AREAS WHERE YOUR HELP IS NEEDED | With so many good things going on at Immanuel we are finding that we need more good help. Here are a few areas where your help will be so important. 1) We are looking for people to sign up in the narthex to provide refreshments on Sunday morning. 2) We are looking for individuals to be ongoing volunteers to set up and take down tables and chairs in the fellowship hall for Lenten meals and funerals. (Tables and chairs in the center of the fellowship hall need to be taken down for Discipleship Hour on Sundays.) 3) We are looking for a volunteer to do data entry on a weekly basis entering worship attendance onto a computer.
2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES | The offering envelopes are available at the church office, please stop and pick up your envelopes.
NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY | We will be assembling the March newsletter on Thursday, February 21. Anyone is welcome to come help that morning around 7:30 - 8:00 to the school cafeteria.
YOUTH COMMUNION CLASSES | Youth 5th Grade and up are welcome to attend the class with an adult. Students are required to take the Communion Class at least once before Confirmation. We will meet 4 Sundays after the late service from 12PM to 1PM in the church basement March 10, March 17, March 31, and April 7. Pizza lunch will be provided for each class. The fee (collected here or in person) covers the cost of a catechism, used each week during the class. The fee is $15 in person or $16 online ($1 online processing charge). Here is a link to sign up: https://ilcs.breezechms.com/form/youthcomm. If you have a catechism, please ensure it has a 2017 or 2018 copyright date, as we will all need the same book. If the fee is too great a financial burden, please talk to Pastor Jonathan.
STEPHEN MINISTRY | Our first class of Stephen Ministers will be graduating soon and we will celebrate on Sunday, February 24 at the 8:15 am Worship service when they will be Commissioned into the ministry. Consider becoming a Stephen Minister, the next class will begin this spring. We will be scheduling the classes soon and will keep you informed. Pray for this new ministry at Immanuel. Talk to a member of Leadership team if you or someone you know needs this ministry.
HOW TO MAKE GOD’S HOUSE A HOME | Imagine you have a chance encounter with an old friend that has drifted away from the church. How you react, and what you say (or don’t say) may help re-establish your relationship, or drive that person further away. Coming in April.. “How to Make God’s House a Home; Caring for Inactive Members.” Lead by Dennis Martin, 715-741-1959, the course will be held at Immanuel Lutheran School on Thursday, April 11, 18, and 25, from 7:00-9:15pm. Register with the church office at 715-423-3260 by March 25 to reserve your place in class.
MEN’S BREAKFAST | Coming up Saturday, February 23 at 7:00am in the Fellowship hall is a Men’s Breakfast. This is open to all men of Immanuel so come, eat and share some fellowship and food with Pastor Jonathan.
CASUAL GET-TOGETHER LUNCH | The lunch for those who have lost their spouses will meet at 11:30am on Monday, February 25 at Perkins.
CULVERS NIGHT | Have you had a butter burger lately? You have another opportunity for a great meal and to support Immanuel on Tuesday, February 26 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. NO COUPON SLIPS ARE NEEDED THIS YEAR. 10% of the proceeds from this time frame will be donated back to school. Thanks for your support to Immanuel Lutheran School
CELEBRATION AUCTION | The Celebration auction is coming up on Saturday, March 16th! This is the school's biggest fundraiser, last year we raised $40,000. Tickets will be coming out soon.. be sure to get yours! Questions? Email or call Skye at email@example.com, 715-459-9198.
LUTHERAN HOUR RADIO PROGRAM | "Not by Bread Alone" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.. There is a spiritual hunger beyond food that is expressed in food. Jesus provides for both. (John 6:1-29)
BLOOD DRIVES AT ASPIRUS RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL | The last February blood drive is Monday, February 25, from 2 to 7 pm. No appointment is needed. Anyone with questions regarding their blood donation eligibility is encouraged to call the Blood Center toll-free at: 866-566-5900.
WVL HIGH SCHOOL | Are you still thinking about which high school is right for your student? Do you want a high school that offers: a Christ-centered environment, academic excellence, small class sizes, a personal touch, WIAA athletics, courses for college credit, leadership training and much more—then come check out WI Valley Lutheran High School at an Open House to be held on Monday, Feb 25 from 5:00-7:00pm at The Valley campus, 601 Maple Ridge Rd, Mosinee. WI Valley is open to students of all faiths - grades 9-12. WI Valley is a WI Parental CHOICE school offering free tuition to eligible families as well as tuition assistance for families who don’t qualify through the CHOICE Program.
A-MEN GROUP | Join the A-MEN group on Tuesday, February 26 at 6pm for food and fellowship with the program beginning with a devotion and prayer at 6:30 in the Cafe Koinonia at St Paul Lutheran, Stevens Point. An explanation of the symbols will be done by Rev. Roger Moldenhauer, who has served as an archivist-librarian in the Dept. of Archives and History of the LCMS in St. Louis.
EMPTY BOWLS | The 7th Annual South Wood County Empty Bowls is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 440 Garfield St., Wis. Rapids. Come enjoy a meal, fellowship and the opportunity to bid on raffle baskets. A hearty meal of soup and bread will be served in a handmade pottery bowl in exchange for a donation of $10. For more information or to volunteer check out their website at www.swcemptybowls.com or call 715-423-2840.
AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM | This program provides free assistance for low to middle-income taxpayers. Volunteer counselors will be available every Mon, Wed, and select Thurs starting February 4 - April 15 from 8 am - 3 pm at the Lowell Center. Appointments are necessary. Call 715-422-2778 between 10am - 1pm, Mon - Fri to schedule an appointment. Donations are appreciated.
MyFreeTaxes.com | UWSWAC is partnering with United Way Worldwide and H&R Block to offer MyFreeTaxes.com to south Wood and Adams Counties residents. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.
Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 in 2018 can enter their data by going to www.uwswac.org and clicking on the MyFreeTaxes.com banner which links to a secure H&R Block website. E-filing is open through April 15, 2019.
Discipleship Hour | Our new discipleship hour is up and running every Sunday at 9:30am. We have learning for the whole family and would love for you to join us!
Women's Bible Study | Meeting each Sunday evening. All women are invited and encouraged to come!