Immanuel eNewsletter

September, 2015

School Begins!

In This Issue
Worship with Us!    

By Randy Frazee

All Church Small Group Bible Study: "Believe"
Begins the week of September 13th!
Believe is a groundbreaking Bible reading experience that will anchor every member of your family in the core teachings of Scripture:
  • The 10 key beliefs of the Christian faith.
  • The 10 key practices of a Christ follower.
  • The 10 key virtues that characterize someone who's becoming more like Christ.
The entire congregation will learn together through this study! Whether in Sunday School, Confirmation, High School Youth Group, Small Group Bible Studies for adults, or Sunday morning worship and preaching - we will all better understand how to think, act, and be more like Christ. Know what you believe and why!
Small Groups, Sunday School, Confirmation and High School Youth Group all launch the week of September 13! Sign up for a group on this form. Put it in the offering plate or on Pastor Mary Ann's desk.
Help yourself to the curriculum of 3 books on the table in the Gathering Space: The Study Guide, the Believe Bible, and the book "Think, Act and Be Like Jesus" by Randy Frazee. Pastor Frazee also wrote the Bible Study, "The Story" - which we studied two years ago. A contribution of $15 toward cost of the 3 books would be such a gift. Thanks!



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New High School Youth Directors
We are elated to welcome Sean & Sharon Payne as our new High School Youth Directors! They are a delightful, faithful, & inspiring couple and they look forward to working with our High School kids! Watch for news of plans for the fall and join us in welcoming Sean & Sharon and their son, Will, of course, to our Immanuel staff!
End of Summer Picnic
The church picnic is Sunday, August 30th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel. Please bring a dish to pass and willingness to have fun and try some new wild and crazy things. Bring your family members, friends and neighbors. We would like to share our blessings with those who could use a "hand up." Please bring a canned good item if you are able or a donation toward purchase of fresh produce, meats and dairy products. Please sign-up on the flyer in the bulletins if you will attend or if you can help in any way.
Bells of Immanuel: Rehearse Sundays, 9:15-10:15 AM
The Bells start rehearsals on Sunday, September 13th in the music room! The bells are a ton of fun and ring recognizable church music; including traditional repertoire, classical sacred literature, and more recent compositions throughout the year. 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
Combined Choir: Rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45 PM
It's that special time of year when our music ensembles regroup, start rehearsals, and plan musical offerings for autumn and Christmas. Combined choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 9th at 6:45PM. The choir is intended for ALL singers, regardless of musical training. Rehearsal CD's are available to help learn the music. Please help spread the invitation to new members, cherished longtime members, and even non-churched community members who love to sing, or play instruments. We always encourage newcomers and welcome your participation.
Youth Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
The YPT starts rehearsals Wednesday, September 9th and is open to ALL teens 6th-12th grade! The teens have a blast with this group as they learn vibrant new Christian music intended to inspire their generation! Both vocalists and instrumentalists are needed! Newcomers are welcome!
The team leads weekly confirmation classes in song on Wednesday nights immediately following rehearsal at 6:30PM and will present Sunday morning music occasionally. Contact John Ivan for more information at
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 8:00 PM
Praise Team rehearsals will start at 8:00PM beginning September 9th! The Praise Team vibrantly leads contemporary worship songs each week at 9:45 & 11:07. The group also helps lead special services throughout the year. Attendance at rehearsals is required. Contact John Ivan at if you are interested in participating.
Music Recognition Sunday October 18th
Music Recognition Sunday is October 18th at all three services. We will celebrate the gift of music, the gift of song, the gift of worship itself, the gift of musical prayer, and will recognize our treasured musicians. You will be blessed with special music from our beloved ensembles and invited to sing along to favorites. Mark your calendars and invite a friend to share God's gift of music with us!

