TEWARDSHIP THOUGHTS-Luke 17:18-19 Jesus said, "Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well." Faith and thanksgiving go together. How could they not go together? Our Lord gave Himself for us and we trust Him and His every Word. Once we have this faith, we want to say thank you-it's only natural. And thus our stewardship is only a natural part of the Christian faith-we thank the Lord with our gifts which enable the Church to reach more with the Good News of Christ.
CHEESE FUND-RAISER is taking place again through September 24th! Place your order with any school student or with Stephany or Jill after services. You can find order forms in the narthex. The cheese will be here the first week in October.
BLESSINGS FROM OUR SCHOOL
During the last school year (2016-17),we asked parents of our students to complete the following sentence: "Immanuel Ev. Lutheran School has impacted the life of my child/family in the following way:" Here is one of the responses we received:
That I don't have to worry about my child when he is at school. I know that he is in good hands. All of the teachers and faculty members are wonderful. My child can learn about God as well as learn about everything else. It is absolutely amazing what it has done both for my child and for me.
GROCERY KART RECEIPTS We are collecting Grocery Kart receipts again for the year. Receipts can be dated September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. There is a box in the narthex for you to drop off your receipts. This is a great way to help obtain items for our school.
WOMEN'S RETREAT, September 23, 9:30 am to 3 pm at Grandma Lala's. The cost will be $25 and please bring your Pew Sisters Book and a snack to share. There will be lots of fellowship, laughs and crafts. See you then! If you have any questions, please call Nancy Scherbarth, 760.7967 or Jill Mueller, 762.9208. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex.
ALTAR FLOWERS this weekend are from the funeral of Betty Schnell.
PORTALS OF PRAYER for October-December are available in the narthex.
LWML FALL RALLY is October 1, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Morrill, Nebraska. Special speaker will be Pastor James Rockhill. We will be collecting the following items for our Morrill Backpack Program: Ramen noodles, cracker packs, individual applesauce, granola bars, juice boxes, mac & cheese microwave cups, Chef Boyardee microwave meal cups, and individual oatmeal packets. Registration is at 1:30 and the rally begins at 2 pm.