Immanuel eNewsletter

March, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In This Issue
Worship with Us!    

  



HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
 

Palm Sunday - March 20
  
Worship at 8:15, 9:45 & 11:07 a.m.

        Witness the triumphal entry of Jesus and his Disciples into Jerusalem.


Maundy Thursday - March 24

Potluck Dinner 5:30 p.m.

Please bring a dish to pass!

Worship 6:30 p.m.

Worship with a Drama of the Last Supper of Christ with his 12 Disciples,
poignant music, and Holy Communion, followed by stripping of the Altar.


Good Friday - March 25

Tenebrae Worship Service 7:00 p.m.

Worship with a Drama of the betrayal, trial, suffering and death of Jesus
on the cross, compelling music, and burning our prayers of confession.


Easter Sunday - March 27
 
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Celebrative Easter Worship with majestic Easter Cantata


Free Easter Breakfast
 
7:30-10:30 a.m.
 




 

  

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WORSHIP NEWS 
 
The Season of Lent
 
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.
  
Mid-Week Lenten Series: "Sharing Is Caring"
 
Join us for Mid-Week Lenten Dinners of homemade Soups and Sandwiches, at 5:30 PM, on Wednesdays until March 16th. Please bring a dish to pass if you can. We also welcome help with set up and clean up! Sign up on the Worship Card if you plan to attend, so we have enough places set for everyone.
 
Informal Worship follows at 6:15 PM. in the Fellowship Hall. This year's theme, "Sharing Is Caring," is based on a new study launched by the ELCA Hunger Appeal. We are so excited to have our own very talented members leading the teaching! Each session we will hear about an aspect of hunger - from members who are serving "in the trenches" with those who hunger for adequate nourishment in their daily lives.
 
There will be discussion questions at each table, as we all grapple with the complexities of poverty and hunger. All are invited to bring a non-perishable food item each week if they can, to be shared with our local pantries.
  
Mid-Week Themes:
  
+++ Wed. March 2, 6:00 PM - "Seeing who is Hungry and Why" - By Directors of the Lake Geneva Food Pantry, Bev and John Erickson.
 
+++ Wed., March 9, 6:15 PM - "Understanding the Impact of Unemployment" - By Kenosha County Workforce Development Manager, Doug Bartz
 
+++ Wed., March 16, 6:15 PM - "Wrestling with Challenges to Local and Global Farming" - By farmer Loren Johnson
  
Wednesday Night Message and Gifts for the Children
  
Each Wednesday night we will have a special gift for each child present, along with a Children's Message during worship! Bring your children so they can also learn how to respond to the hungry here at home, and around the world!
 
The Schedule for Holy Week is located on the inside cover page of your Newsletter.
  
Holy Week Drama Rehearsals
 
The Holy Week Drama Rehearsals:
Monday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. - Good Friday Rehearsal
 
Immanuel's Easter Breakfast
 
Join us Easter morning between 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. for our 21st annual Men's Easter Breakfast. The breakfast, prepared and served by the men of Immanuel, is considered the best Easter breakfast in Walworth County. The breakfast consists of scrambles eggs, ham, pancakes, fruit, danish, milk, orange juice and coffee. Any men interested in helping with Saturday prep and setup at 2:00 p.m. or Sunday prep, serving and cleanup, please call Rick Ruby at 262-581-5186.
 
Bells of Immanuel: Rehearse Sundays, 9:15-10:15 AM
  
Get those arms swinging and ringing! The Bells would be so blessed by more ringers. Rehearsals are Sundays in the music room downstairs from 9:15AM-10:15AM. No musical training is necessary! Director Ellen Hanson leads the group-she is a God-send-and will train you and highlight your music parts. Consider joining this ministry of 4 generations! Contact Ellen at ellen.hanson@aurora.org
  
Easter Cantata Choir: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
  
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. The cantata will be presented on Easter (March 27th) at all three services. An important dress rehearsal is Saturday March 26th from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00PM immediately following Lenten services. 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: johndavidivan@yahoo.com , cell phone: 262-620-2349, or at church!
 