Media Specialists
The media team utilizes modern technology during every worship service. We are so grateful for their incredible devotion and humble hearts. Positions include running the computer, managing the sound board, and operating live video. We are always inviting newcomers to learn the new system. Contact John Ivan at if you are feeling techy.
Large Bulletins Available at Each Service
Large bulletins are available. Ask an usher for a large print bulletin prior to the worship service.
Ear Piece During Worship
If you want an ear piece to enhance your worship experience, stop at the sound desk at the back the church. This new system works far better than a hearing aid, as it brings the sound straight to your ear - with no background noise! You can control the volume with the dial on your unit.
Welcome Center Volunteers
Do you like to meet people? We are looking for some fun people to be on the Welcoming Team.  They will set up coffee and water in the Welcome Center and then greet and help connect visitors to members between services. Contact Edith Draper at 248-1861 with any questions.
Worship Schedule Sign-up
You can sign-up for helping lead worship by going to the Immanuel website Click on "Worship Sign Up" and choose the month and service you would like to help. You will see highlighted in yellow the positions that need to be filled.  Click in the box or by the number, and type your name.  When you exit, it automatically saves your name in that spot.  Anyone who clicks on the link will see the updated version. 

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.  Thank you, again, for your willingness to serve!  You are a gift!  Know you are loved! Evie Schulz, Ministry Coordinator
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.

Memory Quilts
Barb Kwiatkowski has generously offered to make a memory quilt for the spouse of members of Immanuel whose partner dies to Christ. Quilts will be made out of fabric from favorite clothes of the deceased and may also include a photo. If you would like to be part of this very moving new quilt ministry, call Barb at 262-215-9614.
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!!

Ministry Quick Links

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Worship Leader Schedule

Click the appropriate link to sign up from your computer or see the schedules! You can ALWAYS visit our website also. Thanks for your willingness to serve! 

Contact Us


Serving in the Military

John Allison, Chris Bollwahn, Jimmy Flores, Robert Knowlton, Alex Novak, Brian Novak, Tim Sireno, Andy Sireno, Ben Swatek, Jacob Swatek, Daniel Tschida.
In Hospice Care
LaVerne Anderson, Ruth Johnson, Beverly Vogel, Margaret Welsch
Health and Strength
Pastor Ron Backman, Pam Baldwin, Elsa Baur, Randy Blair, Kenny Brown, Stacey Carlson, Brian Carr, Jack Clarquist, Danielle Cloutin, Jack Cook, Delta, Lila and Doc DeVries, Dale Ekstrom, Jeanette & Ed Fontaine, Jennifer Foster, Bob Freitag, Bill Fry, Lynn Gerlitz, Philip Giese, Lynn Gilson, Susan Grenning, Haley Hand, Lorraine Hanneman, Grace & Jim Hanny, Matt Haynes, Jim Honzelka, Ken Hovland, Betty Howes, Tony Huml, Jordan Ivans, Mary Inwood, Ruth Johnson, Mark Justison, Betty Keissler, Doug Kerkman, Ruthie Kloppstein, Joanne Lafreinere, Ashley Lodarek, Nancy Lyon, Jean Madaus, Ruby Madsen, Les Malsch, Manka Family, Joan Mellien, Craig Middleton, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Yvonne Mol, Pastor Mark Moller-Gunderson, Brian Neidigh, Dean Nelson, Carrie Novak, Abby & Aemon O'Grady, Craig Olson, Bert Ortiz, Patricia Owen, Pat & Gary Parsons, Ken Pedersen Sr., Jerry Polek, Trudy Rauch, Brad Rindfleisch, Abbey Rosenquist, Maria Ruby, Don Sauerman, Tim Schaitel, Madgel Schluga, Don Schmitz, Laorraine Schober, Madyjo Schuessler, Herte Schulte, Vivian Spanjer, Mckinnon Spraker, Bea Sutton, Joyce Sutton, Steve Sutton, Dottie Swatek, Jeff Teel, Mary Teel, Doris Tolar, Mickey & Don Tolar, Ron Trochuck, Bob Tupper, Tom Van Maren, Elaine Vorpagel, Wayne Vorpagel, Teri Voss, Erv Wagner, Sara Wahlstedt, Karen Wells, Gordon Weyrauch, Max Wiseman, Mike Woods, Aimee Yakes, Audrey Yakes, Sophia Zematis, Carole Zimmerman, Ethan Zimmerman.


