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Welcome to First Immanuel Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
374 S. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

† 408-292-5404 † office@firstimmanuel.org † fax 408-297-8748

Proclaiming Christ To The Nations

Service Times
9:00  AM    Divine Service
10:15 AM     Bible Study/Sunday School
11:30 AM     Servicio Divino
12:30 AM    Catecismo/ Estudio Biblico

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Serving more than just Sunday worship, we offer education, growth and fellowship opportunities that focus on God’s Word and learning to live in His love—all so we can realize  a  deeper service to and connection with His larger family.  We welcome you to become a part of what Jesus came to give each of us—

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10:10

 

Relationship and growth groups


    •  Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
    •  Adult and Youth Confirmation Classes
    •  Youth Group
    •  Music Program - Chancel Choir,  Bells,    Youth Choir
    •  Small Groups - Bible study, fellowship, service
    •  Quinceañeras, Posada, & other cultural events

 

Announcements

  • News & Prayers for 11.26.17


    REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:  • Prayers of healing for Dimas who broke his arm • Prayers for Michael whose cancer has returned, nephew of Frances Scott • Travel mercies for Francisco • We hold up Mario & Christy and Abbey Reyes & family for God’s guidance, peace and safety • Resurrection Lutheran Church
     • FILC Elders • We pray for Christians everywhere who are being persecuted because of their faith

    our members celebrating a birthday this week:
    11/24   Joan DeMay
    11/24   John Flores
    11/28   Nichole Willis

    our members celebrating an anniversary this week:
    11/24   Jorge & Estela Vasquez ~ 10 years

    SUNDAY- Be sure to sign up today for attending the Congregational Christmas Party next Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Invitations are available if you did not receive one which gives information for your “ready to serve” potluck dish (serving 10-12).  Rolls and beverage will be provided.  Trial size toiletries for COME will be collected - (men’s socks are especially needed).  We look forward to spending this festive evening with you celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus.

    It’s time to sign up to help make our Advent Suppers.  Only 3 opportunities to show us your culinary skills, Wednesday Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20.  It is customary to serve soup and salad, but it’s also okay to think outside the box
    (i.e.: spaghetti feed, pancake breakfast, sloppy joes, etc.). It would also be fun to cook as a group.  Let’s pick on the Board of Trustees! (Choir, Sunday School, Elders, Young Adults, etc.)    Sign up sheet in the narthex.    

    Hungry Young adults!  Please sign up to help make dinners on Wednesday nights.  Sign up sheet in the narthex, still a few dates left!

    VOLUNTEER OR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!  WE NEED SOME TO MAKE COFFEE!! It will be with great sadness that I will be retiring from my coffee duties on November 26th.  I will be happy to help show the new coffee person/maker  how to do everything during December.  This job can be shared.  One person can set up and another person can clean up the coffee.  You could switch off weeks with other members. If someone does not step up by November 26th, there will be no coffee on Sundays. I would also like to thank Norma Gesso and Edna Willis for taking my place when I’m not here. I also want to thank Susie James for providing cookies every week.  She keep us munching on a variety of yummy cookies and don’t forget those Ho Ho’s!!    JR. D’Amelio

    COME Christmas distribution is December 14th. We need lots of volunteers. The 10am-2pm shift involves arranging family gifts, making gift baskets, bagging new clothing,and arranging children’s gifts by age groups. The 4:30pm-8:30pm shift involves distribution of all gifts and clean-up. You do not have to volunteer for a whole shift. Any amount of time you can spare during those shifts is greatly appreciated. Please call Wynne Sontag 408-421-0902 to sign up. We prepare for this day all year long. Many people give us new things throughout the year and they are put away in boxes until distribution day. Things like clothing, sheets, blankets, purses, costume jewelry, men’s wallets, toiletries, shoes, etc. The Marines Toys for Tots provide gifts for children up to 12 years old. Anyone wishing to donate teenage gifts such as - gift cards, sporting equipment, purses, cologne, movie tickets etc., is asked to bring them to the parish hall on December 14 by 4pm. First Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 374 South 3rd Street, San Jose 95112. Tell the parking attendant you are volunteering  for COME. Enter through the “GREEN” Choir room door into the parish hall. Thank you

  • 11.19.17 News & Prayers

    REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:  • Prayers of healing for Dimas who broke his arm • Prayers for Michael whose cancer has returned, nephew of Frances Scott • Travel mercies for Francisco • We hold up Mario & Christy and Abbey Reyes & family for God’s guidance, peace and safety • St. Marks Lutheran Church • Sunday School Team • We pray for God’s protection on our missionaries around the world and especially Pastor & Gema Schuller

    our members celebrating a birthday this week:
    11/19    Marvin Pineda
    11/19    Misty Sanfilippo
    11/24   Joan DeMay
    11/24   John Flores

    our members celebrating an anniversary this week:
    11/24   Jorge & Estela Vasquez ~ 10 years


    Voters Meeting Today! at 10:30 AM Voters Meeting. Agenda: 2018 Annual Calendar and 2018 Proposed Budget. A tasty brunch will be served before the Voters’ meeting on Sunday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m.

    THANK YOU - to all who helped with the Dorcas Guild bake sale last Sunday.  Many donated baked goods also.  With your help we will be able to donate funds for the Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico through LCMS, support the ministry of COME, and also have funds available to help with the expenses for the Congregational Christmas Party.  The Lord blessed day.  Thank you all for your support.

    CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS PARTY - Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2 and plan to spend the evening with our church family in the Parish Hall.  The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres.  Pick up your invitation today. We request that your “ready to serve” potluck dish - serves 10-12.  Rolls and beverages will be provided.  Trial size toiletries for COME will be collected - (men’s socks are especially needed)  Register your attendance today.  Also, we would very much appreciate having some volunteers help us in the kitchen, decorating, and/or clean up.  We look forward to celebrating this festive evening with you.

    Hungry Young adults!  Please sign up to help make dinners on Wednesday nights.  Sign up sheet in the narthex, still a few dates left!

    VOLUNTEER OR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!  WE NEED SOME TO MAKE COFFEE!! It will be with great sadness that I will be retiring from my coffee duties on November 26th.  I will be happy to help show the new coffee person/maker  how to do everything during December.  This job can be shared.  One person can set up and another person can clean up the coffee.  You could switch off weeks with other members. If someone does not step up by November 26th, there will be no coffee on Sundays. I would also like to thank Norma Gesso and Edna Willis for taking my place when I’m not here. I also want to thank Susie James for providing cookies every week.  She keep us munching on a variety of yummy cookies and don’t forget those Ho Ho’s!!    JR. D’Amelio

    Operation Christmas Child Once again First Immanuel has participated with Samaritan’s Purse for boys and girls in over 130 countries to have the experience of feeling God’s love through Operation Christmas Child.  This year we’ve were blessed with Lydia Ladies donations and other cash donations which I used to purchase some items in bulk.  I used the monetary donations from FIL family and friends to cover the $9/box shipping fee.  Fifty of our 60 boxes were covered.  Thank you all for your participation.

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