Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel eNewsletter

July, 2013

Vacation Bible Camp Begins July 28th!

In This Issue
Vacation Bible Camp 2013
Worship News
Discipleship News
Children's News
3:16 Middle School Youth Group
CHAOS High School Youth Group
Fellowship & Meetings
Worship with Us!    

   VBC 2013   



Vacation Bible Camp 2013


Immanuel Lutheran and Anchor Covenant Church's Vacation Bible Camp 2013 is July 28th - August 1st at Immanuel. All children going into 4K - 6th grade are welcome to join us nightly for a Kingdom Rocks Adventure! Please fill out the registration form VBC Registration Form or get a hard copy in the church office and return it to the church office as soon as possible so we can get our Kingdom Crews ready. Don't forget to purchase your cd's ($10) and T-Shirts ($7). 






The Jubilate choir is preparing an energetic, stirring anthem, "Great is the Lord" for all three worship services on June 23rd! The special music will include a small band and large choir. Musicians, be sure to meet Sunday June 23 at 8:30AM for warm up (downstairs). Rehearsals for choir are Wednesday nights at 6:45PM (immediately following the Mid-week worship) in the Sanctuary. New members are always encouraged to attend! We are simultaneously rehearsing several anthems for future events. This would be a wonderful time to join!


Praise Team


The Praise Team meets from 8:00PM-9:00PM on Wednesday nights for weekly rehearsals. The team leads contemporary worship music and introduces fresh new music-often at two services. Thanks be to God for their faithful service! If you play an instrument, sing, or have technological interests, contact John Ivan at for more information.


Media Specialists


The media team utilizes modern technology during every worship service throughout the year. We are so grateful for their incredible devotion and humble hearts. Positions include controlling the computer, managing the sound board, and operating live video during worship. The team is currently training new people and would love some extra help! Contact John Ivan at




Men's Breakfast and Bible Study


Men are all welcome on Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 a.m. to gather at church for a delicious breakfast, and good 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.


Saturday Morning Bible Study


The Saturday Morning Bible Study will meet on July 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Odella Nelson's home, 126 Bonito St, Walworth. Call Odella at 262-374-2108 with any questions.


Mid-Week Summer Services - "Gifted Hands"


Join us for a 3 week Wednesday Night Summer Series on the theme of "Gifted Hands," beginning Wednesday, June 12th.


5:30 PM - Potluck Dinner - Bring a dish to pass if you can! But don't stay away if you can't!


6:15 PM - Informal Worship Service for All Ages! We'll see brief clips from the gripping movie, "Gifted Hands," followed by an interactive message, Music, children's message and a special gift for each child.


7:00 PM - Children's Program and Small Groups for teens and adults.


This is a series for the entire family to come together around God's Word, share a meal and worship, and then talk together about what God is teaching us on the theme for the night! Sign-up on the worship card if you plan to attend, want to be in a small group, to lead a small group, to help lead the Children's Program or to lead the Teen Program.


Here are the weekly themes for our "Gifted Hands Series:"


            Week 1: June 12 - "Seeing Beyond What You Can


            Week 2: June 19 - "You've Got the Book Inside You!"

            Week 3: June 26 - "We are All Capable of Performing






Vacation Bible Camp


Immanuel Lutheran and Anchor Covenant Churchs' Vacation Bible Camp 2013 will be July 28th - August 1st here at Immanuel. VBC Registration form


All children going into 4K - 6th grade are welcome to join us nightly for a Kingdom Rocks Adventure! We'll start each evening with a Welcome Wow in the sanctuary where we'll visit with "Chadder" the chipmunk, sing songs and learn about God's love for us in Bible Study. Our adventure continues each night with games, crafts and dinner! We'll end each night with more songs and a Royal Wrap-Up. Please fill out the registration form found on-line on our website or a hard copy in the church office and return it to the church office as soon as possible so we can get our Kingdom Crews ready. Don't forget to purchase your cd's ($10) and T-Shirts ($7).

Kingdom Rock Totally Catholic VBS Promo Video
See the exciting promo video here!



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.


Vacation Bible Camp Needs


The Vacation Bible Camp needs are 1" flat washers and 22" gauge wire. These things are parts of a balancing toy the kids will be making. Marbles regular size (not the big shooters) If you have any of these things and would be willing to donate them we would really appreciate it.  They can be left at the church office. Thanks, Carol Smith. 