+ Alfred Gruber, beloved father of Carol Smith, who died to Christ on August 15th.
+ Tracy & Grant Clark at the loss of her beloved mother, Joyce Thorpe.

Serving on the Mission Field


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


+ Congratulations to Maryellen and Chris Sanders, on the baptism of their daughter, Lacey Lea-Marie Sanders, on August 2nd.
+ Congratulations to Aaron and Kristy Lauzon, on the baptism of their son, Adam James Lauzon, on August 23rd.
+ Congratulations to Suzy Nelson on her baptism on August 23rd.
+ Congratulations to Erin and Ryan Wrobel, on the baptism of their daughter, Katelyn Ellen Wrobel, on August 30th.

Expecting a Child!

Kelsey Hanneman, Emily Soley-Johnson, Katie Nagel,

Erin Wester - twins


+ Congratulations to VBC staff and volunteers. We had 223 children in our Vacation Bible Camp this summer and Middle School and High School helpers on staff!
New Members
Susan & John Hughes
N1555 Maple Ridge  
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Rich & Tana Kubly
2831 Oakmont Drive
East Troy, WI 53120
Stephen & Jennifer Smith
PO Box 590
Walworth, WI 53184  
Ashley & Troy Miller
6651 Lakeside Road
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
David & Suzy Nelson
750 Southwind Drive #204
Lake Geneva, WI 53147


All Church Small Group Bible Study: Believe
"BELIEVE!" A Small Group Bible Study for All Ages!
Begins the week of September 13, 2015!
Believe is a groundbreaking Bible reading experience that will anchor every member of your family in the core teachings of Scripture:
  • The 10 key beliefs of the Christian faith.
  • The 10 key practices of a Christ follower.
  • The 10 key virtues that characterize someone who's becoming more like Christ.
The entire congregation will learn together through this study! Whether in Sunday School, Confirmation, High School Youth Group, Small Group Bible Studies for adults, or Sunday morning worship and preaching - we will all better understand how to think, act, and be more like Christ. Know what you believe and why!
Small Groups, Sunday School, Confirmation and High School Youth Group all launch the week of September 13! Sign up for a group on this form. Put it in the offering plate or on Pastor Mary Ann's desk.

