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BULLETIN 
We publish our worship bulletins online using the Youversion Bible App. 
Find the service and click the link for the bulletin for that worship.
 
 
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CURRENT SERMON SERIES

In the third year of our “Bold Enough” campaign, we are talking about being “Bold Enough to Share.” In our three-week sermon series, we are going to be intentional about being:

  • Bold Enough to Share Our Heart – We share our heart with the God who first shared His with us through creation, salvation and sanctification
  • Bold Enough to Share Our Home – Our personal homes and our church home is an important place for us to share in life together.  Family devotions and small groups are places God uses to foster faith.
  • Bold Enough to Share Our Hope – God has given us hope, and we don’t keep that to ourselves. We will be bold enough to share the confidence we have in the cross to others.
PRIOR SERMON SERIES

PIVOT

After the craziness of Covid, we are all having to pivot to a new normal. We are trying to figure out what life, relationships, work, money, etc. look like. Romans 8 is a pivot chapter in the book of Romans. Everything hinges on this. Our new life in Christ is marked with life and peace instead of chaos and death. We are marked with freedom instead of slavery. We pivot from worry into prayer. We pivot from condemnation to victory. What an essential chapter for us to be immersing ourselves in this summer!

July 11/12: Pivot into Peace
July 18/19: Pivot into Freedom
July 25/26: Pivot into Hope
August 1/2: Pivot into Victory
 
 
PREVIOUS SERMON SERIES
LAST WORDS
This sermons series focuses on the last words of four Biblical figures.  Each will give us an important key to healthy living.
MOSES- The Word of God
JOSHUA- The Word of Faithfulness
JOSEPH- The Word of Commitment
STEPHEN- The Word of Forgiveness
JESUS- The Word of Confidence
 
WHAT’S BEHIND THE DOOR?
As we follow Jesus, we have opportunities to walk away or walk by
 faith. We can confess with the Psalmist, “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell
what's behind the door
 in the tents of wickedness” (Ps. 84:10), or we can turn aside to open doors of darkness and evil. We know what’s behind the door of darkness–death. And we know what’s behind the door of faith–true life.
Week 1: The Door of Doubt
Week 2: The Door of Jealousy
Week 3: The Door of Deceit
Week 4: The Door of Unfairness
Week 5: The Door of Desire
Week 6: The Door of Death
 
 
what are you waiting for sermon series
 
Jesus began his ministry by proclaiming, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel!” (Mark 1:15) Almost 2,000 years later, his call to us remains the same. Pride, fear, insecurity, anxiety, being busy or distracted can keep us from following. But the time is now; God’s Kingdom is drawing close. Jesus invites us to leave behind our baggage and immediately follow him.  What are you waiting for?
 
SEEING 2020: Navigating a Lost World
Working our way through 1 Peter, we kicked off 2020 by considering how to navigate this world according to God’s will. 
CLICK HERE for sermon audio and other resources.
 
WITH: Living a Connected Life in Christ
With- God’s middle name. CLICK HERE to listen to what it means to be WITH: God with us and Us with others.
 
TRUTH: The Ultimate Reality Check
Seeking Our Identity, Security, and Meaning in the Right Place. CLICK HERE for your reality check.
 
CALLING? A Journey through Jonah
Are you questioning your purpose? CLICK HERE to walk with Jonah, a man who questioned his calling.
 
 

Confirmation for Children and Teens

What is Confirmation

  • Confirmation, at First Immanuel Lutheran, is an educational process whereby a baptized Lutheran studies the Lord’s Supper, baptism, and other teachings of the church based on God’s word and expressed in Luther’s Small Catechism. 
  • On Confirmation Day, they will publicly confess that the teachings of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, grounded in the Word of God and expressed in Luther’s Small Catechism,  are correct.  They also commit to being active in worship and receiving the Lord’s Supper at First Immanuel.  

Confirmation on Wednesday Nights for 5th grade and older

  • Night Class Confirmation is designed for 5-8th grade students (extended into high school as needed) to study a 4 year curriculum that teaches:
    • Old Testament
    • New Testament
    • 6 Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism
    • Defending and expressing the Christian faith (apologetics), and review of the Sacraments
Night Class in Person 
  • We meet Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00pm (During Lent and Advent 5:30-6:30pm) from September – May.
  • All students gather in the fellowship hall for a half hour of devotions before heading off into 3 or 4  class groups.  

To Sign Up for the 2020-2021 Evening Class Click Here:  

Night Class Home Study 

  • Schedules are getting busy and we recognize that sometimes there are conflicts on Wednesdays.  We are building an online class to fulfill the requirements of the Old and New Testament from home.
    • Students will go to a link on our website, read the Bible lesson, take notes as needed.  
    • To assess and make sure students are remembering the lessons, quizzes and tests will be a part of the curriculum.
  • Students must complete both the Old Testament and New Testament courses before entering our Catechism class.

To Signup for 2020-2021 New Testament Home Study Click here:  

Confirmation at First Immanuel School
  • The religion curriculum K-6th grade teaches the Old and New Testament
  • In 7th grade, there begin 2 separate educational tracks.  
    • Confirmation:  This track is for those who are and will continue to be members of First Immanuel.  Both tracks are taught by the pastors of First Immanuel.
      • 7th grade members of First Immanuel will study the 6 Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. 
      • 8th Grade Confirmation students will study how to defend and express their faith in Jesus Christ as well as review the Lutheran Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
    • Faith Foundations
      • This class is for those who will not be members of First Immanuel.
      • Strong Biblical Foundations will be taught:
        • Apostles Creed focusing on our Triune God
        • The Ten Commandments
        • Prayer 
        • Confession and Forgiveness
        • Applying the Bible to life

Mission of the Month

Thank you for your support of our Mission of the Month missions. If you have suggestions for missions to support please share them with our Director of Outreach & Missions, Karl Roeske, at  KRoeske@fils.org.
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Local Mission Opportunities

Twice a month, the first and third Tuesday, groups from FIL help serve meals to men, women and children that come looking for help. We travel as a group from FIL, leaving at 3pm, returning by 6:30 pm. You may be called upon to serve the main meal, desserts, and occasionally help in the kitchen. Close-toes shoes, conservative dress and a willingness to selflessly serve are the only requirements!
 

