February 1, 2015 Immanuel Lutheran School is having a fundraiser - READ TO SUCCEED! **Evening of Wine Tasting, Hors D'oeuvres and Entertainment** on March 14 from 6:30-9:30 PM. We are still in need of some good bakers to bake 7 cakes or desserts for the dessert auction. If anyone is interested in donating a dessert, please give Jennifer Holtzen a call at 539-6525. The tickets for this event will be available starting Wednesday, February 4, in the school office. Thank you for your help. New Membership Class or Everything You Wanted to Know About Immanuel Lutheran Church! Pastor Sedlmayr will be teaching a Bible Study reviewing the central teachings of the Bible. This class is for those considering joining Immanuel, for those who want to learn more about what we believe and those who want to review Luther's Small Catechism. The class will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 8:00 PM. The 12 week study begins February 12 and concludes at the end of April. For more information visit with Pastor Sedlmayr. Valentine Cookies from the ILS kitchen. Call the school kitchen to order until February 6th and pick up your order before February 13th. Dough is $6 for 3 lbs., cut-out cookies are $4 per/dozen and decorated cookies are $5 per/dozen. E-mail at: [email protected] or contact Pam at 733-7820. The Hot Lunch program at ILS is in need of fresh potatoes. Please contact Pam at the school, 733-7820, if you can help out with 50 pounds or so of potatoes. Thank you. LWML Quarterly meeting is February 8th at noon in the Parish Hall. The Rebekah circle will be hosting. Plan to attend. Get ready to register early for the LWML Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Those who register between February 2 and March 14 will receive a discounted rate on their registration fee. The Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Dr. James Lamb from Lutherans for Life and the Mites in Action Mission Speakers will be Carly Hatcher from MOST Ministries, Rev. Jim Hetzner from Lutheran Church Charities (Comfort Dogs), Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendetto from Concordia, Selma, and Rev. E. James Rivett, Prison Ministry. The Rev. Gregory Seltz from Lutheran Hour Ministries will be the proclaimer on Thursday evening, and Saturday evening entertainment provided by Jan Struck and Dr. Dina Vendetti. Registration for the upcoming Utah/Idaho district mission trip to Navajo, New Mexico is open. The deadline for registration is May 15th. Festival choir will start on February 18th at 6:00 PM in the Bell Room. If you are interested, please come and join. All are welcome! If you have questions, please call Beth Bruns at 825-5802 or Cherry Willie at 731-2134. Praise Team: We would love for you to come and join us! We practice on Thursday nights at 5:00 PM. If you are interested, please contact Cherry Willie at 731-2134. ALSO, If you are interested in joining our hand bell choir as a sub please contact Cherry. February 8—Jr. Youth will begin again at 6:30 PM. If you have any questions please contact Cherry Willie or Pastor Sedlmayr. February 15—Sr. Youth will leave to go tubing at 1:00 PM at Magic Mountain. Meet at the church. The Bethesda Homes are supported in part by Lutheran Churches and YOU con also be a blessing to the people served by them. Immanuel's new contact chairman is Sharon Block. We will be conducting a membership drive through February 8. Membership fee is $5 for those who would like to donate. A great number of you donate so much more and it is greatly appreciated. We will be in the Narthex to visit with you on those Sundays. Trusting in Money The Apostle Paul urges Timothy, his brother in Christ, to charge the rich not to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches but on God who gives us all things to enjoy. The spiritual danger in possessing lots of money is that a person’s trust will be placed in things rather than in God. This was the danger that Jesus saw in the life of the Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-22). For this reason, Jesus placed His finger on the thing that stood between this man and the surrender of his life to God. Jesus knew that the man lacked faith. Jesus asked the young man to give his money to the poor, but he was unable to part with his money, so the Rich Young Ruler turned away very sorrowful. In speaking to His disciples, Jesus said, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:24). Much of life revolves around money. Money is used to buy our necessities of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc. With or without wealth, God promises to provide for our needs (Philippians 4:19). Those who have lots of money are always aware of moral values that money cannot buy. Wealth used in the right way can minister to many needs and do great