Praise Team: Rehearses Wednesdays, 8:15 PM
 
Praise Team rehearses at 8:15PM on Wednesdays. Participants vibrantly lead contemporary worship songs each week at 9:45 & 11:07. The group also leads special services throughout the year. Attendance at rehearsals is required. Contact John Ivan at music@immanuellg.org if you are interested in participating.
  
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 music@immanuellg.org if you are feeling techy.
 
Assistance with Parking on Sundays
 
Assistance with parking is available on Sunday mornings. Inquire at the Welcome Center if valet parking would help you, and we will add you to the schedule.
  
Welcome Center Volunteers
  
Do you like to meet people? We are looking for some fun people to be on the Welcoming Team.  They set up coffee and water in the Welcome Center, greet and help connect visitors to members between services. Contact Edith Draper at 248-1861 with any questions.
 
Worship Schedule Sign-up
 
Sign-up to help lead worship on Immanuel's website: www.Immanuellakegeneva.org  Click on "Worship Sign Up" and choose the month and service you would like to help. The positions that need to be filled are highlighted in yellow.  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 email me dates, times and the 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 ministry_coord@immanuellg.org
 
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. 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're 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 be short on parking spaces! Praise God, who gives the growth!!



DISCIPLESHIP NEWS 
 
All Church Small Group Bible Study: Believe
 
"BELIEVE!" The second section of our Small Group Bible Study, "Believe," finishes the week of March 6th. Section 3 begins the week of March 13th. Even if you missed the first 2 sections, consider signing up for the 3rd section! Forms are on the table in the Gathering Space, along with the books for the study. Small groups will not meet during Holy Week unless your group has decided to do so.
 
Check out the list of Small Groups below for January!    
 
Mon., 9:30 AM at the home of Maria Dean, 395 Oakwood Lane, Lake Geneva, 262 215-3179. Group is for moms & tots. Facilitator: Sarah Beauregard, 414 699-9156.
 
Mon., 6:00 PM at the home of Ashley Miu & Travis Alexander,
513 Danielson Dr., Darien, WI 53114. Kids and families welcome! Facilitators: Ashley & Travis, 262 325-4443.
 
Mon., 6:00 PM at the home of Cyndi Dietze, W1019 Aralia Road, Genoa City, WI Facilitator: Cyndi Dietze, 262 374-1026.
 
Tues., 10:00 AM in the Conference Room at church. Facilitator: Kristy Danna, 512 966-8488.



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 Prayers

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, Ray Christian, Don Schmitz

Health and Strength
 
Travis Alexander, Joe Anderson, Bonnie Barrlie, Karen Beasley, Mustafa Beganovic, Tom Bernacchi, Christie Bevon, Pat Bogart, Marcus Brugger, Brian Bulman, Brian Carr, Darell Cloutel, Loretta Combs, Christina Conboy, Olivia Deering, Brandon Dietze, Tom Effenheim, George Elblein, Abby Elston, Tom Eppers, Jen Foster, Bob Freitag, Ginny Freund, David Froemming, Trinity Galicia, Bonnie Gilbertson, Trinity Golocin, Tom Gorlinski, Jim Hanny, Carole Holbrook, Austin Holmes, Tony Huml, Ruth Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Carleen Keller, Gary Kellimeier, Bruce Kelly, Chris Kerkman, Doug Kerkman, Mary Klein, Donna Kleinman, Ruthie Kloppstein, Mike Lather Jr., Mike Lathrop, Kathy Laubinger, Bill Lembke, Laura Langston, Mike Lathrop, Ashley Lodarek, Stephanie Luengen, Nan Lyon, Jeanne Madaus, Ruby Madsen, Barb Marcin, Becky McAuliffe, Louise McGilaray, Joan Mellien, Edie Michaelson, Craig Middleton, Randy Miller, Larry Moe, Betsy Moehling, Yvonne Mol, Weston Morris, Dean Nelson, Odella Nelson, Austin Neuhaus, Martin & Andrea Nor, Bert Ortiz, Tim Padden, Deloris Parker, Patricia Owen, Dee Parker, Logan Parker & Austin, Everett Pearce, Denise Peck, Elaine Pflughoeft, Zlata Podlipnik, Sharon Pomeville, Topher Rabe, Trudy Rauch, Bea Riley, Tom Riley, Brad Rindfleisch, Judy Rocker, Candy Roscoe, Maria Ruby, Lexi Runnells, Don Sauerman, Tim Schaitel, Madgel Schluga, Herte Schulte, Rick Schultz, Emmet Schulz Sr., Jackie Schuyler, Louise Schwandt Family, Joyce Smith, Vivian Spanjer, Karen Stein, Karen Stollenwerk, Helen Suda, Steve Sutton, Dottie Swatek, Mae Tenuta, Doris Tolar, Symon Uecker, Tom Van Maren, Kaitlyn Vegter, Elaine Vorpagel, Wayne Vorpagel, Erv Wager, Sara Wahlstedt, Kathryn Ward, Carolyn Warfield, Cassidy Weilerdt, Karen Wells, Aimee Yakes, Audrey Yakes, Sophia Zematis.


