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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

Wednesday, Nov. 15 - 7 p.m. - Wednesday Night Small Group
Thursday, Nov. 16 - 7 p.m. - Senior Choir Practice

Sunday, November 19, 2017

8:45 Sunday School
10:00 Worship
Scrip Sales

Coming Up

Tuesday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. – Daytime Fellowship and Study Group
Wednesday, November 22, 7 p.m. – Thanksgiving Eve Worship

 

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.

Consistory Meeting

The Consistory will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 13.

Messenger

Please pick-up a copy of the November-December edition of the Immanuel Messenger newsletter so that you can be in the loop about all of our upcoming activities. Newsletters are available in the basket on the table near the east entrance to the sanctuary.

Thanks for the hospitality

I would like to thank all the families who hosted while the Germans were here, the people who took part in the pot luck and cleaned, all the drivers who did a fantastic job, the church services and the women’s fellowship who made sandwiches for the trip to Chicago.  Without all of this help we could not have handled such a huge task.  I think the host families had fun and so did the Germans from what I heard.  GOOD JOB EVERYONE. ~Diane Vanderkin

Disaster Relief Update from the Mission Committee

Thanks to your generosity, we have sent $1,000 worth in Scrip cards to people in need in Houston and Katy, Texas. The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Katy, TX will distribute gift cards on our behalf to any and all who have need of disaster recovery support in their wider community, and the Common Threads Center of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District in Houston, TX will do the same. Some of the gift cards have also gone to The Fellowship Church in Katy, a designated disaster relief center, where they will be shared with those who need them most. We send these communities our generous support along with our continued prayers as they work to rebuild their homes and lives. We are still working to establish a connection in Puerto Rico so that further assistance might be sent their way. Thank you again for your kindness and support as we seek to serve our neighbors in need.

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.

Holiday Lights Hunger Run

The Mission Committee challenges you to participate in the Holiday Lights Hunger 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 18th! Come join members of Immanuel in being a part of the first Holiday Lights Hunger 5K Run/1 Mile Walk through Making Spirits Bright holiday lights and music display one week prior to its public grand opening! The course will offer a “sneak peek” of Making Spirits Bright in Evergreen Park. All money raised by this event will go to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
The 1 Mile Walk is not timed and is a family-friendly event. Beginning at 5:15 pm, all walkers and runners are free to roam the course until it closes at 7:00 pm. The registration fee is $20. Strollers are welcome for either distance and children 12 and under register for FREE. The event begins at 3401 Calumet Drive in Sheboygan. For more information and/or to register for the event, click here.

Help Wanted!

Our Church Secretary position is currently vacant. If you or someone that you know has interest in filling the open secretary position, please see a member of the Consistory or Rev. Laura for a copy of the job description.
A huge thank you goes to Kristy Pahl and Tracy Kracht who are fulfilling the secretarial duties during the interim time. We are deeply grateful for their time and generous, willing spirits!

Advent Open House at the Parsonage

Come celebrate the beginning of Advent with a time of festive fellowship at the parsonage on Sunday, December 3rd from 5-7 p.m. We will have snacks and Christmas music, the halls will be fully decked, and the dogs may even have bells on! All are welcome to join us for this evening of all things merry and bright.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Don’t forget, our Annual Thanksgiving Eve Service is coming up on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:00pm. All are invited to join us that evening, and those who are able are encouraged to bring nonperishable items for our food drive to be presented as part of the evening’s offering.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Sheboygan County Food Bank

We at Immanuel UCC have committed to volunteering at the Sheboygan County Food Bank by helping to sort donations from the Making Spirits Bright Food Drive on Tuesday, December 5th and Saturday, December 9th from 9:00-11:00am both days. The Food Bank is located at 3115 N. 21st Street in Sheboygan (next to the Humane Society). There is a volunteer sign-up sheet located at the rear of the sanctuary near the east entrance. If you would like a ride to the Food Bank or if you would be willing to drive others, kindly indicate that on the sign-up sheet. Those who would like to carpool should meet at church at 8:30am. Please consider giving of your time on either or both days. Thank you to the Immanuel Mission Committee for organizing these volunteer opportunities!

