Immanuel eNewsletter

March, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In This Issue
Worship with Us!    






Join us for Mid-Week Lenten Gatherings on Wednesday Nights!



5:30 PM               Delicious Dinners:


Homemade Soup and Sandwiches, along with nourishing conversation in the Fellowship Hall! Please sign up on the Worship Card if you can help make soup,  sandwiches, set up, or clean up. Let us know if you plan to attend, so we have enough food! Join us whether you can help cook or not! The meals are always sheer gift! Bring the  whole family!!


6:15 - 6:50 PM    Lenten Worship: "Snapshots!"


Get inspired by personal stories of faith when God showed up! Connect with "God's Chat" as we hear snapshots of ways God lifts, surprises, gifts, nudges, changes, and works through us. There will be a "chat" for kids as well, including a special surprise gift!


God Chats:


Wed., Feb. 25 - 6:15 PM - "Surprises Us"


Wed., March 4 - 6:15 PM - "Gifts Us"


Wed., March 11 - 6:15 PM - "Nudges Us"


Wed., March 18 - 6:15 PM - "Changes Us"


Wed., March 25 - 6:15 PM - "Through Us"


6:50 PM                 Clean Up, Cantata Rehearsal, Middle & High School

                                Youth Groups, Small Group Bible Study




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Worship Schedule Sign-up


We are trying a new way to sign-up for helping with worship. Below you will find 3 links, one for each service (8:15, 9:45 and 11:07).  Please copy and paste the link below of the service you attend in your web browser and hit enter.  You will see highlighted in yellow the positions that need to be filled.  Please just click in the box or by the number and type your name.  When you exit out, it automatically saves your name in that spot.  Anyone who clicks on the link will see the updated version.  For some reason, it doesn't work from a tablet. 


8:15 Worship Schedule - March


9:45 Worship Schedule - March


 11:07 Worship Schedule - March


Thank you so much for your willingness to serve and to try new ways.  Special thanks to Caitlyn Kiefer and Samantha Polek for the great idea. 

There is also a sign-up board in the Fellowship Hall to manually sign-up if you prefer to do it that way.  Or you can always email me dates, times and position you would like to fill.  One of the reasons we are trying this is when we pass clipboards around, some people don't see the clipboards and some positions we get 3 people for 1 spot. I appreciate your comments and suggestions.  It's important to make this easy and welcoming for all.  Thank you, again, for your willingness to serve!  You are a gift!  Know you are loved! Cynthia Hibbard, Ministry Coordinator


The Season of Lent:


The Season of Lent spans the 40 days leading up to Easter, excluding Sundays - because every Sunday is considered a "little Easter!  It is a more reflective time in the church year, modeled after the forty days Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by the devil.  Like our Savior, we choose to lay aside those practices that lead us into temptation.  Instead, we put on the "full armor of God" - through study of God's Word at home and in Small Group Bible Studies, as well as through prayer, generosity, and serving others in Christ's name.


Easter Cantata Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 6:45PM


Rehearsals for the Easter cantata have begun and ALL are invited to participate! We are preparing an amazing presentation that proclaims the powerful Easter Gospel through music and narration. Those who don't read music are welcome and able to learn the music with rehearsal tracks. New faces are always refreshing-truly ALL are invited! The cantata will be presented on Easter (April 5th) at all three services. An important dress rehearsal is Saturday April 4th from 10:00AM-12:00N. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:45PM (or immediately following Lenten services when appropriate). There will be a few Sunday rehearsals (following the 3rd service) to accommodate folks who can't attend Wednesdays. We need both vocalists and instrumentalists. Contact John Ivan for more information via email: , cell phone: 262-620-2349, or at church! The great gift of Easter is hope-Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.


Youth Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 5:00 PM


The Youth Praise Team rehearses Wednesday nights at 5:00PM during Lent in the music room downstairs. Parents, encourage your child to come an hour early and lift their voices in praise. Music has the ability to inspire, uplift, comfort, and energize us like nothing else can. Contact John Ivan for more information.


Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 8:00 PM


The Praise Team rehearses on Wednesday's at 8:00PM. They are learning new contemporary music to introduce that keeps worship fresh and innovative. We are and continue to be grateful for their inspirational leadership! If you are interested in joining the team contact John Ivan at or 262-620-2349 for details.


