IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH - Waupaca, Wisconsin
April 6, 2020:
"Important Update for the Members and Friends of Immanuel Lutheran Church:
Since the “safer at home” mandate has been extended through the month of April, all public worship services and activities have been cancelled through April 2020; pending any easing of the restrictions. Your pastors will continue to bring you the comforting, encouraging, faith preserving Word of God via the Sunday radio broadcast and the recorded services on the website*; immanuelwaupaca.com.
[*Click on the box, top / right "Sermons Audio / Visual Downloads" and it will take you to the screen with all of the sermons. The most recent is at the top. Click on that. You may have to adjust your volume on your computer and/or on the video. The top one is the most recent.]
Note: Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be recorded early and be up on the website that evening for your viewing. The Easter Sunday service will also be available to watch that morning. Worship folders are on the website**. If you don’t have internet, stop at the church office and pick up a worship folder and a hymnal too. Office hours during Holy Week will be 8:00 - 1:00 Mon. –Thurs. and 9:00 - Noon on Friday.
[**You will find the worship folders/bulletins on Immanuel's website below the 'scrolling pictures' at the top; find a box labeled: "Bulletins and Newsletters", click this box; next from the drop-down box click the 'category' box "Bulletins"; select the date of the bulletin/ worship folder that you wish to view.]
Another difficult part of this separation is that we’re unable to receive the Lord’s Supper with our fellow members. Right now, there are no plans to conduct any kind of public communion service; outdoors, in cars, or otherwise. If you would like the Lord’s Supper privately at home or at church, your pastors would be happy to serve you; just give us a call. It’s important to remember that your sins are still fully forgiven even though you have not been able to commune. The blood of Jesus Christ has purified us from all sins. Take a moment and read his wonderful assurance to you in 1 John 1:9.
It’s been great to see members dropping off or mailing in their offering envelopes during this time. Keep up the good works! Returning a portion of our blessings to the Lord who gave them is so important and a joyful privilege as well.
If you have been laid off of work or have lost your job, there are emergency assistance funds available for Immanuel members. Don’t hesitate to call.
In John 16 Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We take heart in Jesus because we know that nothing in this world can separate us from his love, care, and protection. This week as we ponder the depths of his love that drove him to die for us, remember that the worst separation in history occurred when Jesus was forsaken on the cross by his Father. Thankfully, that separation was temporary and it brought about our atonement. That means we are one with God; never to be separated.
Blessings on your Holy Week worship from home.
Hosanna in the Highest, Pastor Siemers"
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SERVICES: Services will be recorded and posted on the church website and Facebook page.
Thursday 4/9 - MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP (no in-house worship) 7:00 p.m.
Friday 4/10 - GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP (no in-house worship) 12:30 p.m.
Sunday 4/12 - EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP (no in-house worship) - 8:00 a.m. (Listen to the live broadcast on WDUX radio 92.7 FM at 8:00 am)
Apr. 2, 2020:
Do you love music? Do you like a good 'sing along' for children and adults? Here is new information from Pastor Mark Parsons, Faith Lutheran, Fond du Lac
(the Facebook page for Bread for Beggars is: https://www.facebook.com/breadforbeggars/ )
KIDS SING ALONG:
At 10:00 am central Tuesday-Thursday on the Bread for Beggars Facebook Page we are hosting a Kids Sing-A-Long. Each day a WELS musician is sharing Christian songs and devotional thoughts. Simply "like" the Bread for Beggars Facebook Page to receive updates when the events are taking place.
BREAD FOR BEGGARS FESTIVAL ON-LINE:
Each weeknight at 7:00 pm central the Bread for Beggars team is hosting a series of online concerts on our Facebook Page. The concerts feature a variety of WELS musicians and different styles of music but all are equally edifying. Monday night, a Hymn Sing hosted by Steven Springborn had over 1000 viewers watching live. Simply "like" the Bread for Beggars Facebook Page to get updates and to watch live.
