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May 17, 2024
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Worship With Us!

Sunday Morning

8 AM & 10:30 AM

Bible Study

9:15 -10:15 AM

Saturday Night

5 PM

 

Or Worship Online HERE

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School Mission

By A.J. Amling

 

Immanuel Lutheran School continues to be a BRIGHT light in the community! As tours continue, I am able to share the amazing story of Immanuel with our community. What a blessing!

 

Our school thrives in part due to the unwavering support and generosity of Immanuel Lutheran Church. We are incredibly thankful for the church's dedication and contributions, which have been instrumental in our success. The partnership between our school and the church is a testament to the strength and unity of our community. This collaboration allows us to provide an enriching and faith-based education to our students, ensuring they grow not only academically but also spiritually.

As the school year winds down, many events are taking place. Track and Field Day for our entire school is next week, and this is always a day to look forward to! We are always looking for more volunteers for this day, so if you are interested, please reach out to the office. Many of our classrooms are headed on field trips where many memories are made. Overall, the 2023-2024 school year has been successful, and over 425 students have been fed the Word of God each day. Blessings on your summer, and continued Ministry!

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Put these important dates on your calendar

May 18th - Time Tithing, 10am

May 18th-19th - Pentecost

May 19th - Move Up Weekend

May 19th - Velocity

May 19th - High School Youth Group, 6pm

May 23rd - Immanuel Track and Field Day, 11:45am

May 25th - Men's Breakfast, 8am

May 26th - Holy Trinity Sunday

May 27th - Memorial Day

May 28th - Mission and Ministry Council Meeting, 7pm

May 31st - Immanuel's Last Day!

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April 12, 2024
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Worship With Us!

Sunday Morning

8 AM & 10:30 AM

Bible Study

9:15 -10:15 AM

Saturday Night

5 PM

 

Or Worship Online HERE

Were you unable to join us for bible study last week? Never fear! Notes and discussion topics are now online. Follow up on the conversation here and never miss a beat!

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Managing Marriage

By Pastor Steve

 

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter;

we are all the work of your hand.”  Isaiah 64:8

 

Being shaped is a beautiful and glorious thing! In the hands of a master artist, we can see a meaningless lump of clay become a functional tool for daily life. In the hands of a master artist, we can watch a blank canvas turn into a beautiful piece of art. You and I, in the Hands of Our Master Artist, we can watch Him mold and shape us into His glorious masterpieces! We are in better than “good hands”, we are in God’s hands!

 

This month we get to celebrate some of the ways our heavenly Father has shaped us by thanking our mothers! My mother is a God-given gift that has shaped and molded me into the man I am today (thanks mom!). She has instilled God’s Word in my life and brought me up in the Christian faith. And she still encourages and shapes my perspective daily by being a loving voice in my head. Be sure to praise God for the gift of your mom, and be sure to tell her as well. In Worship this weekend, we will celebrate the blessing of our mothers and praise God from whom these blessings flow! 

 

God continues to shape, form, and bless Immanuel! It is with great joy that I share with you that Jen Comfort has accepted the call to serve as Immanuel's next principal. Jen will bless our staff with her excitement and energy as we continue to serve families to bring praise to Jesus' name. She was energized by knowing that the ministry has plans for the building, both inside and out, and that the staff exuded a positive culture that was known throughout the ministry of Immanuel. Rejoice and thank the Lord of the church! Our Immanuel, is indeed with us and working through us to equip the saints, reach the lost, and praise the Lord! 

 

This molding and shaping continues as Immanuel prepares for a big weekend on May 19th. God has been at work in us to plan the ministry He has called us into. Our congregational meeting on Sunday, May 19th, will paint us a picture of how God is going to work through our ministry in 2024-2025 through our budget. We will consider how we live together under His blessing as we review the recommendations from the district for our constitution and bylaws. We will also look at adding to our ministry by calling Payton Bickett to serve on our staff. Through all of this, we see His hands at work as we celebrate being free of debt in our worship services this weekend. Immanuel has molded and changed over the years and we celebrate this milestone of being debt free even as we consider what our next growth might look like! Praise Him who is at work in us and among us!