Mid - Week Summer Series


Join us for our Summer Series on the movie "Gifted Hands" on June 26! There will be a potluck dinner at 5:30, worship at 6:15, and a special summer-style small group time for our 3:16 Youth Group from 7:00-8:00. Bring your friends and a chair/blanket for our discussion on Immanuel's front lawn (weather permitting). We will participate in fun outdoor activities and enjoy some summer treats - you won't want to miss it!! 


Lake Geneva Walk


Join us for a short lake walk on Sunday, July 21st at 1:00pm! We will meet by the library at the start and finish. Spend a couple of hours enjoying the beautiful lake path with your friends!


8th Confirmation Students and Parents


We will have a Confirmation Retreat at Lutherdale in Elkhorn on October 4-6 - All Confirmands are expected to attend. Please meet in the Lutherdale parking lot at 6:00pm to unload and start our activities! Pick up is at 9:00am Sunday morning. All meals will be covered for the weekend. Confirmands will spend the weekend engaging in team building activities, participating in the high and low ropes courses, and writing faith statements in preparation for their Confirmation. A $40 deposit will be due in late August.


To offset your remaining cost of the retreat, we will again be selling Mums in August and September! You may pre-sell plants to friends and family and volunteer to work drop-off/pick-up days.


Confirmation Sunday is scheduled for October 27th - please mark your calendars! Be sure to invite friends and family as you celebrate this important milestone in your faith. The rehearsal date and time for Confirmation is yet to be set. Please stay tuned for more information.





High School Youth Group....C.H.A.O.S.


Hey, High Schoolers of Immanuel!  We're meeting through the summer!  Join us every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:00 in the upper room of the church.  You're sure to enjoy games, snacks, fellowship, and faith filled fun.  Help us plan our next events and share your ideas for what you want out of a youth group.  Come join the CHAOS!


Facebook: Immanuel Lutheran YouthGroup

Phone or text: 218-232-7044 (Jenni) 262-949-2285 (Eric) 


We have a lot planned for an awesome year ahead!!! Come join us!!!!  

New York Mission Trip

On Saturday, July 13th at 9:00 p.m. our mission team will leave by Badger Bus for a weeklong trip to help restore homes devastated from Hurricane Sandy.  We will stay at People's Church of Long Beach, New York.  We have 43 team members...what an amazing gift! 


The adults going are:   David Austin, Melanie Davenport, Bryan Erskine, Trish Fry-Misener, John Gardiner, Jeri Gaugert, Dan Gibson, Karrie Gibson, Sue Gifford, Terri Guske, Cynthia Hibbard, Scot Hodkiewicz, Rich Howes, Kristine Keyes, Linda McWherter, Rich McWherter, Ryan Milligan, Chris Nelson, Catrina Pfaff, Bob Rosenthal, Jill Rosenthal, and Chuck Tyburk.


The teens include:  Amanda Danno, Sarah Fields, Laura Flynn, Adrianna Forster, Kyle Foulke, Evan Gibson, Nathan Gibson, Brock Grahler, Maggie Guske, Thomas Guske, Katie Hickey, Alexa Hodkiewicz, Victoria Hodkiewicz, Micaela Howes, Trey Howes, Josie Longhorn, Justin Nelson, Adam Newell, NeeDow Too, Mickayla Tschida, and Anthony Warnecke.


Please encourage and pray for our team.

Mission Trip Team Members:


The final meeting to finalize all the details of the mission trip is Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the overflow at Church.  All mission trip participants must attend as well as a parent/guardian of any youth traveling.  


Our team will be commissioned on Sunday, July 7th...please attend the service of your choice (feel free to attend all 3) to be prayed on and for.  It is such a blessing to have a congregation that surrounds you with their love, prayers and Godspeed.  You won't want to miss out!


Mission Trip Thank You:


Thank you so much to all who have donated for our July mission trip to help Hurricane Sandy victims in New York!   By your donation, you are coming along with us in spirit and have helped immensely to raise the funds needed to get there.  Special thanks to Charlie Vaughn, of Vaughn & Bushnell in Hebron, IL, for once again donating a huge box of hammers; to Lake Geneva Comfort Suites for getting us a special rate on the hotel for our bus driver; to the amazing quilters who are sending us with beautiful quilts to give to the victims of the hurricane who lost everything; to Stacy Smith for donating all of the proceeds from the sale of her  Wildtree products; to the Tuscan Restaurant for a delicious fundraiser meal; to Papa Murphy's for donating 20% of their proceeds for one day; to all the people who had yard work or cleaning to do and so generously donated; to those who have just donated money through buying "bricks" to pave our way; to the anonymous donors; to anyone we may have are all incredible and so generous.  Thank you to all of you who have been lifting us up in prayer as we plan, organize and finalize the details of our trip.  Please continue to pray for our safety, that we can make a difference by sharing God's love and the rebuilding of homes.   Thank you again from your 2013 New York Mission Team! 

