or
two. It will only cost you $20.00, which includes
transportation, lunch and ropes fees. Contact
Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. This
outing is limited to 14 participants but there is
The ILCM SOFTBALL TEAM has had an still room…
enjoyable season and ready to kick off the double
elimination tournament this weekend. We are
excited to see a lot of new faces on and off the field.
We are also pleased to have all the fans come out to
cheer us on! Our games this weekend begin at
2PM. Meet at the Student Center for a ride by 1:30
if you want to join us. We would love o see you!
During SPECIAL OLYMPICS FAMILY
FESTIVAL (Sept. 18) we were paired up with an
Olympian for the day and participated in activities
with them. The Christmas Theme this year was a
big hit and the students were able to spend the day
enjoying activities they like to do. It was a good
way to reach out to them and show them there are
people who care and want to be with them. It was a
day full of memories and a great time!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY – In
GREATNESS IN BLUE - A CELEBRATION August, Immanuel hosted the annual International
OF PANTHER NATION -In celebration of EIU’s Student dinner where more than 60 new
Homecoming, ILCM created the “Shark Bait Blue- international students joined Eastern staff and
HA-HA” float complete with Billy the Panther and Immanuel members to begin the new year.
his new shark friend! Thanks to all those who Immanuel has always enjoyed this opportunity to
helped to make this award winning float (first provide the first American meal for many of these
place!) There are a few t-shirts available for sale students. We enjoyed the evening getting to know
and some great pictures to see too! Come check students from India, Germany, China, Nigeria and
them out. Thanks to Chelsea other nations! International student night is every
other Friday night: October 28, Nov. 11, 25, Dec. 9.
Link and her team for
organizing the Home-
coming activities. More
than 30 students worked
hundreds of hours over
the course of six weeks
to produce this great
float and build lasting
friendships. Way to Go
October 29 – High Ropes Retreat
October 30 - softball 2PM and TBA
November 3 – Communication / Relationship Bible
study begins at 7PM
November cookie baking… TBA
November 27 – Family wreath night
November 30 – Christmas decorating @ the Student
Center at 8PM
December 7 – ILCM leads worship @ 7PM
December - ILCM Christmas Party TBA
December 11-14 – Finals week food frenzy
Advent midweek worship – Wednesdays @7PM
7 beginning Nov. 30
More pictures are posted on our facebook group
SERVANT LEADERS WANTED – Do you have
a knack for leadership, a heart for helping others
and a passion for serving the Lord? If so, then
maybe you would be interested in helping the ILCM
Mission Team develop more mission outreach and
community service opportunities. Please contact
Greg Witto or one of the Student leaders from the
Mission Team for more information.
CAN YOU LEND A HAND ON SUNDAY
MORNING? Have you ever been interested in
reading lessons in worship (lector), distributing
bulletins (usher), using your musical talents to lead
worship (praise team member or special musician),
or maybe teaching children in Sunday School? A
FAMILY GROUP BIBLE STUDY - Engage the number of students are involved with these areas of
hearts and minds of God's people through Gospel support at Immanuel and we invite you to join the
based narratives on contemporary issues. Jesus told ranks to help serve others on Sunday morning. If
teaching stories, or parables, about people and you have interest in any of these opportunities listed
things familiar to His disciples. He did so to reveal above, please contact Greg Witto or one of the
deep, spiritual insights about Him. This DVD-based Student leaders from the Mission Team at
study series connects contemporary life with email@example.com . They can help plug you in.
biblical themes such as love, uncertainty, loneliness, Thanks for the consideration.
and more in a visually appealing way, and will
inspire meaningful conversations in your small
group. Meet at the Student Center on Wednesday
evenings at 8PM to join other students for this
“engaging” small group Bible study at ILCM.
