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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (4/21)

  • 6:00 am—Easter Sunrise Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 7:00 am—Easter Breakfast
  • 9:00 am—Easter Day Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt

Tuesday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Adult Information Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Carolyn Coon (mother-in-law of David Holtzrichter); Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Mitzi Dingler (cousin of John Harvey); Theresa Fields; Jenna Gustafson; Cindy Harbaugh; Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Joe Irace (friend of Roger & Wanda Long); Marylin Joergens; Mary Jane Jones; Ruth Lewis; Pat Maree; Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Kimberly Mulvany (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Isabelle Richard (friend of the Naus); Thomas Allen Roughton (infant son of Christine & John Roughton); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Irene Wattjes; Irene Wright (mother of Ann Hilgendorf); Lynn Whitson (father of Mark Whitson); Jolene Young (mother of Ryan Bowles).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Joshua Schiff.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Stephanie Wilde.

MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott; Julie Lutz

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

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

MILITARY: 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 37:1–14; 1 John 5:4–10; John 20:19–31.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). By the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, eternal death has passed over us. Now we pass with Christ through death into life everlasting. For Christ the crucified One is risen! The stone has been rolled away from the tomb, revealing that the tomb could not hold Him (Mark 16:1–8). Now our Redeemer lives eternally to save us from sin and Satan and the grave, and we can live in the sure hope of our own bodily resurrection with Christ. “After my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God” (Job 19:26). Feasting on the living Christ, who is our meat and drink indeed, we boldly say: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:54–55, 57).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . John 20:1 “Now on the first day of the week.” All is made new by the Resurrection of Jesus! Even the day of worship has transitioned from the Old Testament’s Saturday Sabbath to the Lord’s Day of the New Testament. For the Lord has made all things new: He has begun a new week for a new creation in rising from the dead as the New Adam. We are also made new in Him—a new heart, a new life, new desires, a new outlook toward God: all this comes from our Risen Lord’s grace.

THANK YOU . . . to everyone who purchased a lily to beautify the sanctuary this Easter. You may take them home after the 9:00 am service this morning.

ANNUAL HAM DINNER . . .  St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dorans is hosting their annual Ham Dinner following their 10:00 am service on April 28th. The menu is posted on the bulletin board.

RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD . . . “Who will roll away the stone for us?” (Mark 16:3). Does abortion solve surprise pregnancies or only add death to sin? Does assisted suicide settle incurable conditions or only pile guilt upon grief? Death offers no answers but only deepens despair with darkness. Christ is risen for just such situations! Jesus brings life and salvation, hope and joy, peace and purpose. His dying and rising rolls back the stone, revealing a forgiving Father and a gracious Savior in this with us! Lord Jesus Christ, work out Your resurrection within and among us. Amen.


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Caiden Russo (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgerner (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Beau Whitson (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Laverl Byers—April
  • Ann Carroll—May

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Becky Kappes—April
  • Janet Stumeier—May

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