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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (4/22)

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward to Sunday Bible Study

Saturday

  • 9:00 am—Sunday School Teachers Lesson Planning
  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (4/29)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class
  •  2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  •  7:00 pm—Youth Group Event

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); Marylin Joergens; Pat Maree; Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Janet Pollock; Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Irene Wattjes; Jim Wheeler (brother-in-law of Greg Campbell); 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 . . . Isaiah 12:1–6; James 1:16–21; John 16:5–15.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The people of God are pilgrims and sojourners in this world, looking ahead to a destination yet to come (1 Peter 2:11–20). Though we are now children of God, the fullness of what we shall be has not yet been revealed (1 John 3:1–3). We are those who wait on the Lord. “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him” (Lam. 3:25). Jesus tells us that the wait is just a little while. “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me” (John 16:16). Though you must experience sorrow for a time, though you must live as strangers in a world that is at enmity with Christ, yet your sorrow will be turned to joy when He returns. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength” (Is. 40:31). The little while of weeping shall be replaced with an eternity of rejoicing in the presence of Christ the crucified and risen Savior. “And no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . 1 Peter 2:11—“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” Surely one of the “passions of the flesh” we all struggle with is greed: the desire to have more things to bring us comfort and peace of mind. But that shows us the real problem with greed: it wages war against our soul—it urges us to place our trust in the things of this world and not in God. But St. Peter reminds us that we are sojourners and exiles: we belong to the Kingdom of God. We have been purchased by the blood of Christ and belong to Him.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR . . . are given by Kenny & Tammy Kresin to the glory of God in memory of Walt & Marie Kresin.

THERE ARE STILL OPENINGS FOR FLOWERS . . . on the flower chart. Sign up individually or team up with someone. Flowers are $35.00 per weekend. Thank you!

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE CHILI . . . for the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Forty Martyrs Hall. This event is sponsored by the Tuscola Area Ministerial Alliance (TAMA). The service is from 12:05–12:35, with lunch immediately following. Immanuel is asked to donate two large stockpots of chili. Let Leigh Ann know if you would like to volunteer.

IMMANUEL SERVICES TO THE HOMEBOUND . . . Immanuel’s Board of Missions and Evangelism is reaching out to our homebound by providing recordings of our Sunday Divine Service. Each week the service will be recorded, transferred to CDs, then distributed to our homebound members. The Board is seeking volunteers to deliver the CDs. These recordings bring our services to their doors, and delivering them offers wonderful opportunities for fellowship among our members. CDs will be ready for delivery each Tuesday beginning May 8. Sign-up sheets can be found on the table in the Narthex for those interested in being part of this outreach.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Laverl Byers (West)
  • Craig & Carol Munson (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg & Celeste Nau (West)
  • Donna Campbell (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Janice Arthur; Mackenzi Bowles

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Janice Arthur; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (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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