Early Service Choral Ensemble Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 8:00PM


The early service choral ensemble meets Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Kathy and I are also available after the first service to help rehearse any small ensembles or soloists interested in presenting their gifts during the early service. Thanks - Amberleigh


Bells of Immanuel: Rehearse Sundays, 9:15-10:15 AM


The Bells rehearse Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the music room! Director Ellen Hanson will show you how to ring, no musical training is necessary. If you can't commit to every Sunday, talk to Ellen about being a bell substitute ringer! Contact Ellen Hanson if you are interested or just show up for rehearsal. She can be reached at: or 262.210.1001


Media Specialists


The media team utilizes modern technology during every worship service. Positions include running the computer, managing the sound board, and operating live video. We are continually inviting newcomers to learn the new system. If you are techy and interested in contributing your skills contact John Ivan at so he can inform you of the upcoming training sessions.




Please help yourself to a hymnal at the entrance of the worship space if you like to follow the music for hymns. Hymnals are also available at each church entrance which can be taken home.


Coffee Hour


Beverages are available following the first service at the Welcome Center Counter in the Gathering Space. Help yourself to information about Immanuel on the counter. Our Coffee Hour follows the first service in the Fellowship Hall to the left of the worship space. Join us for treats, beverages, and conversation. It's a great way to meet new friends, and to share in fellowship with others. All are welcome!! Many thanks to those who help serve for these two ministries. If you are interested in helping, we need you!! Sign up on the Worship Card. Thanks!


Parking on Sundays and Special Services


Able bodied members are encouraged to park in the outer parking stalls or the Middle School Lot when they can, so visitors and seniors can be closer to the entrances. Many Thanks! It's a wonderful challenge to already be short on parking spaces! Praise God, who gives the growth!!




Mid-Week Lenten Series: "Snapshots"


Join us for Mid-Week Lenten Gatherings on Wednesday Nights, beginning February 25! Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and Lenten Worship at 6:15 in the Fellowship Hall! Please sign up on the Worship Card if you can help make soup, sandwiches, set up, or clean up. Let us know if you plan to attend, so we have enough food! Join us whether you can help cook or not! The meals are always sheer gift! Bring the whole family!!


Get inspired by personal stories of faith when God showed up! Connect with "God's Chat" as we hear snapshots of ways God lifts, surprises, gifts, nudges, changes, and works through us. There will be a "chat" for kids as well, including a special surprise gift!


New Members Class: April 12th, 12:30 p.m.


A New Member Class is Sunday, April 12th at 12:30 PM at the church. A pizza lunch will be served! We will talk about God's Plan of Salvation, and opportunities to get involved in ministries at Immanuel and our community! Please sign up on the Worship Card, or call the office at 248-4211. Let us know if you need child care, too!



Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study: March 7th, 10:00 AM


The Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study meets on Saturday of the month, March 7th, at 10:00 a.m. at church to continue the Alpha Classes. All are welcome! Call Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480 with any questions. 

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Serving in the Military

John Allison, Chris Bollwahn, Jimmy Flores, Erik Heinz, Alex Novak, Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Daniel Tschida.

