Weekly Announcements


Attendance & Offerings for last Sunday
Worship: 43
Lenten Midweek: 24

Offerings: no report

Please refer to the monthly calander and the schedule page for upcoming activities and our service to the Lord's house. Thank you!
  • Prayer requests:  Grace Crow, Roger Abbott’s sisters (Janet & Janice), Pat Runge, Marge Lilly, Doris Cook, Shirley Petty, Randy Martin, Bob and Jean Runge, Jackie Caldwell, Rusty Buerger, Ann Bacher, Darlene Whaley (Pat Runge's daughter), Hadley Davis, Shawn and Larinda Bucklew, Sheila Butler, Betty Waldeck (grandmother of Jason Waldeck), Nancy Sanem (grandmother of Jason Waldeck), Dale Foster (father of Eric Foster), and Katy Wunrow; also Ryan Buerger, Aaron Sampe, Michael Hengst, and Chris White (armed forces).


Pat Runge                          12
Beverly Bucklew                 28
Jackie Caldwell                  28
Chase Wunrow                   28
Shirley Petty                      30

Brian & Terrie Bacher            1
Robert & Jean Runge            11

Men of Immanuel!
We will have a meeting of the congregation's men Sunday, March 18 after worship to organize the Easter Breakfast. As in past years we will need someone to take point, someone to buy groceries, cooks, servers, etc.
Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Special Voters Meeting will be Sunday, March 18 at 10:30am. There will be no Bible class that day.

Lawn Care Schedules for 2018 are in your mailboxes, on the “Serving the Lord” bulletin board, and on Immanuel’s website under Spirituality/Our Service at Immanuel.


Theology on Tap will begin Sunday, March 11th at 7:00pm. The next 6-week session of Theology on Tap will once again be dedicated to the discussion of skeptical questions and well-loved Gospel accounts which may help us think through some of the current questions in the present culture and prepare us to make a defense to anyone who asks us about the hope that is in us; and to do so with courtesy and respect. This is an informal Bible Study for anyone who is interested. The location will be Bosses Pizza, 5600 Rufe Snow, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180.

Easter Lilies have been ordered!  If you would like to donate an Easter Lily in celebration of our Lord's Resurrection, they are $12.00.  Just place your check to Immanuel or cash in the offering plate and indicate

that it is for an Easter Lily.  If you have any questions, please contact Keri Wempner at 817-715-6418. Thank you!


Wednesday evening Bible Study.  Following the Lenten season we will begin Wednesday evening Bible Study at the church. The study will begin on April 18th at 7:00 p.m. The topics will vary and the study will be application focused. Please plan now to attend.

Free Books. The books at the school are being offered to anyone who would like them for a free will donation.  You may contact any council member or Pastor for the school key.


Lenten Midweek Worship
February 14 - March 21, 2018
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
     The Letter to the Hebrews calls Jesus our "Great High Priest." This Lenten season, we will explore this powerful name of Christ and rediscover the perfect life of compassion, service, and sacrifice that Jesus lived for us. We will see that Christ serving as our Great High Priest is assurance of our redemption through him alone and motivation for humble service in his name.
     Sermon and Service Themes -
- Ash Wednesday/Midweek 1: Jesus Is Our Great High Priest
- Midweek 2: Jesus Is Our Perfect High Priest
- Midweek 3: Jesus Is Our Compassionate High Priest
- Midweek 4: Jesus Is Our Self-Sacrificing High Priest
- Midweek 5: Jesus Our Great High Priest Serves at a Great Altar
- Midweek 6: Jesus Our Great High Priest Makes Us Priests
- Maundy Thursday: Jesus Our Great High Priest Is the Mediator of the New Covenant
- Good Friday: Jesus Our Great High Priest Is Better Than Any Other High Priest
- Easter Sunday: Jesus Is Our Eternal High Priest

Holy Week Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday - March 29, 2018
7:00 p.m. Good Friday - March 30, 2018

Easter Day Schedule:
April 1, 2018
7:00 a.m. Easter Dawn
8:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Easter Day

2018 Flower Chart. The new 2018 flower chart is on the bulletin board in the narthex. If you would like to purchase flowers for worship services please put your name on the chart and place your $20.00 in the offering plate indicating that it is for flowers.

