Immanuel will host this Wednesday, December 11, its Service of Lessons and Carols which features the entire music ministry of our church. Instruments, adult and children choirs, and bell choir. It is a beautiful service that looks forward to our Christmas celebrations. Worship is at 6:15 p.m.
Dinner preceeds the service and is offered from 5-6 p.m. in our fellowship hall. Menu this week is BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans and slaw and is prepared by Immanuel's Men's Club. This is a great opportunity for family to gather, eat together, worship together, and be home at an early hour. Bring a friend.
People in many parts of the world celebrate Thanksgiving in one way or another. For some it is just a general "boy, I was lucky this past year" kind of thought. For the people of God it is different. It is more "Father, I was blessed this past year". We recognize from Whom all good things come. Thanksgiving is our day to direct our thanks to our Heavenly Father who has given us His Son and all other blessings.
Worship at Immanuel is either Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. or on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. Immanuel's choir has two beautiful numbers to sing each day. The Lord's Supper will be celebrated in each service as well.
Give thanks where thanks are due this Thanksgiving. See you in church!
This Friday, November 1, at 7 p.m. Immanuel is hosting the Wind Symphony from Concordia University, Chicago. We have built a special stage that will wonderfully accommodate the 50 piece orchestra. At the end of the concert children from Immanuel and Borgia Band will join the symphony on stage and play together. It will be a great evening. Invite your family and friends. Also that evening the 2014 Concert and Speaker Series schedule of events will be announced. See you there!
One of the best annual events at Immanuel is our Pork Sausage Dinner always on the first Sunday in November. Again this year we will serve nearly 2000 people a delicious meal and some Immanuel hospitality. Dinner is served from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. and is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with 5 and under eating free.
It takes many people to make this event a success. There are still openings to serve. Call the church office and we will put you to work. Thanks for your support of this great outreach to our community!