August 13, 2017


Ladies Bible Study

Ladies LifeLight Bible Study will begin Thursday September 7, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere (Thursdays 9:00-11:00 am). We will be studying Ezekiel (and be done before Thanksgiving) followed by 2 consecutive sessions on Acts (Jan. 11- May 17). This wonderful in-depth CPH study is a great way to grow in your relationship with God as well as with other Christian Women.  Each lesson ends with a lecture by one of many LCMS pastors (Pastor Heilman included).
Because the LifeLight materials are on sale through the end of August, ladies are asked to sign up and pay $10 for each book in the Immanuel church office by August 18 so that the books may be ordered before the sale ends. If you prefer, there is plenty of time to mail in your payment (1225 E. 2nd Street, Belvidere IL 61008). You may sign up to purchase any combination of the 3 books (Ezekiel, Acts I, and/or Acts II).  
Contact Elissa Sullivan (815-761-6534) with any questions.


Ladies Aid

Members of Ladies Aid will meet  Thursday at 1:30 to review national convention and plan for Fall Luncheon for Girls of All Ages and LWML Sunday.


Final Worship & Decommissioning

St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14N205 Reinking Rd., Pingree Gorve will hold its final worship service and decommissioning of it’s propert on Sunday, August 20th at 2 pm. The Rev. Bruce Milash, pastor of St. Peter, Gilberts will officiate. Everyone is welcome as St. Peters commemorates and gives praise for 127 years of service, ministry, and God’ abundant grace. Items beneficial for continued use in worship and ministry will be available for donation following the service. Freewill contributions made payable to the Lutheran Church Charities Fund will be gratefully accepted for donated items selected. For further details call (847) 464-5783.


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Bill & Carol Sherman for hosting Fellowship hour. Your gracious service to this congregation is truly appreciated!  If you or your family would like to provide Fellowship hour treats—please sign up in the Fellowship hall.


Rally Day, Mortgage Burning & Church Picnic

Have you been wanting to invite family or friends to come experience Trinity? Now’s the perfect opportunity! Invite them to join us on September 10th! We have some postcard invitation on the Elder’s table in the Narthex. Take one or two on your way out and pass them out to those you’d like to have join us.


Bible Study

A new bible study will be starting up on September 12 will be on Tuesday nights starting at 7:00. We will be looking at the Reformation using the study "Echoes of the Reformation-Five Truths That Shape The Christian Life". This study will ask you to do some work at home. It involves 3 sections that are only a few pages long and help us to think about the next section. We will be watching a video each week that is about 15 minutes long and then have a discussion. Books cost $15. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway under the Woven section. Question? Ask Nancy Bagsby 815-566-9437.




Feed My Starving Children

Want to help raise funds for the local FMSC packing event?? Head out to Culvers on August 8th from 5-8pm where a portion of their sales will go to FMSC. Or get your car washed on August 19th at the new car wash across from Portillos. They will donate 15% of their sales that day to FMSC! 


Operation Christmas Child:

It may only be August but it is time to start thinking about packing shoeboxes. Collection will be in November but you can start collecting items now. New this year is that there can be NO candy of any sort or toothpaste. Watch for more information.


LCMS Stewardship Message

Matthew 14:30 “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” The world, really, is a scary place – natural disasters, disease, terrorism, and a hundred other things. But where do we place our hope, our trust – our vision? Where do we look for aid and comfort? When Peter’s eyes were on the Lord, he had confidence. When he turned to look at his problems and took his eyes off the Lord, he fell apart. Sometimes God’s call to support the work of His Church with our offerings makes us nervous. But put your eyes back on your Lord, trust Him, follow His Word, and all, really, will be well.


Food Pantry

Thank you for your recent donations to the local food pantry. Surprisingly, many of the donation were taken in July and there remains a robust need for continued donations. If you can help, then please take a slip in the narthex with ta listed food item and return that item(s) to the grocery cart by August 19th or 20th.


Tour Info

Pastor Donald & Gloria Balgeman are planning a tour of England, Wales, and Ireland from June 11 –22, 2018.  An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20th at 1:30 at St. Peter’s Lutheran, 43W301 Plank Rd.  There, of course, is no obligation if you attend.  Or for more information and a brochure, call 815/621-7223 or send an inquiry to 6N318 Knollwood Dr, St Charles, IL or e-mail to  Pastor Balgeman served Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley (1980-2012) and starting Aug 1st is at St. Peter’s, North Plato filling the vacancy.


Secret Pal

Secret Pals: School is getting ready to start and so is Confirmation. Once again we will be having the Secret Pal program for our students. Each year an adult is assigned to a youth to pray for them, perhaps remember them with a small gift for their birthday and Christmas, and just dropping them a note once in a while to let them know you are thinking and praying for them. If you are interested in being a Pal, let Nancy Bagsby know at 815-566-9437 (text is ok) or call the church office and let Amanda know.






Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,885

General Funds Given: $2,155

Online Giving's:        $1,080

Total:                        $3,235



Missions                           $5

Comfort Dog                  $10

Ladies Aid                       $20

Building Fund                  $110

Benevolence                  $5

Choir Music Fund          $50