 

Finally, when God is the potter and we are the clay, we are able to take comfort knowing that this Master Artist of focused upon us in order to bring about his meaningful and artistic divine design in our midst. May we trust His working and celebrate all that He has done and will do for us “to honor and glorify God as we: equip the saints, reach the lost, and praise the Lord!” 

 

“Till now the Lord has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12

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May 11th-12th - Mother's Day Weekend

May 14th - Women in Ministry, 11am

May 18th - Time Tithing, 10am

May 18th-19th - Pentecost

May 19th - Move Up Weekend

May 19th - Velocity

May 19th - High School Youth Group, 6pm

May 23rd - Immanuel Track and Field Day, 11:45am

May 25th - Men's Breakfast, 8am

May 26th - Holy Trinity Sunday

May 27th - Memorial Day

May 28th - Mission and Ministry Council Meeting, 7pm

May 31st - Immanuel's Last Day!

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Recognize Your Graduate!

 

Immanuel will recognize high school and college graduates in our worship services on June 1st and 2nd of those who submit graduate information to the church (shenderson@immanuelbrookfield.org). 

 

Please submit information to the church office by May 28th to be used for a graduate display in the bulletin.  Please provide: Name, Graduation date, school, accomplishments, plans after graduation, and pictures (a baby picture, and a current picture).

Time Tithing - Milwaukee River Keepers

Menomonee River Cleanup with the Milwaukee River Keepers

 

We’re looking for 10-15 people to join us on April 20, 2024, as we participate in the Milwaukee River Keepers’ Spring Clean-Up Day! We will be helping to clean up a section of the Menomonee River that is quite close to church. We will all meet at Webster Park, next to Epikos Church on Mayfair Rd. The River Keepers provide trash bags, gloves, supplies, and free t-shirts! All you need to bring is yourself and your energy!

 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Location: Webster Park, 4521 N Mayfair Rd,

Wauwatosa, WI 53225

Time: 9am-12pm

 

An online waiver must be filled out in order to participate. Click here to fill out the waiver.

 

When you have filled out the form and signed up, please let Pastor Colby know by emailing him at chowell@immanuelbrookfield.org or calling him at (262) 781-7140 xt. 1000.

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Need Yard Work Help?

Youth Mission Trip 2024 Fundraiser

 

Immanuel’s High School Youth are headed on a mission trip to Idaho in July, and we are busy fundraising! This spring and summer, Immanuel’s youth are offering a yard/garden clean-up service. If you, or any Immanuel member, need help with their outdoor space, consider having a few of Immanuel’s own high schoolers come over for a couple of hours and get your yard looking great!

 

We are offering services such as: weeding, mulching, trimming bushes, planting, raking leaves/debris, etc. 

We will not offer services requiring chainsaws or large power tools. Additionally, while we will bring gloves and a couple of shovels and rakes, we ask that you provide the materials needed for your yard: mulch, plants, wheelbarrows, waste bags, etc.

 

A free will offering will be accepted for services rendered. 

 

The schedule for this fundraiser is still in the works. Please email Pastor Colby (chowell@immanuelbrookfield.org) with the nature of your request and how we can help!

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May 3, 2024
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Worship With Us!

Sunday Morning

8 AM & 10:30 AM

Bible Study

9:15 -10:15 AM

Saturday Night

5 PM

 

Or Worship Online HERE

Were you unable to join us for bible study last week? Never fear! Notes and discussion topics are now online. Follow up on the conversation here and never miss a beat!

Managing Marriage

By Pastor Steve

 

It is the time of year that I begin to get excited about my garden. With the rain we are now getting, my seeds are sown, and plants are ready to go outside where they will grow and flourish in pots. I love the excitement that I have watching and waiting for the first sprouts to poke through the dirt! I check them almost every day, waiting to see which seed I planted will come up first (and if the cold nights prevented them from germinating). Amid all this excitement, there is also plenty of angst! The realities of a fallen world mean that this garden on which we work so hard will also produce weeds!

