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                                                   22nd Sunday after Pentecost

                                       ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF

                                   October 21, 2018  -  October 28, 2018



Today, Sunday, 10/21

                Confirmation Sunday


8:30 a.m.  - Worship Service - Confirmation


9:30 a.m.  - Coffee & Fellowship


10:15 a.m. - Sunday School


 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service


 5:00 p.m   - Alpha at Bethany in Negaunee


Monday, 10/22



6:00 p.m.  - Worship Service


7:00 p.m.  - Confirmation Class


Tuesday, 10/23

           Lay School at Messiah in Marquette


10:30 a.m.  - Pericope here at Immanuel


Wednesday, 10/24

10:00 a.m.  - Bible Study


6:00 p.m.  - Choir Practice


Thursday, 10/25

1:00 p.m.  - Quilting


Friday, 10/26



Saturday, 10/27

1:00 p.m.  - Pumpkin Carving ar Pastor Steve's house (BYOP) -- Bring your own pumpkin and favorite carving tools
                     Food will be provided.

Sunday, 10/28

    Reformation Sunday


500th Anniversary of Luther


8:30 a.m.  - Worship Service


9:30 a.m.  - Coffee & Fellowship                                

10:15 a.m.  - Sunday School


10:30 a.m.  - Worship Service


5:00 p.m.  - Alpha at Bethany in Negaunee




+BIRTHDAYS:  Happy 96th Birthday to Ernie Piirto on Oct. 25th.




· Lois (Dean) Ellis on the loss of her mother, Betty June Waara, on Tuesday, October 9th.  Also, condolences to    all of the Waara Family.


· To the Family of JoAnn McCoy, who died on Tuesday,    October 16th.


+3rd SUNDAY MISSION . . . Is TODAY for Ester, our Compassion International child living with her parents in Northern Tanzania. Thank you for the “noise” of your coins, your prayers, and your  support.


+CONGRATULATIONS & GOD’S BLESSINGS TO OUR PRESENT CONFIRMANDS!  Please affirm the following girls who  Affirm their Baptism today:  Kaelyn Jean Amis (daughter of Sarah & Rieke Amis), Tia (Christiana) Grace Anderson (daughter of Kristin & Luke Anderson), Ella Jean DeMarois (daughter of Kristin & Arin DeMarois), and Susanna Elena Suardini (daughter of Leslie & Gary Suardini). God Bless you Always!


+Youth (Grades 6-12) Pumpkin Carving, Bonfire and Hayride:  Join your friends at Pastor Steve’s house Oct. 27 @ 1:00 pm for a fun time. It’s BYOP (Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin) and favorite carving tools, but Pastor Steve will provide the food. The address is 1060 River Ridge Dr, Ishpeming. RSVP to Pastor Steve (458-2145) or Stacy McEachern (361-9123).


+2019 QUAKE Youth Trip Planning for Grades 6-12:     October 29 @ 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Yes, we’re taking the first part of confirmation class for this planning! Questions? Call Stacy McEachern (361-9123) or Pastor Steve (458-2145).




+Celebrate All Saints’ Sunday (November 4):


· 10:30 am Worship @ the Tables in the Fellowship Hall will combine worship and Sunday School for an intergenerational community experience. The 8:30am worship will take place in the sanctuary, as usual.


· Evening Service at the Negaunee Cemetery – a traditional Scandinavian memorial observance in which candles are placed at the graves of loved ones. We meet at the main gate at 5:00 pm (bring a flashlight!) to place candles at graves, followed by a simple service of remembrance, song, scripture and prayer at 5:30 pm. Candles may be reserved in advance (or at the cemetery) from the youth group for a $3 donation. Candle order forms are available at the church exits. If you can’t be present Nov. 4 but would like a candle placed, we would be happy to place a candle for you near the cemetery’s main entrance.


+6:00 pm Thursday Bible Study: If we confess the cross is the place where we see God revealed most fully, then we need to reconsider all of our assumptions and statements about God in light of what happens to Jesus, the man “hanging on a tree.” Come join “Making Sense of the of the Cross.”


+LAY SCHOOL is on-going at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mqt., on Tuesdays. Upcoming classes are Lutheran Confessions and Ethics. Details are available at the resource table (upper hallway). Classes are free, & book expense is kept to a minimum.


+ALPHA COURSE, continues Sundays at 5:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 550 Cherry St., Negaunee. Catch up with missed sessions on our church website. Alpha is a great place to explore faith!


+Budget Planning: Planning for Immanuel’s 2019 mission financial budget is soon underway. All budget requests from committees and specific ministries should get to Dan Kill ( by Nov. 13. Thank you!




The above presentation (‘Managing Grief Through the Holidays’) will be held on Thursday, November 1st, at 6:30 pm, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 414 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming. It is presented by Lake Superior Hospice. Light refreshments will be served.


+WELCA HARVEST DINNER  The Harvest Dinner sponsored by WELCA will be held on November 10th, Saturday, from 12-2:00pm, in the Fellowship Hall.  There will also be a silent auction. So,….. if you have things to donate that can be offered as a silent auction item, please set them aside for this November function. Thank you in advance for your donated items, and watch for more information in future bulletins.




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Coming to Immanuel Saturday, November 3, from 9:00-11:30am


You are invited to a mini-Festival of Congregational Renewal.  This conference event will include leadership training, address current concerns, equip you for the future, and offer the blessing of being church with other congregations in our area. Don’t miss it! Our Northern Great Lakes Synod Staff and Conference leadership are  planning a positive and energizing event!    PLEASE SIGN UP OUTSIDE THE CHURCH OFFICE.