Confirmation is October 31 at 10am
Confirmation will be on Reformation Sunday, October 31, at the 10am service. Space will be very limited, so if you are able to worship online or at the 8:30 service, please do so. Also, keep these students in your prayers who are affirming their faith this fall: Jaxson Brown; Payton Church; Hannah Dosdall; Nolan Elbert; KatieRae Fiemeyer; Samuel Hegarty; Isabelle Johnson; Kayla Kircher; Simon Kreklau; Teshome Loer; Preston Miller; Kelanie Oldakowski; Gunnar Olson; Ryann Schmidt; Bailey Sundby; Allison Westrum; Brianna Yglesias
All Saints Sunday is November 7
Please join us for worship on Sunday November 7 as we celebrate the saints who have gone before us and the newest saints among us. We will light candles in memory of those who have died in the last year and in honor of those baptized in the last year. And you will be invited to light a candle in memory of a loved one, too.
Trunk or Treat October 31
The Congregational Life Committee is hosting a Trunk or Treat event in Immanuel’s parking lot on October 31 from 4-6pm. Everyone is welcome to come and get some candy, sloppy joes, and enjoy s’mores by the fire. If you would like to help or have your trunk be part of the fun, talk to Steph Drange.
The leadership at Immanuel is very concerned about case rates in our county. We agreed at our most recent council meeting on the following practices:
1) Those serving communion will mask
2) We continue to ask you to monitor your symptoms and exposures. If you have ANY symptoms or have been a close contact with anyone who has COVID, please wear a mask when around others.
3) We give thanks to God to all who have answered the call to be vaccinated and encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated if you aren’t already (including boosters if eligible)
Wednesday Worship Each Week at 6pm
Join us at 6pm for a 30-minute service of worship with music, prayer, and an emphasis on household faith practices. A snack/light meal is available beginning at 5:30pm. Confirmation classes will meet for 7-9th graders at 6:30 and there will be a monthly Bible Study and a monthly service project for everyone else during that time, too.
Choir Has Resumed!
Calling all singers!! Sanctuary Choir rehearsals have resumed. We sing in worship 2 times each month and rehearse every Wednesday at 7pm. All are welcome!
Council Meeting Minutes
Each month the minutes from Immanuel’s council meeting will be available on our website www.wadenaimmanuel.org/councilminutes Printed copies will also be available in the resource rack.
Fall Worship Schedule:
8:30am – worship in person, or online
9:30am – worship on KWAD (920AM or 101.7FM)
10am – worship in person
We’re Retooling our Prayer List
In an effort to keep a more timely and accessible prayer list, we’re making some changes. Starting June 1, we will send our prayer list in this weekly email and will post the prayer list on our website. We’re also changing our prayer list so that a prayer request will be added to our Sunday prayers for 4 weeks, unless a request to remove comes sooner. Of course, you or your loved one can continue to be on our prayer list as long as you would like, but you would need to “renew” that request every four weeks. Military prayers will remain on the list for six months, unless a request to remove comes sooner. Email (email@example.com) or call (631-2738) the church office with prayer requests. Or fill out this form: https://www.wadenaimmanuel.org/prayerrequest
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.
Join our 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)