Sympathy
 
+ Paulette Johnson, Trish Fry-Misener's best friend from high school, died to Christ on January 25th.
 
+ William Kothera, father ofMary Inwood, who died to Christ on January 31st.
 
+ Bob White, died to Christ on February 15th and was buried on February 23rd at Immanuel.
 
+ Delores Sussner, Trish Fry-Misener's aunt, died to Christ in November.
 
+ Francis Sussner, Trish Fry-Misener's uncle, died to Christ in December.
 
+ Pam Baldwin, wife of John, died to Christ on February 22 and was buried on February 29th.

Serving on the Mission Field

 

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

 

Baptisms
 
+ Congratulations to Joyce Sutton and family on the baptisms of her grandsons, Camden Rivers Sutton, Logan James Fife, and Chace Allen Fife, on February 10th.
 
+ Congratulations to Beth & Tony Kuhnke on the baptism of their son, Jacob William Kuhnke, on February 14th.
 
+ Congratulations to Katie Nagel and Nicholas Cain on the baptism of their son, Noah John Cain, on February 28th.

Birth
 
+ Congratulations to Stephanie and Robert Fedorovich on the birth of their daughter, Adeline Rose Fedorovich. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 20 inches long. Jimalee and Bill Binn are the proud grandparents.

Expecting a Child!
 
Michelle Edson, Christy Feller, Nicole Ivan, Jessi Jooss, Ali Mansky

Congratulations!
 
+ Congratulations to McKenzie Plitzuweit and the Burlington High School Poms Dancers who competed at State!

New Address
 
Jim and Grace Hanny
311 Oakwood Lane  
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-248-0588
 
Christine Olsen
500 South Edwards Blvd
Unit 26
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

New Member
 

Andy Wyosnick

6627 11th Avenue

Kenosha, WI  53143

262-515-6190

 

Sarah & Tyler Beauregard

Taylor & Weston

45 W. Sedgemeadow Street   

Elkhorn, WI  53121

414-699-9156

 

Beth Kuhnke

Jacob

7212 Depot Street 

Springfield, WI  53176

262-248-1624

 

Rick & Holly Bromeland

Isabella & Jackson

3209 West Drive

Lake Geneva, WI  53147

262-949-6227


DISCIPLESHIP NEWS
 
All Church Small Group Bible Study: Believe - Small Groups (con't)
  

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.

 

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. 

 

Wed., 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., 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., 6:30 PM at the home of Pat Schulz, 117 Johnson St. in Burlington, # 262 763-7105.  Facilitator:  Ellen Hanson, 262 210-1001. 

 

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 Dan and Edith Draper, 1440 Linda Lane, Lake Geneva.  Facilitators:  Dan, 262 903-5898, and Edith, 262 903-5333.  Group is full.

 

Thurs., 6:30 PM at the home of Pastors Mary Ann and Mark, 325 Oakwood Lane  in Lake Geneva.  Facilitators:  Pastor Mary Ann, 262 215-5778, Pastor Mark, 262 215-5214.  Group is full.

 

Thurs., 6:30 PM, at church.  Men's Group.  Facilitator:  Steve Guy 262 210-9332. 

 

Fri., 6:45 AM at church.  Men's Group.  Facilitator:  Ken Field, 262 374-1795. 

