40 Days of Electronic Giving
The Finance and Outreach Committees are challenging you to try electronic giving from August 15-September 23. As an incentive, all gifts will go further with a 50% match. So Every $20 gift receives a $10 match. Up to $2000 of matching dollars is available, so if we can receive $4000 in gifts, we will make a $6000 impact. 50% of the gifts will benefit Immanuel’s General Fund. 50% will be divided between the following ministry partners: Womenade, Relay for Life, Young Adults in Global Mission Scholarship Fund, and Community Outreach. To get started, visit: https://www.wadenaimmanuel.org/giving
Sanctuary Worship Resumes September 13!
We’re going to cautiously resume worship in our sanctuary. Here’s the plan. Beginning September 13, we’ll start a 4-week cycle of worship services at 8:30am (September 13, 20, 27, and October 4). We’re asking people to
pre-register for ONE of these four services, so we can be sure we have adequate space for those who want to attend. All participants will be required to wear a mask; services will be 30-40 minutes in length; and there will be no congregational singing. All will include Holy Communion using only bread. If you would like more details of our safety plan, please contact Pastor Nate. To pre-register, call the church office (631-2738) or click HERE to fill out a registration form.
Parking Lot Service September 20 at 10 am
Join us for worship in Immanuel’s Parking on on Sunday, September 20 at 10am (NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM EARLIER SERVICES). We’ll share music, listen to God’s Word, and celebrate Holy Communion. You can worship in your car or bring a lawn chair and sit outside in a designated area (don’t forget to social distance!). We plan to offer these parking lot services every 3 weeks through November 1. Join us!
Be part of one of our 5 safety teams
As we diligently prepare for resuming our public worship gatherings (which we hope will happen in late summer), we are determined that Immanuel be exemplary in safety, cleanliness, and hospitality. So, we’re forming 5 safety teams: 1)Welcome/Hospitality 2) Sanitation 3) Social Distancing 4) Ushering 5) Communion. To learn more about these teams and how you can be a part of this vital ministry, visit: https://www.wadenaimmanuel.org/safetyteams
For other news, visit: https://www.wadenaimmanuel.org/announcements
Did you know that we still publish a bulletin each week, including prayer concerns? You can find bulletins with readings and prayer concerns at: www.wadenaimmanuel.org/bulletin
Thank You for Your Continued Generosity
We are so overwhelmed at the generosity of all of you at this critical time for our ministry. Your financial gifts are ensuring that ministry continues at Immanuel even during this pandemic. Gifts can be dropped off at the church, mailed to PO Box 69. Or visit www.wadenaimmanuel.org/giving-1 to explore e-giving.
As our life gradually begins to open up, wearing a mask while out in public is a great way to serve your neighbor. Pam Nelson has put some masks she’s sewn up at church in both adult and youth sizes. Stop by the church (the building is open 8:30am-7pm) and pick up what you need. Thanks, Pam!
Join our NEW ILC Wadena Remind Group
To help our communication, we’re launching a new Remind group for adults called, “ILC Congregation.” It will be a way to efficiently deliver timely news about the congregation, including information about Zoom meetings specifically for adults. Join by texting @76gk3e to 81010 or click on this link to join instantly: http://www.remind.com/join/76gk3e
YouTube & Facebook
If you want to stay connected to Immanuel at this time, a great way to do so is through YouTube and Facebook. It’s also a great way to share local, inspiring content with others. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVMFQfq69KQTMX70_5fwARQ) or follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/immanuelwadena/) to keep up with all our digital offerings.
Need a Hymnal?
If you would like to check out a hymnal or other worship materials to help you better engage with the radio broadcast, stop by the church and sign stuff out. There’s a table right outside the sanctuary. If you need these items delivered to you, call the church office (631-2738)