Sunday Bulletin - Immanuel Lutheran

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
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
7pm Boy Scouts
Thursday - 2/05
Friday - 2/06
Saturday - 2/07
Sunday - 2/08
7am Men’s Bible Study
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.
9:45am Sunday School
6:30pm Jr. Youth Group
Check the online calendar often for updates @
08:30 John & Karen Phillips
Merv & Karen Mueller
10:45 Phil & Mary Ann Weisen
Greg & Stephanie Sievers
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
Linda Helgeland-Sojka (friend / Michele
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
Steve Brehm
Tammy Rehwalt (sister / Bruce Lutz & Yvonne
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.