service in God’s kingdom, such as printing Bibles, supporting missionaries, building hospitals, schools and churches, etc. Unfortunately, when a person grows rich and sets his/ her affection on those riches, that immoral love for wealth can obscure the many positive uses for money. Money and the things money can buy in order to enhance our physical existence can become overly important. The person who puts together a large sum of money is able to say to himself, “relax, eat, drink, be merry (Luke 12:19). Perhaps the greatest spiritual danger connected with having much money is that almost unconsciously people will depend on their money in such a way that a life of complete dependence upon God is no longer possible. May God grant us the strength and wisdom to control our money rather than being controlled by our money. Stewardship Corner In Proverbs 3:9 we read, “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.” The Israelites were required to bring to the Lord the firstfruits of the harvest. In this way God was constantly recognized as the giver of the harvest. The people of Israel were also required to bring the first-born of both man and animals. Through this law, God was acknowledged as the source of all life when the first-born in Israel were redeemed from the angel of death. This law was still in force when Jesus was born, and one of the first acts of Joseph and Mary after the birth of Jesus was to present Him at the Temple in the rite of the redemption of the first-born. Today we are encouraged to offer our firstfruits to the Lord. Giving the first portion of our incomes honors God, supports His Church, helps the needy, and gives us added spiritual blessings. 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Sundays at Immanuel Contemporary worship Radio Ministry on KART – AM 1400 Education Hour 9:00 a.m. “Immanuel-God with Us!” Traditional / Liturgical worship 9:30 a.m. “The Lutheran Hour” CSN - Channel 89.9 FM 8:00 a.m. “The Lutheran Hour” - Lord’s Supper on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in both services - Single, combined worship at 9:30 a.m. on any fifth Sunday of the month - Look What’s Happening This Week at Immanuel ! Sunday - 2/1 Monday - 2/02 12:30pm Jr. Confirmation 8am ILS registration for the 2015-2016 school year (school office) 2:30pm Girl Scouts – Klondike Practice (PH) 10:30 Carolyn Lewis Funeral (Sanc) 9:45am Bible Study 9:45am Sunday School Tuesday - 2/03 1pm Book Study Wednesday - 2/04 8:50am ILS Chapel 2pm Wednesday Women’s Bible Study (FR) 7pm Boy Scouts Thursday - 2/05 Friday - 2/06 Saturday - 2/07 Sunday - 2/08 7am Men’s Bible Study (FR) 9:45am Bible Study 5:30 Girl Scouts Brownies & Daisies - Klondike Practice (LR) 7:30am LWML Dist. Bd. (PH) 12noon LWML Quarterly Meeting (PH) 5pm Praise Team Practice 9am Quilting (QR) 6pm Handbell Practice 2:30pm Girl Scouts – Klondike Practice (PH) 7pm Adult Choir 5pm Jr Confirmation 10am “A Closer Look at the Lessons” (FR) 6pm LWML Dist. Bd. (PH) 9:45am Sunday School 6:30pm Jr. Youth Group Check the online calendar often for updates @ www.immanueltf.org USHERS NEXT SUNDAY 08:30 John & Karen Phillips Merv & Karen Mueller 10:45 Phil & Mary Ann Weisen Greg & Stephanie Sievers ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY 08:30 188 10:45 TOTAL 73 261 Health Concerns Bob Kopp (brother / Janet Mink) Brenda Hermann Carole Collins Clayton Brenna (brother / Eleanor Washburn) Colette Clark (sister-in-law / Mel Krieger) Dennis Albers-moved to Boise for rehabilitation Eric Mason (grandson / Bonita Hepworth) Gary Brandt (son-in-law / Verna Sherrets) Holly Grimsman - (daughter-in-law Thom and Sue Grimsman) Holt Bright Jasmine James (neighbor of Angeline Douda) Jerry Sherrets Julie Nightengale (niece / Ruth McKay) Ken Freeborn Kristin Quale (granddaughter / Mel & Helen Quale) Linda Helgeland-Sojka (friend / Michele Cutler) Marjorie Deters Marianne Ehlers Morgan Biggs (friend Jason Quale) Paul Bamesberger (nephew / Irvin Ehlers) Patton Douglas (child of Sedlmayr's friends in North Dakota) Roger Schroeder (brother / Harold Schroeder) Ronald Lee (father / Mike Lee) Shirley Lutz (mother / Bruce Lutz & Yvonne Reinke) Steve Brehm Tammy Rehwalt (sister / Bruce Lutz & Yvonne Reinke) Terry Mullinix Those Who Mourn-Comfort & Peace to: Fred Lewis and family at the death of his wife, Carolyn Lewis-Funeral at Immanuel on Monday, February 2 @ 10:30am. Those Preparing for Church Work Darbie Dean Imprisoned for the Faith American Pastor Saeed Abedini Missionary Work Clint Lutz Roger James Glenn & Linda Meyer All missionaries and Christians worldwide who are being persecuted, imprisoned or killed for their faith. Please let the church office know of any updates, additions or changes to the prayer card. Thank you.
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