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Rev. Laura Yurs, Pastor

An unsupervised nursery is available during worship for young children

This Week at Immanuel

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9:30 am Daytime fellowship & study group

11:00 am Lakeland University Mission House

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30 pm 7th grade Confirmation

6:45 pm 8th grade Confirmation
7:00 pm Wednesday night Small Group

Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:00 pm Senior Choir Practice

Newsletter articles are due

Sunday, October 22, 2017

8:45 Sunday School
10:00 Worship
Scrip Sales



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.

Welcome, Patrick Boyle, Executive Director of the Sheboygan County Food Bank!

We are grateful for Patrick’s presence with us in worship on Sunday and for the opportunity to learn how we at Immanuel UCC may best be of help to those in our surrounding communities who are hungry.

We at Immanuel UCC are committing to volunteering at the Food Bank and helping to sort donations from the Making Spirits Bright Food Drive on Tuesday, December 5th and Saturday, December 9th starting at 9:00am both days. There is a volunteer sign-up sheet located at the rear of the sanctuary near the east entrance. Please consider giving of your time on either or both days.

These Days daily devotional booklets

Copies of the new edition of the These Days daily devotional booklets are available on the tables near both sanctuary entrances 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. The large print booklets are available near the east entrance.

Pilgrim Center Faville Hall

Pilgrim Center Faville Hall remodeling project will be starting with vacating and gutting Nov 2-5th.  Help for a day or stay all weekend.
 For more information talk to Karl & Carol Knoener 565-7860

German Partnership Potluck

We are inviting the congregation to meet and greet our German Partnership friends after church on October 22.  Please join us for a potluck and take advantage of meeting all our new friends.  There are sign-up sheets at the east and west entrances for hot dish, salad or dessert.  Any questions you can call Diane Vanderkin at 467-0574

Neighbors in Need UCC Special Mission Offering

Continuing today through Sunday, October 29th, we will be collecting gifts for the annual Neighbors in Need UCC Special Mission Offering. Neighbors in Need supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of Neighbors in Need funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. There are Neighbors in Need offering envelopes available for you in the pew racks. Please consider giving generously to this work of our wider church. Thank you. 

An Opportunity for Adult Christian Education!

Have you ever wondered how we get from the tiny, fledgling church we read about in the book of Acts to the church of today with its diversity of denominations spanning the entire globe? Beginning on Sunday, September 17th at 6:30pm, Rev. Laura will offer an adult class on church history. All classes will be on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the upstairs Sunday School room, except for three church history movie nights (snacks included!) at St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel, which will begin at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend! Here is the schedule so you can mark your calendars:

  • Sunday, October 22nd: Break
  • Sunday, October 29th: movie at St. Peter’s, 6:00pm.
    • The feature film is Amistad
  • Sunday, November 5th: movie at St. Peter’s, 6:00pm.
    • The feature film is An American Conscience: the Reinhold Niebuhr Story

Helpers Needed!

Come lend a hand in replacing the garage roof at the parsonage on Saturday, October 14th beginning at 9:00am. We hope to have the project completed by that afternoon. In the event of rain, we will gather the following Saturday, October 21st. Thank you!

Mission Moment

On Sunday, October 15th the Mission Committee has invited Patrick Boyle, Executive Director of the Sheboygan County Food Bank, to come speak with us about hunger in Sheboygan County and how we at Immanuel UCC may best be of help to those in our surrounding communities who are hungry. Patrick will offer a Moment for Mission during worship, but he has also generously offered to speak further with us downstairs in the fellowship hall following the worship service that morning. Please plan on sticking around after church on Sunday October 15th to hear how we can help respond to hunger in our community.

Newsletter Deadline

The deadline for November/December newsletter items is coming up soon.  Newsletter items should be turned in to the church office by Friday, October 20th

Hurricane Relief

The United Church of Christ has launched an emergency appeal to help with long term recovery following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Your contributions for hurricane survivors means providing community support for holistic recovery, repairing house and home for families and children and restoring dignity for the most vulnerable who have lost everything in the wake of these catastrophic events. Gifts to support hurricane relief and recovery efforts can be made directly through Immanuel. All you need to do is indicate on your check or envelope that you desire your contribution to go toward hurricane relief, and we will see that it gets to the United Church of Christ disaster relief fund. Scrip cards may also be purchased and will be sent by our Immanuel Mission Committee to disaster relief centers in Houston, TX.

To help support the Mission Moment, which was about disaster relief, the following Scrip cards were ordered:
$25 and $100 Lowe's and Home Depot; 
$25 and $50 Target cards; and, 
$25, $50, and $100 Walmart cards.
An envelope for gift cards purchased for the disaster relief mission will be on the scrip table. 

Hunger Banquet Helpers

On Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00pm the confirmation class will be joined by the confirmation classes of Bethlehem UCC and Bethel UCC for a Hunger Banquet in the Immanuel Fellowship Hall. The Hunger Banquet is a unique, interactive event that will bring hunger and poverty issues to life for the confirmation classes as we learn about scripture’s call to feed the hungry and the poor. If you’re available to help prepare and serve the food for this meaningful and educational event, or if you’d just like to participate in it yourself, please see Rev. Laura. Your participation, help, and support are greatly appreciated!

Scholarship Banquet

The Annual United Church Men and Women’s Scholarship Banquet is scheduled for 6:30pm on Thursday, October 26th at Lakeland University. Our congregation faithfully supports this scholarship program each year, so you are invited to attend the banquet, meet the scholarship recipients, and learn more about the program that evening. Tickets are available from Tracy Kracht.

Daytime Fellowship and Study Group

The Daytime Fellowship and Study Group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 17th at 9:30a.m., upstairs in the back Sunday School room. All are welcome!

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. 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

Chili Supper Our Shepherd UCC

Wednesday, October 18, 4pm-7:30pm
Adults: $7.00
Children 6-12: $4.00
Children under 6 Free
Take Outs Available

St. James Ham Dinner & Mission Fest

October 15, 11:30-1pm. A family style ham dinner will be served. Cost $10.00/adults $5.00/children. Proceeds support Our Churches Wider Mission

Ordination and Installation

The Church and Ministry team of the Northeast Association of the Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ Invite all members & friends & clergy of the NEA Congregations to the Ordination & Installation of Kristal Klemme, At First Congregational United Church of Christ 1405 State Rd.67, Plymouth, WI.
On Sunday, October 22, at 4:00 pm


The Church and Ministry team of the Northeast Association of the Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ Invite all members & friends & clergy of the NEA Congregations to the Installation of Rev. Nancy Alma Taylor as pastor & teacher, at First Congregational United Church of Christ,137 Algoma Blvd. Oshkosh

Fall Rally Day

Community UCC Elkhart Lake presents Fall Rally Day. October 29, join us in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30.There will be Bingo/Raffles/Silent Auction. Cauldron of Chili, Cheese & Crackers, Hot Dogs,Cookies, scary cupcakes & drinks,.

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