Help yourself to the curriculum of 3 books on the table in the Gathering Space: The Study Guide, the Believe Bible, and the book "Think, Act and Be Like Jesus" by Randy Frazee. Pastor Frazee also wrote the Bible Study, "The Story" - which we studied two years ago. A contribution of $15 toward cost of the 3 books would be such a gift. Thanks!
Check out the list of Small Groups below! Please sign up on the flyer, and put it in the offering plate. The Participant Study Guides are available in the Gathering Space.  
Mon., 10:00 AM at the home of Maria Dean, 395 Oakwood Lane, Lake Geneva, 262 215-3179. Group is for moms & tots. Facilitator: Maria Dean.
Mon., 5:00 PM at the home of Judy Huemann, 245 Elmwood Ave in Lake Geneva, 262 248-7572. Facilitators: Vijay Narayanan, Todd and Erin Huemann, 262 206-0386.
Mon., 6:00 PM in the Conference Room at church. Facilitator: Cyndi Dietze, 262 374-1026.
Mon., 6:00 PM at the home of Ellen and Ken Hanson, 932 North Pine Street, Burlington. Facilitator: Ellen Hanson, 262 210-1001.
Tues., 10:00 AM in the Conference Room at church. Facilitator: Kristy Danna, 512 966-8488.
Tues., 6:30 PM at the home of Susan and Gene Krinn, 1125 Terrace Court in Geneva National. (Use gate on right before the Club House). Facilitator: Susan Krinn, 262 245-5579.
Wed., 9:30 AM in the Conference Room at church. Women's Group. Facilitator: Jill Rosenthal, 262 949-2569. Group meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, starting Sept. 23.
Wed., 6:30 PM in the Conference Room at church. Facilitator: Grace Peterson, 414 322-0388.    
Wed., 6:30 PM, High School Youth Group in the Youth Room at church. Facilitators: Sharon and Sean Payne, 262 745-9341 & 262 745-1471; Carolee Hanny-Barnett, 262 215-1008.
Thurs., 10:00 AM, at the home of Jeri and Buz Bozovsky, 1800 LaSalle St. #5, Lake Geneva. (Top of Edgewood Hills). Facilitators: Jeri and Buz, 262 203-5400.
Thurs., 6:00 PM at Harbor Shores, 300 Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva. Facilitator: Tammie Carstensen, 262 749-8301.    
Thurs., 6:30 PM, bi-weekly, starts at home of Karen Crusey, 500 S. Edwards Blvd. #40, in Lake Geneva. Group rotates homes, so call Facilitator, Karen Crusey, for details, 262 348-9502.
Thurs., 6:30 PM at the home of Phil and Donna Neimeyer, 364 Waubun Dr., Fontana. Facilitators: Phil, 314-488-8884, and Donna 262 725-3453.
Thurs., 6:30 PM, at the home of Dan and Edith Draper, 1440 Linda Lane, Lake Geneva. Facilitators: Dan, 262 903-5898, and Edith, 262 903-5333.
Thurs., 6:30 PM at the home of Pastors Mary Ann and Mark, 395 Oakwood Lane in Lake Geneva. Facilitators: Pastor Mary Ann, 262 215-3177, Pastor Mark, 262 215-5214.
Fri., 6:45 AM at Peet's Coffee Shop in Lake Geneva. Men's Group. Facilitator: Ken Field, 262 374-1795.
Fri., 8:30 AM, in the Fellowship Hall at church. Women's Group. Facilitator: Mickey Tolar, 248-0506.  
Sat., 6 PM, meets in rotating homes. Children are welcome. Group is full. Facilitators: Lisa and Greg Bunge, 248-4804.    
Meets in the home of Jennifer and Mike Kramp, 460 Oakwood Lane in Lake Geneva. Facilitator: Jennifer Kramp. Day and time pending, call for information. 262 348-6245.
Facilitating a Group
We are hoping for and welcome additional groups, and will add them to subsequent editions of this form. If you want to launch a Small Group, please let us know the location - at work, home, school, local business or Coffee Shop, along with the day of the week and time of your group. Thanks!
Invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and family to join with you in this thrilling journey of spiritual growth and enrichment!
Saturday Morning Women's Alpha Bible Study: Sept. 12th, 10:00 AM
The Saturday Morning Women's Bible Studymeets the 2nd Saturday of the month, September 12th, at 10:00 a.m. at church for the Alpha Classes. All are welcome! Call Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480 with any questions.
Men's Breakfast and Bible Study: Sat., September 19th 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. 
New Member Discovery Class
A New Member Discovery Class will be held on Sunday, September 20th, at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will discuss God's plan of Salvation and the questions of the participants. A pizza lunch will be provided. Sign-up on the worship card. Come join us! Child care is available.
A Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief
On Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm, Immanuel is launching a 7 week Christ Centered Bible based grief support group for walking the difficult path of the loss of someone special in your life facilitated by Evie Schulz, with pastoral support. Each weekly session will be 1 1/2 hours in length.  Immanuel members and their friends or relatives are welcome. Watch for registration information to come.  Contact Evie 262-203-0463 if you have questions or concerns.
Women of Faith Weekend: Farewell Tour
Women of Immanuel, this is a great opportunity to be inspired by other women of faith from all over the country. This tour is Friday, September 25th, 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 26th, 9 a.m. - 5p.m.,Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. $99 for 2 day event; $12 for lunch at Saturday's event (optional). For more information, call Evie Schulz at 262-203-0463 or check out this link: .