 

Our marriage is no different! We work hard at producing a relationship that will flourish in the world, producing fruit from which others can benefit; however, in our garden, many things compete with our production of good fruit! This month it is time we look at some of the weeds that we must pull early and often in our marital garden, thus protecting our happily ever after!

 

The quickly growing CRABSPOUSE (crabgrass) is one weed to be sure to watch out for. CRABSPOUSE is an obnoxious weed that seeds well in the fertile soils of marriage at any age. The weed begins by appearing as critical comments about a behavior, personality trait, or habit that then gives full bloom to an ungrateful attitude. If this weed is left to grow, the plant of your marriage will quickly be choked out by the lack of gratitude, encouragement, and optimism that once made the plant of your marriage grow strong and healthy.

 

The next weed to pull is the BUCKHORN PERSONALITY (buckhorn plantain). The BUCKHORN PERSONALITY weed produces broad leaves that sweep over the garden floor. These weeds emit a smell of selfishness through competition. The independence of this weed becomes contagious to the marriage plant, which turns away from the oneness of the one-flesh marriage relationship towards the natural selfish desires that we all have. The marriage plant can literally be torn in two if this BUCKHORN PERSONALITY is not pulled quickly so that the marriage can flourish as a united and committed plant in the garden of life.

 

Finally, be sure to pull the DANDEISOLATION (dandelion) as soon as it takes root. DANDEISOLATION is a quick-growing, deep-rooted weed that is difficult to get rid of when early signs are not done away with. When DANDEISOLATION first appears, it will cause the leaves of the marriage plant to grow in opposite directions. Soon the one plant will divide and produce two plants that are isolated from one another. The two individual plants will lack the support to produce the fruit they could have done together.

 

Through pulling these weeds, the plant of your marriage will be able to thrive in the garden of life. Your plant will continue to grow and produce good fruit that brings praise and honor to the Lord of our marriage.

 

Fertilizer to Spread for Your Marriage 

Cultivate a Common Interest - attend a class together (find some free offerings at hardware stores or garden centers), learn to dance, and enjoy walks together. 

Plan Regular Date Nights - get creative and enjoy each other’s company. 

Plan an Adventure Together - be bold and daring enough to do something new. 

Write Love Letters - don’t be intimidated by the big love letter, make it a note that says you still do! 

Talk Time Together - set aside time that is never interrupted for the two of you to reconnect.

Read a Book Together - not a reader, start with an article and then meet together and talk about it.

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May Time Tithing 

Calling all gardeners! On May 18th, Immanuel will head to Berea Lutheran Church to assist at their community garden. Berea has a large garden on their campus that provides fresh produce for the surrounding neighborhood and several local food banks. They are looking for help weeding, possibly planting, and getting the garden ready for summer growth!

 

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Berea Lutheran Church

4873 N. 107th St Milwaukee, WI 53225

 

We’re looking for 15-20 people to come work with us in Berea’s garden. Please sign up by emailing Pastor Colby at chowell@immanuelbrookfield.org, or with this link:

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Put these important dates on your calendar

May 5th - Howell Baby Shower, 11:45am

May 9th - Ascension Day

May 9th - Grandparents Group, 1pm

May 10th - Father-Daughter Dance, 6pm

May 11th-12th - Mother's Day Weekend

May 14th - Women in Ministry, 11am

May 18th - Time Tithing, 10am

May 18th-19th - Pentecost

May 19th - Move Up Weekend

May 19th - Velocity

May 19th - High School Youth Group, 6pm

May 23rd - Immanuel Track and Field Day, 11:45am

May 25th - Men's Breakfast, 8am

May 26th - Holy Trinity Sunday

May 27th - Memorial Day

May 28th - Mission and Ministry Council Meeting, 7pm

May 31st - Immanuel's Last Day!

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Need Yard Work Help?

