Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel eNewsletter

August, 2012

See you at the church picnic!

In This Issue
Annual Church Picnic
Grace Overflowing Appeal
Worship News
Children's News
3:16 Middle School News
12:29 High School Youth Group
Fellowship and Meetings
Register Immanuel eNews
Welcome Picture
Worship Times



Annual Church Picnic


Sunday, August 26th, 2012 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Location: Scot and Mona Hodkiewicz's pond

(1 mile east of the Lake Geneva Animal Hospital)

Look for signs


Parking is limited - park on Townline Road - golf carts will bring you to the pond.

Fun by all: Bring comfortable chair; swimming in pond (lifeguard) bring life jackets for paddle boats; fishing (bring fishing pole); volleyball and much more. Bring sun screen and bug spray.


Sign up for the picnic on the worship card or the insert found in the bulletin.



You are overflowing with God's grace! Thank you for your commitments to our Grace Overflowing capital appeal! Our total at the time of this writing is $1,071,508! Thanks be to God!


 Grace Overflowing Building Update


We now have a total of $1,071,508 pledged for the building appeal from 154 members and friends of Immanuel! Thanks be to God. What an amazing response! Be sure to mark your envelopes and checks for "Building" so that your donation will be directed to the proper account.


A number of givers have also signed up for our new electronic giving program. Simply go to our web page at and click the "Online Giving" option.


The next meeting of the Building Team is set for August 8 at 6:30 pm. The team will be refining the design based on suggestions from the congregation and budget parameters.


The Finance Team is working on documentation for short and long term financing of this project. Please keep all of these team leaders in your prayers.


Gifting Appreciated Stock or Mutual Funds


You can gift appreciated stock or mutual funds held over one year and receive a charitable deduction for tax purposes. Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church is an exempt institution and pays no tax on gains. Interested in making such a gift? Please contact the office at 248-4211 for more information on how to gift the stock or mutual funds. What a fantastic gift!


New Staff Members


We are pleased to welcome Samantha Moehling as our new Middle School Director and Brenda Follensbee as our new Administrative Assistant. We are excited to see how God will use your gifts to bless Immanuel.


New Member Discovery Orientation

If you have been worshiping at Immanuel and would like information about our congregation, its ministries, or would like to become a member, join Immanuel's Pastors and Staff for our Discovery Orientation on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. at church. A pizza dinner will be served. Please sign up on the Worship Card if you plan to attend, so we know how much pizza to order! Let us know also if you need child care during the session.


These sessions offer a great opportunity to learn about Immanuel's mission and values, God's Plan of Salvation, to discover how you can get involved in a variety of ministries, and to ask your questions! New members will be received on the date of their choice.

Immanuel Lawn Signs

Immanuel lawn signs are available in the overflow and narthex.  Please feel free to take one to post in your yard! 

Men's Breakfast and Bible Study

 Men are all welcome on Sat., August 11th at 7:30 a.m. to gather at church for a delicious breakfast, and scintillating conversation about God's Word! Bring your favorite food to share for the meal - and come with a hunger to go deeper in your relationship with Christ.

Tuesday AM Bible Study


The Tuesday AM Bible study will meet on August 14th at 9:00 a.m. at church to discuss "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barb Kingsolver. 


Saturday Morning Bible Study


The Saturday morning Bible study group will meet at 10:00 a.m. on August 18th at Sherry Lemke's home, 786 Timber Ridge, Fontana (262-275-0033).




Praise Team


The Praise Team meets every Wednesday night at 8:00PM for rehearsals. Thanks for their spectacular leadership during the summer series, "Finding Nemo"-and every Sunday morning for contemporary worship. Thanks also for introducing new and motivating music that upholds God's word! Contact John Ivan if you are interested joining the team for more info.


Bells of Immanuel


The Bells of Immanuel are taking some much needed time off for the summer. Rehearsals resume on Sunday September 9th at 9:00AM (upstairs). Director Ellen Hanson has special anthems slated for the fall. Mark your calendars for the re-launch as it will be a great time to join. No musical training is necessary.


