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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

Daytime Fellowship and Study Time at 9:30a

Wednesday

Confirmation for 7th and 8th Grade
Small Group at Jerry Karsteadt’s home at 7:00p

Thursday

Senior Choir 7p

 

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.

Other Upcoming events:

January 28, 2018 – 2017 Annual Meeting immediately after our 9:30 a.m. Worship service
February 11, 2018-Prayer Shawl Meeting - 6:30p at Elverta Reinemann’s home

Annual Confirmation Pancake Breakfast and Dessert Auction

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Beginning at 8:45am in the Fellowship Hall
All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fruit, and pastries
for $5 per person.
Plus bid on a variety of delectable desserts while you eat!
Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will go toward covering the cost of the Great Lakes Regional Youth Event in Elmhurst, IL which the confirmation classes plan to attend in July. Proceeds from the Dessert Auction will benefit a mission project of the confirmands’ choosing.

Attention Choir Members

Starting Ash Wednesday (Feb 24), the choir will rehearse after the mid-week service on Wednesdays, until after Easter.

These Days daily devotional booklets

These Days daily devotional booklets are available on the back table for anyone who would like to take one home with them. Please note there are a limited number of large print booklets in addition to the regular print.

An Opportunity for Adult Christian Education!

Beginning, Sunday, January 14th at 6:30pm, Rev. Laura will offer an adult Christian education class/conversation on the church, racial justice, and privilege. We will be utilizing a curriculum from the United Church of Christ entitled White Privilege: Let’s Talk – A Resource for Transformational Dialogue. This study resource is designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.
We will also be reading and discussing the book Dear White Christians by Dr. Jennifer Harvey, who is Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines and specializes in encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice, and other aspects of social life. She has spoken and led workshops for faith communities and academic audiences around the nation. Several copies of the book have been purchased for interested folks to read and share. All classes will be on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the upstairs Sunday School room. This series will continue through Sunday, February 18th. All are welcome to attend!

The Wednesday night Small Group

The Wednesday night Small Group will meet starting again on Jan 3rd continuing with the study of the gospel of Matthew. We meet at Jerry Karsteadt's home in Howards Grove at 7 pm each Wednesday night. All are welcome. For more information please contact Gail Gottsacker at 565-2672.

Immanuel UCC Delegates Needed

We are looking for two delegates to represent Immanuel at the upcoming annual meeting of the Northeast Wisconsin Association, United Church of Christ. The meeting will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00am-3:00pm at Union Congregational UCC in Green Bay. We are looking for two additional delegates to represent Immanuel at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Conference UCC which will be held June 8-10 at the Green Lake Conference Center. Please speak with Rev. Laura or a member of the Consistory if you are willing to serve in this capacity. These are interesting and educational events with several opportunities to participate in the important work of our wider church. We hope to have our delegates ready to approve at the upcoming annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 28th. Thank you!

Calling All Pianists!

Do you play the piano? Would you be willing to help accompany our worship services one Sunday a month? If you think God might be calling you to participate in our music ministry please speak with Rev. Laura or a member of the Consistory. Thank you.

Upcoming deadlines:

January 28, 2018 – 2017 Annual Meeting immediately after our 9:30 a.m. Worship service

Daytime Fellowship and Study Group

The Daytime Fellowship and Study group will be meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:30a.m., upstairs in the back Sunday School room. All are welcome! This group will also be taking a look at the discussion resources on the church, racial justice, and privilege.

Weather Announcements

Your safety is our first priority. In case of bad weather, Immanuel UCC will notify WISN-TV 12, WISN.com, WBAY-TV 2, and WBAY.com. Please check those stations for up-to-date information. The decision to close will be made at least one hour ahead of the event.

Closed Doors

Year-round we need to remember to close ALL doors EXCEPT the one downstairs that leads to the back hallway and stairs on the north side of church. This needs to be done to ensure that we do not waste valuable resources. Thank you!

Assisted Listening Devices

We have several assisted 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

Trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Lakeland University, in partnership with the Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) in Milwaukee, is sponsoring an educational trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Chicago on Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018. For more information, please see the table in the back of the sanctuary by the mailboxes.

Heart feeling empty? 

Reward it!  Spend some time with one of our patients.  Bring back some happiness to yourself and others. Aurora at Home Hospice is hoping we can help you fill that void.  Volunteers are needed to visit with patients for companionship. No experience needed.  All we ask is for an hour or 2 a week (Not every week)  Call Jayne Syrjamaki for more information at 920-252-5146 We can discuss over the phone or a cup of coffee, Buddy volunteers welcome!

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