Youth Mission Trip 2024 Fundraiser

 

Immanuel’s High School Youth are headed on a mission trip to Idaho in July, and we are busy fundraising! This spring and summer, Immanuel’s youth are offering a yard/garden clean-up service. If you, or any Immanuel member, need help with their outdoor space, consider having a few of Immanuel’s own high schoolers come over for a couple of hours and get your yard looking great!

 

We are offering services such as: weeding, mulching, trimming bushes, planting, raking leaves/debris, etc. 

We will not offer services requiring chainsaws or large power tools. Additionally, while we will bring gloves and a couple of shovels and rakes, we ask that you provide the materials needed for your yard: mulch, plants, wheelbarrows, waste bags, etc.

 

A free will offering will be accepted for services rendered. 

 

The schedule for this fundraiser is still in the works. Please email Pastor Colby (chowell@immanuelbrookfield.org) with the nature of your request and how we can help!

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Worship With Us!

Sunday Morning

8 AM & 10:30 AM

Bible Study

9:15 -10:15 AM

Saturday Night

5 PM

 

Or Worship Online HERE

Were you unable to join us for bible study last week? Never fear! Notes and discussion topics are now online. Follow up on the conversation here and never miss a beat!

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Month at a Glance

By Pastor Steve

 

Immanuel is blessed with so many opportunities to connect with families through our school, child care, and church. As we come to the close of our school year, ministry continues! Join us for worship, Bible study, and any of our other great activities. 

 

Immanuel’s Mission: to honor and glorify God as we: equip the saints, reach the lost, and praise the Lord.

 

National Day of Prayer (May 2): The nation pauses to acknowledge the one whom we trust! Take time to pray to God through our Lord Jesus Christ! 

 

Howell Baby Shower (May 5 @ 11:45am): Join the Immanuel family as we celebrate with the Howell family! Pastor Colby and Nora are expecting their first child in June. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rachel Henderson (563-386-1037, call/text).

 

Ascension Day (May 9): This is the day that Jesus ascended into heaven! We will commemorate this in worship (May 11th and 12th) by reading Scripture and extinguishing the Christ Candle. This candle stands by the baptismal font and reminds us of Jesus’ earthly presence (from Christmas when we celebrate His birth until He ascends into heaven to serve as our mediator before God the Father). 

 

Grandparents Group (May 9 @ 1pm): Immanuel hosts a grandparents group for seniors to come together around a devotion, study of God’s Word, fellowship, and a passion to care for their grandchildren according to God’s will. 

 

Father-Daughter Dance (May 10 @ 6pm): Immanuel hosts a special opportunity for fathers and daughters to bond together. Girls, 3k through 8th grade, are welcome to bring dad, uncle, grandpa, or another male role model to enjoy this special night. The cost is $5 per family.

 

Mother’s Day Weekend (May 11-12): Come to Immanuel for worship as we thank God for our mothers!

 

Women in Ministry (May 14 @ 11:00pm): Join the women of Immanuel as they focus on the gifts they have been given and support ministry! This is a group of LWML at Immanuel.

 

Time Tithing (May 18 @ 10:00am): Immanuel partners with our brothers and sisters at Berea to work in their large community garden. Join us as we weed, plant, and serve together at His people (more info below).

 

Pentecost (May 18-19): Immanuel celebrates the birth of the Christian church as God pours out His promised Holy Spirit upon Peter, the disciples, and all believers! As promised, the baptized have the Holy Spirit given to them by God and are made members of God’s holy family!

 

Move Up Weekend (May 19): Immanuel welcomes new members into our youth groups as they continue to walk the journey of faith. Fifth grade students are welcome to join Velocity events and our eighth grade students are invited to come to the high school youth group!

 

Velocity (May 19 @ 1:30pm ): Calling all Middle School youth! Join us for a day of fun and games as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ Jesus! Contact Heather Vahl for more information. Fifth graders are invited to join Velocity!

