CHURCH SUMMER OFFICE HOURS | The Church and School summer office hours will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019. The offices will be open from 8am - 4pm with Scrip available from 8:15am - 3:45pm. Please plan ahead to pick up Scrip in this time frame. The regular office hours will resume in September.
CONGREGATIONAL VOTE | There will be a congregational vote on Wednesday, June 19 and Sunday, June 23 concerning the annual budget and open positions for the Board of Directors. Informational meetings will be held after the services on Wednesday, June 12 and Sunday, June 16. There will be absentee ballots available at the church office.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING ENVELOPES | If you would like to support our trip to the National Youth Gathering, you can do so by selecting an envelope from the display in the Narthex. Each envelope has a number, which is equal to the dollar amount of the expected donation. Example: The person who chooses envelope #14 will donate $14. Each envelope also has a slip with the name of a participant that you can be praying for. THANK YOU for your support!
IMMANUEL KINDERGARTEN TEACHER | Laura Kester has accepted the Call to be the Kindergarten teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School. She is a 2016 graduate of Concordia St. Paul with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
RUBY’S PANTRY - FEEDING BODY AND SOUL | Serving on the 3rd Saturday of every month at The Boys & Girls Club, 501 17th St. South, Wis. Rapids. Next distribution: Saturday, June 15 - Registration: 8 -10am with distribution of food starting around 9am - We offer online registration: www.rubyspantry.org - Register for a specific time and get your share with no waiting - Distribution is open to anyone who eats - $20 cash donation requested to offset costs - Bring boxes or baskets for food - X2 - Volunteers are needed and always welcome. If volunteering, please wear Closed-Toe shoes - Thank you… For more information, please call Immanuel Church Office at 715-423-3260.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY | We will be studying Galatians in June and then taking a break. In September we’ll begin a study of Joel Biermann’s book, Wholly Citizens: God's Two Realms & Christian Engagement With the World. We’ll explore the topic of separation of church & state, politics, and Christian engagement with the world.
MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST | The Men’s Monthly Breakfast will take place on the 5th Saturday this month. This month the breakfast will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30am in the Fellowship hall at the church. Come join other men from our congregation for a time of fellowship and food. July will go back to the 4th Saturday for the breakfast.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | VBS will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Edwards this year! Immanuel, Trinity, and St. Luke's Lutheran churches will still be working together to run this program and to invite all of our children to participate. If you are able to help before or during our program (July 28-Aug 1) or if you have children that you would like to register, please contact Tara Barrett, DCE at email@example.com
or visit www.vbsmate.com/RapidsVBSTogether.
LUTHERAN HOUR RADIO PROGRAM | This week: "My Spirit Makes My People" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; God sends His Spirit upon both the selfish and group-ish to make His people.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS | Cancer Caregiver’s Support Group Sharing Meeting will be held Monday, June 10, and a Cancer Support Group Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 11. Both meetings will be from 5:15 to 6:15pm in the Aspirus Riverview Hospital Lower Level Conference Center, 410 Dewey St. The meetings are free, no registration is needed and light refreshments will be served. Each meeting features a guest speaker. The May meeting presentation will be “The Latest Developments in Health Foods & Supplements,” presented by Family Natural Foods. For more information please call Aspirus UW Cancer Center at 715-421-7442.
PAPER CITY SAVINGS | Paper City Savings is collecting food donations through Thursday, June 13. All donations will support the South Wood County Hunger Coalition. Some of items needed include:
· Canned Tuna & Chicken · Cereal
· Spaghetti Sauce · Peanut Butter
· Chunky Soups · Pancake Mix & Syrup
Items can be dropped off at out Wisconsin Rapids or Nekoosa offices. Be sure to stop into our 8th Street office and check out the food sculpture that we are building for this year’s United We Can Event! Thank you for your support in helping to fight hunger in our community.
LINE DANCE | Monday Line Dancing is now available in 3 classes based on your line dance experience as follows:
9:30 - 10:00 Ultra Beginners - No experience needed to join
10:00 - 11:00 Beginners - Some line dance experience is recommended
11:00 - 11:30 Advance Beginners - You already know some moves and pick up routines very quick.
The groups meet on Mondays in the River Walk Hallway at the Lowell Center to allow more room to dance! You are welcome to attend any combination that works for you. Drop-ins are also welcome!
STUFF THE BUS | From July 7 - Aug 1 there will be a container in the Narthex for Stuff the Bus donations. If you would rather give a monetary donation go online to www.uwswac.org or write a check made out to the United Way and mail to: Stuff the Bus - c/o United Way of South Wood & Adams County - 351 Oak Street - Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
DISCIPLESHIP HOUR | Our discipleship hour is every Sunday at 9:30am. We have learning for the whole family and would love for you to join us!