Come a little early for snacks and fellowship. For
more information contact Tayler at
COMMUNICATION: ENHANCING YOUR
RELATIONSHIPS- Do you want to improve your
relationships at home… at work… in school… at
church – anywhere? ILCM is hosting another Bible
study opportunity for those students interested in
strengthening relationships. Join us as we share,
grow, and learn how the Word of God empowers us ILCM TO LEAD WORSHIP IN ADVENT – All
to be effective communicators, equipping us for students are invited to join us to lead worship on
developing healthy relationships! This study will Wednesday, December 7 as students assist
meet for four sessions on Thursday evening Immanuel in worship one week during the Advent
beginning November 3rd, and meeting for a final season. Would you like to use your gifts and talents
session on December 1. Feel free to bring a friend to share the message of hope and joy in Advent?
and meet at the Student Center from 7-8PM. ILCM has a tradition of leading worship once each
Snacks will be provided. semester and the fall semester allows us the
opportunity to lead during the Advent midweek
FAMILY WREATH NIGHT - Plan to attend this
worship schedule. More details will be posted soon.
evening event to prepare for Christmas. Join us for an
evening of wreath making, hot chocolate and Christmas If you would like to help with the organization /
music as we gather in fellowship with members of planning phase please contact Spencer @
Immanuel on Sunday, November 27 at 6PM. firstname.lastname@example.org
902 Cleveland Ave (across the street from the
Tarble Arts Center) 345-3431, email@example.com
Another award winning
Homecoming float for
New Bible study topics….
Worship and Bible studies this month….
Sundays – Traditional worship @ 8, Praise worship @ 10:45AM
Wednesdays @ 8PM – Family Groups Study
Thursdays @ 7PM – Relationship Bible Study
Volume 1, Issue 4 Parent Newsletter
The Holidays Are Upon Us!
It usually comes the morning after Halloween, when your children are still deep inside
Netflix 2 their sugar induced comas, and you are cleaning the smashed pumpkin off of your
Curriculum 3 drive way. Don’t let it catch you by surprise, because if you’re not careful it will.
Gift Guide 4 I am of course talking about the holiday season.
Tech Update 5 For some it comes when you reach inside your mail box to find your favorite magazine
with Paula Dean on the cover telling you how to fry a turkey with eight sticks of butter,
Calendar 6 and for others it will be when their in-laws call and ask whose house you will be
spending Christmas day at?
No matter how it happens the truth is that it happens before you’re ready for it. Let’s
face it, we are busy enough as it is with our social calendars and keeping up on our
kids. How are we supposed to find time to purchase all the perfect gifts and keep the
seasonal events straight?
Once again, here comes your Immanuel Lutheran Youth Parent Newsletter to save the
day. This issue is jam pack full of the things you’ve come to know and love (our
for Kyle Creel:
curriculum guide, calendar, etc), but also some spectacular seasonal lists that may
make things smoother and more special for your family.
Serving Chili and Serving Others
217-317-0707 Next, establish how much time and money you can spend on your newsletter. These
Last month’s Spaghetti Fundraiser was a A publish afterward the kids will be on
factors will help determine how frequently youfew daysthe newsletter and its length.
Address: success and we thank you for all your Thanksgiving Vacation, and we want to
1803 Union Street donations. This month we would like to give them the opportunity to serve
Charleston, IL 61920 invite you to eat with us again and give others and remind them how much they
you a chance to show us your stuff. have to be thankful for.
facebook.com/kyle.creel On Sunday, November 20 we will be Kim Woodruff is spearheading a visit for
hosting a Chili Cook Off for lunch after us to go to Catholic Charities in Mattoon
the second service. All of the sides and on Wednesday, November 23 to sort
drinks will be provided, as well as and hang clothes. This time of year the
hotdogs for the kids. What we would like store gets overflowed and needs all the
from you is to bring a crock-pot full of help they can get to go through all the
your favorite chili to enter into our contest donations they receive.
and for everyone to enjoy. All teens and
We will leave the church parking lot at
adults will be given a vote to cast on their
8:45 that morning, please have some
favorite and we will crown the
breakfast already in your belly or in your
King/Queen of Chili Cook Off.
hands, and bring some money to go out
We will also need some people to donate to lunch with afterwards at the original
deserts. Cookies, brownies, and other Burger King. This will be a great way to
pre-divided treats would be preferred. get the kids out of your hair while
Please contact for all entries. making those important preparations.
