Pastor Carol Soderholm is no stranger to the Immanuel congregation. She is here to lead worship for us this weekend. Welcome Pastor Carol, thank you for enriching our worship by your presence and preaching.



THE PRAYER GROUP will be praying for this week’s worship Prayer Concerns plus Families/Members:

Martin & Janda Henkel,         William & Kristi Henry,         Cassandra Hepp,           Karolyn Hepp.


ALTAR FLOWERS … are given by Pat Lipps and Mike Devine in honor of God’s many blessings.


Pentecost Geraniums… 8 red Pentecost geraniums will be available for purchase and can be taken home after the 10:30 service. Cost is $11.75 each. Please make your check out to Immanuel, memo: geraniums. Please notify the office if you have paid for the plants, but will not be picking them up until after Sunday. Also, notify the office how many you have purchased so we can mark them with your name as paid and be sure to hold them.


Bright Beginnings Update. We have raised $108,201. Commitments outstanding are $4,700. We still need to raise at least $21,000. Please help fulfil the financial support of this mission.


Church Financial Update. Thank you for your financial support through these first four months of 2018. Unfortunately, 2018 offerings are running 8% below budget as of this past week. If you are able, please help our congregation get financially “in the black” by the end of April. Thanks!


Sullivan’s Meat Fundraiser for Bright Beginnings!! Bright Beginnings Fundraising committee has set up a meat sale with Harry Ringler from Sullivan’s to help Bright Beginnings purchase a new security system. There will be a yellow order sheet found in the back of the Narthex Sales start May 1st and run through May 15th. Checks can be made out to Bright Beginnings.  Meat will be in by May 24th – just in time for Memorial Day!!  Any questions, please ask Tara Mackey (815) 973-3091 Thank you!!


Vacation Bible School. VBS will be June 4-8, 8:45 to 10:45am. If your child is interested or if you would like to volunteer, contact Ryan Mackey, (815-973-1749).


Water Bottles. Please save water bottles with caps and large screw-on caps for art projects at Bible School. A box for the bottles, with an example of the caps needed, is in the foyer. Other items needed include: potting soil, glue dots, gems, and buttons. Thank you!


Memorial Day Work Weekend. The weekend of May 25 – 28, LOMC is looking for volunteers to help clean up the camp to ensure another great year of summer camp. If you can help or have any questions please contact Ken Dilbeck at or call (815)732-2220.


Camp is for you too. Come join LOMC this year to be a camp grandparent. Camp grandparents share their time, energy, talents, and passion with the youngest campers (1st – 3rd graders). For more information or to volunteer, please contact LOMC at (815)732-2220.