Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday (March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29) Soup Supper 5:00 p.m. & Worship 6:00 p.m.
We are online Sunday starting at 9:55 a.m. on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/ImmanuelLutheranBaileysHarbor/. All are welcome!
You do NOT need to be a member of Facebook *or* Immanuel to watch!
At or near the top of our Facebook page, look for a box with a small red “LIVE” button in the top left. Click it, and you’ll be watching us.
This video is a one-way event. No one will be able to hear or see you; they only see comments you may type.
Once the worship service is completed, it is available on our Facebook page for anyone who missed the live event; look in the Video section at the top of our page.
Again, just go to our Facebook page and look for and click the red LIVE button at or after 9:55 a.m. Sunday: www.facebook.com/ImmanuelLutheranBaileysHarbor/
See you Sundays!
March-April 2023 Volume 1, Issue 64
A note from Pastor Gary…
“And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their
faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their
reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting
may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees
in secret will reward you.”
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
For some of us it is a practice during Lent to give up something as a reminder of what God was willing
to do for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. That we are willing to sacrifice something on behalf of
Christ’s sacrifice for us. Some ways in doing this is possibly giving up junk food, soda, anything
containing sugar or the like. Or it could be a time for fasting all together. But it is more than just giving
up something or fasting. During that time you would enjoy whatever you gave up, we are called to
take that time and pray to God. But many times we forget that part.
Also, when we have given something up or fast, we like to make it known to others what we are doing.
We are not supposed to make a production about it or “look what I am doing.” We are supposed to be
doing it in secret or privately. Then we are truly being sincere about it.
I would like to give you a little extra challenge this year. Bring a nonperishable food item for “Feed My
People” each time you come to a worship service. But not only bring the item, but to pray over it that it
may bring nourishment to an individual or family and that they may know the presents of Christ in their
lives. Bring the Light of Christ into someone’s dark world.
May your Lenten journey bring you peace as you reflect on what Jesus did for us on that cross. That
God so desperately wants to have a relationship with us that He was willing to have Jesus die on the
cross for our sins. So that we may always have that relationship with Him. Something that we should
never take for granted, the promise of eternal life.
On that Easter morning, when our time of fasting is over, may we all shout “Alleluia, Christ is risen. He
is risen indeed. Alleluia!” It does not mean that our work is finished, but it has only begun. A time for
us to be the Light of Christ in our community.
God’s Peace & Love,
Women’s Bible Study
Anyone wanting to
participate in Women’s
Bible Study after Easter
should contact Cynthia
or (920) 839-9419 for more
Immanuel’s Outreach Committee meets on the first Monday
of every month at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
Feel free to join us.
On February 22, at 5:00 PM the soup suppers will begin on Wednesdays for Lent. The worship service is at 6:00
PM. We are asking all Bible School families to please stay and join us for a meal and church services. Services
will be about 30 minutes long. If at all possible, can each family bring one item for Feed My People. They have
lost the Government funding and their supply is low. Many households in Door County, young and old, need help
On March 12th after Church service the Outreach committee will be having a Brat Luncheon. It will be potluck and Outreach
will provide the brats and buns. Please bring a dish to pass to go along with the brats. Spend the afternoon with everyone
playing different games (board games, cards, dice, etc.). A fun afternoon during the winter with friends and church members.
Easter Sunday there will be two services, 8 and 10 AM. Between the two services we will have a Potluck Breakfast (like last
year). Everyone is welcome to come.
