Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sunday Bulletin

Week of May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day

The Lord’s blessings, and Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, Step-Moms, Grandmas, Sisters, and Aunts who nurture God’s children.  


June 15-16 - Iowa District East Convention, Marriott, Cedar Rapids. St. Ansgar Zone LWML will host the 2020 IDE Convention. We encourage you to arrend the convention this June to familiarize yourselves with procedures, etc.

Learning and worship opportunities at Immanuel:

Adult Bible Class is held after worship every Sunday at 10:15. Join us as we study Genesis.
Ladies Bible Group meets every Wednesday, at 9AM in the church library. This week we will begin a new “Good News” study called “Old Man and New Man”, focusing on our daily conflict of sin (which is born within us), and the power of God  - who lives within us and overcomes our sin. Please come and join us as we study God’s Word.
Men’s Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7PM.
Sunday School and LYF meet after worship service each Sunday
Tai Chi for Health classes continue - Thursdays at 5:15PM.

Matt Bless Call Assignment

Wednesday, April 25th, Pastor Matthew Bless received his Pastoral Call assignment to Trinity Lutheran, Merrill, WS. 


From the Board of Trustees the Squire family, and the congregation, “THANK YOU” to Thrivent for gifting money to purchase a new utility shed/garden shed for the parsonage.

Secretary's Hours

During the summer, the secretary's hours in the church office will be 8:00 AM -12noon. Feel free to leave a message on the church answering machine at 713-4782.

Prayer Concerns

Pastor Squire welcomes your prayer concerns.  Pastor’s office door is always open for a personal visit but if he’s not available to speak with you directly, prayer request cards can be found at the back of the sanctuary. (Ask an usher or Elder if you need to fill one out.) Also, the church’s phone answering-machine is checked daily. The church’s e-mail address is Just leave a brief message along with your phone number so he can get in touch with you.  

Offering Envelopes for 2018

Offering envelopes in the style which we have been using are no longer available.

New offering envelopes are available on the bench in the gathering space.  Your help is needed to make sure offerings are designated according to your wishes.  Write "missions" or "home" on the memo line at the lower left corner of your check with a corresponding dollar amount.

For example:  Memo: $50 missions, $50 home.  ("Missions" is designated to Synodical purposes and missions. "Home" is designated to salaries and expenses). If you have questions, please talk with John Groth, Karen Steinberg or a member of the Finance Committee.  Thanks.

Ten percent of the offerings are put in the Repair and Maintenance budget up to a balance of $15,000.

Special envelopes are used as follows:

  • New Year's Day special envelope- Home
  • Ash Wednesday/Lenten/Maundy Thursday/Good Friday special envelope - Missions
  • Easter Sunday special envelope - Home
  • Thanksgiving special envelope - Home
  • Advent Special Envelope- Missions
  • Christmas Eve special envelope - Lutheran Family Services
  • Christmas Day special envelope - Missions
  • Father's Day (no special envelope) loose plate money - Lutheran Family Services

All other loose plate money received is split, half designated for the Home budget and half designated for Mission budget.

2018 Church Council

Church Council members for 2017 are: David Steinberg – President, Ivan Wold - Vice President, Michele Heimer – Secretary, Karen Steinberg– Treasurer, Bruce Gerdts - Head Elder, Paul Hannam - Trustees, John Groth – Financial Sec’y, Julie Bless – Education, Bev Beaver - Stewardship, and Kendall Hansen– Evangelism.


Evangelism Committee invites you to join Immanuel’s Facebook page. Look for us at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church – St. Ansgar, then LIKE IT. Once you LIKE IT, all posts will come directly to your Home Page. Look for more information, as we establish an advisory board made up of our Youth, young adults and parents. Our goal is to share information that brings value to your day.

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church St Ansgar


Please complete the Facilities Use form and submit it to the church council. It can be left in the church office mail slot.

Use of the church for non-church events must be approved by the council before being placed on the church calendar.

Your Offerings…

Direct Deposit is available for your weekly offerings.  Contact your local bank if you are interested in using this option.

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Portals of Prayers and CHRISTIAN literature

of all kinds are being collected by the Naomi Circle.  These will be sent to Love Packages in Butler, Illinois. Love Packages is a ministry aimed at putting CHRISTIAN LITERATURE and BIBLES into the hands of people around the world who are hungry for the word of God.  Place these materials in the specially marked basket in the Gathering Area.  No hymnals or Quarterlies can be used.  Thank you for caring and sharing.