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Update on Worship & Other Activities at Immanuel

Church Festival – August 1, 2021

The following people have volunteered to head committees: Chairperson: Shirley Stanush; Treasurer: Cindy Corbin; Food Preparation: Darryl Penshorn; Kitchen Co-Chair: Darlene Reeves, Rebe Penshorn; Kitchen Clean Up Chair: Still Needed; Meal Ticket Sales: Patrice Goodman; Publicity: Lillian Kosub; Social Media: Shirley Stanush; Drive Thru Lanes: Eddie & Brenda Willeford; Raffle Tickets: Lillian Kosub; Drive Thru Set Up: Men of Immanuel Lutheran

This year’s festival will consist of the Drive-Thru Only Meal, Live Online Auction and the Raffle. We are limiting the auction items to 25 high quality items. We currently have a guided fishing trip, a Handmade Quilt and jewelry. If you would like to donate items, please contact a member of the Festival Committee. More information will be available on Facebook group page, Due to the rising cost of food items and the fact that we are not raising the price of the meal, please let us know if you would like to donate toward the cost of the ingredients. Any little bit helps toward our profit.

A HUGE Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered their time on the Festival. We are in need of WORKERS. We will begin preparing the food on Saturday Morning at 9:00 am. We need people to help cut up the vegetables and bacon, fill containers of peaches. If you are planning on helping, please bring knives and cutting boards.

On Sunday we will begin serving at 11:00 am. We need volunteers to help fill the plates starting at 10:30 am. We are running 2 lines and need 6-7 people per line per hour. We also need strong people to run the food between the pots and the servers. Outside, we are running two lanes for the to-go food. We need volunteers for that and also, we are looking for people to bring the plates from the kitchen to the to-go lines.

Finally, and this is SO important, we are looking for someone to organize a Kitchen Clean Up Crew. The cookers have been on the job since the middle of the night and need a break. We need people in the kitchen starting at 12:00 noon to start washing pans, utensils, buckets, and pressure washing pans outside. If you can chair this and round up a crew, please let us know.

Please contact the Committee Head or the church to volunteer. With everyone’s help we can make this Festival a HUGE SUCCESS!

See the next page you will find the times and number of people needed.

Inside Food Line #1 and Line #2 Need 6-7 People per Hour
10:30 – 11:30, 11:30 – 12:30, 12:30 – 1:30, 1:30 – 2:30, 2:30- 3:30

Outside Food Line #1 and Line #2  Need 4 people per Hour
10:30 – 11:30, 11:30 – 12:30, 12:30 – 1:30, 1:30 – 2:30, 2:30- 3:30

Food Runners from Kitchen to To-Go Lines
10:30 – 11:30, 11:30 – 12:30, 12:30 – 1:30, 1:30 – 2:30, 2:30- 3:30

Kitchen Clean Up

Day Camp

Digging into worship and exploring how faith grows!
This year’s camp, From the Ground Up, will take place August 2-6 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm daily for 30 children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Day Camp Registration Forms (yellow) are available in the church office, narthex, or annex; the fee is $10 per child (non-refundable).
Cross Trails Ministry provides the staff, program materials and activities. The fun-filled day includes Bible study, singing, games, arts and crafts, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and water.
Immanuel is responsible for providing housing and evening meals for the staff. If you are interested in hosting the staff or would like to take them out to dinner, please see Karen Campbell at 830-253-8121 for more information.

July 16, 2021


  • Thank you and welcome to Mr. Terry Retzloff who will lead our services for the next two Sundays.  He comes to us from Our Savior Lutheran Church.
  • The Food Pantry is having its school supply drive and has requested that we collect certain items; flyers  and specially-marked envelopes are in the narthex and annex and parsonage porch.
  • Next Sunday there will only be ONE service at 9:30 with the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting following at 10:45.
  • The Community Festival will be here before you know it – please check the Kitchen Help Lists in the narthex and parsonage to volunteer some of your time.
  • Registration forms and flyers are available for Day Camp (August 2-6) for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Cost is $10.

Recent News and Information

Immanuel Lutheran Church Facebook Live Stream Service is available here.

Regular Sunday in person services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.  The 10:30 am service will be live streamed on Facebook Live. 

The Worship program is available to download here – Sunday Worship Bulletin.

With the lifting of COVID restrictions, we want to remain committed to the health and welfare of our congregation.  You are welcome to wear masks and social distance as is necessary for your circumstance.

Send your offerings/tithes in through the mail or drop them off at the church office during regular office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The mailing address is: Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 168, La Vernia TX  78121.




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