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January 19, 2022  

January 19, 2022

  • Devotion: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23
  • Announcements
    • Annual Voters' Meeting - Monday, 7pm
    • Council Announcements
    • "Get on the Ark"
    • Read the Bible in 2022
  • Prayer List
    • Nellie Edwards
    • Sue Schweim
    • Arthur Heyer
  • Doctrine of the Day: Why did Jesus speak in Parables?
  • Hymn 49 "Almighty God, Thy Word is Cast"
January 12, 2022  

January 12, 2022

  • Devotion: 1 Peter 2:4-5
  • Announcements
    • Undecorating - Saturday, 9am
    • Annual Voters' Meeting - Monday, 7pm
    • "Get on the Ark"
    • Read the Bible in 2022
  • Prayer List
    • Brent Heller
    • Nellie Edwards
    • Sue Schweim
    • Mark Schweim
    • Dwain Fraze
  • Psalm of the Day: Psalm 8
  • Hymn 114 "Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love"
January 5, 2022  

January 5, 2022

  • Devotion: Genesis 12:1-3
  • Announcements
    • Bible Studies
  • Doctrine of the Day: Active Obedience
  • Hymn 115 "O Blessed Day When First was Poured"
December 29, 2021  

December 29, 2021

    • Devotion: 
      • Matthew 2:16-18 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: 18 "A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more." 
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
      • Christmas/New Year’s Schedule
        • New Year’s Eve Worship with Holy Communion - Friday, December 31st at 6pm
        • New Year’s Day Song Service - Saturday, January 1st at 10am
          • Regular weekend service times: 
            • Saturday, January 1st at 6pm (Communion), No SS / Bible Class
            • Sunday, January 2nd at 10am (Communion), No SS / Bible Class
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues Jan. 8th with - “Why Membership Matters”
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class  Break until January - (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)
        • Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards. 
      • What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)
      • Volunteers Needed for our PTO: Can you help?
        • We’re looking for help at Kiwanis Holiday Lights. Following Christmas, we will need a total of 6 hours (2-3 volunteers) on Jan 1, 2, or 8 to help with tear-down of the lights and at least 1 person to remove the decorations from the ILS tree. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, so high school students that are 16+ are welcome to help. 
        • Sign up on your own using the link below or email/call Sarah Kruse (sarah.kruse@mnsu.edu or 507-380-6018). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RvHKfWyb3AK32eyiepnQm5GNWjuqTxG3Xins-XBkhhc/edit#gid=0
      • READ THE BIBLE IN 2022 Looking for a worthwhile and meaningful New Year's Resolution for 2022? This year Pastor Naumann has planned a church wide opportunity to read the Bible together. Pamphlets will be available for you to take home and track your readings so that you will read the entire Bible during 2022. Each day amounts to reading 3-4 chapters of Holy Scripture. We are also encouraging you to sign up to show your commitment to reading God's Word this year. The signup sheet and pamphlets should be available. God promises to bless the reading and hearing of His Word, so we know that He will bless all of us as we pursue this valuable endeavor! 
  • Prayer List
    • Edna Schmitt is returning home after surgery today. 
    • Chris Nelson is recovering from successful knee surgery.
    • Sue Heise has recovered from COVID, but as an infection in her leg. 
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Looking to this coming weekend: 
      • Pericope Catechism Theme: Murder 
  • Hymn of the Day: 273 “Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band” (TLH)
December 22, 2021  

December 22, 2022

    • Devotion: 
      • Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
      • Christmas/New Year’s Schedule
        • Christmas Eve Children’s Service  - Friday, December 24th at 6pm
        • Christmas Day Worship - Saturday, December 25th, at 10am
          • Regular weekend service times: 
            • Saturday, December 25th at 6pm, No SS / Bible Class
            • Sunday, December 26th at 10am, No SS / Bible Class
        • New Year’s Eve Worship with Holy Communion - Friday, December 31st at 6pm
        • New Year’s Day Song Service - Saturday, January 1st at 10am
          • Regular weekend service times: 
            • Saturday, January 1st at 6pm (Communion), No SS / Bible Class
            • Sunday, January 2nd at 10am (Communion), No SS / Bible Class
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues Jan. 8th with - “Why Membership Matters”
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class  Break until January - (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)
        • Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards.
        • What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)
      • Volunteers Needed for our PTO: Can you help?
        • We’re looking for help at Kiwanis Holiday Lights. Following Christmas, we will need a total of 6 hours (2-3 volunteers) on Jan 1, 2, or 8 to help with tear-down of the lights and at least 1 person to remove the decorations from the ILS tree. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, so high school students that are 16+ are welcome to help. 
        • Sign up on your own using the link below or email/call Sarah Kruse (sarah.kruse@mnsu.edu or 507-380-6018). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RvHKfWyb3AK32eyiepnQm5GNWjuqTxG3Xins-XBkhhc/edit#gid=0
      • READ THE BIBLE IN 2022 Looking for a worthwhile and meaningful New Year's Resolution for 2022? This year Pastor Naumann has planned a church wide opportunity to read the Bible together. Pamphlets will be available for you to take home and track your readings so that you will read the entire Bible during 2022. Each day amounts to reading 3-4 chapters of Holy Scripture. We are also encouraging you to sign up to show your commitment to reading God's Word this year. The signup sheet and pamphlets should be available. God promises to bless the reading and hearing of His Word, so we know that He will bless all of us as we pursue this valuable endeavor! 
    • Prayer List
      • Edna Schmitt is returning home after surgery. 
      • Several members with COVID, sickness and recovering. 
    • Doctrine of the Day
      • OT Messianic Prophecies of Christ's Advent - Part 4 of 4
        • In the Pentatuch - The Promised Seed
        • In the Kings - The Anointed One
        • In the Psalms - The Good Shepherd
  • In the Prophets - The Prince of Peace
  • Hymn of the Day: 647 “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (TLH)
December 15, 2021  