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 10, 2017. Scholarship presentation will be Sunday January 7, 2018. Contact Barb Perronne (565-3760), Lori Reinemann, or Amy Jahnke if you have any questions

Food Drive

Women's Fellowship is collecting nonperishables for Salvation Army during the dates Oct. 22 to Nov 22. A table is set up in the church sanctuary near the Piano/Organ corner. Please consider bringing  one item or more if you are able......it is totally appreciated by so many. Suggestions; canned goods, soup, Mac and Cheese, rice , powder drinks, applesauce, Spam, Pasta, Tuna, Hamburger Helper ,Crackers, Spaghetti O's, Noodles, Graham Crackers, canned meats, dry goods, Peanut Butter, Jelly/Jam, cookies, Breakfast bars, fruit snacks ,canned fruit/vegetables, cereal, microwave popcorn, coffee. Please, lets see what we can all do to help in this season of need.  Questions see Laurie Lorenz 467-6677.

Christmas Donations

Women's Fellowship is collecting items on the Christmas tree that will be donated to Health and Human Services in Sheboygan at 1011 N. 8th Street during the dates Nov. 26 to Dec. 17th.  A more complete list is available near the tree but here are a few items to help you choose something that is needed now;  Clothing items;, socks, jacket, flannel shirts, t-shirts, pajamas for kids, jeans, under ware,  Baby Products; Diapers, baby shampoo, baby powder, baby lotion, Wipes, baby food, bibs, hats, infant Tylenol, baby gate , car seats, teething rings,  Personal hygiene items: shampoo, cream rinse, toothpaste, razors, bar soap, liquid soap, deodorant, paper towels, laundry detergent, batteries, napkins, tin foil, Pine Sol, Cold Medicine, Trash bags, lunch bags,  Toys and items for children;  games, coloring books, basketball/ football, watch, Barbie Dolls, books, animal figures, calendars, pillows, bikes, action figures, lego's ,soccer ball, sheets for twin bed, bus tokens, educational toys.  Please see list supplied by Health and Human Services on the table by the tree or call Laurie Lorenz at 467-6677 or by email lorenzml@outlook.com.     

On behalf of the Women's Fellowship we thank you all ahead of time of what we hope will be a outpouring of love from our congregation.

Daytime Fellowship and Study Group

The Daytime Fellowship and Study group will NOT be meeting this week, but we will resume our sessions on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m., upstairs in the back Sunday School room. All are welcome!

Rev. Laura on Vacation

Rev. Laura will be taking two weeks of vacation November 6-19. In her absence, the Rev. Lex Cade-White, Lakeland University Chaplain, will lead us in worship on Sunday, November 12, and the Rev. William Kesting will lead us in worship on Sunday, November 19. Rev. Laura will be back in the office on Monday, November 20. In the event of a pastoral emergency while Rev. Laura is away, please contact a member of the Consistory, and they will direct you to the Rev. Melinda Feller who will be providing back-up pastoral care in Rev. Laura’s absence.

Messenger

The next Immanuel Messenger deadline is Sunday, December 8. Please make sure to email all information for January/February 2018 to immanuel@tds.net All information needs to be submitted by that date. Please remember to look forward with your information for the newsletters.

Other deadlines

December 31, 2017 – All 2017 financial books close.
January 2, 2018 - January Financial reports due to Tracy Kracht
January 4, 2018 – All 2017 Annual Report information MUST be submitted to Kim – no exceptions
(Please remember, we look forward in our newsletters.
We will look back at 2017 in our Annual Report.)
January 28, 2018 – 2017 Annual Meeting immediately after our 9:30 a.m. Worship service

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.

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