Immanuel’s “Christ Cares Ministry” has been developed to help us care for our brothers and sisters in Christ. It consists of members visiting shut-ins and hospitalized, sending greeting cards, and phoning members; and an email/phone prayer circle. It is exciting to see how God is working in our midst and uniting us as a family. We need your help to reach out. If you feel God is calling you to help with this ministry please speak with Pastor.

Some ways you may serve the Lord here at Immanuel:
     Altar Guild
- the reverent preparation of the altar and chancel area for worship services including communion preparation, care of sacred linens, banners, and other related items. Contact Keri Wempner for more information.
     Stitching Hope Ministry - making various needlework projects for Children’s Hospital, VA Hospital, Meals on Wheels, etc. To get involved or to donate, contact Marge Lilly at 
     Christ Cares Ministry – praying, visiting, phoning, sending greeting cards. To be a part of this ministry, contact Pastor Gefaller at 817-908-4663.
     Hospitality Ministry – making coffee and hosting Sunday fellowship time. To help out, contact Beth Gefaller.
     Greeting and Cleaning – Contact Beth Gefaller to be included on the schedule.

Bible Studies:
• Men’s Bible Study meets every second Saturday at the church starting with a breakfast at 8:30am.
• Women’s Bible Study
meets every fourth Saturday, 10:00am at the church, followed by a potluck-style brunch.
• Adult Bible Class is held every Sunday at 10:30am in the church kitchen. Coffee, juice, and doughnuts are provided.
• Sunday School runs year-round for all ages.

• Youth Group (includes age applicable devotions/Bible study). We will meet every 2nd Saturday of each month. Everyone 5th grade to 12th grade is invited to join us. Please speak with Duane or Stacey Hengst for more information. 

“Noteworthy News” is now being sent out to members’ email addresses. Please make sure the church office has your current email address.

Sermons on our website! Pastor's Sunday sermons are now being recorded and posted on our church's website for the benefit of those who work, travel, are ill or unable to attend on a given Sunday. You may also direct friends and family there or find them edifying to simply review. On the homepage place your cursor over 'Worship' and select 'Sermon'.  Closed captioning is available.)  




Gift ideas from Northwestern Publishing House.
This spring, when you begin to look for books and gifts for confirmation, weddings, Mother's Day, personal devotion, and other occasions, go to the Christ-centered resources at NPH. Visit www.nph.net.

"To the Ends of the Earth" movie.

Filming is complete for the movie To the Ends of the Earth, an upcoming outreach film that will follow the apostle Paul and his work in Philippi.

This movie is the final installment in a series of four outreach movies that are a collaboration between WELS Commission on Evangelism, WELS Commission on Discipleship, Northwestern Publishing House, WELS Multi-Language Publications, and Boettcher+Trinklein Television, Inc. “Our goal for this movie is to show in a dramatic way how the gospel is spread into the world following the command of Jesus and to show how it impacted people’s lives,” says Rev. Mike Hintz, who recently retired as director of WELS Evangelism but continues to serve as a member of the movie production team. The film’s title is taken directly from Jesus’ command to his disciples at his Ascension: “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

Filmed in Ouarzazate, Morocco, from Jan. 29–Feb. 3, the movie highlights four major events from the book of Acts—the conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus, the conversion of Lydia, the casting out of a demon from the slave girl, and Paul and Silas in prison followed by the baptisms of the jailer and his household.

The goal is to have the movie available by the end of summer 2018 in time for congregations initially to use the film and accompanying materials as an option for celebrating a synodwide Mission and Ministry Sunday on Oct. 21. Plans are to show a movie trailer at the district conventions in June.