In Hospice Care


Pat Kibbe, Lawrence Norem, Margaret Welsch


Health and Strength


LaVerne Anderson, Sharon Aspenson, Pastor Ron Backman, Pam Baldwin, John Brady, Christian Bauer, Leo Baumgartner, Elsa Baur, Karen Beasley, Rich and Toni Bergland, Al Bettisch, Ken Bice, Max Biedermann, Faye Biesel, Justin Border, Buz Bozovsky, Stacey Carlson, Brian Carr, Ann Chant, Kenny Clark, Danielle Cloutin, Jeremy Coleman, Christina Conboy, Jack Cook, Ed Cox, Arlene Czerniejewski, Jim Daily, Ed Dee, Cyndi Dietze, Daniel Dietze, Lila and Doc DeVries, Holly Ekornaas, Vickie Fergenian, Susie Fleischer, Georgia Foldy, Jeanette Fontaine, Kevin Frank, Bob Freitag, Bill Fry, George Fueredi, Vicki Gibson, Philip Giese, Jaxon Giovannoni, Susan Grenning, Paul Hainstock, Patrick Hale, Haley Hand, Lorraine Hanneman, Misa Harrod, Mark Herich, Cynthia Hibbard, Bill Hinzpeter, Erin Horn, Ken Hovland, Betty Howes, Tony Huml, Brian Jeters, Nicole Jones, Mark Justison, Tom Kerkman, Pat Kibbe, Ruth Kloppstein, Ruth Kramp, Jackie Kuehl, Ben Lambert, Ron Lavin, Colton Lazzaroni, Gary Lechner, Lois Lennon, Michael Lindgren, Ashley Lodarek, Ruby Madsen, Larry Malsch, Craig Middleton, Larry Miller, Julian Misener, Larry Moe, Yvonne Mol, Kameron Morris, Pat Morrissey, Brian Neidigh, Bob Nelson, Dean Nelson, Jeff Nelson, Carrie Novak, Lisa, Abby & Aemon O'Grady, Craig Olson, Jim Omdoll, Patricia Owen, Nina Pappas, Joan Parsons, Pat & Gary Parsons, Beverly Peacock, Ruth Peterson, Carolyn Phillips, Jerry Polek, Jerry Polocet, Greg Randall, Trudy Rauch, Chris Rizzo, Kathy Rizzo, Lindsey Robinson, Madgel Schluga, Ione Schoepen, Tom Schmidt, Don Schmitz, Herte Schulte, Bev Sepp, Rebecca Sharpe, Shelly Shepstone, James Sherman, Bill Smarslik, Donald Smith, Vivian Spanjer, Mckinnon Spraker, Pete Steom, Steve Stone, Kathy Strombach, Marilyn Sullivan, Bea Sutton, Dottie Swatek, Rick Sylvester, Mary Teel, Deborah Tews, Bob Threadgill, Joyce Toerpe, David Totten, Ron Trochuck, Bob Tupper, Jeanne Vorpagel, Joyce Vorpagel, Wayne Vorpagel, Sara Wahlstedt, Megan Warner, Mary Ann Weiberg, Karen Wells, Jessica Willard, Max Wiseman, Libby Wolfe, Ruth Wods, Audrey Yakes, Sophia Zematis, Gianna Zernia



+ Mike Ketchpaw & his family at the loss of his wife, Mary Ketchpaw, who was buried to Christ in a celebration of her life at Immanuel on February 21st.


+ Lisa Oechler, beloved daughter of Georgia & Mike Owens, died to the Lord on February 18th after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.


+ Howard Doremus, brother of Karen Beasley, died to Christ on January 31st.


+ Debbie Eggum, cousin of Karen Wells, died to Christ on February 4th.


+ Don Aman, husband of Liz, was buried to Christ on February 21st.

Serving on the Mission Field


Zach  & Misa Harrod, Jenn and Jason Byers, Karen Flowers, Chris and Irene Okuna, Ginger Peterson



+ Congratulations to Jessica and Adam Marunde on the birth of their daughter, Alaina Rose Marunde, born on December 29th.


+ Congratulations to Neal and Julie Kolb on the birth of their daughter Ava Marilyn Kolb, born on January 10th.


Expecting a Child!

Maria Dean, Liz Ehlert, Stacy Smith



+ Congratulations to the Badger High School's Bowling Team including Al Crisman, Thomas Guske and Clay Wahlstedt, who are heading to State. We are so proud of you!


+Congratulationsto the following individuals who received their First Communion in February: Trinity Crandal, Reese Wells, Lukas Fischer, Ivy Marinello, Emma Jordan, Ryan Jordan, Kiersten Jordan, and Christian Wolff.


+ Congratulations to Eric Beets who received the honor of Valedictorian of Burlington High School for 2015.


+ Congratulations to Emily Sireno on her new job as a toddler teacher for Children of America in Menomonee Falls!


+ Congratulations to Bryan Erskine on his new job as Network Administrator at Elkhorn School District.


+ Congratulations to Chase Lancour who took First place in the Pinewood Derby!


+ Congratulations to Kendal Danna, who is returning to her work with the Peace Corps in Malawi.


+ Congratulations to Badger High Schools' Varsity Cheerleaders who won first place at Regionals and headed to state! Carly Bakken is on the team!


+ Congratulations to Zachary Blasiman, Riley Nicholson & Jacob Kuhnke: Cub Scouts who received their Arrow of Light Award and crossed over to the Boy Scout Troop 239 at the Blue and Gold Celebration on February 28th!