Netflix: Naughty or Nice?
Netflix has changed the way our families enjoy movies and TV. For under ten dollars
a month you can watch hundreds of quality programs in your home via streaming
video, and now for no extra charge you can watch porn.
Yes, that’s right, pornography on your televisions, blu-ray players, video game
systems, iPods, and computers all at a click of a button. Let me explain. In the last
few months Unrated (UR and NR) titles have been popping up in the new release
section of Netflix, pretty much right next to your instant queue. Most of these nudity
filled films are “uncut” versions of “teen” movies, such as the American Pie series,
that try to pass under the guise of “Late Night Comedies”. However your teens can
find something that goes beyond soft-core if they flip over to the Foreign Film
section. Be advised that while foreign films have a reputation for being racy, in this
modern era of on-demand internet intercourse, racy pretty much means actual sex and
not just a few scattered shots of topless actresses.
So do you need to get rid of Netflix to keep your family safe?
No, not at all. While the parental controls are a little archaic, Netflix does have a
simple option that will fix you up in just a matter of minutes. Here is what you need
1.) Log-in to Netflix on your computer.
2.) In the top right-hand corner click on “Your Account & Help”
3.) Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says “PREFERENCES” and click on
the link “Change parental control setting”.
4.) This will redirect you to a screen asking you to insert your password again,
do so and you will find yourself on a page where you can make your rating
choice. You can block out all of the stuff in question by selecting the option
to show things with ratings R and below, but even more family friendly
verses and questions
are here for you to be a
help in your child’s
Parables: More than just a story spiritual growth!
As we wrap up our series on who Jesus was, and come to the conclusion that he was not only a revolutionary but the
Son of God, it seems obvious that we should focus on his teachings.
Jesus commonly taught people in parables (short stories that illustrate a moral attitude or religious principle), and with
good reason. Stories have the ability to help transport us into a new realm of understanding, and in it we get to
experience truths of not only who we are but also God as well.
Over the next two months we will be covering five of Jesus’ most well known and compelling parables in hopes to learn
a very important truth, “What your do matters!”
November 6 – The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23, Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 11:28)
How we respond to God’s word will drastically impact our daily lives.
1.) Why did Jesus teach in parables?
2.) What kinds of things tend to “choke” our understanding?
3.) How does planting God’s word inside us help us in daily life?
November 20 – The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:14)
How we forgive others will affect how God shows us grace.
1.) What makes forgiving someone difficult for you?
2.) How do you think God feels about us making the same mistakes over and over again?
3.) Whose method of keeping score is better for you in the long run: yours or God’s?
November 27 – The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke18:9-14, Matthew 6:5-13)
How we pray can draw our hearts closer to God or move ourselves further from Him.
1.) What says more about a person, a habit done in public or private?
2.) In what ways do we tend to make talking to God different than talking to family and friends?
3.) Besides just asking for stuff what other things are there to pray about?
December 4 – The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30, 1 Peter 4:10, Ester 4:14)
How we use our talents and treasures is important business to the Father.
1.) What kind of talents do you have that are going to waste, or are being squandered for yourself?
2.) What kinds of opportunities have you missed out on because of a lame excuse?
3.) What are some things that God may have placed you for “a time such as this”?
December 11 – The Parable of Sheep and Goats (Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 20:26-28)
How we treat those in need isn’t easy, but has an effect long into the future.
1.) What did Jesus mean when he said he came “not to be served, but to serve”?
2.) What kind of example does that set for us?
3.) Is helping other always comfortable? Does that excuse us from doing it?
Here is a little exercise for your family as Turkey Day approaches. As you get together for your meal give thanks each day for
something different. You would be surprised at the number of things you can be thankful for, and it might just encourage you to
share with each other more than just once a year.
