Updated January 13, 2020

Immanuel News

Thank You For Helping | Thank You to the crew of helpers who took down the Christmas decorations. Your help and dedication to Immanuel is appreciated. We thank Kareen Benkowski, Reg Chamberlin, Ron & Char Karnatz, John & Judy Krug, Denise Sanger, John & Nell Slinkman, Ann Smekrud, Sarah Turbin, Ted & Chris Voelker and Chuck & Bonnie Weiss.

Congregational Vote Results | The congregational vote for the Immanuel Lutheran Church and School fiscal year for 2021 has been approved.

The vote results for Board of Directors positions are as follows:

     Vice President - Tom Appel

     Treasurer - Jonathon Lee

     Lay Member - Rebekah Drewiske

Elder positions approved:

     Chuck Weiss

     Dave Frater

     Kraig Ashbeck

     John Sawaska

     Dick Wood

     Dillon Ksionek

     Calvin Grant

Thank you leaders for your service to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. Please prayerfully keep our Board of Directors and Elders in your thoughts and prayers as they lead our congregation.

Scrip News and Updates | Kwik Trip has generously upped their rebate on their gift cards to 21%. Yes! You are reading that correctly! 21%! We have stocked up to last a few months. Currently, we are carrying the following gift cards: $10, $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, and $20 Fuel Only. We have also added Pick & Save $50 value gift cards to our stock. We also have a few of the gift cards that we are liquidating at higher rebates and some popular seasonal cards in stock. You will find both order forms attached or by clicking HERE.

Ushers NEEDED! | We are looking for volunteers to help with the 10:45 Usher teams. This group will serve every other Sunday at the 10:45 service. If we have enough volunteers, this would enable the team to split the duties and make it possible for each on the team to serve once a month. If you would like to help please contact the church office or talk with Dave Frater, who organizes the Usher teams. Thank you for serving Immanuel Lutheran Church in areas where there is a need.

2021 Offering Envelopes | The 2021 offering envelopes will be available in the church basement until the end of the January and then taken to the church office. If you are not attending church in-person and would like to stop by the office to pick your box up, please call the office and we can arrange to have your box brought back to the office. If you would like your envelopes mailed to you, please call the office and let us know.

Community News

First Choice Pregnancy | We will once again have the crib in the narthex to collect donations for the First Choice Pregnancy Center and to celebrate the Lutherans for Life annual campaign. We are accepting monetary donations to keep the amount of handling to a minimum, but gifts will be accepted also. Your donations will go to the First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center of Wis. Rapids and can be dropped off in the crib on display in the narthex at church. There will be a list of needs attached, even though we recommend monetary donations, any donations are appreciated. Please make checks payable to First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. For questions, please contact Skye Manning at 715-459-9198.

Life Sunday 2021 – “From Invisible To Indispensable!” | “From Invisible to Indispensable!” is Lutherans For Life’s theme for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which is set for January 24, 2021. Observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on that date or at any time during the year. The Life Sunday 2021 theme is based on 1 Corinthians 12:22: “On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable …” (ESV)

Aspirus Blood Donation Drives | The January blood drives are as follows: Tuesday, January 19 ~ 10 am to 3 pm / Monday, January 25 ~ 2 pm to 7 pm. Appointments are encouraged to promote social distancing. Location: Former East Jr High School Music Room, 311 Lincoln Street.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donations: If you have had COVID-19, and it has been at least 14 days since your last symptom, please contact the Blood Center if you are interested in donating at 866-566-5900.

Ways to Give

How can I give to Immanuel?

As a church community we rely on you and your financial support. There are a number of ways to give to Immanuel and they are listed here:

Bring your Offering with you to Worship | If you are coming to In-Person Worship, there will be an offering basket upon entering and also near the exit when giving.

Giving by Mail | Mail your offering to..

Immanuel Lutheran Church

111 11th St. N

 Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494

Give By Text | If you have a cell phone and texting abilities… Just text the dollar amount to 715-955-4686.

Automatic Giving | Go to - www.immanuelrapids.com/give-and-pay

Simply Giving |  Simply Giving (formerly called Joyful Response)  is now available and here is how you can sign up for this. Click Here to print out the form. Fill it out and mail to Immanuel Lutheran Church at the address above along with a cancelled check. 

Why Do We Give? |  We cannot do this without you! We tithe to continue supporting the mission of Immanuel. Giving is our faithful response to God’s many blessings.

Lutheran Hour Ministries


Lutheran Hour Radio Program

The Lutheran Hour radio program is broadcast on the following radio channels, at the times listed.

WAXX 104.5 FM | 6:30 am WSAU 99.9 FM | 8:30 am

WCWI 106.1 FM; KAWZ 88.7 FM | 9:00 am WRVM 91.3 FM; WRVM 101.3 FM | 10:00 am

WDLB 1450 AM; WDUX 92.7 FM; WDUX 800 AM | 8:00 am

You can also access the Lutheran Hour schedule online at https://www.lutheranhour.org/programguide.asp

Stay Connected Spiritually

Immanuel’s Worship Service |  In-Person Worship has resumed on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 8:15am & 10:45am with a Facebook Live-Stream at the 10:45 service. Masks are required at all services.

Live Stream with Immanuel | Links to Immanuel Worship

River Cities TV | Worship Service weekly and it will be aired on River Cities TV on Sunday’s at 3pm and Wednesday’s at 10am on Solarus/channel 3 and Charter/channel 985.

Discipleship Hour |  Sundays from 9:15 - 10:15 in person and live streamed on Facebook for those who cannot join in person. Our lessons - an Old Testament overview. Stay after the 8:15 service and or come early before the 10:45. If you attended on Wednesday, you are welcome to come as well. Everyone is welcome.  https://www.facebook.com/ILCRapids.  

Our lessons are on an Old Testament overview.  Download Sheet

Love INC (Love In The Name Of Christ) | Love INC brings hope, love and assistance to those in need in our community. Through their partnership with local Christian Churches, volunteers, community organizations, and Love INC affiliates, they offer assistance, guidance, love and hope to our neighbors, enabling life-long transformation. Immanuel Lutheran Church has partnered with Love INC to help those in need in our community. Click Here for the January 2021 newsletter.

Weekly Lectionary Readings  | Click here for readings

Lutheran Bible Translators |  January 2021 Prayer Calendar

Portals of Prayer | January - March Portals of Prayer are available. Stop by the church office or call 715-423-3260 if you prefer to have it mailed to you. Want the Portals of Prayer on your smartphone? Download the Portals of Prayer by going to: Portals of Prayer Mobile app

Weekly Schedule