Youth Praise Team


The YPT has been on a short sabbatical while teens have been traveling. We are eager to fully engage in rehearsals at our normal time on Wednesday evenings at 5:30PM. If you are between 6th and 12th grade and want to help out please join us! We need singers, instrumentalists, and other helpers. We will be leading a special song this Sunday, July 29th, in honor of our mission trip participants. Contact John Ivan for more info.




Jubilate (Immanuel's choir for all ages and musical genres) has been working hard all summer. Rehearsals are open to ALL and occur Wednesday nights at 7:00PM. (Note: NO rehearsal Wednesday August, 1st due to VBC.) We are learning special anthems that are musically challenging, yet allow us to engage deeply into His word. Join us on Wednesdays for fellowship, music, and fun. We have a great core group that would love to welcome more voices to the team!


AV and Media specialists


Thanks to the AV and media specialists and their new helpers for the computer, video, and soundboard! They help create a seamless worship that allows us to see and hear God's message through technology. The team is currently training new people and would love some extra help! Contact John Ivan for more info.  

(262)620-2349 or



Members Moving


Our beloved friends Cheryl and Tony Miu are moving to Florida in August. Tony has found a new job which allows him to be at home in the evenings. They will be missed immensely and we wish them Godspeed.


Healing Service


On Sunday, August 12th, all three services will be dedicated healing services.




Sunday School


Rally Sunday is September 9th!  Mark your calendars!

Sunday Morning Nursery Staff


A nursery is provided during each service for children 5 and under in the basement.  Children older than 5 years are encouraged to join their families during the church service or in Sunday School.  We provide "Busy Bags" and "Grams" to help our older children stay focused during worship.



 VBS Theme 2012Vacation Bible Camp


Vacation Bible Camp has begun! "Sky: Everything is possible with God", running from July 29th to August 2nd.Contact Brianna for more information (248-4211). A special thank you to Heidi Schuessler for all her work on preregistering children for this awesome event! Also we want to thank Sara Wahlstedt for designing our amazing stage set and decorations.

To all families attending Bible Camp, please make a note on your calendars that we will be singing at church on Sunday, August 5th. Times will be announced in the camp newsletter.


Back to School Clothes and Supplies for Kids


Mark your calendars for the back to school clothes and supplies for kids on August 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gently used clean children's clothing available for $.25 per item. All proceeds go to Side by Side. Help is needed on August 18th from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to set up. Donations of clothing and school supplies are greatly appreciated! 


 Just for Kids

Just a reminder to anyone looking for daycare this fall, Immanuel offers a great option for parents and kids. We offer Before and After School Care for children 4K-5th Grade in our community. The morning program starts at 6:15 a.m. with a bus pickup around 8:15 a.m. The after-school program runs from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both programs include crafts, games, food, homework help, and more! Best rates around! Call Brianna at 248-4211 for more information. 





Welcome to Our New Middle School Youth Director!


A warm welcome to Sami Moehling as our new Middle School Youth Director! Sami has grown up in our church, participated in the programs, helped with the youth group and is looking forward to leading our youth! We are so excited and thrilled to have Sami join the staff at Immanuel! Welcome!


Confirmation Class is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and will resume Sunday mornings in the fall. For those Youth who want to profess their faith in Jesus Christ and be confirmed in the church, this is the class. Watch for updates in August.


Tuesday, August 7 @ 6:30 - Confirmation Team Meeting


The Confirmation Facilitators Meeting is for all adults who are willing to serve as leaders in our Wednesday and/or Sunday Confirmation Ministry during the next school year.


Monday, August 27 @ 6:00 - Confirmation Team Meeting & Dinner


Mark your calendars for July 29th - August 2nd. Our Middle School kids are an integral part of our Vacation Bible Camp Leadership Team. We need all of you amazing kids to help lead the little ones J


We will meet one Wednesday each month in the summer. Watch your email for the dates.


Attention Middle School Youth Group! We are currently organizing a paddleboard outing through our friends at Clearwater Outdoor during the month of August! Please look for more information via email once the date has been set.


6th, 7th, and 8th Grade "3:16" Middle School Youth Group will resume weekly gatherings in September!  