Family Clean Drinking Water Your Home Having Food on Your Plate Daily Income
Freedom of Speech and Worship A Safe Place to Live Teachers & Leaders
The Seasons & Holidays Personal Growth Your Church Health
With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, you are probably trying to think up some
good gifts for your kids, and I'm sure that at the same time you would really like for them to
be affirmating. Of course after reading that last line you may ask, "But how can I find
something that’s not only positive but something they will actually enjoy?" That's where our
Youth Holiday Gift Tip List comes in.
Below you will find a list of books and music that are not only uplifting but excellent. Many
of these I can attest to being in my own personal library, and can say that even the children's
Netflix: Naughty or Nice?
books are great for older crowds getting something out of them while reading them to younger
siblings and children.
I'm sure you will find these gift suggestions not only affordable but easily accessible. Check
out Amazon.com for some great prices and shipping rates.
Francis Chan “The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village”
This book by internationally known pastor Francis Chan is a contemporary parable sharing a timeless truth: God has a special
purpose for you and you can fulfill it through the help of his Spirit. It’s a powerful lesson perfectly told for little hearts. In it the
villagers have a red tractor that helps them grow enough food to get them through the year, but it’s hard to use and everyone has to
help push and pull the tractor. Everyone believes that’s just how things are, that is, until Farmer Dave discovered a long-lost book in
a dusty attic. Could it really change everything?
Phil Vischer “47 Beavers On the Big Blue Sea”
Written by co-creator of Veggie Tales and told in verse, this light-hearted tale will tickle the funny bone of kids and
adults alike as they follow the adventures of 47 beavers stranded in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. The story
focuses on the scripture, "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one
will lift up the other." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a (NRSV) Join the beavers as they learn that 47 are even better than two and
things go best when they all work together. Make sure you purchase the version with the audio CD.
Ted Dekker “Circle Series”
The Circle is an epic story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, and terrorist threat unlike anything the human race has
ever known. It beings when a man named Thomas Hunter who finds himself being chased down an alley after working
the late shift at a coffee house. When a bullet grazes his head, he awakens in an entirely different reality. Now every
time he falls asleep, he wakes up in the other reality--and every choice he makes impacts the fate of two worlds. This
ground breaking series of four books will entice readers into a fantasy realm inspired by the Bible narrative, and is a
definite pleaser. If you have a fan of book series (Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, etc), then consider this gift.
Frank Peretti “This Present Darkness”
This Present Darkness is among the classic novels of the Christian thriller genre. First published in 1986, Peretti's book set a
suspenseful standard in spiritual warfare story-telling that has rarely been met by his contemporaries. Set in the apparently innocent
small town of Ashton, This Present Darkness follows a Christian preacher and newspaper reporter as they unearth a New Age plot
to take over the local community and eventually the entire world, but what is behind the scenes is truly amazing as Ashton is the
scene of a terrific battle between evil demons and angelic forces. This book is not for the squeamish, but for page-turning spiritual
suspense, it's hard to beat.
Switchfoot – “Vice Verses”
With seven quality studio albums, millions of album sales, and a Grammy win, Switchfoot has repeatedly proven to be a band worth
listening to. There are few Christian rock bands out there that find such a strong combination of thought-provoking lyrics and
excellently crafted music, let alone success in the secular realm. With an eclectic sound that draws in fans of rock weather their
favorite band is U2 or Foo Fighters, Vice Verses (Switchfoot's 2011 album) is bound to make you see why Billboard has called them
"powerful, anthemic rockers” and why they have millions of fans worldwide.
Family Force 5 – “III”
If you have kids that are fans of the wild dance/rap/rock music known as “krunk” or “dubstep” then you want to get them into
Family Force 5. The Family's third album, appropriately named "III", is overall a fun album primarily designed to get you moving
and shaking. It succeeds well at that task, but the underlying bonus is that they are a clean cut group that doesn’t press lyrics full of
sex and substance abuse on teenagers. Get online and check out their music for yourself and you will find that it has got the same
addictive beat that is already pumping through their iPod’s earbuds, so you know it will be a hit.
