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Special needs class at Immanuel, Sheboygan, reaches 50th year
Thursday, August 16, 2007 :: 1210 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Events, Church news ::

On Sept. 30, the special class at Immanuel, Sheboygan, will celebrate fifty years of bringing the Word of Jesus to those with special needs. The anniversary will begin with the class playing chimes and singing some of their favorite songs at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

In 1957, Gertrude Schmidtke Koehlinger realized there was a need for religious education for the mentally handicapped in the community. Since then Immanuel members have supported the teachers and helpers who share their time and talents. The class currently has eight students, including Sandra Jurss who has been a member from the beginning.


Left to right: Jeff Hartlaub, Heather Post, Lyndie Swetlik, Sandra Jurss, Robert Rappe, Mitch Gort, Esther Wiegard; center: Gertrude Schmidtke Koehlinger

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Synod news
Timothy Quill Update Week 2
Adelaide, Australia, April 11, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTS) and Director of Theological Education for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of International Mission (OIM), remains in the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, where he underwent surgery for…
4/11/2014 10:38:14 AM
Homily on Matthew 27:32–54
The following sermon, which was delivered today (April 9, 2014) in chapel at the LCMS International Center, is adapted from a sermon written by Chaplain William Weedon. The sermon is one of many included in a Lenten series published by Concordia Publishing House (CPH) in 2009 titled Sacred Head, Now Wounded. Find this resource (which…
4/9/2014 2:56:30 PM
Update on Dr. Quill in Australia
5 April 2014 — For Immediate Release The Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill, Dean of International Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne ( and Director of Theological Education for the LCMS Office of International Mission (, fell ill on Wednesday, April 2, in Adelaide, Australia. Quill was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he…
4/5/2014 8:14:58 AM
Edmonton seminary to honour German bishop
(From the Canadian Lutheran)   APRIL 3, 2014 NO COMMENT The Rev. Hans-Jörg Voigt, Bishop of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany EDMONTON—The Rev. Hans-Jörg Voigt, Bishop of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK), will receive the honourary Doctor of Divinity degree at Concordia Lutheran Seminary’s Sacred Convocation in late May. News of the seminary…
4/4/2014 7:05:08 PM
Suffer the little children
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14 Last week I had the privilege of attending the groundbreaking of Concordia International School in Hanoi, Vietnam. During my trip, I had the opportunity to speak with parents and school board…
4/2/2014 1:51:12 PM

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