Sunday Morning Nursery Staff

A nursery is provided during worship 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.
Sunday School Teachers
We need adults and high school students who are willing to teach in our Fall Quarter of Sunday School. Rally Day is September 13th. Our hope is for enough teachers to team teach for each grade level. This way each teacher will have a partner, in case they are sick or absent. We can also schedule you for twice a month if you prefer. Please sign up on the Worship Card, or call Katie at 248-4211. Thanks!
Rally Day for Sunday School: September 13th
We're so excited to have children meet their teacher on Rally Day! Come be a part of our launch for Sunday School!
Just For Kids
JFK is gearing up for the school year! We are seeking adult applicants who love children and would like to serve as staff in the mornings before school from 6-8:15 a.m. and after school from 3:45-6 p.m. Contact Katie with any inquiries. Applications are available in the church office.
Back to School Sale (Clothes and Supplies for Kids)
The Back to School Sale will be Saturday, August 29th, 9am-12pm at Immanuel. Gently used clean children's clothing available for $.25 per item (bring laundry basket, bags or a box to put items in), and school supplies. We welcome donations of gently used clean or new clothing and school supplies. Backpacks are an incredible gift as well. All proceeds will benefit Side By Side. We will also need volunteers to help setup and sort the items, during the sale, and tear down.
Little Sprouts Day Care News
Little Sprouts Learning Center Hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., for children 6 weeks through 4 K. We have several IMMEDIATE OPENINGS available for children going into 4-K programs at Star Center and at Central Denison.  Lunch is provided before or after school for 4-K students.  Transportation to and from school is also provided.  Enroll today!  262-812-7346 Sue Gifford.We are also looking for volunteers for child care advisory board for Fall 2015.
HELP NEEDED: Installers of vinyl picket fencing. These tasks need to be completed before school begins! If you can help, please call Katie Nagel (262) 949-6393 or Sue Gifford (262) 812-7346.
Cub Scouts Pack 239
Cub Scouts Pack 239 is having their NEW SCOUT recruitment night on Tuesday, September 8th at 6pm at Moelter Farm (6495 State Rd 50, Lake Geneva).  Once there, follow the scouting signs toward the back of the property to the large pavilion.  Parents and new scouts will learn about all the fun Cub Scouts has to offer.  Cub Scouts is open to all boys in first through fifth grade.  E-mail us:  Like us on Facebook:

Sunday Middle School Confirmation Class
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Confirmation class begins September 13th at 9:45. The class will meet in the lower level theatre room until 10:45. This year we have an exciting new curriculum and lots of new fun games! Come join our Middle School Director Zach on Sunday's and grow your faith, while also having a blast!
9th Grade Confirmation Meeting
Our 2015 Confirmands and their parents, are invited to the planning meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30pm. We will make plans for their October 25th Confirmation Day, rehearsals, Covenant Harbor retreat, and fundraisers.
9th Grade Confirmation Retreat
Our 9th Grade Confirmation Retreat for all students planning to be confirmed this fall is Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th at Covenant Harbor. The retreat begins Friday evening and ends before lunch on Sunday.
 3:16 Middle School Youth Group Volunteer Meeting
Our Middle School Youth Group Volunteer Meeting is Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30PM. All interested in participating as an adult volunteer in our Wednesday night youth group - are invited to attend.
3:16 Middle School Youth Group
Our Parent and Child Youth group meeting is Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30-7:15 PM. All parents and children invited we kick off our Wednesday Night Youth Group. The following Wednesday, September 16th is our first official Youth Group night. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders come at 6:30PM and group ends at 8PM.
VIBE kicks off September 8th! We need volunteers willing to spend time with middle school kids and to be positive influences in their lives! Play games with kids, tell stories, help with art projects, any and all talents welcome! We will have a meeting for all interested in helping out on Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30PM!
Mum Sale
Our annual Mum Sale Fundraiser to benefit our 2015 Confirmands is going on now! Mums are $10 each and will be sold until August 30th, at all three services at church. Order forms can be handed into the offering plate at all three Sundays. Mums will be delivered on Sunday, September 13th.