New Members

Rev. Herb & Ann Priester

226 N Main Street Unit 1

Walworth, WI 53184

815-735-0228 - Herb

815-280-3374 - Ann


Kristine Nish

1414 Dodge Street

Lake Geneva, WI 53147



Christy & Steve Feller


1014 Pheasant Drive

Geno City, WI 53128

815-355-4519 - Christy

262-749-4977 - Steve




Men's Breakfast and Bible Study: Sat., March 28th at 7:30 AM


Join other men of faith for our Men's Bible Study and Breakfast at Immanuel! You will be treated to deep conversation about the issues in our time.  We will look at the Biblical teaching, and how to apply it to our lives. Please bring your favorite breakfast food to share with other men. 


Alpha Classes


Alpha classes have begun. If you have questions that you really want answered, but haven't found a safe place to ask them? Have you been kicking around the questions of life? Is it time to know for yourself what you believe? Then Alpha's the place to be! It is an introduction to the Christian faith. It's never too late to join us on Thursdays, at 6:30 PM at Immanuel! Dinner is included! For more information, email the church office at or call 262-248-4211.


"All In" Small Groups Bible Study


Our Small Group Bible Study, "All In," continues to meet throughout the month of March in a variety of locations and times. Check out the blue flyer in the Gathering Space at church to find a group.


The Adult Sunday School Class


The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the Conference Room, in the administrative area to the right of Sanctuary, at 9:45 a.m. They are beginning a study of the book of Isaiah. All are welcome!


Men's Friday Small Group Bible Study


A Men's Small Group Bible Study meets on Friday from 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at Peet's Coffee and Tea in Lake Geneva. Come join them!



Sunday Morning Nursery Staff

A nursery is provided during each service for children 4 and under to the left of the Sanctuary. Children over 5 years are encouraged to join their families during worship. Little treats are available on the coffee bar counter. Grab a "busy bag" for your pre-schooler at the entrance to the worship space, to help your child stay focused during worship.
Please return it to the stand when the service is finished.


New Director for Children's Ministries


Join us in welcoming Katie Nagel as our newest staff member! Katie will have primary responsibility for ministries with children from pre-school through 5th grade. Her work will focus on Just for Kids (before and after school care), Sunday School, Vacation Bible Camp, Early Release Days, youth outings, and nursery staffing. She will also be developing weekday programs for elementary students, parenting classes, moms and tots groups, as well as full range of summer programs for our children.

Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Elementary Education. She has a heart for children and is eager to put her skills and experience into action. Katie is no stranger to Immanuel. She came to faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized at Immanuel as a young teenager; taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible Camp; participated in high school youth group, served on the Youth Mission Team to Guatemala, and was involved in the youth praise team in high school. .

Katie brings Christ-centered enthusiasm for children, and fresh ideas for ministry to our staff. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team. We hope you will introduce yourself to Katie and keep her in your prayers, as she begins her important work with our children. Katie can be reached at Her cell phone is 262-949-6393.


Sunday School


Sunday School is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Bring your children to our classrooms in the wing to the right of the Sanctuary. Our Sunday School Program is looking for snack, juice, or craft donations, as the program continues to grow! Donations can be dropped off in the Activity Room. Call Katie Nagel, our new Children's Ministry Director, at 248-4211 with any questions.


Sunday School Singers


Our Sunday School Singers will perform at the first two services on Sunday, March 22nd. Please have your child at church by 8:45 a.m. for rehearsal. Contact Tami Buntrock at 248-8827 with any questions.


Just For Kids


Just for Kids is having a great year! Our morning program is full, but we still have spots in the after-school program.  We are also looking for someone to join our teaching staff to serve as a substitute. Teachers need to have some course work in the childcare field. Contact Katie Nagel, our new Children's Ministry Director at 248-4211 for more information.


Early Release Day


Early Release Day is Thursday, March 12th, 1:45-3:45 p.m. We are always looking for volunteers who enjoy working with children.  Please contact Katie Nagel, our new Children's Ministry Director, if you would like to help, 248-4211.


Little Sprouts Day Care News


Little Sprouts Learning Center is from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for children from 6 weeks to 4 year old. We are elated to have 54 children in the program! We do have space for 3 and 4 year olds; the other age groups are full.