The annual Middle School Youth Group Mum Sale is set for the beginning of September! These 9" mums will be available for $10 each - last year they were huge and beautful! Proceeds benefit our 9th grade students to be confirmed this fall as they take their annual retreat to Lutherdale. We will have more information at the end of August - look for pe-order forms in your Sunday bulletin.


Monday, September 10 @ 6:30 - 9th Grade Parent/Student Confirmation Meeting


Wednesday, September 12 @ 6:30 - 6th-8th Grade Parent/Student Orientation



High School Mission Trip


Thank you to all who prayed for us on our mission trip and supported the teens with monetary donations! Your kindness made a huge impact on the lives of our teens as well as the community of Crown Point, New Mexico! The youth look forward to sharing their experiences with you on July 29th at all 3 services! Thank you again and many blessings to you and your family! 


 From Our High School Youth Director:



Where to has been a year since I accepted the position as High School youth group leader! In that year, I have had the wonderful experience to work with our amazing, talented and incredible teens! What a gift it is to be able to share a faith in Jesus and to work alongside these youth who are so passionate about sharing that faith. The teens' and the parents' support and patience with me while I learned what works and what doesn't, was also an immense gift. As we just learned in our first Finding Nemo lesson and in our capital appeal...we are not to worry, God has a plan that is far beyond our imagination...As much as I would love to stay and be a part of the high school team, God is calling my family to California. I can't wait to hear and see what unfolds in yours and my lives. You will always be welcome in my home, to call, email or text me. You are always in my prayers and remember, you are loved! With big hugs (and tears), -Cynthia



Mark your calendars for July 29th - August 2nd. Our High School youth are an integral part of our Vacation Bible Camp Leadership Team. We need all of you amazing teens to help lead the little ones.

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Serving in the military


Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Jimmy Flores, Sgt. Zachary Knud Klingberg, Thomas Migut, Alex Novak, Daniel Tschida, John Allison, Jesse and Cassie Puryear, Erik Heinz.


Battling cancer


Kim Audetat, Ron Bachman, Brenda Backhaus, Mardi Bauman, Christopher Botts, Jon Carlson, Danny Coleman, Kathy Dalin, Dorothy Deering, Mamie Deluca, Alfred Gruber, Jason Kazinski, Nick Palozzolo, Ozzie Salas, Barb Searle, Shelly Shepstone, Bob Sitze, Garvin Smith, Marty Smith, Shirley VandeZande, Marie Voss, Sara Wahlstedt.


Health and strength


Carol Bice, Bill Binn, Sr., Stacy Carlson, Danielle Cloutier, Loretta Combs, Reva Combs, Megan Domalik, Holly Ekornaas, Ron Erickson, Susie Fleischer, Kendrah Fredricksen, Bernice Fry, Carolyn Hallett, Lorraine Hanneman, Erik Heinz, Jonathan Hibbard, Ruth Hinzpeter, Doug Hitz, Pastor Eric Jelnik, Lisa Klingberg, Emma Kohl, Jeff Kohl, Mildred Kwiatkowski, Don Ledenbach, Jean Ledenbach, JoAnn Lindner, Howard Madsen, Les Malsch, Jim Michalek, Craig Middleton, Larry Moe, Tom Mol, Dean Noble, Carol Nocek, Carrie Novak, Patricia Owen, Lydia Polek, Alice Prestia, Molly Reek, Rick Ruby, Bill Schulz, Marion Shepstone, Gwen Swartz, Rick Sylvester, Camille Tracy, Shelly Weis, Valarie Weyrauch, Tom Yakes, Zach Zeinert.


In Hospice Care


Bill Schulz, Lawrence Norem


Expecting a child


Gretchen Madsen


Surgeries and Recovering


Stacey Carlson, Holly Ekornaas, Ruth Hinzpeter, Les Malsch, Rick Ruby, Sara Wahlstedt, Valerie Weyrauch, Tom Yakes





+Mary Alyce Penfield, mother of Jerry Penfield, died to Christ on June 2nd.


+Reese Griffiths, cousin to Wayne Vorpagel, died to Christ in July.


+Keith Krause, died to Christ on July 11th.


+Jonathan Olson,brother of Becky Melito & son of Kim Volpato, died to Christ on July 9th.