Martin Luther College is now accepting applications for one full-time Custodian . A comprehensive description of this position can be found at mlc-wels.edu/hr. Interested individuals should apply online. Applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Additional information and details can be obtained by contacting the Martin Luther College Human Resources Office at 507-354-8221.

You are Invited!

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Calvary Lutheran Church, 9807 Church Road, Dallas, TX 75232
     Speaker: Pastor David Scharf, MLC Professor, Time of Grace Ministries
     Topic: Media Ministry
     Bible Study: Led by Pastor Scharf
          Starting a Spiritual Conversation
          “Always Be Prepared to Give An Answer”
          1 Peter 3:15


LWMS Convention. The LWMS Paperland Circuit invites you to the 55th Annual LWMS Convention, June 21-24, 2018, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. “Speak, O Lord, from the Valley to the World” is the convention theme and our speakers will share how the Lord is speaking through our home and world missions. Please see the bulletin board across from the church library for more information.

316NOW’s ministry in China
316NOW is a para-synodical group that is bringing the gospel to China by providing biblical instruction to the Christian leaders there. As these leaders grow in understanding of God’s Word, they are better equipped to train members of their congregations to share Jesus with others. 316NOW works with the other groups associated with our synod to share the gospel in China. For more information go to 316NOW.org.

Camp Shiloh Summer Camp Position. We have an important position to fill at Camp Shiloh for the 3 summer camps.  Our past kitchen manager has stepped down but was kind enough to give us enough time, I hope, to find a replacement.  The salary is $15 / hour.  It is a challenging task. The kitchen staff will range from 3 to 5 assistants and volunteers. Experience in food preparation, planning, kitchen sanitation and food safety is required.
The dates are:
Teen Camp 2018      (Teens entering 9th - 12th grades)   
     June 17-June 22
Youth Camp 2018     (Youth entering 6th - 8th grades)      
     July 15-July 20
Kids Camp 2018        (Kids entering 3rd - 5th grades)       
     July 22-July 26
For more information or to apply contact:
Camp Shiloh Lutheran Retreat


WELS Marriage Enrichment & Get-Away Weekend 

It’s simple, really. Marriage is a man and a woman promising to live together as husband and wife until death. But anyone who has tried it knows it’s also complicated. Spend the weekend with your spouse making it simple again. In Simply Marriage couples learn to overcome frustration, appreciate their incompatibility, break patterns that destroy oneness, use words that work and grow more intimate. Register for Simply Marriage on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, April 27-29. See the poster or brochures in our lobby.  Visit www.wels.net/adult-discipleship for more information and to register. Space is limited so register soon.  Makes a great Valentine’s Day gift! 


The new Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) Bible can now be found online at BibleGateway.com.







Please remember you are precious to Jesus and to us.
We look forward to seeing you again next week.
We’ll be sure to save you a place!


Whom do I ask? Whom do I talk to? Here’s a list of “who’s who” in
our church.

Church Council Trustees    (Vacant), President
                                               Bill Wunrow, Financial Secretary
                                               Wes Wempner, Treasurer
                                               Russell Butler, Facilities

Church Council Elders           Ray Soucheck
                                               Eric Foster
                                               Scott Cleveland
                                               Duane Hengst
Facilities Committee              Russell Butler, Tom Lantry, and

                                                                Richard Eicksteadt
Assistant Treasurer               Vacant
Recording Secretary            
Gary Petty
Church Secretary                  Vacant
Head Usher                           Eric Foster
Choir Director                        Ray Soucheck
Musician Coordinator            Delores Sawall
Altar Guild                             
Keri Wempner, Coordinator
Flowers                                  Keri Wempner
Sunday School                      Stacey Hengst, Coordinator

Pastor                                     Rev. Mark Gefaller

Please pray that God grants them a measure of faith, wisdom and
love to carry out their new callings as leaders in his church here!
Please also look for opportunities to serve on their various

The Teaching Church! ~ Matthew 28:19-20