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December 15, 2021  

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)