+Reigh Neukirch's committal service is Monday, July 30th at11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Reigh lived most of his life in Lake Geneva, was a devoted member of Immanuel and served as our custodian for a number of years. All are welcome to the committal.




 +Congratulations to Kelly Gerlitz on her scholarship to Whitewater Choir Camp! Only 6 students received a scholarship out of 270 youth! Kelly was also selected out of a group of 1,200 to be a part of the Wisconsin State Middle School Honors Choir performing in Madison in October! Awesome!


+Congratulations to Coach Steve Deering, Olivia Deering, Chloe Kleeman, Courtney Oomens and their Lake Geneva Youth Basketball 6th grade girls' team who finished the season with a tournament championship!


+Congratulations to Alyssa Crisman who has earned her degree as an RN.


+Congratulations to Don and Mickey Tolar on the celebration of their 64th Anniversary.


+Congratulations to Olivia Deering's softball team who won first place and the championship.


+Congratulations to Cole Deering, Simon Schuessler, Andrew Klug's baseball team who took first place and the championship! Mark Klug was one of the coaches.


+Congratulations to Megan and Aaron Burg on the birth of their daughter, Kennley Kristine Burg, born on June 27th, 7 lbs, 9 oz, and 21 ˝" long.


+Congratulations to Ernie Kloppstein on his 80th birthday. His party was marred by pneumonia but he is doing well now.


+Congratulations to Lou Krueger celebrating his 90th birthday and Bernadine Livingston celebrating her 85th birthday.


+Congratulations to Sarah Stimson and Brett Lepkowski on the birth of their son, Braden Michael Lepkowski on June 8th. He was 9 ˝ pounds. Proud grandparents Todd and Lauren Porstner.


+Congratulations to M.J. and Dennis Lyon on their 50th Anniversary.

+Congratulations to Rich & Linda McWherter on the birth of their granddaughter, Lyla Clark on July 12th. She was 9 pounds, 2 oz, daughter of Renee and Ryan Clark.


+Congratulations to Dottie Marquardt and Pat Morrissey who are celebrating their 90th birthdays.




+Congratulations to Donna Jovani and Giovanni DinNunzio on the baptism of their son, Anthony John Jovani, on July 8th.


New Members


A warm welcome to our new members!


Donna Jovani and her son, Anthony

1051 South Lakeshore Drive

Lake Geneva, WI 53147



Joel and Jocelyn Hayes and their children

Keagan, Payton and Makayla

W3465 Wildwood Drive

Lake Geneva, WI 53147   262-729-4040


Bernadine Livingston

9905 Falcon Drive

Richmond, IL 60071



Lou Krueger

9905 Falcon Drive

Richmond, IL 60071



Elise Livingston Zimmerman

George Zimmerman

9905 Falcon Drive

Richmond, IL 60071

815-347-2807 (E)

847-867-0262 (G)


M.J. & Dennis Lyon

1601 Eagle Drive

Lake Geneva, WI 53147



John Ward

N3485 County Road H, #15

Lake Geneva, WI 53147





Check out our website for information about the ministries at our church.  If you click on the "sermons" link, you will find video links for the sermons and special events!  Spread the word!



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Prayer Shawl Ministry


Shawls have been lovingly knitted and crocheted and are available at the church. If you have a friend or relative who is ill, having surgery, has suffered a loss or is in crisis, please stop in the church office to pick one up. If you would like to be a part of this ministry and knit or crochet a shawl, we welcome your help. Yarn is available at the church. We also continue to ask for yarn donations. The inexpensive Red Heart yarn at Wal-Mart is what we use. We meet quarterly to inspire each other and share the joys of this ministry. Call Karen Stein at 262-203-5260, for more information


Material Needed for Quilters


Wanted - Any old, clean, used sheets and unused cotton fabric.  Please donate for the Tuesday Quilters.

Card Ministry

Our Card Ministry will gather on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. at church. This fabulous group creates greeting cards to encourage folks who are ill, hospitalized, or grieving. All are welcome - and there is no cost to participate! Thank you to each "card creator" as you give of your time and talents! Thanks, too, to the special angel who writes the encouraging words!


