Immanuel Lutheran Church
                     of Almelund, Minnesota


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Multi Generational (for all ages!)
Sunday, July 30, 9:30-2:30
Worship, Picnic Lunch and VBS activities!

Mon. through Thurs.,
July 31-August 3 5:30–
eat supper together 6:00-8:00 -
Vacation Bible School
Crafts, Games, Music & Supper!
Led by LUTHER POINT BIBLE CAMP counselors!

Grab this chance to spend time
talking, learning and having fun with your kids or grandkids at VBS!

All are invited to come! Bring a friend!

If giving directions to someone, these work well:

Immanuel is located just north of HWY 95 at Co. Road 12!
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Almelund, MN
37515 Park Trl. Almelund, MN 



Presidental Ponderings… by the Immanuel Lutheran Church Council President


The Youth Group gave a wonderful presentation on Sunday June 16th showing the congregation the highlights of their mission trip. It appeared that they all had a wonderful time as well as growing in their faith by helping those less fortunate. It was very heartwarming to see the enthusiasm shown by the youth as they shared some of their most memorable experiences and how the trip affected them as a whole.

A big thank you to Jason, DeeDee and the chaperones that accompa-nied the youth, as well as the youth themselves, as they all worked very hard to make this trip possible.

As the summer progresses I have noticed how beautiful the cemetery and church lawn look. Thank you to Darryl and Norm for their hard work keeping the grounds so beautiful and showcasing our "church on the hill".

God’s blessing to you all,


Steve Peterson, Immanuel Church Council President



CLEAR THE DECKS! Sarah Circle is planning a clean up/out of the church later this fall. We would like to ask all groups that have storage in the church to place all items you would like to toss in the old basement back by the kitchen. We plan to clean up the old kitchen and the little stage and any overflow areas.



WHAT’S COMING UP? The Almelund Sampler

Celebrate Almelund culture at the Almelund Sampler

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Immanuel! 3:00-CONCERT We will begin with a concert featuring local musi-cians! If you are interested in being a part of the program or know of someone we should ask call Pastor Marla, Pat Remer or Merrie in the church office. 4:30-AUCTION The Almelund Sampler will continue with an auction to raise funds for our church’s general fund. You are invited to contribute auction items and to bid on them. Suggestions:

Handmade local items –crafts, clothing, art works; locally grown plants, hay, wood, locally made food items, Swedish sausage, honey, syrup, jam, wine…

Services – babysitting, mowing, snow plowing, handyman, pet care, computer repair, music – using your skills to help others

Experiences – hunting or fishing expedition, a trip to your cabin, a meal at your home, a ride in your vintage car, boat, snowmobile…

Sports tickets, collectables, and memorabilia

Homemade monthly food items – dessert, soup or bread of the month …

Farming items, Swedish items, Minnesota items, antiques

Gift certificates, products or services from local businesses

Other ideas? Surprise us!

We will be collecting items in September/October at Immanuel Watch for a deadline. Please let the church office know about large items early so they can be listed in publicity.

5:30-DINNER We will conclude with a spectacular dinner catered by Jon Ekstrom! Plus, a very special surprise dessert!


All women are invited to sing on Sunday, Aug 20 at worship in a Treble Chorus! Meet to rehearse at 8:30am that morning! We hope to have lots of voices sing with us that day!



Dinner Meeting for Youth

Grades 6 and Older -

and their Parents

Wed., August 23, 6:30 PM

Come and learn about plans for the Youth Group and Confirmation program this year. We are considering a few changes and would like your in-put. Have your input and be part of shaping the plans for the 2017-2018 year. Please let Pastor Marla know how many people from your family will be attending (for a food count).

THANK YOU! The Youth Group would like to again thank all that have supported us these past few months both financially and spiritually in order for this group to go on the trip. It was an amazing experience for both the youth and the adults. The group found out first hand what it is truly like to do God's work and spread his love to the community of Lake Traverse. We as leaders, couldn't be more proud of what they accomplished there and how they came together even more as a group. We cannot wait to go again next year!

God's Peace,

DeeDee & Jason


Immanuel will be at the Almelund Threshing Show again this year! On Sunday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. join Pastor Marla for worship in the Entertainment Center at the Threshing Show! We will have a service at church that day beginning at 10:30.


50th Anniversary Celebration for Bob & Sharon Swanson (Lloyd Johnson’s daughter & son-in-law)

Sunday, August 27, from 2-5pm,

at the Shafer Town Hall in Palmdale. No Gifts.

SEND US YOUR PICTURES! we would like to add more photos of our ministry around our church! As you are involved with things at church or with people from church please submit pictures to the church office or Pastor Marla! Snap a pic and send a jpeg!

Attention Readers… make sure to check out the many book selections in the Immanuel Library. Please let us know what titles/authors you'd be interested in seeing in our Library. Thanks! -The Library Committee

Mark Your Calendar:

IMMANUEL CONNECTION is coming back! Sat., September 23 , 1-3 P.M. at THE SWEDISH INN in Lindstrom! Come for this time to get to know one another better—all ages are welcome! You can bring a friend! If you would like to carpool, meet in the Immanuel parking lot at 1:40. If you need a ride call Darlene Anderson 651-583-3153 or Judy Nelson 651-674-5920. See you there!


River Valley Christian Women’s Connection Supercalifragilisticexplialidocious! Luncheon

Monday, August 21, 11:30 a.m., $12, Pay at door

RSVP by Monday noon, August 7, call or text Diane, 651-808-8579, at Luther Point Bible Camp, 11525 Luther Point Rd, Grantsburg, WI Special Feature: Have Boutique, Will Travel Music: Kris Palmer; Speaker: Sally Hjelle, "Accentuate the POSITIVE….. Eliminate the Negative"

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