December 15, 2021

Devotion: 

Psalm 23:1 <A Psalm of David.> The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Weekly Update and Reminders:

LADIES AUXILIARY MEETING All women at Immanuel are invited to our Ladies Auxiliary for bible study, and fellowship. We will meet TODAY at 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 15th in the basement. Please use the south entry/parking lot entrance. This is our Annual Christmas cookie exchange. Please bring two dozen cookies to share.

Advent Services - Wednesdays @6pm (Pastor Naumann)

Advent 2021 During our Advent meditation this year we will be studying the different aspects of the gift of life given to us by the Christchild. He has given us our physical life through His creation and gift of parents. He has given us spiritual life through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Finally, He will give (or has given?) the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven. Please join us the next three Wednesdays at 6pm (December 1, 8, 15) for this important preparation for the coming of our Savior.

UGLY SWEATER PARTY Ladies of Immanuel! You are all invited to an Ugly Sweater Party in the church basement on December 19 th at 3pm! Bring a dish to pass and enjoy the fun! There will be games, and prizes for the ugliest sweater! Once fun has been had we will work together to fill the Christmas Eve bags for the Children’s Service. Please join us! 

Christmas/New Year’s Schedule

  • Christmas Eve Children’s Program - Friday, December 24th at 6pm
  • Christmas Day Worship - Saturday, December 25th, at 10am
  • Regular weekend service times: 
    • Saturday, December 25th at 6pm, No SS / Bible Class
    • Sunday, December 26th at 10am, No SS / Bible Class
  • New Year’s Eve Worship with Holy Communion - Friday, December 31st at 6pm
  • New Year’s Day Song Service - Saturday, January 1st at 10am
  • Regular weekend service times: 
    • Saturday, January 1st at 6pm (Communion), No SS / Bible Class
    • Sunday, January 2nd at 10am (Communion), No SS / Bible Class

Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”

What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)

Wednesday Online Bible Class  Break until January - (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)

Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards. 

Volunteers Needed for our PTO: Can you help?

Thank you for the volunteers - Tuesday, Dec. 14 to help with the Immanuel Lutheran School night at Kiwanis Holiday Lights. Looking ahead… We also need a total of 6 hours (2-3 volunteers) on Jan 1, 2, or 8 to help with tear-down of the lights and at least 1 person to remove the decorations from the ILS tree. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, so high school students that are 16+ are welcome to help. 

Sign up on your own using the link below or email/call Sarah Kruse (sarah.kruse@mnsu.edu or 507-380-6018). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RvHKfWyb3AK32eyiepnQm5GNWjuqTxG3Xins-XBkhhc/edit#gid=0

READ THE BIBLE IN 2022 Looking for a worthwhile and meaningful New Year's Resolution for 2022? This year Pastor Naumann has planned a church wide opportunity to read the Bible together. Pamphlets will be available for you to take home and track your readings so that you will read the entire Bible during 2022. Each day amounts to reading 3-4 chapters of Holy Scripture. We are also encouraging you to sign up to show your commitment to reading God's Word this year. The signup sheet and pamphlets should be available. God promises to bless the reading and hearing of His Word, so we know that He will bless all of us as we pursue this valuable endeavor! 

Prayer List

Edna Schmitt had surgery to realign internal organs. 

Adelaide Naumann has returned home with the whole family. She still has several appointments in the next weeks. During this time, Pastor Naumann has been returning to his normal workload. 

