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Worship Schedule

September-May

Sunday School

8:45AM-10:00AM

Sunday Worship

10:00AM-11:00AM

June-Labor Day

Sunday School

Summer Recess

Sunday Worship

9:00AM-10:00AM

Rev. Laura Yurs, Pastor

An unsupervised nursery is available during worship for young children

This Week at Immanuel

Tuesday

8:30am Daytme Fellowhsip, meet at church to carpool to Food Bank for volunteering

7pm Cross-border Book Study, St. Peter's UCC, Kiel

Wednesday

5:30pm Christmas Caroling

7pm Small Study Group

Thursday

7pm Senior Choir Rehearsal

Sunday

8:45am Sunday School and Small Study Group

10am Worship Service

Announcements

WE WELCOME ALL TO WORSHIP WITH US.

Please sign our guest register if you would like to register your visit. Speak with Pastor Laura Yurs or a member of our congregation if you are interested in church membership or knowing more about becoming part of our Immanuel UCC family. Wherever you are on your life’s journey, we welcome you and invite you to be with us again and again! Restrooms are located on the lower level. In accordance with Immanuel UCC’s Safe Sanctuary Guidelines, an unsupervised nursery is available during our worship service for parents and their young children in the Sunday School room at the rear of the church sanctuary. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times while on the church premises.

Christmas Caroling

On Wednesday, December 19th our church will be Christmas Caroling at Harvest Home in Howards Grove. Meet at the church at 5:30pm for hot cocoa, cookies, and fellowship provided by the Christian Education Committee. Then we will carpool to Harvest Home to bring some Christmas cheer to the residents there. All ages and singing abilities are welcome! We should be done for the evening by 7:30pm.

ANNUAL MEETING REPORT DEADLINE

~Monday, December 31, 2018 – All 2018 financial books close.
~January 2, 2019 - January Financial reports due to Tracy Kracht
~January 6, 2019 – All 2018 Annual Report information MUST be submitted to Kim – no exceptions.

~January 13, 2019 - Annual reports will be handed out.

Any remaining reports will be mailed on Monday, January 14th.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting

January 27, 2019 – 2018 Annual Meeting immediately after our 9:30 a.m. Worship service

Please remember that our annual report looks back while our newsletters look forward.

Also, all committees must find replacements for their outgoing members.  Please give the new information to Rodney Thieleke ASAP. Thank you.

Immanuel Messenger

Articles for the January and February Edition of the Immanuel Messenger are due by December 21. Thank You!

Scrip

The last time to place a special Scrip order and still get it in time for Christmas is after the 7 p.m. Christmas program on Sunday, December 16th. All orders will be available for pick up on Sunday, December 23rd. We plan on having a large variety of cards available for immediate purchase.  Thank you for supporting Immanuel and our Scrip program

Giving Tree

The Women’s Fellowship has the giving tree set up on the east side of the sanctuary. Please stop by and pick up an ornament to purchase for gift for those in need. Gifts, if possible, need to be unwrapped and at church by Wednesday December 12. Thank You!

Bulletin Sponsors Needed!

Sponsoring a bulletin is a great way to honor or remember a special person or event, anniversary or birthday. We are also looking for people who are willing to sponsor a bulletin for other Sundays in 2019. The cost is $10/Sunday. Please contact Ed or Kristy Pahl. Thank you!

Daytime Fellowship and Study group

The Daytime Fellowship and Study Group will be volunteering at the Sheboygan County Food Bank this Tuesday, December 11th. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to meet at church at 8:30am for carpooling to Sheboygan.

2018 Sunday School Christmas Program

The 2018 Sunday School Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.

International Book Study!

Continuing on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00pm, you are invited to participate in an exciting new cross-border book study. Our congregation, along with St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel, will be reading and discussing the book Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored, by New Testament scholar Marcus J. Borg, with members of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, located in Canmore, Alberta. The Tuesday evening book discussion sessions will take place at St. Peter’s UCC (424 Fremont Street, Kiel) via skype. Copies of the selected readings will be provided. All are welcome!
The video from the introductory session can be found at the following web address: https://youtu.be/-QiRIsIxLC0.

German Partnership

German Partnership: All of those who have any interest in learning more about participating in a trip to Germany in honor of the 20th anniversary of our partnership with the church in Langenholzhausen is invited to an informational meeting after worship on Sunday, January 6th. We will meet in the sanctuary.

Wednesday night Small Study Group

The Wednesday Night Small Group we will be continuing a DVD session by Andy Stanley called "Prepared" through December 12.
*On Dec 19th, Dec 27th and Jan 2nd, we will not be meeting due to the Holidays.
*We will resume on Jan 9th meeting at 7 pm at church. Please call Gail Gottsacker 565-2672 with any questions.

From the Mission Committee:

Continuing through December 2nd, we will be collecting pillows for Safe Harbor. Pillows are a real need for the organization and provide a gift of comfort for families who are experiencing a difficult time. Please keep an eye out in the stores for pillows between now and the holidays. If you prefer, you are also welcome to donate funds for the purchase of fabric for making pillow cases that will be decorated during the Advent Event after worship on Sunday, December 2nd. Your gifts can be submitted to Kristy Pahl or Jill Thieleke, co-chairs of the Mission Committee. Thanks!

Scholarships

Immanuel has scholarships available for members. Scholarships forms are on the back table. If you are a high school graduate, or equivalent, and are actively attending post-high school courses consider filling out a form.  The forms are due back to a Scholarship committee member by Sunday December 16, 2018. Scholarship presentation will be Sunday January 6, 2019.  Contact Barb Perronne (565-3760), Lori Reinemann, or Amy Jahnke if you have any questions.

Save the Date: Immanuel UCC Trivia Night Fundraiser

Trivia Night

Sunday, January 27th at 3:00pm
Proceeds will go to support The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund of Wisconsin Public Service, which is a nonprofit program that helps the elderly, disabled and others with limited incomes to pay their heating bills. This event is sponsored by the Immanuel UCC Mission Committee. Friends, family and folks of all ages are welcome and invited.

Christmas Fund UCC Special Mission Offering

Beginning today, December 2nd through Sunday, December 30th we will be collecting gifts for the Christmas Fund, one of the five UCC Special Mission Offerings. The Christmas Fund provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and their surviving spouses. Gifts to the Christmas Fund directly assist pastors, provide for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and Christmas Thank You Gift Checks to lower-income retirees. Your gifts are needed more than ever to help the growing number of retirees whole low-income annuities make it difficult to meet increasing living costs. Envelopes for the Christmas Fund offering will be available on the tables near both sanctuary entrances December 2 – December 30. Please consider giving generously to this mission of our wider church.

Assisted Listening Devices

We have several ssisted listening devices that are available for use during worship. Please see Mike Gottsacker to get one.

Large Print Bulletins

Large Print Bulletins are available for members who are visually impaired. Please see an usher if you would like one.

Northeast Wisconsin Association Web Site

Please check out the Northeast Wisconsin Association United Church of Christ web site for invitations/involvement in the wider life of our area churches. www.neaucc.org What a joy to share life in the Spirit! Also check out the United Church of Christ website for weekly devotions and UCC news.

 

Area Events

Blood Drive

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (424 Fremont St. Kiel) will host its annual blood drive Saturday, Dec. 29 from 7:30-12:30. Call 1-877-232-4376 or go to bit.ly/kielcomdec2018 to make an appointment. Walk ins are welcomed. Be thankful you are healthy. Within 1 hour you can make that possible for someone else.

 

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