High School Youth Group
The High School Youth Group will start up this fall so please watch for details in the bulletin. Please welcome Sean & Sharon Payne as our new High School Youth Directors! They are very excited to get started!

Immanuel's Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive
The Blood Center of Wisconsin Drive is Monday, September 14, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. here at Immanuel. Make an appointment online at or contact Susan Krinn at 262-245-5579.
Refugee Resettlement
We have the opportunity to help resettle some of Po Po Too's family from Burma (Myanmar). We are so excited that her father and niece's family will be coming to Lake Geneva in November or December after living in deplorable conditions in a refugee camp since 2008. The "new Toos" will need help with all aspects of daily life at the beginning, so there will be opportunities for everyone to help. Watch the bulletin and newsletters for more information as soon as we have their arrival information. We will have an organizational meeting sometime in late September/early October. Call Rhonda Ganansky (262/248-5266) for more information.
9th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's
The 9th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday September 19th, Library Park, Lake Geneva.  The Walk begins at 10:00 am with registration at 8:30 am.  Pre-register at and click on the Walworth Walk.  Walk individually or start a team.  All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Wisconsin Call (800) 272-3900 with questions on registration.  Walk signs, brochures and posters available to help spread the word.  Walk on!
2016 High School Graduates and Parent: High School Quilts
If you have a student graduating from High School in 2016, please call the church ASAP to let us know their favorite color (s) and verify that they will be graduating next spring. The quilters are beginning to work on the H.S. quilts and we want to include all High School graduates at Immanuel. Call the church at 248-4211.
Lake Geneva Fire Bells
The Lake Geneva Fire Bells Annual Fundraiser is Sunday, September 20 from 3-6 p.m. at Hogs and Kisses, 149 Broad Street. Tickets are $15 and include a Pork or Chicken BBQ, Sandwich, Soda and a Scoop of Kilwin's Ice Cream. Help support this all volunteer group that are on call 24 hours a day providing rehab for local firefighters, police officers, sheriff's department, and SWAT teams at the scene of a fire or other disaster. Tickets are available from Georgia or Bill Gehrmann @248-5745 or at the door.    
"Cross" Into Immanuel with Love
We would like to involve everyone who worships with us to CROSS into this wonderful place with LOVE. Here's how! Bring in any type of cross you would like to donate - new, old, bought, given and you don't have a place for it. We will place each cross somewhere in this building so everyone knows they can cross into this church with love always. Dig deep into those closets, cedar chests, and basements and bring your unused crosses into the office and put them into the box provided in Jeri's office. Thanks so much! Be sure to watch for your cross to appear somewhere on the walls of Immanuel.
St. Vincent De Paul (Milwaukee) Soup Kitchen
On Sunday, August 16th, we took 12 volunteers with 14 bags of clothes from Mickey and purchased 32 gallons of milk to the Soup Kitchen. We served 211 meals to 168 adults and 43 children. 6 of our 12 volunteers were first timers and had a wonderful experience. Thanks for all your donations and time serving those in need.
We are collecting 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.
The "Pillowcase "Ministry
Adorable handmade pillowcases are available for sick or hospitalized children. Their therapeutic effect is heaven sent! Contact the office for one.
Health Newsletter
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter: 5:7
Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses Peanut Allergies in her September newsletter:
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.
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood pressure checks after the 1st service on the 3nd Sunday of each month in Pastor Mary Ann's office.
Community Connections Meal: September 17th, 5:15-6:30 PM
The next Community Meal, providing the gifts of nourishment and fellowship is set for Thursday, September 17th at 5:15 PM. Please sign up on the Worship Card if you can help cook, set up, serve, or clean-up for this delicious meal available to all in the surrounding communities.
Side By Side Screening
Side By Side screeningis the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September 15th, 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.
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.
Card Ministry
Our Card Ministry will gather on September 17th at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom A, to create greeting cards to encourage the ill, hospitalized, or grieving. There is no cost to participate! Join us!  
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.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Greetings Immanuel Community! I am Stacy Dennis, member of Immanuel, wife of Matthew and mother of our 3 kiddos! I wanted to take a moment to ask for your kindness and support in running my very first FULL marathon this October: The Chicago Bank of America Marathon. That's 26.2 miles, folks! I am very scared but extremely excited in this endeavor. I am fundraising for Team Ronald McDonald House Charities, and my goal is to raise at least $1000! Please consider any donation made to the following website! Or feel free to email me personally! Thank you all and many blessings. Email:
Debtors Anonymous Meetings
DA, Debtors Anonymous, meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Library in the church office. 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!
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.
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, at 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 Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room off Fellowship Hall at Immanuel. Look for our next book in the insert. New members are welcome!
Thrivent Workshop at Immanuel
A Thrivent Workshop for Social Security is Monday, September 14th,
Noon - 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church,
700 N. Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva.
Contact Joyce Nilles,
Pack 'N Play
A Pack 'N Play was donated to the church and is available for anyone who needs it. Contact the church office at 262-248-4211 if you are interested.
Geneva Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club
The Geneva Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club meets at Immanuel on Thursdays from, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. All bridge players are welcome! Awards and registration gifts! Partnership assistance, free coffee, tea & snacks. ACBL sanctioned game, master points for ACBL members. Contact Ray Parnell at 815-307-5447 or .
Electronic Giving
Throughout the year, if 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.