Immanuel's Cub Scout Pack 239 Blue & Gold Celebration


Immanuel's Cub Scout Pack 239 is having their Blue & Gold Celebration on Saturday, February 28th here at Immanuel. This is the biggest award ceremony of the year for the Cub Scouts. Nine Cub Scouts will receive their Arrow of Light Award and will cross over to the Boy Scout Troop 239, including 3 of our own: Zachary Blasiman, Riley Nicholson & Jacob Kuhnke. Congratulations Boys!



The Vibe Monday - Thursday, 3:00-6:00 PM


The Vibe provides a safe and playful haven for middle school students on Monday through Thursday, 3:00-6:00 PM in the lower level.   We are so blessed by a vibrant group of High School & adult leaders for this ministry! Contact Zach Ortiz to volunteer or to sign-up your son or daughter at 815-519-5167.  


3:16 Middle School Youth Group and Confirmation


Our 3:16 Middle School Youth Group meets Wednesday nights from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. Our curriculum this year is called "A Year with Jesus." Students are having a blast learning about our Savior, and making new friends. Our Confirmation Class is held Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


3:16 Middle School Youth Group Concert Event


The Middle School Youth Group is going to the Casting Crowns concert on Friday, February 27th at Northern Illinois University. A bus will leave Immanuel at 4:15 p.m. and return by midnight. Friends and family are welcome to join us for $20 per ticket.


3:16 Middle School Youth Quake 2015


Youth Quake is March 20-22 at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells! We will meet at the church on Friday evening and carpool to the Dells - please pack a dinner, or bring money to stop on the way. All meals are provided on Saturday, along with breakfast on Sunday. We will head back to Lake Geneva on Sunday afternoon, stopping along the way for lunch (please bring money for this stop). It will be a great weekend spent sharing and growing in our faith!




High School Youth Group


Join us the month of March at 5:30 for the Lenten Soup suppers.  We will be eating and enjoying each other's company with our church family.  We will participate with the Lenten services "Snapshots!" and then have discussion afterwards.  Get inspired by personal stories of faith when God showed up!  Connect with "God's chat" as we hear snapshots of ways God lifts, surprises, gifts, nudges, changes and works through us.  Bring a friend and join in the chat!


High School Mission Trip Meeting


The next mission trip meeting for all participants is Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  We will finalize the spaghetti dinner/dessert auction details at this meeting and will have sign up forms to work the event.  Please plan on attending.  Please turn in any monies for tickets sold at this meeting. 


High School Mission Trip Spaghetti Dinner/Dessert Auction


The High School Mission Trip Spaghetti Dinner/Dessert Auction is Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Come enjoy a yummy dinner and go home with some scrumptious desserts and fantastic prizes from the community.  We are also offering a Drive-thru option for the first time -- just drive under the bell tower and we'll have someone from our team take your order for meat sauce or marinara spaghetti dinners to go!  All for the low price of $5.00 per meal!  Of course, we want you to stay for our fabulous auction, but understand if you are not able.  We'll even offer some baked goods for purchase through the "Drive-Thru". 


Some of the prizes donated are beautiful, handmade quilts, a room painted by Mark McAuliffe, a banner perfect for a graduation party or special celebration donated by Jeff Bakken, hotel stays, and don't forget the wonderful desserts made by the team and friends of the team.  If you have something you would like to donate, you can drop it off in the church office or contact Cynthia at 262-374-1102 to make other arrangements.  Desserts should be dropped off on Saturday, March 14th from noon - 2:00 p.m. at church. 



Community Connections Meal: March 19, 5:15-6:30 PM


All are invited to join us for the Community Connections Meal on March 19th. The meal is a free gift, so donations make it possible for the meal to continue. All are welcome! We also need additional volunteers to staff this very moving ministry of hospitality and nourishment. Contact Jill at 262 248-7491. Thanks to all who helped with our Community Meal in February. Your donation of food, time setting up, serving, or cleaning up helped our programs success. The sense of joy was unmistakable, and those present truly appreciated the gift of such a nutritious February dinner.


St. Vincent De Paul (Milwaukee) Soup Kitchen


We are starting to collect clothes again for St. Vincent De Paul - Milwaukee Soup Kitchen. They are in need of socks, underwear, toiletries and towels. Please bring them to the church office. If you have any questions regarding clothes call Mickey Tolar at 248-0506.