 

Fri., 9:30 AM, in the Fellowship Hall at church.  Women's Group.  Facilitator:  Shari Lundberg, 262-245-6212, Janet Kelly, 262-725-6404, & Arlene Redell, 248-6108.  Group is full.   

 

Sat., 6 PM, meets in rotating homes.  Children are welcome.   Facilitators:  Lisa and Greg Bunge, 248-4804.  Group is full.    

 

Coffee, Tea and Thee - A Women's Retreat

 

Save the Date: March 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and March 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Registration is $40 for both days; Cost includes all materials, Supper on Friday, Brunch on Saturday, and snacks and beverages during breaks.

 

Friday March 11:  6:00 pm check in, 6:30-9:30 pm program. Saturday, March 12:  9:00 am check in, 9:30-4:30 program. To register contact Evie Schulz via phone, 248-4211, or download form on our website at www.immanuellakegeneva.org.

 

Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study:  March 5th, 10:00 AM

 

The Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study will meet Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Sue Gifford's home, 191 W. South Street, Lake Geneva. Contact Sue for directions at 262-812-7346.    

 

Men's Breakfast and Bible Study

 

Men's Breakfast and Bible Study meets Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 a.m.   Join with other men of faith for deep conversation about the issues in our time.  We study the Biblical teaching, and how to apply it to our lives.  Please bring your favorite breakfast food to share.

 

Sunday Morning Bible Study

 

Sunday Morning Bible Studymeets in the Conference Room, in the administrative area to the right of Sanctuary, at 9:45 a.m. This group is studying the book of Daniel. All are welcome! Contact Trish Fry-Misener at 262-949-2480.

 

New Men's Bible Study

 

NEW MEN'S BIBLE STUDY. Meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at church. This bible study group will take a break until after Easter. Stay tuned for our next start-up date! Charlie Brown leads the study by Robert Lewis, "THE QUEST FOR AUTHENTIC MANHOOD." Refreshments are served and study materials are available. This series is open to the whole community.  It's a great opportunity to gather with other men, share in fellowship, and help one another discern what God's word has to say to our lives.




CHILDREN'S NEWS

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, and
return it to the stand when the service is finished.
 
Sunday School
 
Sunday School is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Bring your children to our classrooms. Preschool (3 and 4 year olds that are potty trained), kindergarten and first grade classes are near the church office to the right of the sanctuary. Second through fifth grade classrooms are to the left of the sanctuary, just off the fellowship hall. If you want to teach, give our Children's Ministry Director, Sarah Beauregard, a call at 248-4211. We welcome donations of juice or snacks!
 
Easter Egg Hunt
 
Hello Everyone!! Our Easter Egg Hunt will be on March 25th from 10-11:30 a.m. This event is being hosted by Immanuel and the Never Say Never Organization. This is a free event! Wheelchair and walker accessible. All ages welcome! We will have a toddler area, all abilities area and a sensory room available for hunts.  There will also be a cookie and egg decorating station for the kids afterwards. The hunt will be inside the fellowship hall.
Please register using this link: https://inclusiveegghunt.eventbrite.com
We are looking for donations in the form of volunteers, hard boiled eggs, and egg dye.  Please see Sarah for details.  Thank you!
 
Vacation Bible Camp Meeting
 
Hello Everyone!  There will be a VBC planning meeting scheduled for April 4th at 6 p.m. This is an open meeting that anyone interested is welcome to attend.
 
Early Release Day
 
The next Early Release Day is Thursday, March 10th, at 1:45 - 3:45 PM. If you are looking for a fun, engaging, and safe environment for your child during that time, look no further!  We are also looking for volunteers to help with this great ministry. Please see Sarah or Holly for details.
 
Just For Kids
  
Our JFK After School Ministry for elementary school kids is each school day from 6:00-8:15 a.m., and 4:00- 6:00 p.m. Contact Holly at 262-949-6227 for more information.
 
Little Sprouts Day Care News
  
Little Sprouts Learning Center is open from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., for children 6 weeks through 4 K. The center is full. Lunch is provided before or after school for 4-K students, as well as transportation to and from school. Call Sue Gifford to enroll at   262-812-7346.
 
