Week of August 14, 2022

Pastor Molly on Sabbatical through November 1st: please keep Pastor Molly in your prayers as she takes this time for sabbatical rest and intentional study. Pastor Rebekah will lead the congregation and provide pastoral care in a half-time capacity for August, September, and October. 

Blessings for Backpacks  The Blessing of the Backpacks will take place during the 10 am church service on Sunday, August 28.  Please bring your backpack/bag if you are a student of any age, a teacher, or would just like to have your work bag blessed

Meals For Tom and Laurie  Thanks to all who signed up to provide meals for Tom and Laurie; we have a very caring congregation!

Back to School Immanuel Lutheran Preschool has some openings in their Pre-K class for 4-5 year olds. We offer a quality, Christian based program that includes music and movement, kid’s yoga and monthly chapel time, with experienced and certified teachers.  For more information, visit our website www.immanuellutheran preschool.org, or contact our director, Julie Sager at 406-239-6544 or  j ulie.sager1072@gmail.com. Immanuel’s preschool is also in need of school supply donations for the upcoming year. Look for an email  link for sign up genius, or check out the display in the Hemgen room for needed items. Immanuel’s teachers greatly appreciate your help in supporting this important ministry. 

Preaching research is being conducted at Immanuel! The Montana Synod has lifted up Immanuel as a place where transformational ministry takes place and we have been selected as a research site for the ELCA’s Compelling Preaching: Transformed Listeners Initiative.  Baird Linke, the researcher assigned to Immanuel is conducting 30-minute one-to-one interviews over Zoom or phone.  Please consider scheduling an interview before August 18th with Baird using this link:bairdlinke-faithorganisation.youcanbook.me. OR fill out this short online survey: https://forms.gle/1y4VpF7RZJLS3H6z8.

Rag Time Quilts  Kits are still available. We have more to sew to complete our Christmas Giving tree. Kits will be available after church Aug 14 or check one out at the office.

Prayers Requested for  Tudi Smith’s sister Toni, in Canada, as she begins treatment for breast cancer. Mick Hanson as he heals from knee surgery. Toni Johnson for cancer treatment. Tove Elvrom as she heals from back surgery. All who grieve the death of loved ones.