Card Ministry


Our Card Ministry will gather on March 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, to create greeting cards to encourage the ill, hospitalized, or grieving. There is no cost to participate! Join us!  


Side By Side


Side By Side is a collaborative ministry between area churches and civic groups that raises funds to help individuals and families in crisis in the Lake Geneva Area School District.


Side By Side Screening


Side By Side screeningis the 3rd Tuesday of each month, March 17th, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC Church, 715 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva. Funds are available for rental assistance and utilities - for those living in the Lake Geneva School District. Bring a copy of the bill you need help paying.


Health Newsletter


 "Ask, and you will be given what you ask for, Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives."        Matthew 8:7-8


Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses In Case of Emergency in her March newsletter:


Debtors Anonymous Meetings


DA, Debtors Anonymous, meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Level. Is your life unmanageable because of debt? Are you sick of bouncing checks, paying late fees, & having creditors hound you? Is your marriage or other relationships in constant strife due to debt? DA Statement of purpose: to stop incurring unsecured debt one day at a time. Come join us & break free of crushing debt!


R.E.A.D.S. Mentor Program Needs Volunteers


Would you be willing to mentor a child on hour a week? The R.E.A.D.S program is Tuesday-Thursday from 8-8:30 a.m. at Eastview Elementary School. You can choose to do 1, 2 or all 3 days. If interested, contact Sarah Hatlestad at


Fellowship Hour


If you can help staff our "Coffee Hour" it would bless a huge number of people! We need folks to bring goodies or to help serve or to clean up. Thanks! Please sign up on the worship card.


Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is seeking volunteers to help with the 2015 building project in Whitewater. The build family has been chosen and the home is in the design phase. Late spring 2015 is the goal for project completion. For more information, or to volunteer, please go to, call 262-949-0542, or e-mail


Thrivent Social Security Workshop on Thursday, April 16th


Thrivent will sponsor a social security workshop on, Thursday, April 16th. A timeline will be determined soon. This free informational meeting is open to everyone in the community. Contact Jim Pfeil at 262-740-9040 with any questions at the Thrivent Office. More information to follow.


Relay For Life


Immanuel's Relay For Life Team is planning for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life Event which will take place on Friday, July 17th at the Walworth County Fair Grounds. If you are interested in joining our team or supporting someone who is on the team with a donation, contact the church at 248-4211 or go to the Relay for Life website: to sign-up. We are organizing a game night at church for families to raise funds for the event. Stay tuned for more information.


Quilters needed in our Quilting Ministry


If you love to quilt, or want to learn how, we welcome you on our quilting team! God continues to bless us with a growing congregation! This year we will have at least 20 high school graduates!

If you could make one or two, or even more quilts for graduates (60x80"), or baptismal quilts (42x55") - we would jump for joy! Quilts can be made with on Wednesdays at church, 9:00 AM - Noon, or at home, or both! We can provide you with the material, or you can choose your own and be reimbursed for the cost. The team will gladly teach newcomers the art of quilting! Please call Jackie Kuehl at 203-5296, or Sara Wahlsted at 203-0782 if you are interested, or with your questions. Thanks!!!


Welcome Volunteers


Do you love meeting new people? Would you be excited to welcome newcomers to worship and to describe ministry opportunities to them? If so, you're a perfect fit to help staff our "Welcome Center!" We need volunteers to serve at 9:00 a.m. or at 10:45 a.m. in order to welcome our guests. Please sign up on the worship card if you can help. Thanks!


Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed


We are looking for volunteers to substitute or help occasionally with Meals on Wheels. Please contact Pauline Malsch at 262-248-6050.


In Need of Prayer Shawls?


Prayer shawls made with Christ's love are available through the office for anyone in distress. Wrap your loved one in comforting prayers. Call Karen Stein at 262-203-5260 or Donna Hove at 262-749-0599, for more information.


The "Pillowcase "Ministry


Adorable handmade pillowcases are available for sick or hospitalized children. Their therapeutic effect is heaven sent! Contact the office for one.


Blood Pressure Checks


Blood pressure checks after the 1st service on the 3nd Sunday of each month in Pastor Mary Ann's office.


AA Meetings


Women's AA Meeting - Sun., 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room off the Fellowship Hall. Open AA Meeting - Tues. 8:00 p.m., Community Room.