 

High School Youth Group (May 19 @ 6:00pm ): High schoolers gather together for devotion, games, and encouragement each Sunday. This weekend, 8th Grade students are welcomed into the group with special activities! So, come join the fun!

 

Immanuel Track & Field Day (May 23 @ 11:45am): The school celebrates the end of the year with a day outside with track and field activities.

 

Men’s Breakfast (May 25 @ 8am): Immanuel's men gather to encourage and support one another around some good nourishment! Come and be Joshua 1:9 Men!

 

Holy Trinity Sunday (May 26): Immanuel celebrates our Holy God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit this weekend!

 

Memorial Day (May 27): The office is closed for Memorial Day.

 

Mission & Ministry Council Meeting (May 28 @ 7pm): Immanuel’s leadership board meets to review and equip our ministry and staff! Pray for our leaders and watch for regular updates in the enews about how Immanuel is working in the Kingdom of God!

 

Immanuel LAST Day (May 31): Immanuel closes the school year out with closing Chapel at 8:15am, dismissal at 11:30am, and 8th grade graduation at 6pm (child care is closed).

 

Immanuel’s Calendar: Check out our ministry calendar that covers all the activities of Immanuel and her ministry. Stay up to date with all the information you need to be fully engaged at Immanuel! You can add it to your calendar by clicking here! Check out an overview of the year by clicking here.

 

Important links to keep you connected!

May Time Tithing 

Calling all gardeners! On May 18th, Immanuel will head to Berea Lutheran Church to assist at their community garden. Berea has a large garden on their campus that provides fresh produce for the surrounding neighborhood and several local food banks. They are looking for help weeding, possibly planting, and getting the garden ready for summer growth!

 

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Berea Lutheran Church

4873 N. 107th St Milwaukee, WI 53225

 

We’re looking for 15-20 people to come work with us in Berea’s garden. Please sign up by emailing Pastor Colby at chowell@immanuelbrookfield.org, or with this link:

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May 2nd - National Day of Prayer

May 5th - Howell Baby Shower, 11:45am

May 9th - Ascension Day

May 9th - Grandparents Group, 1pm

May 10th - Father-Daughter Dance, 6pm

May 11th-12th - Mother's Day Weekend

May 14th - Women in Ministry, 11am

May 18th - Time Tithing, 10am

May 18th-19th - Pentecost

May 19th - Move Up Weekend

May 19th - Velocity

May 19th - High School Youth Group, 6pm

May 23rd - Immanuel Track and Field Day, 11:45am

May 25th - Men's Breakfast, 8am

May 26th - Holy Trinity Sunday

May 27th - Memorial Day

May 28th - Mission and Ministry Council Meeting, 7pm

May 31st - Immanuel's Last Day!

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Need Yard Work Help?

Youth Mission Trip 2024 Fundraiser

 

Immanuel’s High School Youth are headed on a mission trip to Idaho in July, and we are busy fundraising! This spring and summer, Immanuel’s youth are offering a yard/garden clean-up service. If you, or any Immanuel member, need help with their outdoor space, consider having a few of Immanuel’s own high schoolers come over for a couple of hours and get your yard looking great!

 

We are offering services such as: weeding, mulching, trimming bushes, planting, raking leaves/debris, etc. 

We will not offer services requiring chainsaws or large power tools. Additionally, while we will bring gloves and a couple of shovels and rakes, we ask that you provide the materials needed for your yard: mulch, plants, wheelbarrows, waste bags, etc.

 

A free will offering will be accepted for services rendered. 

 

The schedule for this fundraiser is still in the works. Please email Pastor Colby (chowell@immanuelbrookfield.org) with the nature of your request and how we can help!

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Immanuel is excited to host the 2nd Annual Bags and Brews Tournament! Reserve your spot today as space is limited.

 

Whether you are attending this event or not, we would really appreciate anyone who could borrow a set of cornhole boards to us. Please contact Jessie at jpelnar@immanuelbrookfield.org and let her know if you have a set to borrow. Thank you!

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April 26, 2024
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