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									Celebrating                               Im manuel A nnouncements
165 Years                                   F or the W eek of January 17, 2010
Of God’s Grace

TODAY – SUNDAY, January 17, 2010
  ESL Classes, 9:15 a.m. (E. Bldg. #6 & Library)
  Sunday school with Immanuel, 9:15 a.m. (#2)
  Adult Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. (E. Bldg. Room 2)
  Chinese Worship, 10:30 a.m. (E. Bldg.)
  Nursery, 10:30 a.m. (E. Bldg.)
  Lunch Fellowship after Worship, (E. Bldg. Commons)
NO Senior High Youth Study

MONDAY, January 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
 No School/Offices Closed                                     AS GOD’S STEWARDS WE ARE NOT ALL
 Friendship Calls, 6:45 p.m.                                  THE SAME WITH THE SAME GIFTS.
 Scouts, 7:00 p.m. (Gym)                                      RATHER, EACH OF US HAS BEEN
                                                              BLESSED WITH DIFFERENT GIFTS SO
TUESDAY, January 19                                           THAT WE MAY WORK TOGETHER AS
 LWR, 9:00 a.m. (Hall)                                        PARTS OF ONE BODY--THE BODY OF
 Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. (Hall Meeting Room)           CHRIST. OUR STEWARDSHIP INVOLVED
 Adult Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. (Parlor)                       USING OUR TIME, SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND
 All Boards Meet, 7:00 p.m. (Hall, Parlor, Library)           FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO MAKE A
                                                              DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE
WEDNESDAY, January 20                                         AROUND US.
Men’s Bible Study Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. (Parlor)
Bazaar, 9:30 a.m. (Hall)                                                    1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11
Orchestra, 6:00 p.m. (Music Room)
Handbells, 6:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Adult Choir, 7:30 p.m. (Music Room)

THURSDAY, January 21
 Parlor Reserved, 12:15-1:15 p.m.                                 W e give generously of our tim e,
 Nursing Home, 2:00 p.m.                                          treasure and talents in response
 Outreach Team, 6:30 p.m. (Parlor)
                                                               to the bounteous gifts G od has given
FRIDAY, January 22
 Parenting Class, 7:00 p.m. (E. Bldg.)
                                                                 to us. A s w e begin this new year,
                                                                   w e as God’s people prayerfully
SATURDAY, January 23                                            consider how w e m ight grow in our
 Hall Reserved, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 Worship, 5:00 p.m.                                                 generosity of our support of
                                                                   H is M ission here at Imm anuel
                                                                             and beyond.
PRINCIPAL CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE – The Call Committee for the position of school
principal has begun their work. The Committee includes Dave Bunte, chair, Jerry Watkins,
Andrea Brauer, Carol Stewart, Loren Lumpe, Marc Bahr, Rex Gould and Christine Meyr. (Pastor
Rueckert and Dave Bunte are non-voting members.) The Committee would like to solicit names of
individuals that you believe should be considered in the pool of candidates. Please submit your
name(s) in writing as soon as possible using the form provided at the Welcome Center desk. If
you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact any of the members of the committee
or Pastor Rueckert.

“EDUCATION GRANT” – Attention Widows and Single Mothers – The Immanuel
Endowment Fund has been given funds to help widows, single mothers and their
dependent children with obtaining a quality education to help them develop skills to
support their family. If you feel that you will qualify for this program, please contact
Pastor Rueckert. Please submit your application by February 13, 2010.

   1) A free Cross-Cultural Witnessing Workshop, put on by Christian Friends of New Americans on
      Saturday morning, January 23rd, from 9:30-12:00 at the Concordia Historical Institute on
      Concordia Seminary.
   2) The second annual “Reaching Out Together” evangelism conference which will take place on
      Saturday, February 13, 2010. The registration deadline for “Reaching Out Together” is February
      5, 2010. For more information contact Concordia Seminary Continuing Education at 314-505-
      7486 or email

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Volunteers are needed to help new Americans learn the
English language. No teaching expertise is necessary, just an ability to communicate in English
and a desire to help others who need to learn English as they begin their new lives in our country.
Along the way, you certainly will also have opportunity to share the love of our Lord, Jesus
Christ, with people who do not know Him. For more information regarding the program of
Christian Friends of New Americans, call Pastor Gary Dehnke at 636-4998-0559 or Carol Buckman
at 314-517-8513.