Lutherdale Ministries
Lutherdale is building lives in Christ. They strive to keep camp affordable for today's families. All are welcome and no one is turned away for financial reasons. Help make camp an important part of a child's life by supporting a mission that transform lives. Please give a gift to Lutherdale's Annual Fund by going to and click on donate now on-line.
WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic
The Wisconsin Dental Association Mission of Mercy will provide a Free Dental Clinic On Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th at Badger High School, 220 E. South St., Lake Geneva. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. Patients seen on first-come, first served basis with approximately 1,000 individuals treated each day. Patient quota typically reached before 8:00 a.m., so come early!

Back to School Clothes Sale


The Back to School Clothes Sale is August 17, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Proceeds go to Side By Side. You can donate clothes, help sort clothes, set-up, help during the sale or clean-up. Look for sign-ups in church.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Anyone that knits or crochets and is interested in joining the prayer shawl group is welcome. We would love to have you in our group. We are still in need of yarn (red heart from Walmart) and large gift bags of any kind to put them in. Call Karen Stein at 262-203-5260, for more information. Blessings, Nurse Karen
Material Needed for Quilters
Wanted - Any old, clean, used sheets and unused cotton fabric, thread and money for supplies. Please contact Bea Sutton.
Card Ministry
Our Card Ministry will gather on Thursday, July 18th 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!
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Serving in the Military


John Allison, Chris Bollwahn, Jimmy Flores, Erik Heinz., Mark Ingbretson, Sgt. Zachary Knud Klingberg, Thomas Migut, Alex Novak, Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Sebastian Townsend, Daniel Tschida.


Battling Cancer


Kim Audetat, Ron Bachman, Brenda Backhaus, Mike Bureca, Christopher Botts, Jon Carlson, Danny Coleman, Ed Dee, Cyndi Dietze, Ruth Feld,Ryder Fell, Al Foldy, Shane Foraker, Dr. George Fueredi, Phil Giese, Sally Goetsch, Alfred Gruber, Rick Hoffman, Georgia Kasper, Jason Kazinski, Deb Kopek, Lynn McAdams, Nick Palozzolo, Kathy Paquette, Trudy Rauch, Marve Saltzmann, Hunter Schwab, Barb Searle, Marty Smith, Peter Stein, Monika Swing, Bonnie T., Ed Thiel, Pete Thompson, Marie Voss, Sara Wahlstedt, Suzanne Walker, Rick Walters, Barb Whitney, Sharyl Wilkins, Linsey Young.


In Hospice Care


Lawrence Norem


Health and Strength


Katie Alder, Mary Alderson, Thomas Anderson, Brian Belot, Stephanie Bickers, Bill Binn Sr., Ed & Catherine Blechner, Hope Block, Chris Bollwahn, Nancy Bollweg, Mike Braam, Brian Britnall, Jesse Brugger, Stacey Carlson, Danielle Cloutier, Loretta Combs, Joan Cook, Dale Czarnecki, Collin Dunford, Brenda Elliot, Susie Fleischer, Rodney Fry, Debra Geils, Phil Giese, Patrick Hales, Lorraine Hanneman, Zachary Harrod, Erik Heinz, Michelle Hensky, Jonathan Hibbard, Ruth Hinzpeter, Arlene Huber, Bob Hummel, William Hundsrucker, Mark Ingbretson,Marilyn Johnson,Ruth Johnson, Linda Jurica, Georgia Kaspery, Jennifer Krease, Sarah Kresch, Jarek Kunz, Tom Kuttnauer, Mildred Kwiatkowski,Barb Lathrop, Don Ledenbach, Jean Ledenbach, JoAnn Lindner, Karen Mahoney, Ryan Mayfield, Les Meusling, Jim Michalek, Ray Michalski, Larry Moe, Pastor Mark Moller-Gunderson, Karen Mahoney, Tom Mol, Carrie Novak, Ray Otto,Patricia Owen, Jeannie Patchin, Jerry Polek, Lydia Polek, Diane Purcell, Ed Robers, Corey Roffler, Rick Ruby, Jackie S., Gesine Schmidt, Madgel Schluga, Mady-Jo Schuessler, George Somerville, Ken Somerville, Vivian Spanjer, Kristen Sprinkleman, Jamie Stahulak, Bob Strube, Eric Sundstrom, Ed Thiel, Hayden Tipps, , Gordon Van Heel,Elaine & Wayne Vorpagel, Scott Vorpagel, Chuck Webster, Shelly Weis, Valarie Weyrauch.