JJ Heller – “Deeper”
From catchy love songs, to heartfelt tunes with spiritual undertones, JJ Heller is a sing-songwriter beyond compare. You may be
familiar with her song “What Love Really Means”, which got lots of airplay and in my opinion, was one of the most real songs
playing on Christian radio in 2011. If you have a teenage daughter who is into girls that sing and play guitar then you should
defiantly get them any of JJ’s albums, but this new release in particular has more of an indie coffee house feel to it. I promise you
that if you get them this CD you will even find yourself constantly hitting the play button.
Oceans Above – “Oceans Above”
Oceans Above is a multi-artist effort, designed to produce Christian worship music with a more modern indie-pop sensibility. This
album is a unique experience of music and spirituality that breathes new life into old songs, taking the Church's music into places
it's never been before. With progressive stylings that sound just like hit songs from bands like Owl City and The Postal Service, it
will make lovers of people who hate worship music. For anyone looking for musical excellence and a chance to hear some of your
favorite old songs new, Oceans Above is a record you should most definitely check out
Staying in touch on your iPod Touch
Are you getting tired of I'mOK is a private family “Our view is that what
drilling your kids for network that turns staying makes kids safer is
information about where in touch into a game. Kids communication and being
they are and what their up earn points for checking-in close to their folks,” says the
to? Wouldn’t it help if they with their parents. The new iPhone app’s co-creator
just freely offered that more information they Matthew Bromberg, “And I
I’mOK is a free app for
information? But that provide (like location, don’t want to know where
iPod Touch, iPhone, would never happen…. photos, messages, my kid is on the map every
and iPad that is new to or would it? tagging friends) the more single moment. I just want to
the phone market, but points they get! Parents know what’s going on.”
Companies are now
has plans to expand in agree to redeem those
starting to let parents take It’s important to note
the coming year. points for approved
advantage of the all- however that no matter how
rewards. In the process,
powerful technology that convenient technology
the whole family becomes
their kids constantly use. becomes it will never be a
closer and safer!
substitute for face to face
Immanuel Lutheran Youth Calendar
Don’t lose this sheet! We want you to stay informed on all the youth happenings throughout this holiday season!
The RUSH (High School Retreat) – Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13 . Group leaves from Baker Gym parking lot.
Lock In (Middle School Trip) – Friday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 12 . Group leaves from Immanuel Lutheran
Chili Fundraiser Preparation – Friday, Nov.18 Kids be at the church at 4 PM to help setup for fundraiser.
Chili Fundraiser/Tree Selection – Sunday, Nov. 20 . Fundraiser after church & picking out church tree after lunch.
Service Project at Catholic Charities – Wednesday, Nov. 23 . Helping organize the store. Leaving church at 8:45
Setting Up Christmas Tree – Sunday, Nov. 27 . A special Youth Group for those who still aren’t out of town with
Santa’s Night Out Fundraiser - Friday, Dec. 2 . Youth are babysitting at the church from 6 PM to 11 PM. Pizza
Christmas Tree Extravaganza @ Hoovers – Sat/Sun, Dec. 3 – 4 . Youth needed for both days (from 2 PM – 4 PM).
Mug and Muffin Fundraiser – Sunday, Dec. 18 . One gender will be serving breakfast items between services. More
Youth Progressive Christmas Party – Sunday, Dec. 18 . Party starts at Youth Building @ 5 PM and will be back @ 8
Youth Outreach Event - Friday, Jan. 6 . An event to kick off our ministry for 2011. More details TBA.
Registration for Ski Trip Due – Sunday, Jan. 22 . Forms and money due.
Sweat Night Out Fundraiser Friday, Feb 10th. Youth are babysitting at the church from 6 PM to 11 PM. Pizza
Ski Trip Weekend to Wisconsin – Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26 . More details TBA.
If you have any tools, talents, or tricks that might help us in these upcoming events please let us know.
Looking forward to a great 2011!