Doctrine of the Day

OT Messianic Prophecies of Christ's Advent - Part 3 of 4

  • In the Pentatuch - The Promised Seed
  • In the Kings - The Anointed One
  • In the Psalms - The Good Shepherd
  • In the Prophets - The Prince of Peace

Hymn of the Day: 783 “Jesus, Shepherd of the Sheep” (WS)

December 8, 2021  

December 8, 2021

    • Devotion: 
      • 10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed." (1 Sam. 2:10 NKJ)
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
  • Advent Services - Wednesdays @6pm (Pastor Naumann)
        • Advent 2021 During our Advent meditation this year we will be studying the different aspects of the gift of life given to us by the Christchild. He has given us our physical life through His creation and gift of parents. He has given us spiritual life through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Finally, He will give (or has given?) the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven. Please join us the next three Wednesdays at 6pm (December 1, 8, 15) for this important preparation for the coming of our Savior.
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
  • What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class  Break until January - (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)
        • Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards. 
      • Volunteers Needed for our PTO: Can you help?
        • We still need 7 (full shift volunteers) or 15 (half shift volunteers) on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to help with the Immanuel Lutheran School night at Kiwanis Holiday Lights. Can you spend 2½ hours directing traffic while enjoying time at Sibley Park? They send us out in pairs, so pick someone you like spending time with and volunteer as a team.Sign up on your own using the link below or email/call Sarah Kruse (sarah.kruse@mnsu.edu or 507-380-6018). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RvHKfWyb3AK32eyiepnQm5GNWjuqTxG3Xins-XBkhhc/edit#gid=0
        • Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, so high school students that are 16+ are welcome to help. 
        • Looking ahead… We also need a total of 6 hours (2-3 volunteers) on Jan 1, 2, or 8 to help with tear-down of the lights and at least 1 person to remove the decorations from the ILS tree. This event has been a good fundraiser in the past so please help out if you can. Thank you, Sarah Kruse
  • Prayer List
      • Collin and Noelle Schreyer’s newborn son Roman, and a tough delivery but is recovering well. He was baptized in the hospital. 
      • Edna Schmitt had surgery to realign internal organs. 
      • Adelaide Naumann has returned home with the whole family. She still has several appointments in the next weeks. During this time, Pastor Naumann will be gradually returning to his workload. 
    • Doctrine of the Day
      • OT Messianic Prophecies of Christ's Advent - Part 2 of 4
        • In the Pentatuch - The Promised Seed
        • In the Kings - The Anointed One
        • In the Psalms - The Good Shepherd
        • In the Prophets - The Prince of Peace
  • Hymn of the Day: 68 “The Advent of Our King” (TLH)
December 1, 2021  

December 1, 2021

    • Devotion: 
      • 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." (Gen. 3:14-15 NKJ)
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
      • Thank you for the Christmas Decorating Helpers! We got almost all of it done yesterday. 
      • Thanksgiving Services - Wed. 6pm (Pie Palooza after), Thurs. 10am (same service)
      • Advent Services - Wednesdays @6pm (Pastor Naumann)
        • Advent 2021 During our Advent meditation this year we will be studying the different aspects of the gift of life given to us by the Christchild. He has given us our physical life through His creation and gift of parents. He has given us spiritual life through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Finally, He will give (or has given?) the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven. Please join us the next three Wednesdays at 6pm (December 1, 8, 15) for this important preparation for the coming of our Savior.
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
      • Mission Myths Webinar: Held on Saturday, Nov. 13th (multiple CLC congregations)
      • What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class  Break until January - (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)
        • Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards. 
  • Prayer List

Doctrine of the Day

      • OT Messianic Prophecies of Christ's Advent - Part 1 of 4
      • In the Pentatuch - The Promised Seed
      • In the Kings - The Anointed One
      • In the Psalms - The Good Shepherd
      • In the Prophets - The Prince of Peace
  • Hymn of the Day: 369:1,4,5,6 “All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall”  (TLH)
November 24, 2021  

November 24, 2021

    • Devotion: 
      • 1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 3 For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods. (Ps. 95:1-3 NKJ)
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
      • Mission Myths Webinar: Held on Saturday, Nov. 13th (multiple CLC congregations)
  • What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class  Break until January - (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)
        • Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards. 
      • Thanksgiving services - Wed. 6pm (Pie Palooza after), Thurs. 10am (same service)
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
  • Prayer List
    • Doctrine of the Day

      • Thanksgiving? - Is this a doctrine? 

        • Next time - Messianic Prophecies of Christ's Advent
  • Hymn: 573 “To Thee, O Lord, Our Hearts We Raise”  (TLH)
November 17, 2021  

November 17, 2021

  • What We Believe - Website under “About,” What We Believe (bulletin)
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class Continues tonight at 7pm! (Gospel of Mark chapter 9)
        • Requested to record the studies to share with members afterwards. 
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
  • Thanksgiving services - Wed. 6pm (Pie Palooza after), Thurs. 10am (same service)
      • Sanctuary Carpet Done! Next step… pew cushions. Stay tuned for more details.
    • Prayer List
      • Wilton Landan for TB surgery coming up, but that is on hold for his COVID treatment.
      • Adelaide Naumann to be able to go home to mom and dad and family! 
      • John Gurgle (Kathleen Olmanson’s brother) liver cancer. 
    • Doctrine of the Day
      • Judgment Day - What will it be like? (Events 5-7 of 7) Study some LAST DAY passages
      • Next time - Thanksgiving 
  • Hymn: 607:14-19  “Day of Wrath, O Day of Mourning” Thomas de Celano, 1250AD (latin melody) 
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