Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing. It's all about Jesus.
Keep the main thing the main thing

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life

THE MAIN THING

On the way to Jerusalem [Jesus] was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” – Luke 17:11-13

 

I was glad to see so many of you able to join us this past Sunday for our combined outdoor worship service, then stay for the cookout afterwards.  As Pastor Richard proclaimed in the sermon, we are blessed to be people for whom Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem – to rejection, suffering, death, and resurrection – because that is how we come to have the healing and reconciliation with God that we need.  As our world still contends with pandemic, we can give thanks to God for His steadfast love which will see us through.

 

If you’ve been away from onsite worship, I encourage you to consider coming back for one of our regular weekend services.  Not only would you get to receive the life-giving medicine of Jesus’ body and blood on Holy Communion, you’ll be able to reconnect with your family in faith here at Immanuel.  (Should you have concerns about being mask-optional, we do have mask-required reserved seating in the Sanctuary, too.)

 

The Lord bless you in the week ahead and draw you to Himself!

 

In Christ,
Pastor Campbell

In-House Photo Directory

Due to pandemic-related issues, the company that we’d used to create our recent photo directory has been unable to deliver it.  So we’re going to make one in-house!  You’ll be able to upload household and individual photos to CCB, our congregation’s member engagement software, or come have your photo taken at one of the upcoming photo shoots during weekend services on July 17, 18, 24, and 25. We will also be taking pictures before and after the Wed., July 21 service.

Another option is to drop off a recent family photo at the connection center in a envelope labeled with your contact information.  

Anyone who would like to serve in any way with this project, please click on the button below.

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Baby Bottle Boomerang Thank you!

A note from Amanda Geaschel, Director of Marketing/Finance of Rockford Pregnancy Care Center:  Immanuel raised $6,676.29 through the Baby Bottle Boomerang. That is incredible! Thank you for participating! Every penny truly makes a difference. As of right now, our running total for all of BBB this year is $42,367.49. To say I am blown away is an understatement. Thank you for getting involved and helping make this the BEST BBB ever!

Christ-Esteem Bracelet

In a world where many voices compete to define a girl's worth, here's an opportunity for girls (ages 9+) and a female role model (mom/grandma/aunt/friend/etc.) to remember what's really important.

In addition to making take-home bracelets together, we'll discuss how girls can find their self worth, not by focusing inward or comparing themselves to others, but by grounding their identity in Christ. 

Join us Saturday, July 17th from 9-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall (Door 4). Click on the button below to register. 

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Helping Hands Fair Sign-Up

Helping Hands is in need of people to serve at the ticket gates at the Boone County Fair from Aug. 10th-15th.  This is the main fundraiser that supports the important work they do in Boone County.  Helping Hands Network serves those who are in need of emergency financial assistance, paper products, basic household furniture, and medical equipment.  Working the fair gates is a fun way to support Helping Hands.  Interested in serving? Click on the link below and you will be contacted by Brenda McElroy to get you on the schedule.

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Creative Expressions

The virtual series, Creative Expressions for Grief Support, is held via Zoom from 6-7:30 pm from July 12 – August 30. The sessions will focus on different topics each week related to grief. The hope is to offer guidance and support for those on their grief journey. The sessions are free – you may attend all or choose only those that interest you.  More details - click on the button below.

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Save the Date Blood Drive

Save the Date!  Immanuel North will be hosting a Rock River Valley Blood Drive on Monday, July 12th from 2:00-6:00 pm inside at their site at Countryside Mall (13535 IL Route 76, Poplar Grove).  Please click on the link below to sign-up to donate!

Sign-up and Register Here

LEGACY PARTNERs

“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.” – John 1:16

Legacy Partners is an initiative to recognize those people, both past and present, who have a “Legacy Gift” for Immanuel included in their estate plans.  By identifying and thanking those who have already taken this step, we hope to also encourage others to do the same.  A “Legacy Gift” of any size, currently funded or deferred, qualifies you to be part of the Legacy Partners. If you have already or are considering leaving a “Legacy Gift” for Immanuel in your estate plan, please contact Ray Pagels, our Christian Gift Planning Counselor at 847-226-2262 or ray.pagels@lfnd.org.   

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In Our Prayers

Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp, Phoebe Ladewig, Marian Lambert, Ed & Ellen Anderson, Julia Markworth, Donald 'Butch' Karr, Penny Chamberlin, Sally Paugels, Zach Peavler, Abby

Surgeries: David Grashorn - July 14

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Immanuel Lutheran School

Teaching Openings

First/Second Grade, Fourth Grade, and Music Teaching Positions Open. Immanuel Lutheran School is accepting applications for a full time first/second grade teacher, full time fourth grade teacher, and a part-time music teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Application: Current resume and references

Contact:  Mrs. Judy Schaefer, Principal 815-547-5346

Amos 7:7–15
Psalm 85:8–13
Ephesians 1:3–14
Mark 6:14–29
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