Immanuel Weekly Bulletin

This week, we continue to look at the epistle of 1 John.  Specifically, we will focus upon 1 John 3:16-24 and John’s words encouraging us to practice genuine love.  Jesus said in the Gospels, it is easy to love those who love you and to be kind to those who are generous with you.  John informs us that real love truly loves those who don’t love us or who don’t benefit or bless us.  Love one another, so simple, yet so challenging.

Bike Drive

Saturday, Oct. 23rd

  • Bike Drive: Drop off your old bikes 9am-11am. They will be fixed up and delivered to kids in Detroit through the Good News Gang.

Trunk N Treat

Trunk N Treat – October 30th, 10a-Noon at Immanuel.

  • Games, S’mores, Pumpkins, treats and Trunk N Treating!  Everyone is welcome to open the back of your car and hand out goodies.  For more information and to register, go to immlutheran.org/trunk-n-treat.   Thanks to our sponsors who are helping us make this an amazing event:  Thrivent (Rep Brian Van Hevel), Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home, Goldfish Swimming, and Macomb Orthodontics.

Volunteer signup:  https://signup.com/go/GXBsVsJ

Weekend Worship

Weekend Worship

We are currently worshiping both online and  in-person at 8, 9:30, & 11am.   Wednesday at 6:30pm is in-person worship.

 

  • With the latest restrictions being lifted there are no more capacity limits for our services. We will still strive to keep services as safe as possible.
  • Masks for both indoor and outdoor services are optional.
  • Communion will be twice a month and held on the 2nd4th Sundays of the month.
  • Connect Card information- Please fill out a paper Connect Card attached to your bulletin.  School families:  As a reminder, only in-person worship is recorded.  Remember to fill out a Connect Card with the full first and last name of each person attending.
  • All our other safety procedures and cleaning will remain in place as well.
  • The Nursery will be available with safety procedures at the 9:30am and 11am services.
    • Online Worship is also available
      • 8:00am – Worship Center (Call in to listen)  *You can call in by phone to the 8am Zoom (301-715-8592). 
      • Meeting Id:  931 0471 4667 | Passcode: 466
      • 9:30am – Indoors (Livestream)
      • 11:00am – Indoors

      Communion

      As a Bible-believing church, we affirm the Scripture’s teaching on the Lord’s Supper. If you say “yes” and “amen” to the following questions, then please, taste and see the Lord’s goodness for you:
      Are you baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
      Are you a sinner?
      Do you believe God’s love and forgiveness is yours?
      Do you desire to repent and turn away from your sins?
      Do you believe the body and blood is present in, with, and under the bread and wine?

      News and Notes

      Prayers

      Healing:   Danny Moore, Erin Linsky, Mark Ciesielski.

      Eternal Rest:  Bruce Reichmann.

      Birthdays:  Elliot Brown, Danielle Craig, Emilia Goetz.

      Anniversaries:  Gerald & Marjorie Engel, Terry & Kathy Levins, Keith & Danielle Craig, Ryan & Kim Pagel.

       

       

      Missions We Support:  Paul & Ali Federwitz with Lutheran Bible Translators in Ghana West Africa

      Ministry Of The Month:  LWML

      Local School In Our District:  Mohegan HS

      Local Church:  Trinity Clinton Twp

      Pray for those who stand outside the kingdom of God

      due to a lack of relationship with Jesus.   

       

      Annual Voter’s Meeting

      Mark you calendar – the Voters’ Meeting is scheduled for November 21, 2021 at 2pm in the Worship Center.  More info to follow.

        Celebrate: Week of Hope!!!

        • Last week was an amazing opportunity to bring hope to our community.
          •  We took care of yard work for 14 senior citizens in our community.
          • 21 Mile road got cleaned up.
          • Hundreds of cards of hope went out to others.
          • Daily challenges were given and taken up (see challenges here).
          • Over 25 people were served a delicious meal in Detroit at Family of God.
          • 1,500 prayer pillows were stuffed and given to Macomb Charitable Foundation and Good News Gang.

