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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (5/12)

  • 9:00 am—Easter Day Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service

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

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Saturday

  • 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

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); Cary  &  Beth  Rahn; Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Isabelle Richard (friend of the Naus); Chris Rogan (friend of Josh Whitson); Thomas Roughton (infant son of Christine & John Roughton); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Irene Wattjes; Irene  Wright (mother of Ann Hilgendorf).

HOLY MATRIMONY: Jacob Hilgendorf and Megan Munro

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; Mary Jane Jones; Ruth Lewis; 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.


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 ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Ruth Sims to the glory of God for blessings received.

CARNATIONS FOR THE LADIES OF IMMANUEL . . . We welcome the opportunity this weekend to celebrate all the ladies of Immanuel for all you do for us and all those around you. Please be sure to pick up a carnation as you leave today.

SECRETARY VACATION HOURS . . . Connie will be out of the office on May 15–May 21. She will be in the office May 13–14 and May 22–24.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ILC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP . . . sponsored by the Board of Missions and Evangelism are now being accepted. The deadline is June 1, 2019. Applications are available on the church Web site: immanueltuscola.org.

PASTOR RICK MILAS . . .  of University Lutheran Church & Student Center, announced he is retiring July 28, 2019.

COLLECTION FOR FAMILY OF AARON WOLF . . . We are continuing to collect free-will donations for the family of Pastor’s friend, Aaron Wolf, who was called home to the Lord, leaving behind his wife and six children (one of which has muscular dystrophy). The collection plate is in the narthex.


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson (West)
  • Mark Whitson (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
  • Ruth Bretz; Cailin Munson

NEXT WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
  • Ruth Bretz; Isabel Burgener

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Ann Carroll & Ruth Sims—May
  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—June

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Janet Stumeier—May
  • Dolores Ford—June

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