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

Brandon Bartow             Saybora Bearss              Mark Beck                   Rhonda Beck


ALTAR FLOWERS … are given by Liz Huffstutler in memory of Roy, Mom and Dad.


BAPTISM…Beck James Van Matre was claimed by God through the sacrament of baptism and made a member of the people of God known as Immanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. His parents are Ryan & Amanda Van Matre, brothers Dax & Finn, and sponsors are Jeremy and Brandi Weaver. Hold them in your prayers. The blue carnation is in honor of his baptism.


CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE: The Call Committee has submitted the Ministry Site Profile and it is in the hands of the Synod. The committee is now preparing for interviews, as the Synod should be sending us candidates in the upcoming weeks. We will continue to keep the Congregation updated. Thank you!


NEW MEMBER WELCOME… Immanuel would like to welcome new members Shawn and Heather Sperfslage as our partners in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Welcome Shawn & Heather!


BRIGHT BEGINNINGS - At the September 24, 2017 Semi-Annual meeting, those present voted to rescind the August 27, 2017 resolution concerning the addition to Bright Beginnings. They then voted and approved 31-6 the following resolution: That an addition be built onto the Bright Beginnings’ Christian Daycare and Preschool Facility at a cost of $150,000 consisting of donations of $75,000 and commitments of $75,000 received by December 31, 2017 with commitments for the balance to be received by April 15, 2018. Any overage monies received will be used to pay any outstanding debts of Bright Beginnings. Please, prayerfully consider a financial contribution to this ministry. You can mail or drop off your donations to the church office or they can be placed in the offering plate during any of the services. It is important that you write “building addition” on the envelope. If donating cash, please include your name, address and telephone number. Checks should be made payable to Immanuel Lutheran Church. If you need more time to give, please fill out and return a commitment card using any of the options listed above. Important-If you have previously turned in a commitment card and wish to make another commitment, please mark the appropriate box at the bottom of the card. Donations of any amount can help us reach the necessary $150,000. The deadline for making donations and commitments is December 31, 2017. We've raised nearly $100,000 of the $150,000 needed and that groundbreaking for the addition will take place next month.


COFFEE BAR HOSPITALITY NEEDMonetary donations are needed to help restock our Sunday coffee bar. The monetary donations are used so we can purchase supplies of fair trade coffees in bulk. Thank you for your help in keeping our fellowship supplies stocked. Checks to Immanuel – Memo: Coffee Bar. Thank you.


HOSPITALITY NEED…Supplies of powdered coffee creamer are needed to replenish our cabinets. Thank you for your help in keeping our hospitality supplies stocked.