Donations for Needy Families

We have a number of families struggling to feed themselves. We welcome contributions for the purchase of grocery gift cards. Please mark your check "grocery gift cards" in the memo line. Thanks for making a difference!

Cookie Ministry

Cookie ministry is on vacation until September!  Thank you to all the wonderful cookie ministers!  You are so generous and gracious to provide delicious cookies and deliver them to people who need a cookie boost!  Rhonda Ganansky will lead and organize the cookie ministry this Fall!  Thanks Rhonda! 


St. Vincent/DePaul Meal Program (Milwaukee Soup Kitchen)


DESPERATE NEEDS FOR SUMMER: socks, basic toiletries, towels, and men's underwear (size L and XL), coffee mugs and silverware (no plastic). Once a week individuals get the opportunity to have a shower, clean underwear and socks. Please drop off at the church office. Our next service to the Soup Kitchen is August 19th. Meet at the church at 4:00 p.m. to carpool. 


Side By Side Fundraiser


Side By Side Fundraiser Dinner is Tuesday, July 31st with seating times of 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. Tickets will be sold today between services. Come help us support families in crisis in our community.


Side By Side Screening


Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, July 17th, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC Church, 715 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva.  Funds are available for rental assistance, utilities and prescription medicines.  Applicants must reside in the Lake Geneva School District.  Bring a copy of the bill you need help paying.


Health Newsletter 


 "Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard." Isaiah 58:8


In this month's health newsletter, Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses Cold Sores. For more information or to see the whole article, please check out Karen's newsletter at and click on "JAugust Health Newsletter".  Copies are available at church.
Wednesday Quilters Need Donations


The Wednesday quilters, who make the beautiful and amazing baptismal, high school graduate and over 80 quilts, are in desperate need of financial donations.  Their resources have been depleted from all the quilts they have made this past year.  Your monetary contribution would be a huge gift!  Please mark your donation "quilts".  Thank you for your kindness!  The Wednesday quilters, who meet on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., are taking a break for the summer and will return in the Fall or as needed!  All are welcome to join this group!  Contact Jackie at 203-5296 or Pat at 248-1232 for more information.


Alanon Meetings


Monday at 6:30 PM. - in Junker Lounge just off the kitchen in the basement.


AA Meetings


Sundays at 3:45 PM; Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 PM. - in Junker Lounge just off the kitchen in the basement.


We Care Program at Sentry


The We Care program is still available at Sentry.  If you buy your groceries at Sentry, please ask for the "We Care" sticker on your receipt and turn the receipt in to church.  The funds raised help support the card, cookie, and prayer shawl ministries.


Mission Trip to Kenya


First Love International Ministries will take a mission team to Kenya January 12-27, 2013. One project is to provide continued construction on a new 3 story girls' dormitory located on the First Love Kenya Children's Home property in Nairobi. The second task is to help run the Kids Club at Raila Educational Center located in the Kibera Slum. If you would like to join this mission trip, a non-refundable deposit of $250 is needed by August 15th. If you have any questions contact Pastor Mary Ann.


Partnership with Puerto Rico


We are so excited for our partnership with Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Sión in Bayamon, Puerto Rico!  Watch for information as we start planning our first trip to our sister congregation.  If you would like to be a part of the initial planning team, please contact the office.  


Coupons for Servicemen and Women


Servicemen can use all coupons (except restaurant and store specific).  Coupons are good for 6 months past the expiration date.  If possible, please cut them out before you bring them in.  Thank you from Mary Rose Long and the American Legion Auxiliary.


The Association For The Prevention Of Family Violence


The Association For The Prevention Of Family Violence is hosting a pig roast fundraiserat Champ's in Lake Geneva on Tuesday, August 28th 6-8 pm. The cost is $9 per person. Call APFV 262-723-4653 (Mon-Fri, 8-4:30pm) or Taume Kohl 262-215-4418 outside of business hours to purchase a ticket.


WC Food Pantry


The WC Food Pantry is open Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, on the corner of Highway H North and Hwy. NN. The first Sunday of the month, WC requests large bottles of laundry detergent that they will break down into smaller containers and large containers of dish soap.  Donations can be placed in the pink box by the office.  If you have any questions or would like to request a pickup, please call Norma Nelson, 279-9698, or 614-595-8681. Thank you for your help.



