Immanuel’s mission is to “Equip Saints to Make Disciples.” In this portion of our Messenger, we highlight two of our “saints,” Nathaniel and Terri Scheid, who are living out their Christian calling, successfully integrating their faith into their everyday lives.

The Scheids are busy raising a young family: daughters Daphne, 8, and Chloe, 6, are in second and first grades, respectively. Why do they serve at Immanuel (and encourage others to do so) when many in their situation would say life is too hectic?

“Make time for friends and fellowship because those people will always be there for you,” Terri says. “The people at Immanuel are an important part of our daily life and not a day goes by that we don’t talk to someone from church or school.”

Nathaniel has long helped Buildings and Grounds supervisor Jim Radewahn with mechanical and electrical jobs, such as lighting, around church as part of the Y(OUR) Church Ministry. He also enjoys fellowship with the Immanuel Lutheran Men’s Group.

Terri is very involved in Immanuel Lutheran School activities, which allow her to use her gifts to serve others and also to spend time with her daughters while there. She is a room parent for the 1st and 2nd-grade classes, and also the head room parent for the school. Terri says one of the highlights of being a room parent is helping to coordinate class parties to celebrate the fall harvest, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and each teacher’s birthday.

After school, Terri volunteers as the 1st and 2nd-grade troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Immanuel. She also serves as the treasurer of the Parent Teacher League.

During the past two summers, Terri and fellow co-coordinator Lisa Krug have organized Immanuel’s Vacation Bible School.

To keep her personal faith strong, Terri says she prays, and cherishes one of the Bible’s most popular passages about love, 1 Corinthians 13. She also likes singing old, traditional hyms, such as “Our Redeemer Lives” and “How Great Thou Art.”

If you would like to get to know our “saints” better, or have questions about getting involved with their ministries, say hello to Nathaniel and Terri at the 8:00 service time!