Thanks and have a great week! --Pastor Mark Parsons, Faith Lutheran Church
55 Prairie Road, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Faith 920.922.3530 Cell 920.517.8343
Apr. 1, 2020:
Scrip Orders: Normally Scrip orders would be placed on Monday, April 6; however they will be delayed. Scrip orders will be placed on Monday, April 13. (There is a possibility that Scrip order may not be sent in until May. Please contact Ed Berg w/concerns.)
"Our next order will be placed - Monday, April 13. If you have
any questions call me or email me at: email@example.com
Thanks for your help. -Ed Berg"
The Palm Sunday April 5 Worship Service has been uploaded to this Immanuel Lutheran Church website. Click on the box, top / right "Sermons Audio / Visual Downloads" and it will take you to the screen with all of the sermons. The most recent is at the top. Click on that. You may have to adjust your volume on your computer and/or on the video. Also, the worship folder/bulletin is also on the website. Under the sliding pictures, click on the box "Newletters and Bulletins". Click on the 'down arrow' for the drop down box and select "Bulletins". The top one is the most recent. Praise the Lord!
March 18, 2020
"Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church:
Following the Governor’s mandate prohibiting gatherings of no more than ten people, the Immanuel Church Council has decided to cancel all worship services and church activities through April 5, 2020; pending any lifting of the restrictions. The Sunday radio broadcast at 8 am on WDUX 92.7 will continue as usual. This service and the three remaining Wednesday Lent services will also be recorded by the pastors and put on the church website immanuelwaupaca.com .
The worship folders/bulletins will be on the website so you can follow along with the service. If you don’t have access to the website, you can stop at the church office and pick up a bulletin and a hymnal too. The church office will keep regular hours during this time; 8:00 - 1:00 Monday –Thursday; and 9:00 - Noon on Friday.
During this time of not gathering with our church family for worship, we encourage you to gather with your family around the radio service for worship or watch one of the recorded services on the website. “God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46) Let us continue to seek refuge and strength in His powerful word during this difficult time.
If you are in need of pastoral care but are not comfortable with a one-on-one visit, don’t hesitate to call your pastors for some spiritual support; Pastor Siemers 507-382-7781 or Pastor Kempfert 715-281-0164.
It’s important to remember that our church’s financial responsibilities do not stop just because worship services have been temporarily suspended. We need to keep participating in the privilege of bringing our thank offerings for the Lord’s kingdom work. “God loves a cheerful giver.” We encourage you to mail in your offerings or drop them off at the church office during the week.
If you are laid off of work because of this situation, there are emergency assistance funds available for Immanuel members should you need them.
For updates on the situation, keep checking this website or call the office.
Our Lord has promised he will never leave us or forsake us; in good times or bad. This gives us encouragement for the present and hope for the future. Let’s encourage each other to remain fearless and joyful no matter the circumstances."
-Pastor Siemers and Pastor Kempfert
Welcome to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church
Come join us!
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
8:00 am Worship (Broadcast live on WDUX-FM 92.7) - No In-house worship until further notice.
(Services are recorded and will be posted on the church website and Face book page)
10:30 am Worship - CANCELLED temporarily (effective 3/18/2020)
9:15 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Class - CANCELLED temporarily (effective 3/18/2020)
“The LORD will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies." Isaiah 42:13
Victory is ours in heaven.
ALL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES and ALL MEETINGS at Immanuel Church are cancelled at least through Sunday 4/30/2020. Worship services will be recorded and posted to this website; but the church will not be open for congregational in-house worship. Please call the office if you have questions. Thank you.
Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church
1120 Evans Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Call us at 715-258-0204
MAP AND DIRECTIONS:
Prayers and Devotions:
Visit this link to find prayers and devotions: wels.net
Joyfully proclaiming Christ crucified in word and song!
It is our mission, according to God's Word to GLORIFY God in all that we do, to GROW in his Word, to GATHER together in unity with the Word, and to GO proclaiming his Word into all the world.