Little Sprouts Learning Center Teacher Needed
 
The Little Sprouts Learning Center is in need of a full-time preschool teacher. Applicants must have completed the DCF required courses. The deadline for application is March 9, 2016. Please contact Sue Gifford at daycare@immanuellg.org or (262) 812-7346.


3:16 MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
 
Sunday Middle School Confirmation Class
 
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Confirmation Sunday morning class is from 9:45- 10:45 a.m. in the lower level theatre room. Join our Middle School Director Zach on Sunday's and grow your faith, while also having a blast!

3:16 Middle School Youth Group
 
3:16 Middle School Group is Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to join the outrageous fun and great learnings! Bring your friends. Between 40-50 kids attend each week!  
  
VIBE
 
VIBE for Middle Schoolers continues Monday through Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m. VIBE is for Middle School students who need a safe place to gather, and is a free ministry. We need volunteers willing to spend time with middle school kids, and to be positive influences in their lives!  Come play games, tell stories, help with art projects, any and all talents welcome!


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
 
High School Youth Group
  
The High School Youth Group meets on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at church. Check with Sean and Sharon at 262-745-9341 for details.
 
High School Mission Trip
 
2016 Mission Trip: Our 2016 High School Mission Trip will be in New Orleans, July 9th - 16th, 2016.
Our team will be rebuilding homes and working on new low-income housing.
  
Many thanks to all who supported our recent fundraiser at Oakfire Restaurant, especially owners, Dan and Laurie Scotney; Amy Peterburs from Bittner's Bakery for her gift of goodies at the event.



 
 
 

MISSION

Community Connections Meal: March 17th 5:15-6:30 PM
 
Thursday, March 17th,5:15 pm Immanuel will host the next Community Meal.  Dinner is free to anyone in our community who might be hungry, lonely or need fellowship.  How can you participate? We need volunteers to help cook, set up, serve or clean up. We need cookies or bars for this meal. Contact Jill Rosenthal at 262-949-2569.
 
Side By Side Screening
  
Side By Side screening is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, March 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. Side By Side is a collaborative ministry between area churches and civic groups.
  
Adult Mission Trip
 
The adult mission team will serve in Belize in 2017. The 2016 domestic trip to South Carolina has been cancelled. The adult mission team will continue to participate in fundraisers with the high school mission team throughout the year. We would like to extend a big thank you to the congregation for your support of both mission teams thus far.
 
St. Vincent De Paul (Milwaukee) Soup Kitchen
 
During the winter the items especially needed at the Milwaukee Soup Kitchen are men's pants, jackets, coats, socks, boots and other warm clothing.  Sleeping bags are a very important need.  Toiletries, the small sizes, are also needed. Many thanks to all who have contributed to this great need! Most sincerely, Bob Rosenthal.
 
Join our Sunday Morning Coffee - Fellowship Hour Team(s)
  
Many of you have enjoyed our fellowship hour between the first and second services.  Lutherans are renowned for socializing - by providing coffee, wonderful treats, and time to get to know new members and reconnect with others. 
 
Sadly, we no longer have teams to organize and contribute to this valuable ministry on the alternating third Sunday of the month starting in 2016 (March/May/July/Sept/Nov) and on the 5th Sundays (May/July/Oct).
 
Please prayerfully consider coming on board. The most effective team consists of 4 members minimum.  Please also be aware that we have monies set aside to reimburse the costs of coffee, juice and treats. Team members are not expected to bake treats! They can be purchased instead, and all costs are reimbursed. Contact Evie Schulz to let her know of your interest in assisting on one of these two teams.
  
Card Ministry
  
Our Card Ministry has a surplus of handmade cards so they will take a break from meeting on a monthly basis. We will resume in the summer. Please watch for details in 6 months.
 
Blood Pressure Checks
  
Blood pressure checks after the 1st service on the 3nd Sunday of each month in Pastor Mary Ann's office.
  
Health Newsletter
 
"Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven." John 6: 31-33
 
Parish Nurse, Karen Stein, addresses Fiber in her March newsletter:   www.immanuellakegeneva.org
 
Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
  
We are looking for substitutes to help with Meals on Wheels every 5 weeks. We will train you and work with your schedule. Call Pauline Malsch at 262-215-3121.
 