Awaiting / Recovering from Surgery


Karen Baumgartner, Carol Bice, Shelly Cruz, Mark Herick, Darcy Hicks, Darcy Hitz, Bill Hollister, Patrick Jones, Ernie Kloppstein, Sarah Laureano, Bernadine Livingston Krueger, Mac McBride, Craig Middleton, Nick Moehling, Pastor Mary Ann Moller-Gunderson, Ken Pederson Sr., Jim Petranek, Glenn Sobotta, Mike Woods.




+ Casey Davis, brother of Mike Davis, died to Christ on May 31st.


+ Helen Vestal-Berry, sister of Diane Button, and aunt of Andy Kerwin, died to Christ on June 3rd.


+ Kathy Dalin, sister of Jeanne Kuttnauer, died to Christ on June 10th.


+ Bill Vogel, uncle of Brenda Follensbee, died to Christ on June 10th.


+ Pastor Crystal Steinerg and family at the loss of her beloved mother.



Serving on the Mission Field


Zach Harrod, Jenn & Jason Byers




+ Congratulations to Matt Schulz who passed all his tests and requirements and is now an EMT!


+ Congratulations to Laurel Schulz on landing a new job!


+ Congratulations to Ellen Hanson on 35 years of nursing!


+ Congratulations to Rosanne Andresen who retired from Geneva Lake Manor after 19 + years of serving there!


+ Congratulations to Marty Smith's 65th Birthday on June 17th!


+ Congratulations to Bob and Mary Ann Pierce celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary!


+ Congratulations on First Communion for Joelle Dahlgren, Cora Ficklen, Kelsie Kuehl, Kalen & Kylie Kramp and Jacob Bolton. Welcome to the Lords Table! 







Weddings/ Marriages



+ Congratulations to Pastor Molly Doreza and Tom Stocki, married on June 22nd.


+ Congratulations to Maria Moller-Gunderson and Dustin Dean will be married June 29th at Immanuel. All are invited to the wedding at 3:00 p.m.




+ Congratulations to Ryan and Laurie Romanowski on the birth of their son, Elliott Ryan Romanowski, born on June 3rd.


+ Congratulations to Ashley and Travis Alexander, on the birth of their son, Aiden Nolan Alexander, born on June 7th. Tony and Cheryl Miu are the proud grandparents.


+ Congratulations to Ben and Miranda Bice on the birth of their son, Bridger, born on May 23rd. He was born 2 months early and is making great progress. Proud grandparents are Jan and Dan Bice.





+ Congratulations to Dean and Odella Nelson on the baptism of their great granddaughter, Tamera Dawn Munoz, June 9th.  


+ Congratulationsto Eric and Kristen Goetsch on the baptism of their son, Parker James Stewart Goetsch, June 16. Parker is the grandson of Sally and Dave Goetsch.




Expecting a Child!



Mandi Fisher, Kate Ketterhagen, Brae Kittelson, Betsy Moehling

A Day in Time Inc, Adult Memory Care Program

A Day In Time Inc, Adult Memory Care Program is looking for caring volunteers. They will receive free Alzheimer's and activity training. People18 years or older are encouraged to apply. The program runs from 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m, MWF, and volunteers can spend a half/full day at the program or volunteer on a monthly basis. Call: Cindy Lester, Executive Director 262-210-9783 for questions, or visit our website to find out more

A Day in Time Memory Keepers Plus
Memory Keepers Plus is a class designed specifically for the individual who is experiencing mild memory impairment due to dementia, M.S., Parkinson's, "brain fog" or other brain diseases. This group meets four Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Junker Lounge. Monthly charges apply. Call: Cindy Lester, Director 262-210-9783 for questions, or visit our website to find out more
Side By Side Screening
Side By Side screeningis the 3rd Tuesday of each month, July 16th, 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
"Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off." Proverbs 24:14
In this month's health newsletter, Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses Lymphoma. For more information or to see the whole article, please check out Karen's newsletter at and click on "July Health Newsletter". Copies are available at church.
Blood Pressure Checks

Immanuel will have blood pressure checks on the 3nd Sunday of the month (July 21st). The blood pressure checks will be held in Pastor Mark's office.