The Noisy Offerings from May 2022 to January 2023 went to the following groups~ May: Help of Door County, June, July and
August: Door Cancer, Sept and October: OCC shoe boxes (Bible School students purchased items to fill boxes), November,
December, and January: Feed My People. The total amount of money collected for above places $1200.63. What a great job
all of us have done in helping each non-profit group in the county. Let’s keep up the great work in reaching out to everyone in
Bible School and Confirmation Class Notes
On February 15th we had our annual bowling event at Apple Valley Lanes. The kids had a great time as always. Thanks to
Grandma Jane Pluff for helping with transportation. The Bible School and Confirmation kids are hosting the Ash Wednesday
Soup Supper on February 22. No regular class that day. Additionally, no class on March 22 and April 5 because Gibraltar and
then Zion will be on Spring Break. In February we learned about Jesus walking on water and the feeding of the 5,000. In
March we will continue to learn about Jesus’ miracles with a lesson on Lazarus and Jesus healing the 10 lepers. On March 15
we are going to make Easter cards to go in the Outreach Easter baskets. The kids did that last year and had fun decorating and
the cards were a big hit for all who received them. Then on March 29 we will decorate Easter Eggs. Parents are always
welcome to join us for these craft days if you want to join in on the fun. In April we will learn about Mary Magdalene and the
Parable of the Sower. That will wrap up our lessons for the year as we will spend Wednesdays in May preparing for the youth
led Church Service on the 14th of May. We are planning for an end of the year party on May 17. Thanks for letting us teach
your kids about Jesus.
Laura & Jolynn
To bring you up to date on the status of flooring for the Fellowship Hall,
installation dates and costs are provided below.
The flooring for the fellowship hall has been ordered with a target installation to begin after Easter. It is being stored by Nor
Door pending that time. Proceeding in this manner was expected to avoid a pending price increase.
Cost of the Project
Total cost of the flooring, net of removal costs of the existing carpet, is $15,840.
• This is a discounted price for the church, saving us $2,031
• We have paid $7,500 for the materials, leaving a balance, net of removal, of $8,340.
• Ideally, we should go into the installation work with a total of $10,000 in hand as the carpet removal costs are unknown.
To date, we have received approximately $2,500 toward this goal, leaving an additional $7,500 to be raised.
If you are interested in helping to reach this goal, you may put your gift in one of your undated envelopes at the back of your
offering envelopes and mark the use for FLOORING.
Immanuel’s Social Group
The purpose is to have a social
afternoon to help people
connect, play cards, board
games, or any other games
participants bring forth.
We’ll be gathering the second
and fourth Tuesdays at 1pm in
the fellowship hall.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS & WORSHIP
Soup Suppers at 5 p.m. – Worship at 6 p.m.
ASH WEDNESDAY: February 22nd
MIDWEEK WEDNESDAYS: through March 29th
MAUNDY THURSDAY: April 6th
The Lenten program is “Would you Betray Me?” and are short one or two act plays.
Sign up sheets for soup and play readers are in the narthex.
LENT CHALLENGE: Instead of giving something up for Lent, lets bring a non-perishable food
item for Feed My People each time that we attend worship.
Community Recycling Event
Immanuel Lutheran Church
An electronic recycling event is being planned for the first Saturday in May at the Baileys Harbor Recreation Park
from 8:00 am to 12 noon. We will need help with emptying cars. The company will have staff to help with the larger
items. Please plan to come and help with unloading items. Watch for a press release listing what they accept.
Proceeds benefit Immanuel’s Outreach Program.
Noisy Offering for February, March & April
will go to the Willie Leist benefit. Willie is a young woman from Baileys
Harbor and lives in the Milwaukee area. Her and her husband, Robert,
have a one and half year old daughter. Joe Swanson and Sharon
Brungraber are her parents. Sharon is a member of our church along
with Willie’s sister Claire Swanson. This is Willie’s third battle with
cancer. Willie is a strong fighter, let us drop in as much change or
paper money on the 3rd Sunday of each month to help Willie and her
family. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Monday 9 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday 9 a.m. to Noon
Thursday 9 a.m. to Noon
& by appointment
Snow Cancellation Information
If winter weather should cause a need to cancel worship or other church programs and events, here are some things to remember:
• On Sunday mornings a decision will be made by 7:30 am
• Information will be posted on our website www.Immanuel-
lutheran.org and our Face Book page Immanuel Lutheran Baileys Harbor
• TV channels 2, 5, 11 and 26 will be notified as well as Radio stations WDOR, WBDK
• Wednesday Bible School and Confirmation classes will follow the school’s decisions – no school or early dismissal means there will be No Bible School or Confirmation classes.
• If you would like to be notified by phone about cancellations, please contact the church office.
We make every effort to get the word out early and quickly.
Also, we generally operate on the side of caution not wanting to put people at risk unnecessarily.