AA Meetings
  
Women's AA Meeting - Sun., 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room off the Fellowship Hall. Open AA Meeting - Tues. 7:00 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, debdo@wi.rr.com; Weight Watchers Hotline 1-866-204-2885.
  
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.
 
Covenant Harbor Job Opportunity
 
Covenant Harbor is gearing up for spring/summer and are looking for some local high school kids who love the Lord, like to serve, and want to get paid. 
Of the jobs we have that would be of most interest to our local kids would be kitchen and possibly maintenance work as they don't have to live onsite for those positions.  We can hire those from ages 14 and up.  Age 16+ is the ideal.  It is a great entry level job. Anyone interested can contact Eric Anderson, Associate Director at Covenant Harbor, 262.248.3600 or go to

Lutherdale G.L.O.V.E.S
 
Lutherdale created a program called G.L.O.V.E.S. - God Loving Organization of Volunteers Enthusiastically Serving. The purpose of this program is to bring Lutherdale supporters together to work jointly on camp projects. It also brings families, men's & women's groups, and youth groups together for service projects and retreats. GLOVES Days take place every 3rd Saturday of the month, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Contact Robert Couden at 262-949-2285 or robert@lutherdale.org with any questions.
 
Free Lunch Community Meal
 
A Free Community Meal will be offered the 1st Wednesday of each month at 12 noon at the First Congregational UCC, 624 Park Street, Genoa City. March 2nd, and April 6th. Contact: 262-279-5547 or www.gcucc.com .


FELLOWSHIP AND MEETINGS
  
Thrivent Financial Members
 
Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars to direct:  please direct your 2015 Choice Dollars by March 31, 2016.  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.
 
Immanuel Singles
 
A planning meeting for the development of an Immanuel Singles Group is scheduled for Monday, March 7th at 6:00p.m. at home of Sue Gifford, 191 W. South Street, Lake Geneva. Please contact Sue at 262-812-7346 if you are interested in participating in regularly scheduled outings for those who are living alone.
 
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 www.Immanuellakegeneva.org or contact the church office for more information. We have authorization forms in the church office. We thank you for your continued support!
 
 
Weekly Giving Envelopes
 
We are always thankful for your gifts of offering. Thank you for using your giving envelopes! The giving envelopes add efficiency to the counting process on Sundays by eliminating the need to look up names and envelope numbers. Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to give on-line, please see the Electronic Giving article above.


Thanks
 
+ Don and Debbie thank you for your prayers, friendship and gifts for Marian's Memorial. May God bless each and every one of you. Don Tolar
 
+ A big thank you to Tami and Jeff Buntrock for donating the Youth Bibles for the kids in Confirmation class.
 
+ Many thanks to Sara Wahlstedt for preparing our worship space for Lent which enhances our experiences as we prepare our hearts for Christ.
 
+Thanks to Clair Aspenson for installing telephones in the Sunday School and Day Care classrooms.
 
+ Thank you to Phil Johnson for installing the wiring for our phones and security in here at Immanuel.
 
+ How do I begin to thank you all for all you've done for us? During the past couple years, we have not been physically able to attend church. We enjoyed the Christmas goodies and the carolers were great! Thanks to Pastor Mark for the hospital visits, for both of us, plus communion calls and visits from both Mary Ann & Mark. The memorial for Doc was very touching. Jamie and John were great as always. Thanks also to the ladies & men who worked in the kitchen and also all who provided such delicious food. IT was wonderful! Thanks to Rick Ruby & his help with the sound and video. It was so touching. Thanks to all who have called and sent cards. We are fortunate to be members of this loving and caring church for many years and many memories. God Bless you all! Lila DeVries, Dani Fabri and family, Gary Karea, Danielle Stroen & Joline DeVries
 
+Thank you to all of our parents and Sunday School children for delighting us with their singing on 2/14! A special thank you goes out to our Sunday School teachers for all the extra help they were able to give that morning! A big thank you goes out to Kelly Gerlitz and Adam Smith for directing our music program! Sarah Beauregard
 
+ A big thank you to Kunes in Delavan for donating vans for transporting our students and adults to the Wisconsin Dells for Youth Quake. We appreciate your generosity!
 


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