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL – If you are currently receiving the Lutheran Witness, the
March 2010 issue will complete your subscription. If you wish to continue receiving the Witness,
please use the envelope in your offering box, enclose $15.00 to cover the subscription, and return it
to the church office no later than January 24, 2010. If you are not receiving the Lutheran Witness
and wish to do so, please return $15.00 in your envelope and mark “New Subscriber”.

IT’S A TRAIN SHOW & SWAP MEET and it’s coming to Immanuel! The Eighth Grade Class
invites you to come to Immanuel on Saturday, January 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for
three reasons!
    1. – To enjoy a display of trains in the fellowship hall!
    2. - To enjoy shopping for trains and train supplies in the gym
    3. - To enjoy concessions including bratwursts, hot pretzels and cheese, nachos & more!
The cost to attend this event is $5.00 BUT if you bring a canned good your entry fee is only
$4.00!! All canned goods collected will be donated to the Immanuel Food Pantry. Hope to see you
So, bring your kids, your grandkids or just yourself and come and enjoy some good, clean fun!
THE P.S.C.E. SCRIP FUNDRAISER PROGRAM is available for you in the gym between
services. Purchases give a percentage back to Immanuel’s parent group, P.S.C.E. (Parents
Supporting Christian Education). All Scrip gift cards can be purchased as a gift or to make your
own purchases at your favorite stores. The funds from this ongoing fundraiser will go toward
making purchases of large non-budget items for Immanuel’s school. There is a wide list of stores
and services that are in stock or can be ordered. Stop by the Scrip table for more information
and give it a try!

FALL/WINTER FOOD PANTRY REQUESTS: We would appreciate your gifts
of the following items to keep the Food Pantry stocked: canned meats,
fruit and vegetables, pasta, boxed pasta dinners, soup, peanut butter and
coffee. Toiletries of all kinds are always in demand, especially soap,
shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and toilet paper and tissues. Your
ongoing support is so appreciated. ----THANK YOU!
                                    THANK YOU for all the visits, cards, and well wishes given to me
                                    during my stay at the nursing home this past year. May our Lord bless
                                    you all! Mildred Malke

                                   A SPECIAL THANKS to Pastor Rueckert and Pastor Karg for providing
                                   God’s Word and Holy Communion during their home visits. I also want
                                   to thank the ILC Adult Choir, Tuesday and Sunday Bible class, members
                                   of the Care Committee and members of Immanuel for their loving
                                   support, continual prayers, beautiful cards, delicious meals and words of
                                   encouragement. A special appreciation to Eve and those anonymous
                                   Immanuel angels who deliver the loveliest flowers and finest baked
                                   goods without anyone being aware of their presence. When I was ill,
                                   my Immanuel family, including Angus, lifted me up. God is so good.
                                                             Karen Peters

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY – Immanuel Lutheran School admits students of any race,
color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally
accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies,
admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered

                        THE 2010 FLOWER CHART is posted on the bulletin board in the church narthex for
                        anyone w ho w ishes to sign up on a particular date to place flow ers on the altar for a special
                        occasion. A fter you sign up for that date, call the church office w ith the inform ation you
                        w ish to place in the Sunday bulletin, and fill out a form found below the flow er chart and
                        hand to an usher or turn in to the church office. This inform ation needs to reach the church
office by W ednesday prior to the Sunday for w hich you have signed up.
If som eone has already signed up for that date w e suggest you call the fam ily and ask if they w ould share the altar
flow ers. The cost of tw o side bouquets is $50.00 and a center bouquet is $40, payable to Im m anuel W om en’s G uild.
If you w ish to have a particular flow er, color or center bouquet, please contact A rlene Coulter at 428-8133.
The flow ers m ay be rem oved and taken hom e after the 10:30 a.m . w orship service.

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