Those Who Serve
Elders 8:00am Elders 10:45am Altar Flowers
12/4 Ken Campbell 12/4 Clyde Frankie 12/4 Poinsettias
12/11 Tim McCollum 12/11 John Dixon 12/11 Poinsettias
12/18 Doug Bock 12/18 John Dixon 12/18 Poinsettias
12/25 Doug Abolt 9:00am 12/25 Doug Abolt 9:00am 12/25 Poinsettias
Greeters 8:00am Greeters 10:45am
12/4 Ron & Jo Cooley 12/4 Mike & Libby Murray
12/11 Barb Johns 12/11 Carol Myerscough 12/4 Loraine Chambliss
12/18 12/18 Carol Myerscough 12/11
12/25 Lori Mane 9:00am 12/25 Lori Mane 9:00am 12/18 Barb & Hal Nordin
Lectors 8:00am Lectors 10:45am
12/4 Jim Waldrep 12/4
12/11 Doug Bock 12/11 Greg Witto 12/4 Kara Painton
12/18 12/18 12/11 Dan Feuerborn
12/25 9:00am 12/25 12/18 Elda Ueleke
12/25 Robert Good
Ushers 8:00am Ushers 10:45am
Elder of the Month
12/4 Larry Rennels 12/4
12/11 Max Johns/G. 12/11 Bob Oetting
12/18 Clyde Frankie/Ray 12/25K.Huckstep/R.Carter If you are unable to serve at
Morris 9:00am your assigned time, please
12/25 K. Huckstep/R. Carter find a sub and call the
9:00am office with the name of the
person who will be filling in.
Altar Guild Acolyte 8:00am
12/4 Brandon Getche
Please be sure to
12/4 & 7 Rita McCollum (Crucifer) make your donation before
12/11 & 14 Debby Abolt 12/11 Kelsie Abolt the end of the month for
12/18, 21,24 Laura Severson (Crucifer) December sponsorship of
& Janet 12/18 Leah Osborne Altar Flowers or Bulletin.
Woodruff (Crucifer) If you want your
12/25 Jane Frankie 12/25 Ben Hoover sponsorship to be in honor of
9:00am only C. Huckstep (Crucifer) someone or in memory of
someone, please call the
church office with the
12/4 Chuck Lowell (8:00am)
information. Messages can
12/11 Greg Witto (10:45am) be left on the voice mail
12/18 Glenn Lyons (8:00am) after office hours. (345-
12/25 Bob Oetting (9:00am) 3008)
Communion Assistant Altar Flowers
11/6 Doug Abolt (8:00am)
11/13 Greg Witto (10:45am) 11/6 Laura Severson
11/20 Glenn Lyons (8:00am) 11/13 Stanley & Tina Williams
11/27 K. Campbell (10:45am) 11/20 Barb & Max Johns
11/27 Jane & Clyde Frankie
Elders 10:45am Bulletin Sponsorship
11/6 Bob Oetting 11/6
11/13 Clyde Frankie 11/13
11/20 Doug Bock 11/20
11/27 John Dixon 11/27 Laura Severson
11/6 Doug & Debby Abolt
11/13 Barb Nordin 11/6 Dan Feuerborn
11/20 Olive Jennings 11/13 Elda Ueleke
11/27 Mike & Libby Murray 11/20 Lois Lyons
11/27 Robert Good
11/13 Greg Witto If you are unable to serve at
11/20 your assigned time, please
11/27 find a sub and call the
office with the name of the
person who will be filling in.
Please be sure to
11/13 Campus Ministry make your donation before
11/20 the end of the month for
11/27 November sponsorship of
Altar Flowers or Bulletin.
If you want your
sponsorship to be in honor of
Acolyte 8:00am someone or in memory of
someone, please call the
11/6 Katie Mueller
church office with the
11/13 Michael Caltry
information. Messages can
V. Hoover (Crucifer) be left on the voice mail
11/20 Grace Oetting after office hours. (345-
L. Garriott (Crucifer) 3008)
11/27 Amanda Fuller
L. Pentzien (Crucifer)