Posts in Category: Church News

Vacation Bible School

August 13-15, 2019

The 2019 Ecumenical Vacation Bible School theme is “Who is My Neighbor?” This curriculum invites children and youth to re-imagine what it means to be neighbors in Christ. Based on the Good Samaritan story, this full program contains skits, games, crafts, snacks and intentional activities for children to enjoy and learn how our faith calls us out into the world to love and serve our neighbors. The sponsoring churches are: First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the hosting Church: Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wausau.

VBS will be August 13-15, 2019 with a 5pm meal and VBS 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

 

“Who is My Neighbor?” invites children and youth to re-imagine what it means to be neighbors in Christ. Based on the Good Samaritan story, this full, five-day program contains skits, games, crafts, snacks and intentional activities for children to enjoy and learn how our faith calls us out into the world to love and serve our neighbors.

The skits for each day introduce a new character in the Good Samaritan story, starting with the lawyer who asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Each skit shares an important lesson that directly relates to the theme and theme verse, which groups will practice at the start and end of each day.

Who is My Neighbor

Click here to download the registration forms.

Save the Dates: March 23-31, 2020 ECSW Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join Bishop Mansholt and fellow ECSW Lutherans for a synodical group pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Planned stops include, Nazareth, Capernaum, Sea of Galilea, Jordan River baptismal site, Dome of

the Rock, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, with an optional home stay and more. We’ll break bread with local religious and community leaders, peace-builders, and community members, including partner ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and Lutheran World Federation. For three days, we’ll experience MEJDI’s UN award-winning Dual Narrative touring program, with Israeli and Palestinian guides in dialogue on contested issues and sites.

Pricing: $2290-$2450, depending upon number registering. Space is limited to 34 so register early. Also, watch for information on an optional extension to Jordan. Contact Darlene Kalfahs for more

information. darlene.kalfahs@ecsw.com or 920-734-5381.

NAOMI Monthly Meetings

As Immanuel's Representative for NAOMI, I'm happy to announce that NAOMI will start offering bi-monthly meetings for its members and all meetings will take place right here at Immanuel. Immanuel is a member of NAOMI.

NAOMI is a faith-based, values-based organization that works for racial and economic equity, focusing especially on the issues that impact the most vulnerable members of our community. We are united based on shared values of equality, human dignity and mercy. We work towards social justice for all community members and some of our platforms include; childhood poverty, treatment instead of prison, climate change, immigration reform, tolerance & respect for our citizens of color and transit issues for the disabled.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12th, offering two different meeting times. A lunch meeting from 11:30 to 1 pm (bring your own Brown Bag lunch), and an evening meeting from 7 to 8:30 pm. Both meetings will be downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Come and learn about Naomi. We will also be discussing our bus trip to Madison on March 26th to meet with legislators and discuss topics important to both our community and citizens. For more information, contact Sally Scinto-Reinertson.

Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study: We are going to study the Passion of Jesus Christ and cover the following topics:

  • March 10 - The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus. Was Jesus a Roman Hoax to Trick the Jews?
  • March 24 - The Passion of Christ and anti-Semitism (John 19:15; Matthew 27:25)
  • April 14 - Did the Passion Week of Jesus last a week?

The Bible study starts at 10:45am in Emmaus Room.

Fat Sunday

Sunday - March, 3, 2019

We are having Fat Sunday this year instead of Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It is called Fat Tuesday because Tuesday is the last day to enjoy all the meaty and fatty delicacies you can muster up.

Pastor Niveen invites you to join her after the service on Sunday, March 3 to enjoy a delicious serving of pancakes. Are there any pancakes chefs out there? If anyone would like to volunteer to cook pancakes, please let the church office know.

Preparing for Lent 2019

Lent 2019 The theme for Lent is “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”. The scripture readings each week will explore dimensions of God’s love for us and the love of Christ we share. ILC will be participating in a round robin.

Wednesday services will be at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary and 6:00 pm in the chapel.

  • March 13 - Erik Olson First English Lutheran Church
  • March 20 - Jen Dahle St. Stephen Lutheran Church
  • March 27 - Phil Bogen Trinity Lutheran Church/St. Peter
  • April 3 - Dan Sire St. John Lutheran Church
  • April 10 - Niveen Sarras Immanuel Lutheran Church

Holy Week services will be held in the sanctuary:

  • April 14 - 9:00 am Palm Sunday
  • April 18 - 6:00 pm: Maundy Thursday with washing of hands or feet, Communion
  • April 19 - 1:30 pm: Good Friday
  • April 20 - 6:00 pm: Easter Vigil, Communion
  • April 21 - 9:00 am: Easter, Communion

Veteran's Day

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran’s Day is today. Today we would like to recognize and give thanks for the service and sacrifice of the men and women of ILC who have served in the armed forces. They will be blessed during the worship service and a celebration that will be held during Coffee Hour.

Download PDF Version of 11-11-18 Bulletin