The Saukville Community Food Pantry was started with several religious and community organizations to fill a need for food in Ozaukee County.  Assistance is needed on distribution days, stocking and organizing the pantry and delivering donated food collected at FIL and ROL to the pantry.
 
Refuge House is truly “a place of refuge” where women and children who have no place to  reside as they prepare for the birth of their babies.  The live-in houseparent provides a loving and caring family atmosphere where moms can learn parenting and life-skills, further their education and acquire job skills.  Most importantly, the mothers have the opportunity for regular Bible study, prayer and worship so they can grow in their walk with the Lord. Many opportunities are available at the home and the Blessed Again Resale Store that supports this ministry.
 
adopt a highway
Adopt A Highway
Three times per year a team of 8-12 people from First Immanuel walk the edge of Wauwatosa Rd. between Pioneer Rd. and Western Rd. to clean up refuse. Time commitment is for approx. 3.5 hours and you will help keep Cedarburg the beautiful town that it is! 
 
 
CONTACT KARL ROESKE, MISSIONS/OUTREACH DIRECTOR, FOR MORE INFORMATION AT
kroeske@fils.org or call the church office at 262-377-6610.

 
 
Funds provided by the FIL Endowment helped build this school for special needs children. Thanks for your continued support of the First Immanuel Endowment!

 Past Missions

Feed My Starving Children 

We partnered with Concordia University Wisconsin, along with many other churches in the area to raise money and pack meals for malnourished children around the world. We packed just under 400,000 meals!
 

Ghana

Fighana kidsrst Immanuel hosted a short-term mission to Ghana January 9 – 20, 2017. This was the third time we have visited this wonderful country to work side by side with Pastor Solomono Salam Ayagri, his family, and other church workers to reach more Ghanaians with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Our work included Gospel outreach to children and adults, malaria net distribution to remote villages, and some light construction work.  

Guatemala 

Guat

The focus of the short-term mission trips to Guatemala is Gospel outreach, children’s ministry, other additional work including construction projects. Our group worked alongside members of Jesus es El Camino congregation in La Majada, Guatelmala.  This mission trip takes place annually.
PRAYER WALL
Prayer cannot be overestimated! Prayer moves the hand of God. First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries is a family of faith dependent upon prayer and committed to God’s sovereignty. 
 
If you have a prayer request you can submit it below on our prayer wall. A group of volunteers will lift up these prayers throughout the week.
 

Anonymous, September 6, 2020 - 2:51 pm

Pray that all may go well with the opening of our schools and that students, teachers and staff stay healthy so that school can stay in session. Pray against anxiety of the students and teachers going back in this new environment.

Becky Helmlinger, September 2, 2020 - 2:11 am

Pray for my friend Lexi Buntrock and her family...her father's been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, surgery went well, treatments now begin, he had a tough road ahead. Their family welcomes any prayers ....thank you! Becky

Judy Wiechert, August 20, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Prayer of thanksgiving for successful healing shown on recent CT Scan for lung cancer. Thank you for all your prayers.

Art Done, August 12, 2020 - 3:54 am

Special prayer for Sister Alyce and Sister Carr Healing in their bodies. Please add our brother Royce and his family, to your churches prayer. Prayer for his upcoming ultra sound to rule out a lump in his upper right chest August 24th 2020. He has been through a lot but The Lord brought him out! He still needs full deliverance, disintegration, implosion of every evil plot, and the favor of God to rest upon his life (Isaiah 54:17). Most of all right now he needs a job or income to succeed in Jesus name! Pray that God would send warring angels to defeat and remove any demonic force against this brothers destiny. Pray that Gods hand would be upon them and give them increase in every way, including a good job and finance, and provisions. Prayer for housing and the right location to live in. Also for income suitable for every dream and vision God has given hm. Prayer for those whom he has to interface with. Prayer for God to grant him, complete peace, strength, wisdom, healing and fill him with the Holy Spirit and be made whole & set free. Pray also pray that God will continue to supply their every need and show favor, according to his riches in Glory. That God would clearly show his path and will for this brothers life, and everything he touches will be anointed by God, including him. Prayer against any disease agent living in his body to be healed in Jesus Name. Prayer for the books and CD’s that are being birthed out of this experience, that they will bless everyone and the funds will be there to produce these items. Pray for the people and churches connected to his life to be blessed and be a blessing. Pray that God would order his steps, and clearly and fill him with the Holy Spirit and Fire! Also pray for his children and family to be protected and blessed with the favor of God and financial provision, and to be saved and in church. Prayer for the funds for medical and dental coverage to happen soon. Prayer for the 3 businesses and the 501c3 outreach ministry would be birthed in Jesus Name.

Anonymous, August 6, 2020 - 9:41 pm

Urgently pray to our Heavenly Father God about Derrick's termination from his Employer this morning following false accusations and violent threats from Ashley, Lajuan, Leon and others, lack of communication from his Attorney, paying out large sums of money to his Attorney, the need for him and his Fiancee Marle'n to immediately be employed by the many Government firms they've applied to in Maryland that's safe, quaint and away from confusion.

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