Weekly Announcements


Attendance & Offerings for last Sunday
Worship: 41

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, Bob Runge, Roger Abbott’s sisters (Janet & Janice), Pat Runge, Marge Lilly, Doris Cook, Shirley Petty, Randy Martin, Jean Runge, Rusty Buerger, Ann Bacher, Darlene Whaley (Pat Runge's daughter), Hadley Davis, Philip Canfield (step-brother of Teri Carson), Larinda Bucklew (daughter-in-law of the Bucklews), Sheila Butler, and Sharon Jurgens (Pastor Gefaller's cousin); also Ryan Buerger, Aaron Sampe, and Michael Hengst (armed forces).


Arlene Hackbarth              4
Mason Tucker                    4
Mike Schleicher                 6
Keri Wempner                   6
Duane Hengst                    9
Hadley Davis                   14
Addie Soucheck               15
Eric Foster                      16
Brian Bacher                   20
Bob Sawall                      20
Ray Soucheck                  21
Lindsay Davis                   23
Teri Carson                      25
Leo Buchholtz                  30
Gary Petty                       30
Monique Purdon               31

Geoff & Jody Meyer                 13
James & Beverly Bucklew         15
Peggy & Bill LaValley                19
Duane & Stacey Hengst             23

Join us for “A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy” movie Wednesday, August 16, 7:30p.m. at AMC The Parks At Arlington 18. There are free tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested contact Pastor Gefaller, or Pastor Mau directly at: oiweh@yahoo.com

“Lutheran” t-shirts for sale. Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this October with a “Lutheran” design personalized t-shirt. Short sleeve shirts are only $7.95, and long sleeve are only $10.95. (Add $3 per shirt for 2X; add $4 per shirt for 3X, 4X, 5X.) You may place your order on the sheet in the church narthex. Your check should be made out to Immanuel and note on it - “t-shirt”. (Please prepay if possible.)
Deadline for ordering is August 21st!

     EHV  BIBLE New Testament & Psalms (Evangelical Heritage Version)  for sale now at $13.00 each. Sign up on the order form in the church narthex. Please make your check payable to Immanuel and indicate on it - “EHV Bible”. Deadline for ordering is September 10th!
     Translated faithfully from the original Greek and Hebrew, the EHV New Testament and Psalms proclaims the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The expressions, imagery, and style of the original texts are there, giving readers a lasting picture of God's grace and mercy for a lost human race.
     This translation will feel both fresh and familiar to you. The readable style of the EHV will help you understand clearly what God is revealing through his Word.
     To help you get the most out of your study, the EHV New Testament and Psalms includes:
- Brief introductions for each book
- Topical section headings
- Footnotes for deeper understanding
- References to parallel passages
- References to Old Testament quotations.

New Bible Study starting.
Dear friends in Christ!

     As September approaches I would like to begin Evening Fellowship Studies which we will title “Theology on Tap”. These studies will take place Sunday evenings at 7:00pm at Nikki's restaurant on Lola and Davis.
     Each study will be a topical discussion (tbd) lasting 6-weeks. Discussions are open to everyone, and your friends and family are welcome to attend.
     The first Bible study will begin Sunday September 10th at 7:00 p.m. It will last six weeks and conclude Sunday October 15th.
     The location will be announced shortly.
     Please let me know if you are interested in attending so arrangements can be made with a local eatery!
God bless,

Reformation 500 Worship
     The WELS Reformation 500 Committee has prepared worship resources that highlight the “solas” of the Reformation. The resources are coordinated according to a four-Sunday schedule:
·         Scripture Alone,
·         Christ Alone,
·         Grace Alone,
·         Faith Alone.
     These worship outlines are designed to be accessible and “visitor-friendly.” They are rooted in the familiar liturgies, hymns, and psalms. The Apostle’s Creed is set to the familiar hymn tune, Ode To Joy, and a gathering rite based on selected Psalms is set to original music.
     Following is the schedule of special Reformation observances:
·         November 5, 2017: Scripture Alone (Reformation)
·         November 26, 2017: Christ Alone (Christ the King)
·         December 17, 2017: Grace Alone (Advent 3)
·         January 7, 2018: Faith Alone (Epiphany)

     Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend here at Immanuel.

DFW Joint Reformation service will be at Calvary Lutheran Church in Dallas. Watch for details to come. 

The Red River Circuit LWMS fall rally is scheduled to be held here at Immanuel on Saturday, October 14th. Mark your calendars, and watch for more details to follow.

"Life Line Screening" will be at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979

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.

Website talents survey.  We would like all members to sign in on our church’s website and take a four question survey. Please use the red button at the bottom of the homepage.

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.)  




2017 Women’s Fall Retreat at Our Savior Lutheran, San Antonio. The retreat will be held September 15-17, 2017 at Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville, TX. The retreat studies are all day Saturday with optional hotel stays Friday and/or Saturday night. Our theme is Iron Sharpens Iron based on Proverbs 27:17.
Registration opens on July 5th with a discounted early bird registration through July 31st. Registration will be open until August 14th.  This year, in addition to mail-in registrations, we will once again offer online registration at www.osl-sa.org.
You may find registration forms on the table in the church narthex.

Please know that there are funds available for those where financial situations may keep them from attending.  They can contact Ann Johnston directly (210-392-7950) and she will make sure that information is kept confidential. We would love to have anyone who wants to attend.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 14070 AR-279, Bella Vista, Arkansas - Celebrates twenty years as a congregation and, five years in our new church building.
Join us for a special service of praise September 24, 2017, 9:30am. Dinner follows the service. RSVP by September 13 to our church office: 479.876.2155 or neil.hansen@cox.net.




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
                                               Tom Turnbull, Facilities

Church Council Elders           Ray Soucheck
                                               Richard Eicksteadt
                                               Scott Cleveland
                                               Duane Hengst
Facilities Committee           Tom Turnbull, Geoff Meyer, 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
Children’s Choir                     Ray Soucheck

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

Teaching the unconditional Gospel of Christ! ~ John 3:16-17