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Immanuel Lutheran Church
3801 Cunningham Road
Killeen, Texas 76542
Ph: 254.634.2772

Sep 5, 2020

Greetings from the Executive Committee of Immanuel Lutheran Church,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1Corinthians 2:9 NLT) We are in a challenging time. Some of us are a little concerned about going to work each day or having children who are going to school. Others may be tired of being separated from others. We don’t know what may be in the plans for us but we do know that God has a plan for all those who love Him. That knowledge gives us comfort.
 
God’s Work Our Hands Sunday September 13th 
On September 13th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Immanuel will have its drive-through communion again. That is God’s Work Our Hands Sunday. During the past few years, we have collected donations of items for the Friends In Crisis Homeless Shelter. Normally, 35-40 members go to the shelter on that Sunday and do all the cleaning as well as some other improvements through construction, and deliver the donations. Unfortunately, we will be unable to do the work at the shelter, but we still plan to collect and deliver donations. You can bring them on the 13th or drop them by earlier if you are unable to be there on the 13th. Just leave them outside the front door of the office area. They will be moved inside the building. Hopefully, you will be able to join us on the 13th whether you choose to donate or choose not to donate. The main purpose of the day is to receive God’s sacrament and blessing with it. A number of items will be available if you wish to have one - the new Christ In Our Home through December, an updated directory, and the yard sign. As we did last month, you will just need to ask for the item. We will give them out until we run out of them.
 
Possible Donation Items: A list of items that can be donated are the following:
Full size body/hand lotion
Deodorant
Full-size shampoo
Small personal size shower soap
Laundry detergent, powder
Dinner-size heavy-duty paper plates
Paper cups, both for coffee and larger drinks
Plastic forks and spoons
Paper towels
Toilette paper
Sugar
Coffee
Non-Dairy Creamer
Bathroom cleaning supplies
Dishwashing soap
Bath towels
Wash cloths
Twin-sized sheets
Pillow cases
Twin-sized blankets
Socks
New underwear for men and women
Large trash bags
 
Jeff Papke has again secured a Thrivent grant in support of the God’s Work Our Hands Sunday. He has purchased 192 packaged hygiene kits and 24 pairs of socks for the residents of the shelter. Thank you, Jeff, and he used Amazon Smile!
 
Giving 
Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support of our church, especially during this unprecedented time.  Some members have said they do not need to be reminded about giving, but others do appreciate it. And our past few months indicate that we need to continue to be good stewards. In July, we were short by $8,400 in our general fund and mortgage donations, and in August, we were better, but still had $5,400 more in expenses when compared to member donations. 
 
Please continue giving your tithes and offerings as they are important for the church to meet its financial obligations and support local missions. There are many ways you may continue to give while the church building is closed:
·       You can mail a check to the church.  The church address is: 3801 Cunningham Road, Killeen, Texas 76542.
·       You can drop your check off in the mailbox at the church - it is locked and secure. 
·       You can ask your bank to send an electronic check to the church or select automatic monthly transfers.
·       You can also set up an account with Tithe.ly to give online. Click this link to find out how: http://www.killeenimmanuel.com/online-giving.shtml. Please note - there is a small fee to use Tithe.ly.
Thank you for your continued financial support!
 
Worship
Our online worship continues to bring us together without the risks associated with a face-to-face environment.  The worship and event schedule can be found on the church homepage by clicking on this link: http://www.killeenimmanuel.com/


 
Joy, Brenda, Larry, & Shawn
Executive Committee, Immanuel Lutheran Church Killeen, TX

With hope, joy, peace, and love,