Updated June 2, 2023

Vote this Sunday's Congregational Assembly
Immanuel members: please plan to join on this Sunday, June 4, for our regularly scheduled Congregational Assembly.
Congregational President Tim Sullivan has listed the following areas for discussion:
  • Adoption of a budget for 2023-24:
  • Voting for Board of Director positions - the positions up for election are President, Secretary, and two at large Directors
  • Discussion of pledge results
  • Discussion of building project
Please take a moment to review Tim Sullivan's video on finances that was shared in worship a few weeks ago. The link is shared below.
The meeting will be in person in the sanctuary. It will also be available online using Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/rzb-tdrw-osr
Tim Sullivan's video
Join the meeting via Google Meet

Mission Family Visit
Next Sunday, June 11, we will have two special guests. Reverend Carlos Schumann and Deaconess Danelle (Putnam) Schumann will worship with us, and then lead our Christian Growth Hour between the two services. Deaconess Schumann serves the Lord as a career LCMS missionary in the Dominican Republic. Her husband, Rev. Schumann, serves as the director of the Luther Academy in Latin America, which provides continuing education for pastors from 12 countries. He is a native of Argentina.
Immanuel as a congregation has given financial support to their ministry for the past year and a half. We have also included their family and their ministry in our prayers. Come next Sunday between services to hear about ministry from them directly!
To view more information on the Schumanns, or to give directly to their ministry, click the links below:
Information: lcms.org/putnam
Donate: lcms.org/givenow/putnam

Get ready for a week of fun, fellowship, and growth for adults, teens, and kids! Adults and teens - join each evening from June 11-15 as Pastor Tim leads you through a study of the video series, "The Chosen." Use the link below to register.
Kids - get ready to have some summer fun with Ready, Set, Move! This awesome Vacation Bible School will lead us on a path to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere! The joint VBS will also run from June 11-15 each evening from 5:30 to 7:45pm. Bring a friend, and bring your parents!
There is still a chance to volunteer or donate. Please use the links provided:
Register kids for VBS and adults/teens for The Chosen
Sign up to voluteer at VBS
Sign up for donations

New Stephen Ministers
One more celebration next Sunday! Join us as we celebrate three new Stephen Ministers! A Stephen Minister is a lay congregation member trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ's love and care to people during a time of need.
Diane Reetz, Mary Schultz, and Vicar Jonah Schultz completed 50 hours of training and are now able to serve individual care receivers. We will recognize and commission their roles as Stephen Ministers during worship on June 11. Congratulations!
Do you know someone who could benefit from a Christian coming alongside them to help them through a difficult time by listening and praying? Could you use that help yourself? If so, contact Ann Schlice - the Care Coordinator for Immanuel's Stephen Ministry. You may also ask Pastor Ritter to refer you to Stephen Ministry.

Joining Jesus
Jesus is on a mission and he invites you to join him. He does not give you a mission to do for him. He is on a mission and invites you to come with him. (Page 36)

Register for Card Making with Erin

Golf "FORE" Kids
Thank you golfers for taking part in this weekend's 17th Annual Golf FORE Kids event! The shotgun start to this four person scramble is set for this Saturday, June 3, at 9:00am. Proceeds from this fundraiser and other fundraisers allow our school to strive for excellence in teaching students academically and training them to follow Jesus.
Speaking of fundraisers, our school's Auction event last month raised just over $30,000 for our school ministry. Our thanks to all who participated in this awesome event!

What a wonderful Organ Concert
Thank you as well to all of our organists for the wonderful organ recital they hosted last weekend. Over 90 people from Immanuel and from the community listened as Shirley Saeger, Bonnie Weiss, and Bruce Behrend masterfully played our beautiful instrument. Guest organists Christian Stromley and Evan Ruesch made the organ sing with excellent music. And our own Pastor Tim gave an impressive, booming tenor solo completely in Latin. He was accompanied by Bonnie Weiss. Praise God!

Volunteers Needed
From our synod: The LCMS Convention will be held July 29-August 3 at the Wisconsin Convention Center in downtown Milwaukee. Many volunteers are needed to serve in the days leading up to and throughout the convention in various areas – Hospitality, Information, Registration and more. Visit swd.lcms.org/serve to review the available slots and sign up by Tuesday, June 27. If you can speak Russian, Korean or Spanish, the International Guests Hospitality Committee could use your assistance in greeting guests at the airport and assisting at the convention. Thank you for serving at the Convention!

Upcoming Events
  • Jun 3 Golf FORE Kids! event
  • Jun 4 Congregational Assembly
  • Jun 22 Card Making with Erin
  • Jun 25 Sendoff Picnic for Vicar Jonah
  • Jul 2-3 Vicar Jonah's final worship services
  • Jul 9 Family Minister Nic Cass commissioned and installed
  • Jul 16 Vicar Joseph Eggerman installed
  • Aug 23 Brewer game group outing
  • Aug 27 Teacher Kassidy Knutson commissioned and installed

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


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

Portals of Prayer | October - December 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

Stay Connected Spiritually

https://mcusercontent.com/ca84ef791798b674e68358589/files/018f8c04-30c0-d029-3864-29ecb89ad874/June_2023_Newsletter.pdfJoin us for In-Person Worship |   Sunday @ 8:00 AM or 10:30AM | Monday @ 6:00pm.   Holy Communion at all services

The 10:30 service is Facebook Live-Stream with the stream starting at 10:15. 

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 9:30 - 10:30 (new time) in person and live streamed on Facebook for those who cannot join in person. Everyone is welcome.  https://www.facebook.com/ILCRapids.  

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 newsletter.

Weekly Lectionary Readings  | Click here. 

Lutheran Bible Translators |  Click her for pray calendar.

Our Missionary Family Fall Newsletter | The Schumann Putnam Family

Weekly Schedule