Weight Watchers Meeting


Weight Watchers - Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. 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, Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, New Location: 205 East Commerce Court, Elkhorn, 262-723-4488. They are in desperate need of bar soap and razors.


The Lake Geneva Food Pantry


The Lake Geneva Food Pantry, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 AM at First Congregational Church, 715 Wisconsin Street. 262-248-2337.





Immanuel Book Club 


Our Book Club will meet on the Wednesday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Youth Room off Fellowship Hall at Immanuel.  They are reviewing the book "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. New members are welcome!


Thrivent Financial Members


Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars to direct:  please direct your 2014 Choice Dollars by March 31, 2015.  There are over 10,000 enrolled non-profit organizations to choose from, including Immanuel Lutheran Church  If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Delavan Thrivent Financial office at 262-740-9040 or speak with your Thrivent representative.


"Young At Heart" - Ages 50 to 150


This is a Fellowship & Gathering for Community Happenings during the day.

Here are some of the Potential Adventures: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Concerts, Wine Tastings, Touring the Pabst Mansion, Harley -Davidson Museum, East Troy Electric Railroad, Green Meadows Petting Farm. No worries about transportation, we have you covered.

Come and join us for our first annual "Young At Heart" meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:AM. Bring your Ideas, Dreams, and Talents. Questions? Concerns? Contact info: Jeanne Madaus @ (262) 249-8910 or Cynthia Shultz @ (262) 215-7530


Electronic Giving


As we make it through the winter months and you can't make it to church we encourage you to automate your regular donations. Immanuel relies on the consistent financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Visit or contact the church office for more information. We have authorization forms in the church office. We thank you for your continued support!




Free Smoke Detectors


The Lake Geneva Fire Department is committed to ensuring the safety of all citizens in this area. A working smoke detector is the most important measure you can take to prevent injury or death in the event of a fire. The fire department if offering to install smoke detectors, free of charge, for any resident in Lake Geneva. Call 248-7228 to request a smoke detector. Check with Pastor Mark if you have questions.


Immanuel Lawn Signs


Immanuel lawn signs are available in the church office. Help yourself!


Lake Geneva Symphony Chamber Concert


The Lake Geneva Symphony will have a Chamber Concert at Immanuel on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome.





+ The Winter Boot Drive was held at three locations. Between the three, over 150 winter items were collected! TO everyone who donated to this cause, I would like to sincerely thank you. I know many people will be helped from all that was donated and Saint Vincent will greatly appreciate it. Thank you again to all who supported me in my efforts! Maddi Triplett


+ Thank you Card Ministry Angels for your lovely, up-lifting messages from God. Jeanne Madaus


+ Special thanks to the Sunday School Singers for sharing their beautiful music with us at the 1st and 2nd services on February 15th. We want to thank Tami Buntrock for her musical leadership with these wonderful young singers.


+ Dear Immanuel Lutheran Church, Thank you very much for allowing the Walworth County ACA Steering Team to host our Thursday Assistance Lab in your Community Room when Badger High School was closed. Best, Katherine


+ Thank you to all who donated to the mission team's bake sale at the fabulous gospel concert!  It was a huge success!  Thank you to Peet's for donating the coffee and coupons.  Huge thanks to Mark and Becky McAuliffe and Bobbi Gutman for organizing such a fantastic and fun event!   - The 2015 Mission Team


+ Thank you to Immanuel Lutheran Church. We thank you for the wonderful meals and sweet treats that you provided the week of February 22nd. It is always special when we get a nice home cooked meal. The men and staff at the Walworth County Shelter


+ We are so grateful to Immanuel's Youth Group for their yummy meals made for us! We were totally surprised and blessed to receive them! You are all such gifts!


+ Thank you to our musicians for leading our moving service for Mary Ketchpaw and to all who helped with the funeral luncheon, It was a remarkable feast honoring a very special woman.


+ Abundant thanks to Bobbi Gutman, and Mark & Becky MCAuliffe, for organizing the recent concert by William Smith Jr. and the Renewed Voices for Christ on Saturday, February 21st; and their anthems at all 3 services in worship on February 22. It was an inspiring and thrilling week-end with our beloved friends in the choir.


+ Special thanks to all who donated for the High School Youth Mission Trip Bake Sale, and to all who purchased them at the Gospel Choir Concert! Your generosity was such a gift!




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