        Thank you for taking the hope we have in Jesus and intentionally sharing it with others!

        5-8th Grade Bonfire Bash Saturday Nov 20th, 3-5pm at the Barn.

        • Bonfire, 9 square, kickball, and other outdoor games!  Boys bring a 2 liter, girls bring a snack.  Flyer.
        • Register here.

        A Successful Pillow Stuffing 

        • Thank you to all who cut, fringed, tied and stuffed the 1500 pillows for this year’s congregational pillow stuffing day,  The pillows were sent to Good News Gang in Detroit and to Macomb Charitable Foundation. 
        • Each prayer pillow has a tag attached that says:  This item was handmade for you by our Prayer Blanket Ministry.  We prayed over this item and asked Jesus to stay close to you.  We asked Him to keep you safe and to make you strong.  We prayed that you would always know that Jesus loves you!
        • Thank you for your prayers and your help, Immanuel Prayer Blanket Ministry

        Employment Opportunity – Part-Time Custodian

        • Immanuel is hiring a part-time day custodian.  If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to facility@immlutheran.org.  *Candidates must pass a background check. 

        National Youth Gathering 2022

        • The National Youth Gathering is to be held in Houston, TX on July 9-13, 2022. We will be taking a group of students so they can experience the power of God’s church on a huge scale.  For students interested in attending, please check out the church’s gathering webpage at immlutheran.org/nyg for registration information, and join us for a meeting on Oct. 24th after the last service (12pm).

        S&L

        Sunday’s are THE day for student ministry here at Immanuel. Join us in the Student Life Center on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for a Bible study on the book of Daniel, and then join us at 7pm, out at the Barn, for games, bonfire, and a look at giving and getting forgiveness. This is for students in 7th-12th grade. We look forward to seeing you there.

        Preschool Volunteer Opportunity 

        • We invite you to reconnect and have an active role in our preschool program!  Preschool is looking for volunteers to assist in our full-day classrooms for 30-45 minutes any day of the week. 
          • Flexible schedule- volunteer as much or as little as you are able. We will be blessed by any amount of time you can give.
          • Get to know our outstanding preschool teachers and assistants
          • Assist with lunch (opening packages and monitor lunch time)
        • Interested in learning more? Contact our preschool director, Andrea Weiss. Email: aweiss@immlutheran.org or call the preschool office: 586-286-1940.

        Kid’s Activity Bags are now going to be Kid’s Activity Pages!

        • These activity pages and crayons will be available for families in the back of the worship center on the usher’s cart. We encourage kids to use the Jesus Storybook Bibles located in the pews and color the activity pages during worship. Please return the bag of crayons to the basket at the end of the service. Thank you!

        Disc Golf at Immanuel Lutheran – 18 and under “Turkey Tourney”

        • Immanuel Lutheran’s Steeple Run disc golf course will host a disc golf event on Saturday, November 13th at 10:00AM for Middle and High School students. Students will be able to play a round of disc golf with friends and family. Students who attend the event will receive score cards, tips and tricks, and raffle tickets for prizes.
          This event is free with custom discs available for $15 each for all students (while supplies last).  Flyer.  Contact Jeff Warren – PE Teacher if you are planning on attending or have questions.
        Giving

         

         

                Month of October

                3 of 5 Sundays Reported

        Percent to Budget

         Monthly Giving Budget

         $   181,000.00

         

         Monthly Giving to Date

         $    116,610.34

             64%

         Balance to Reach Goal

         $  ( 64,389.66)

         

        .     

         Year to Date Totals

        thru Sunday, October 17

           Percent to Actual giving to           Budget

         Year to Date Giving Budget

         $  552,500.00

         

         Year to Date Giving

         $  531,450.65

             96%

         Total Over/Under Budget

         $ (  21,049.35 )  

         

        Pushpay

        Text “immlutheran” to 77977 or go to www.immlutheran.org/give

        You can give by card number or directly from your bank account.  After the one-time account setup, you can easily manage giving through your app!

        If you have questions, the finance office will be glad to help.

        586-286-4231 ext 1   dkressbach@immlutheran.org