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+Thanks for the special “call to worship” by the Bells of Immanuel on November 4th. It was a sacred beginning to All Saints Sunday worship. Thanks for blessing all three services with your music!


+Thank you to the Instrumentalists and Jubilate for sharing your special song “The Great Day” on Christ the King Sunday! It was stunning!


+Thank you Praise Team for your song “Behold Our God”


+A HUGE thank you to Tami Buntrock for organizing and managing the Turkey Jam Basketball Tournament at Badger High School again this year! What a blessing for our Youth Group! Thanks to you, our kids are able to go to Youth Quake year after year. Also, thank you to Tom and David Jooss and Rich McWherter for managing the tournament that day – such an enormous help!  Lastly, thank you to all of the youth and parents who volunteered. Without you, the tournament wouldn’t work! Sami Moehling


+WOW, what a motivating, glorious morning of worship and music by both vocalists and instrumentalists on Christ the King Sunday! The anthem was breathtaking-a brilliant tribute to our King, Jesus. Special thanks to the band for their majestic accompaniment that was the “icing on the cake”. The celebration of the entire morning was superb-brilliant heavenly brass, harmonious winds, electrifying guitar, robust drums, rousing keyboards, and passionate singing-thanks to ALL musicians for sharing your gifts in praise and worship!


+Special thanks to Rick Ruby for his help running audio on Christ the King Sunday and for recording the special music.   Thanks to Rick and ALL our media, sound, and video operators for their weekly service.


+Thank you to the Cookie Ministry for baking such yummy cookies and bringing them to my home to enjoy. What a blessing it is to be involved in a church with such caring people. Jennifer Scheel


+Thanks to the Bells of Immanuel and director Ellen Hanson for their special bell anthem on Thanksgiving Eve and for beginning our worship on All Saint’s Sunday. We are ‘grateful’ every time we hear the soothing, harmonious sound of the bells! Thanks also to the Praise Team for leading the Thanksgiving Eve worship service. Their special anthem underscored the Pastors excellent message and theme of the night. The team leads year-round and at every special service-we are so grateful for your service!


+Thanks also to our beloved Music Director, John Ivan, for his superb musical leadership throughout the year, and in preparation for our Advent/Christmas celebrations! The music touches us deep in our spirit, preparing our hearts to worship our Savior! Thanks also to organist Kathy Middleton for her excellent and faithful accompaniment of our first service and choirs.


+ Thanking our Children and Teens!

Many thanks to Adrianna Fueredi, our beloved teen harpist, who supplied beautiful instrumental harp music during the healing service on November 18th. We absolutely adore her tender music and talent!

Thanks to Hasely Schulz for her lovely vocal solo on November 18th. She was just precious! What an honor and tribute by Raya Hickey with her rendition of “God Bless America” on Veterans Day!   Her young talent is immense; she sang and lead like a pro. Thumbs up to Nathan Buntrock and Vincent Faul for their charming vocal duet, on November 4th. The boys were great, and may even sing again! Be sure to give them a big high-five!


+Thanks to Jaime Ivan for her help creating and recording rehearsal CDs for Jubilate and the Christmas Cantata singers. We appreciate the countless hours you spent because it is such a valuable tool for learning.


+Please send a HUGE thank you to the cookie ministry for the cookie tray that was dropped off at our house in honor of my husband and his military service.  It was a wonderful surprise for us and the cookies were delicious!  It means the world to our family that the church took the time to acknowledge and recognize Phil for his service.  We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful church family! Thanks again!  Phil & Vicki Runnells and family


+Cookie Ministry – Thank you for the love you put into your cookies. I live alone and do not bake so I sooooo enjoyed them. Thank you also the prayers, they mean a lot! In His Love, Trudy Rauch


+I want to thank you and the members of your church for all the prayers for me. I’m doing very well. I did have more surgery, so I’m still healing, and can still use yours prayers. I hope to meet you someday and thank you in person, God does work miracles. Thank you! Monika Swing


+Thanks for the 4500 pounds of potatoes gleaned from a farmer’s field on November 3rd for area food pantries. Thanks to Frank Guske for coordinating this blessing.


+Thank you to Edith and Dan Draper who organized Pie Fest and all those who brought pies!


+Thank you to all who served at funeral lunches for Spud Hinzpeter and Bill Schulz.


+A big thank you to all who served at the Milwaukee Soup Kitchen in November.


+Thanks to all who donated books for the Walworth County Food Pantry Library and to Clay Wahlstedt for his Eagle Scout Project.


A huge thank you to Nicole McQuestion and John Ivan for their work on the Advent Posters and postcards for Immanuel. They look fabulous! What a great way to get the message out there about the Good News of Jesus’ Birth.


+There are no words to express the love and words of faith that poured of of members of Immanuel when I lost my brother to suicide. My wonderful Bible Study group was beside me throughout the devastating loss. Thanks to my wonderful Pastors. I learned to get through it 5 min at a time. Pastor Mary Ann, your amazing words of faith has now turned into my “Faith Speech.” Thanks to you I am on a better path and Paul, rest in peace, you will be missed by many. Love Sue Newell & family.


+Big wishes from little one who have more hope in their Thanksgiving because you cared. We hope that in this holiday season you feel the blessing of the gifts you have given. Truly Grateful, Side By Side


+My thanks to the entire congregation for all the prayers and positive thoughts as well as words of encouragement. Donna Jovani


+Thanks for the wonderful sermon, vocal duet &instrumental trio. The music today was awesome from beginning to end with John finishing up on the last hymn. We and others love that! Thanks so much! Craig and Kathy Middleton


+Dear Pastors, we appreciate your love, support and prayers. God continues to bring us gifts and you & your congregation are the nicest presents. Love you! Cindy, Lynn, Susie for A Day In Time


+Thank you to Mickey Tolar for such beautiful decorations for the Thanksgiving Eve service.


+Crop Walk Supporters, I want to thank everyone for your work on the 2012 CROP Walk on October 14th. Over 75 walkers from churches in the area raised funds for awareness of the issues of poverty and hunger in our area and around the world. Thank you! Ruth Anne Morava

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