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Pilgrimage to Peace Panel Presentation

April 1, 2019 - April 3, 2019
  • Monday April 1, 2019 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 6:30pm
  • Tuesday April 2, 2019 - YWCA, 613 5th St, Wausau, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday April 3, 2019 - Holy Cross Clare Center, 1600 O'Day Street, 6:30pm

A Date for Your Calendar. Please reserve April 1st on your calendar - no fooling!  On that day Immanuel will be privileged to host a Pilgrimage to Peace panel presentation by the Churches for Middle East Peace CMEP). Wausau is one of three sites on their national spring tour.  The four panel members will be in the Wausau area April 1-3 and will be presenting to a variety of audiences. During the presentations, they will discuss realities affecting the Palestinian refugee community
and the importance of advocating for human rights in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and with refugees throughout the Middle East.  The occupation of the Palestinian territories impacts people living on all sides of the conflict, including both Israelis and Palestinians.

The panel features Suzann Mollner, Executive Director of Beirut and Beyond, a Palestinian refugee support organization, and Obada Shtaya, formerly of One Voice Movement, now with Zimam, empowering young Palestinian leaders.  CMEP Outreach Director, Sara Burback and Development Director, Alison Glick complete the panel.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.  Following the presentation and discussion, a reception will be held in the Gathering Room. If there are individuals from Immanuel who might like to welcome those attending, assist with the reception or host the panel members for dinner prior to the presentation, please call and talk with Claudette Harring.  Sign up sheets will be available in the Northax.

Your interest is encouraged and your involvement will be welcomed and appreciated.

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