 + Thank you all who worked and donated extraordinary dishes for the luncheon for the funeral of Lester Broihahn. It was such a gift to our family. Shirley Broihahn

+ Dear Immanuel Quilters, Thank you so much for putting in the time and energy to make Mae's baptism so special. You are an incredibly talented group. Bless you! With Love, Mick, Whitney, Dominic & Mae Curcio
+ Ruth Kloppstein & family wishes to thank the community of Immanuel. Your constant support through prayer and friendship has been a blessing to our family. Special thanks to Pastors Mary Ann & Mark, John Ivan, Sara Wahlstedt, Yvonne Mol, Ellen Hanson, Candice Ruman and all the other wonderful volunteers who helped make Ernie's Celebration of Life a beautiful service. Judy Glennon
+ I would like to say a big "thank you" to the Immanuel Quilters for the quilt I received for my 80th Birthday. It is a wonderful gift that I will cherish always. God's Blessings to you! Lawrence Carstensen
+ Thanks, Dear Quilters, I guess that receiving this beautiful quilt makes me an official octogenarian. I never thought I'd admit to it - and here I am! Thanks again for your dedication - it will always be a remembrance of God's love and the beautiful people of Immanuel. Lois Larson
+ Thanks to Jaime Ivan and Adam Smith for vibrantly leading music at VBC! Thanks also to the kids and leaders for presenting the songs on August 2nd! Watch this AMAZING video to see the joy, excitement, and passion of these kids; it will make your day!
+ Thanks to the trio "Dolce Eleganza"-Eileen Weyrauch (flute), Charles Brown (guitar), and Laurie Cornue (violin)-who presented several beautiful and tender musical offerings on August 16th! We are so grateful this emerging group shared their God-given talents at all three services. Watch two of their videos here: "Amazing Grace" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring & Sheep May Safely Graze"


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