The Lake Geneva Food Pantry 


The Lake Geneva Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 AM at First Congregational Church, 715 Wisconsin Street.  Recommended  Shopping List for the Pantry:  Canned Soup, Macaroni and Cheese, Breakfast Cereal, Canned Vegetables, Crackers, Flour , Sugar, Juice, Canned Fruit, Stuffing Mix, Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Dinners, Boxed Dinners, Laundry Detergent, Bath Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Toilet Paper.


We are in need of helpers to get the groceries at Aldi's for the Lake Geneva Food Pantry.  We tend to shop once a week and if we could get bunches of volunteers, we may need you once every 8-10 weeks.  I have found that it's generally about two carts, fully loaded, that are purchased, so a van, truck or SUV are needed. Food need only be taken to the United Congregational Church and delivered to the basement; you won't need to put it away.  If you are or you know of anyone interested and willing to help us, please call Jean Benedict at 248-3874.  It takes about two hours, you will be provided with a list of items to be purchased and payment, and you will be 'trained'.  Thank you so much for considering to help us help the hungry, we really appreciate it.


 Pets Admirable Service


You may have sent a letter or care package to troops - but what about their four-legged artners? Right now, 12 Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs (TEDDs) are serving with the Ohio Army National Guard's 37th Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan. These highly trained dogs, who by tradition hold rank one step above their handlers, search out bombs in combat zones. "Our job is helping to save lives, and being able to do something that machines or people alone can't do," says Spc. Devin Cooper, a handler from Columbus. "When people see my TEDD, they always say, 'I miss my dog back home.' It's just good company having him around." Handlers don't need boxes of doggie gear, but they welcome letters of support for their dogs. Send notes to Mickey Tolar or drop off in the office and she will mail all the letters.






WELCA Ladies Luncheon


The August Ladies Luncheon will be held at Hawk's View on Wednesday, August 1st at noon. Please call the church office (248-4211) or Ina Cunningham, (275-8933) before July 30th with your reservation.


A Farewell Celebration For Cynthia Hibbard

A Farewell Celebration For Cynthia Hibbard is planned for Thursday, August 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at Popeye's Restaurant in Lake Geneva. If you are able to join us please contact Jan Bice by August 1st at or 262-949-7973.


Bicycle Tour

Join us for the annual Roun' da Manure Bicycle Tour on Saturday, August 18, 2012.  This scenic tour starts and ends in Sharon, WI and includes stops at ice cream shops along the way.  Riders can choose routes of 22,38,56, or 78 miles. Registration fee is $25.00.  Meet at church at 8:00 am so we can car pool.  Contact Pastor Mark if you are interested.


Church Council and Immanuel Staff

Church Council and Immanuel Staff members are invited for dinner at Pastor Mary Ann & Pastor Mark's home (395 Oakwood Lane, Lake Geneva) on Tuesday, August 21st @ 6 pm. Spouses and kids are welcome! Meat will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass.

Please RSVP the number of family members attending on Aug 21st to Brenda @ We hope to see you there! 


The Bells of Immanuel, the Praise Team & Jubilate

The Bells of Immanuel, the Praise Team & Jubilate members are invited to gather for fellowship at Grace Hanny's home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Swim at 5 p.m. and eat at 6:30 p.m. Beverages provided. Bring a dish to pass. 


Monthly Book Club

The Monthly Book Club is taking a break over the summer but will begin meeting again in September. Look for details in the fall. 


A Day In Time Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group


A Day In Time Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month (August 17th), 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  in the upper level of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Free onsite respite available to caregivers who wish to be a part of the support group while their loved one will engage in the activity program. 


A Day In Time Memory Keepers Club


Keep your brain sharp through this monthly, interactive brain fitness club.  Learn self-help techniques that include:  brain preservation, mind exercises, reducing stress, nutrition tips, aging wellness, education and guest speakers.  It is the 3rd Tuesday of every month (August 21st) in the Junker Lounge from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  This is a free program; however a nominal donation per session is greatly appreciated to cover costs of handouts and refreshments.