Quilting Bee
Our Quilting Bees will take place on the third Monday of each month (July 15th). Come and share your ideas, enjoy Christian fellowship, and together we will make one quilt. No experience necessary! Areas will be set up for cutting, sewing, and pressing. We will meet on 10:00 a.m. at Carol Morem's, W3262 Lake Forest Lane, Lake Geneva, to make a quilt for a baby boy. Call Carol Morem (325-5119) or Jackie Kuehl (203-5296) for directions, to sign-up or for more information. If you are interested in getting a baptismal quilt packet of material and patterns contact Jackie or Carol.
Open Arms Free Clinic

The new Open Arms Free Clinic is a multi-faith community based effort with 60 volunteers. The clinic located in Elkhorn, across from the high school at 797 E. Geneva St. It is open two days per week, with eligibility screening on Wed. from 2-7 PM, and Thursday for patients from 2-7 PM. The clinic's goal is providing free primary medical care, education, a medical home, and prescriptions to residents or those who work in Walworth County without health insurance after eligibility screening. Many donations are needed to ensure the Clinic's sustainability. Call 262 245-1975 for more information. The website for the clinic is:

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.
SAA 12 Step Meetings- SAA meets on Saturdays at 6:00 PM. All meetings are held in the Junker Lounge.
Weight Watchers Meeting
Weight Watchers will meet here at Immanuel on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Leader: Deb Olkives, 262-496-9965,; Weight Watchers Hotline 1-866-204-2885.
Coupons for Servicemen and Women
Servicemen can use all coupons (except restaurant and store specific). If possible, please cut them out before you bring them in. Thank you from Mary Rose Long and the American Legion Auxiliary.
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. They are in desperate need of dish soap. Please bring dish soap on any Sunday. TheWC Food Pantry 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.
The Lake Geneva Food Pantry
The Lake Geneva Food Pantryis 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.



Immanuel Book Club


The Immanuel Book Clubwill meet at Arbor Village on Wednesday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.

The book to be reviewed is "The Beach Trees" by Karen White. If you have any questions contact Edie Michelson at 262-686-3009.


Immanuel Ladies Luncheon


The Immanuel Ladies Luncheon will be at Su Wings on Wednesday, July 3rd at Noon. Let Bea Sutton know if you are attending at 262-248-4281.


Women of Faith Conference


The Women of Faith Conference is September 27-28 at the BHO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 North 4th Street. Milwaukee, WI 53203. Join us for the "Believe God Can Do Anything" 2013 Tour. Register by June 30th to save $10 with the Early Bird Discount earlybird13 @

Call Judy Guy at 245-8898 if you are interested in going. We would like to get a big group to go to this event.


Men's Biking Group


Luke Lukenbill is inviting men of all ages who are passionate about bike riding, to participate in a weekly "Regular Guy Ride!" Join him each Saturday at 8 a.m. at church. The group will choose their route each week. For more information, call Luke at 262-955-5052.


Looking for Work


Florence Okwi, Sue Gifford's exchange student sister, is looking for work. She is willing to do cleaning, gardening, child care, etc. in exchange for cash. Call Sue if you can help her out. 262-949-3682.


Moller - Gunderson Wedding Bells!


Pastors Mary Ann and Mark are elated to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maria, to the love of her life - Dustin Dean - on Saturday, June 29, 3:00 PM at Immanuel. You are all invited to attend the marriage ceremony at the church. We would truly be honored to have you share the moment with Maria and Dustin, as they bind themselves to one another as husband and wife.


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,

(July 19th) 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. Volunteers are needed.


A Day In Time Memory Keepers Club


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 Thursday of every month (July 18th) in the Junker Lounge from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Church Picnic


Save the date for our Annual Church PicnicSunday, August 11th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Hodkiewicz farm and pond. Please bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs, blankets, and swimsuits.


Church Council Meeting


The Church Council does not meet in July. Mark your calendars for a joint church council and staff gathering at the Pastor's home Tuesday, August 20th, 5:30 p.m. Families are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass.



New Building Update 



Great progress is being made on the construction of our new church building! All of the concrete walls are now in place for the lower level. Footings are being poured for the administrative/classroom wing and the fellowship hall.   The steel is to be delivered July 8, so we should start to see the framework going up in July. The general contractor says that we are on schedule with their construction timeline. Thanks be to God.



Please pray for the safety of the workers, for favorable weather, and for continued progress. If anyone would like to provide cookies for the workers, contact the church office. You may visit the site to get a first-hand look, but please stay on the outside of the fenced area.  



