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Immanuel News & Notes (Easter 02)

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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (4/8)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:15 am—Church Council Meeting
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Christian Education
  • 6:30 pm—Board of Trustees
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop
  • 9:00 am—Circuit Pastors’ Meeting (St. Paul, Sadorus)

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward to Sunday Bible Study
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Saturday

  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (4/15)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion 
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class
  • 7:00 pm—Men’s Bible Study

Monday

  • 7:30 pm—Voters’ Assembly Meeting

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Mark Ashwill; Robert Bowles (father of Ryan Bowles); Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Owen Clark (friend of Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson); Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Mike Ekstrom; Susan Hall (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Pat Maree; Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Irene Wattjes; Jill Zartler.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Joshua Schiff.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Carolyn Walsh.

MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Alan and Patricia Ludwig; Julie Lutz.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Marylin Joergens; Janet Pollock; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: John Bookas; Carl Crawford; Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Chase Reifsteck; Blake Stokes; Paige Stokes; Ruben Wilson.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Ezekiel 34:11–16; 1 Peter 2:21–25; John 10:11–16.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood” (1 John 5:7). These three point to Christ and flow from Christ. Jesus shows His disciples His hands and side, from which blood and water flowed, saying “Peace be with you.” He presents the wounds which turn our fear to gladness and which restore us to the Father. Jesus breathes on His disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:23). His breath, His words are Spirit and life. They raise up our dry, dead bones and give us new and everlasting life (Ezek. 37:1–14). Christ now gives His ministers to speak His forgiving, Spirit-filled words to the penitent in His stead. Our Lord continues to come to His people, presenting His wounds to us in the Sacraments of water and blood. He bids us to touch His side at His table, to receive His risen body and blood in true faith, that believing we may have life in His name.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . John 20:19 “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us, and not our works, we are now free to do good works not out of self-interest, but for the right reasons: out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR . . . are given by Bob & Joan Vukelich to the glory of God on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.

THANK YOU . . . to everyone who purchased a lily to beautify the sanctuary during Easter. Lilies left after the Easter services can be found in the kitchen.

THANK YOU . . . to all who came to the Easter breakfast and to all who helped in any way. We had a great turnout. A total of $223.00 was raised for the Youth Group. Thank you for your generosity!

THINKING OF SPRING CLEANING? . . . The Board of Christian Education is having a garage sale on Saturday, April 21. The board would be thrilled to see anything but clothing—tools, furniture, knick-knacks toys, appliances.  Your generous donation will help fund our youth group. Drop-off information will be included in next week’s bulletin. Thank you for your help with this fund raiser.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ILC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP . . . sponsored by the Board of Missions and Evangelism are now being accepted. The deadline is May 1, 2018. Applications are available on the church Web site: immanueltuscola.org.

APRIL NEWSLETTER . . . is available in hard copy as well as on Immanuel’s website. Copies can be found on the table across from the member mailboxes. If you would like the newsletter through email, please tell Pastor Braaten or Leigh Ann Whitson.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Donna Campbell (West)
  • Joan Vukelich (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (West)
  • Mark Whitson (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Lexie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Cassie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Caleb Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Laverl Byers—April
  • Ann Carroll & Ruth Sims—May

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Theresa Fields—April
  • Janet Stumeier—May

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