+On behalf of the hospitalized Veterans we wish to thank you and the students of Immanuel Lutheran School for the thank you cards that were sent to the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.  They were distributed to the hospitalized Veterans who were proud recipients of such heartfelt wishes.  The support and concern that your students have shown for the Veterans is very much appreciated.  Sincerely yours, Mary J. Merlin, Deputy Chief, Community Relations

+A big thank you to Pat Olson and Cheryl & Tony Miu for donating the air conditioners to church. Our church is a cooler place because of your generosity.

+Pastors Mary Ann and Mark and our Immanuel Family. Thank you so much for the grocery cards. This is much appreciated and helps make our lives much easier. With a heart to care. Kathy & Craig

+Thank you Don and Mickey once again for the beautiful donation of blankets, clothes, etc. for St Vincent de Paul Meal program. It is so nice of you both to share our ministry and always be on the look out for clothing opportunities. In Christ, Casey

+ To all my brother and sisters in Christ at Immanuel. Thanks to each and every one of you for all the cards, prayers and phone calls I have received this week for my birthday. When you don't have relatives, friends mean even more. God Bless you all!! Pat Morrissey

+Dear Immanuel Quilters, I cannot thank you enough for the amazing quilt you guys made. You are truly an awesome ministry at Immanuel. I was very shocked to see my quilt because it was mind-blowing. Thank you so much for your hard work. Sincerely, Joshua Schmidt
P.S. I have used the quilt every night since I have had it.

+To the fabulous Cookie Ministry, this thank you is overdue. Pete and I and the kids loved the surprise of a beautiful plate of goodies waiting for us when we got home. This wonderful church has such a great talent of making all of us feel special! Thank you for your time and love you put into each plate you make. All of you are a blessing to our congregation! God Bless, Pete, Pam Juergens and family.


+To Mickey Tolar's Friday Bible Class, thanks so much for your much appreciated gift for my birthday. I'll think of you every morning. Thanks again, Pat Morrissey



+Thank you Immanuel Lutheran church for everything that everyone does to support the food pantry and help those in need in our community. Jean Benedict, Lake Geneva Food Pantry  



+ "THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the Immanuel church family for giving so generously of laundry and dish detergents for the WC Food Pantry. Thank you from the bottom of the hearts of the many people who have been disappointed when these necessary items were unavailable in the past. We are very, very grateful for your response with these helpful gifts. You truly are making a difference in the lives of individuals and families." Norma Nelson  



+Thank you Immanuel quilters for the beautiful quilts you made for the boys baptism. They absolutely love them and sleep with them every night. It is such a wonderful thing that everyone is doing. Love, The Honzelka Family


+ Thank you Immanuel Praise Team for sharing your gift of music for Keith Krause's funeral. We appreciate your time and talent on this day of sadness and celebration. Todd Krause


+Thanks to my McD gals for your remembrance of my birthday. You all mean so much to me! God Bless you all! Pat Morrissey


+A big thank you to Immanuel Lutheran Church for all of the prayers for my friend Monica Swing and her illness. The tumors have shrunk and there is no cancer on the liver. The doctor expects full remission. Sandy Boales


+Special thanks to the Praise Team for taking time out of their busy Friday schedules on July 20th to lead the funeral of Keith Krause at Badger H.S. The music was exquisite! Immanuel is so blessed to have talented musicians with servants hearts. It is evident that your inspiring music not only touches members of Immanuel, but the entire community. John Ivan



+Thanks to the helpers of our "Finding Nemo" worship series: Praise Team, Small Group Facilitators, Edith and Dan Draper for the food, AV and Media specialists, clean-up Crew and all who brought food! 

+Thanks to all on our "Relay For Life Team" who helped raise an amazing $174,013.66 for the American Cancer Society of Walworth County. Team Leaders were Ashley Miu-coordinator, Eileen Weyrauch, Sara Wahlstedt, and Linda McWherter. Thanks to all who financially supported those who walked and those who provided us with delicious bakery to sell. It was an outstanding event! We are also grateful to all who purchased Luminaries in honor or in memory of a loved one. 




Many Blessings to You!
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