Your contributions to the GRACE OVERFLOWING BUILDING APPEAL are very important. We have finished the first year of our 3 year appeal. Thanks to all who have been generous in fulfilling their commitment to the building program. With God's help, we will soon have a wonderful new facility to support the growing ministries of our congregation.



Electronic Giving 


A number of givers have signed up for our new electronic giving program. Simply go to our web page at

 and click the "Online Giving" option. This giving program allows you to give on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis depending on your preferences, as well as special gifts and mission donations.


Immanuel Lawn Signs 


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













+ Thank you to Joyce Schmidt for your donation of colored paper to Immanuel. We can always use paper.


+ Thanks to Joelle Dahlgren for playing three wonderful piano solos, "Ode to Joy", "Blues Scales", and "Got Lotsa Rhythm" on June 16th for Father's Day! What a thrill and treat to have Jeolle play! Her young talent is superb! Thanks for sharing; we look forward to being blessed by her music again. Watch here:


+ Thanks to Dan Schmidt for tenderly singing, "I Am Your Child" as a tribute on Father's Day! The song's text perfectly honored our fathers, grandpas, and all the men that have touched our lives. His sensitive singing was exquisite; it was poignant and expressive-a wonderful tribute to our heavenly Father as well! Watch here: 


+ Special thanks to Keith and Pam Addison, and Terry and Carol Madsen for sharing their lovely voices and musical talent! They sang a vocal quartet, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", on June 9th at all three services. The unique arrangement of this favorite classic hymn created a contemporary feel while still embracing classic tradition. Watch here: 


+ Thanks to Cherub Grace (friend of Riely Mikrut and Elliot Huemann) who sang and played the piano for the Healing Services on June 2nd. She is a gifted young lady and we are thrilled that she was able to share her talents at Immanuel while on her summer leave.


+ Better late than never. "The Cross" was sung by the Praise Team as a tribute to our Lord, Jesus on Good Friday! Together with the drama, the Praise Team tenderly closed this poignant tenebrae service with this powerful song. We are so blessed by the Praise Team year-round, and especially blessed by their occasional special music! See video with pictures of drama here:


+ We would like to give our sincere thanks to Rich McWherter, and the crew he brought on May 18th to paint our garage door!  Really an incredible job done by him and Rich and Trey Howes and Anthony Warnecke!!!  We were pleased to give a check to help them on their way for the Mission Trip to help others after Hurricane Sandy!!! Rich McWherter has been a "Saint" in all his efforts to help fund the Mission Trip! Joe and Sandy Anselmo


+ Thank you to the Nelson's for their generous offering for the quilters. Bea Sutton


+ Thank you to Harriet Nor for the quilt batting she donated. Bea Sutton


+ Thanks to all who purchased "Immanuel Apparel! So good to see Immanuel shirts & fleeces worn around town!


+ Thank you to Master Chef, Adam Gingrich, for makingthe main course for dinner at our Wednesday night Potlucks and Worship.


+ Thank you Pastors for fostering our mission. We know how God is good. Thank youl for accepting this small donation that allows us to care for individuals and their families suffering with memory loss. People of the Lord...Blessings! A Day In Time


+ Dear Friends and Family of Immanuel, thank you for supporting my Eagle Scout Project of a Share Library the W.C. Food Pantry. So many of you donated to my Goats Milk Soap Fundraiser. The money raised was used to buy lumber and supplies for bookshelves and storage. The Book Drive was amazing....hundreds of books were donated. Fellow scouts, friends and family sorted and shelved the books. Maggie Guske served as our Librarian consultant. Mr. and Mrs. Drescher have been wonderful to work with. I will continue to collect books for the Share Library. Children's books, cookbooks and self-help books can be dropped off in the box outside of the church office. Thank you! Clay Wahlstedt, Eagle Scout Candidate, Troop 239


+ Thank you for your kindness - for showing that you care. The baptism of our great granddaughter was so very special to all of us. God's Blessings,

Our Love, Dean and Odella Nelson


+ Thank you all! We loved the song written by Pastor Mary Ann and sung by the first service. I plan to frame a copy. The cake was delicious and the very generous gift cards will really come in handy when we travel to Kansas next month. We truly enjoyed this wonderful surprise. Karen and Hawk


+ Nick and I would like to thank the cookie ministry for the delicious treats that were left at our house for us. They really brightened our day. It was so thoughtful, and we really appreciate the kindness! Thank you so much again! Betsy and Nick Moehling







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