Weekly Schedule

Immanuel News

THE EASTER LIVING CROSS | Interested in helping? This is a great opportunity to get involved and meet new people. Just show up, we have tasks for all different ages and abilities. No previous knowledge needed. We will start on Friday, April 19 right after the Good Friday service by putting the green branches on the cross and some beginning prep work. We will meet again Saturday, April 20 at 8:30am to start putting the flowers on the Cross and preparing the area. All help is greatly appreciated!   Plants and monetary donations are needed and you may bring/mail your gifts to the church office: 111-11th St. North, Wis Rapids, WI 54494. Please make checks payable to Immanuel Lutheran Church and if your gift is a memorial/thank offering, please note that information. A list of donations will be published in the weekly announcements the Sunday following Easter.  

JUST A REMINDER | When church services are cancelled and/or difficult to attend, please remember to think about your missed offering for the week.  This is also a good opportunity to look into options for giving through other methods such as online - by text or through our joyful response program.  Thanks for your continued support of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School – God Bless! From the Board of Directors.

NYG VOLUNTEERS | Registration is now open for local volunteers to serve at the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis! This is a great way to serve the 25,000 youth/adults that will be celebrating our Real. Present. God. Volunteers are needed before/during/after the Gathering in a wide variety of roles, including behind the scenes, crowd interaction, and transportation. If you’re interested or want to learn more, please visit www.lcmsgathering.com/gathering-volunteers.

ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER.. | Please have your items for the newsletter emailed or brought in to the church office by Friday, April 19 if you would like them included in May’s newsletter.  Thanks you.


2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES | Did you forget about your offering envelopes? There are many boxes still at the church office. If you haven’t picked up your box of envelopes yet, please stop and pick them up.

Immanuel Events

IMMANUEL CHILDREN TO SING AT LENTEN SERVICE | 5K - Grade 5 students will be singing at the 5:30pm Lenten worship service on Wednesday, April 10. The ILS families will be serving the Lenten meal on this day also. If your child(ren) will not be able to participate, please contact Tara Barrett at tbarrett@immanuelrapids.com.  

MAN & WOMAN IN CHRIST SEMINAR | Thursdays, 7pm-9pm : starting on April 11 then continuing on April 25,  May 9, and May 23, led by Pastor Jonathan and Christa Petzold. This is a free seminar open to singles and couples. We must have sufficient RSVPs in order to hold the seminar.  Register at https://ilcs.breezechms.com/form/MWChrist19. Here is what we will learn about: God's design for men, women, & marriage / Good marriage practices and communication / God’s design for families and raising children / God’s design for men & women in church & world.

RUBY’S PANTRY | Serving on Saturday, April 20 at The Boys & Girls Club, 501 17th St. South. Registration is from 8 - 10am. Distribution is open to anyone who eats and a $20 cash donation is requested to offset costs. Bring 2 boxes/baskets for food. Or go to www.rubyspantry.org, to register online and  come at a specific time and get your share with no waiting. Volunteers are needed and welcome… If you would like more information on volunteering, please call Immanuel Church Office at 715-423-3260.

ESLEY SCHULTZ IS TURNING 100!! | Please join us for an Open House held in Esley’s honor on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center, 1500 Pepper Ave. here is Wis. Rapids. Stop by and wish Esley a Happy “100” Birthday.  

CULVER’S NIGHT |  No Culver’s Night in March. Our next Culver’s Night will be Tuesday, April 30th.

HAVE FUN LINE DANCING! | Line Dancing is a fun activity which is making a comeback!  We are looking for interested people, men and women, all ages, to participate in Immanuel’s gym.  Please leave your name, phone #, and email address with either the church office (mmertens@immanuelrapids.com), or with instructor Margie LaBarge (labarge5610@gmail.com), and indicate class timing that either would, or would not work for you.  Start-up can be as early as April!

Community Events

LUTHERAN HOUR RADIO PROGRAM | This week: "He Loved Them to the End"  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; We are people of diverse backgrounds drawn together by Jesus. We want to share His life with you. (John 13/18/19)


BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR FISH BOIL | A Fish Boil will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Plover, WI on Friday, April 26, 2019, 5 - 6:30pm. Ticket cost:  $14 and must be purchased in advance through the church office by stopping in or calling 715-341-2898 Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4pm. This event is being sponsored by Beautiful Savior's SALT / LWML.


BLOOD DRIVES AT ASPIRUS RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL |  Blood drives are held in the hospital’s lower level conference center. The April blood drives will be Tuesday, April 16, from 10 am to 3 pm and Monday, April 22, from 2 to 7 pm. No appointment is needed. Aspirus Riverview Hospital partners with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin to continue our community’s long tradition of saving lives through blood donation. Blood donated at the Aspirus Riverview Hospital blood drives is used to help patients in our own community, as well as throughout central Wisconsin.


CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP | The April meeting of the Celiac Support Group will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Water’s Edge Dining Room on the lower level of Aspirus Riverview Hospital. The meeting will feature “Spring Roll Demo & Tasting.” Attendees will learn how to make delicious, gluten-free spring rolls. The group is free, and no registration is needed. New members of all ages and their family members are welcome. The Celiac Support Group is facilitated by Lori Cesare, DTR, a registered dietetic technician. For more information, please call Lori at 715-421-7446.


CHILDREN’S EASTER CELEBRATION | Join the Easter Fun at Faith Reformed Church, 1321 32nd St. North! Children 2-12 are invited to participate in a special Easter celebration on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am —12:00pm. Children under 4 please bring a parent to celebrate with us. For more information contact Amy Jansen 715-325-7758 or the church office at 715-423-3055.

Ministry Highlights

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!