Midweek Bible Classes Canceled

All midweek Bible classes (Wednesday Ladies Bible Class, Thursday Men's Bible Class, Thursday Evening Bible Class) have been canceled through the end of March.  Classes will resume the first week of April.  Contact the church office for more information.  (3/15/18)


Return to the Lord!

Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent, is February 14.  Join us for worship every Wednesday at 12 noon or 7PM throughout the Lenten season as we are called to "Return to the Lord..."

Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) - "Return to the Lord Who Is Gracious"  (Joel 2:12-19)
Lenten Midweek 2 (Feb. 21) - "Return to the Lord Who Has Redeemed You"  (Isaiah 44:21-28)
Lenten Midweek 3 (Feb. 28) - "Return to the Lord Who Will Restore You"  (Jeremiah 15:19-21)
Lenten Midweek 4 (March 7) - "Return to the Lord Who Will Raise You Up"  (Hosea 6:1-16)
Lenten Midweek 5 (March 14) - "Return to the Lord Who Does Not Change"  (Malachi 3:6-12)
Lenten Midweek 6 (March 21) - "Return to the Lord Who Does Not Tire of Calling You"  (Amos 4:6-13)
Maundy Thursday (March 29) at 7PM only - "The Lord Returns to Jerusalem with Mercy"  (Zechariah 1:12-17)
Good Friday (March 30) at 7PM only - "The Lord of the Lord Returns to Him with Success"  (Isaiah 55:6-11)



Thrivent Webinar

You may be wondering how the new tax law may affect charitable giving.  That's why Thrivent, in partnership with InFaith Community Foundation, invites you to a FREE webinar that will give up to date information on this topic Tuesday, March 20, 11AM-12PM Pacific Time.  Meeting room:  Dial in information:  1-646-876-9923.  Meeding ID 425 322 300.  There are helpful tutorials on how to use zoom webinars at https://support/  A recording will be available on the Infaith Community Foundation website at a later date.


Calling All 6, 7, 8th Grade Artists!

Freeborn Church is hosting a Daffodil Festival Art Contest.  All children in 6, 7 and 8th grades are encouraged to enter spring themed artwork (any medium, any size).  Entries are due by March 20, to be judged/displayed on March 24.  Drop off entries or mail to Freeborn Church, 2300 300th St NW, Stanwood, WA  98292.  Questions?  Call 360-629-3149.


Immanuel's Spring Cleanup

The Board of Trustees plans a Spring Cleanup on Saturday, March 24, from 9AM to 12 noon.  We'll be cleaning and weeding the flower beds and doing a general cleanup of the grounds.  Plese come to lend a hand.  If you have weeding tools, please bring them.  For more information, see a member of the Board (Glen T., Nick B., Curtis H., Bobby S.).

New this year -- we'll also be cleaning inside the church (pews, handrails, etc.) -- come lend a hand!


Spring Clean at Home, Too!

Do you have clothes, household items, books, etc. at home that you no longer want?  Put them in a bag and bring them to Immanuel on Saturday, March 24 between 9AM and 12 noon.  We will take the donated items to Value Village and they will pay us per pound (they accept gently-used clothing, bedding, linens, jewelry, shoes, accesories (such as belts and purses), toys, books, and small household goods).  400 bags could equal as much as $1,000 to be donated to a charity TBD.  While you're at Immanuel, spend a few minutes helping clean around the church (inside and/or out) during the Spring Cleanup!  For more information, see a member of the Board of Expanding Ministries (Becky L., Susan C., Susan R.).


Paper Products Collection

Toilet paper ... Paper towels ... Tissues ... Help provide these basic necessities to member of our community!  Did you know paper products cannot be purchased with a SNAP card (food stamps)?

Bring a package of toilet paper, paper towels, or tissues to the narthex by March 25.  Donations will be delivered to the Volunteers of America Food Bank shortly after Easter.

Questions?  See a member of Immanuel's Board of Expanding Ministries (Becky L., Susan R., Susan C.) or contact the church office.


Holy Week Worship Schedule

Palm Sunday March 25 -- Worship with Holy Communion 9:30AM

Maundy Thursday March 29 -- Worship with Holy Communion 7PM

Good Friday March 30 -- Worship 7PM

Easter Sunday April 1 --
    Sunrise Service with Holy Communion 6:30AM
    Potluck Breakfast 8-9AM
    Easter Service with Holy Communion 9:30AM
    Sunday School Egg Hunt 11AM
    Adult Bible Class 11AM


Easter Breakfast

Come to a potluck Easter breakfast immediately following Sunrise Service (approximately 8-9AM).  Bring family, friends and food to share (breakfast casseroles, ham, sausage, fruit, breads, pastries, muffins, etc.).  Coffee and juice will be provided.  Please prepare your dishes before coming to church.  Ovens will be available to keep dishes warm during Sunrise Service.


Craft Sale Coming

Need a reason to do a craft project or two during these rainy, cold days and long evenings?  Ladies Aid will host a Craft, Plant, Baked Goods, and White Elephant Sale May 5.  We will gladly welcome your contributions for any one or for all of the categories.  Proceeds will benefit a ministry to be announced.  Any questions, contact Linda R. or the church office.


NW Reformation 500 Video

Lutheran Ministry Services Northwest has decided to offer a video of the NW Reformation 500 worship service on their website, rather than mailing DVDs.  Click here for a link to the video page.  That page has "Mapping the Reformation" videos produced by Kyle Haugen, Artistic Director; the Festival Worship video; and a slideshow of pictures taken by Rev. John Schmidt, retired.  Enjoy watching the video!


LWML Mite Box Mission of the Month

Washington/Alaska District (75% of Mite Box Collection) -- By God's grace most grants have been paid in full for the 2016-18 biennium.  Click here for more information on all of these grants.

National Mite Box Mission Grant (25% of Mite Box Collection) -- Tanzania Sewing Center -- $25,000.  Click here for more information