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Immanuel News & Notes (Easter 5)

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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (5/15)

  • 7:30 am—Divine Service of the Word (On-Line Video)
  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Saturday

  • 9:00 am—Church Cleaning Day
  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (5/22)

  • 7:30 am—Divine Service of the Word (On-Line Video)
  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Jerry & Amanda Bergman (nephew of Irene Wattjes); Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Lisa Hall (sister of Holly Wikoff); Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Deanna Henningsen (sister-in-law of Jerry & Joyce Alexander);Sherrie Hoel; Reuben Hostetler; Becky Kappes; Barb McElroy (friend of Sue Rothe); Kurt McDaniel (friend of Joan Vukelich); Mary Miller (friend of David Holzrichter); Joan Rahn; Emma Silver; Ocil Slone (grandfather of Josh & Jake Dyer); Carolyn Stremming (sister-in-law of Arleigh Jones); Dylan Taylor (friend of Becky Kappes), Doris Threet (sister of Wanda Long); Irene Wattjes; Darrell Wattjes (son of Irene Wattjes); Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brett Willoughby (friend of Matthew Waldrop).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell, Preus Hasselbrook

DEACONESS STUDENT: Elizabeth Fodor.

MISSIONARIES: The Jastram Family; The McDermott Family, Julie Lutz

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Leona Czerwonka; Janet Pollock; Ruth Sims; Glen Stumeier; Irene Wattjes.

MILITARY: Carl Crawford; Josh Dyer; Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Blake Stokes; Scott Walter.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Numbers 21:4–9; James 1:22–27; John 16:23–30.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Though Jesus has departed from us visibly to the right hand of the Father who sent Him, yet this is to our advantage. For Jesus—who is Lord over all creation, who intercedes for us before the Father, who is preparing a place for us in heaven—has sent the Helper, the Spirit of Truth (John 16:5–15). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” through Jesus Christ (James 1:17). The Holy Spirit helps us by taking what is Christ’s and declaring it to us. In the Word of truth, the Spirit works repentance and delivers to us the forgiveness of sins, the righteousness of Christ, and victory over the devil. For the ruler of this world is judged and defeated by the cross. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we have been brought forth to new life in Him who is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Confident of our resurrection with Christ we confess, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid” (Is. 12:2).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . James 1:17—“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” How often this thought is repeated in the Scriptures! Everything good we have is from God. He loves to give. He loves to bless. He loves to show us generosity time and again – and He desires that we grow into His image, and reflect His love.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Mike and Tina Russo to the glory of God on the occasion of Marissa’s birthday.

JUNE BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, June 5. June’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for Camp CILCA. Checks can be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Your generosity is truly appreciated. An envelope has been provided in your church mailbox.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ILC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP . . . sponsored by the Board of Missions and Evangelism are now being accepted. The deadline is June 1, 2022. Applications are available on the church Web site: immanueltuscola.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS . . . Immanuel’s VBS will be June 6–10, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM. We will be looking for volunteers to help with snacks, crafts, and check-in and check-out.

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS PROJECT . . . The students in Sunday School would like to provide flowers for the graves of Immanuel’s faithful departed on Memorial Day. The Sunday School will purchase the flowers and deliver the flowers to the graves on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to those who are buried in Tuscola Cemetery. If you would like a flower for your loved one buried in another cemetery, the Sunday School will provide the flower for you to pick up at service that Sunday. To order flowers, please fill out the order form that is in the Narthex. Forms are due Sunday, May 22.

CHURCH CLEANUP DAY . . . is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am. The Trustees are putting together a list of things that need to be cleaned/fixed inside and outside. So mark your calendars and get ready to roll up your sleeves to help keep God’s house among us in tip-top shape.

PASTOR IS AWAY . . . Sunday, May 22 (after Catechism Class) through Thursday, May 26 (will be returning in time for Ascension Day Divine Service). If you need emergency assistance, you may contact Pastor on his mobile phone, or contact one of the Elders.

IMMANUEL’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK . . . The Board of Mission and Evangelism have prepared a cookbook for Immanuel’s 125th anniversary, which is next July. The cookbooks will be available in early December and cost $15.00. You may pr-order using the order form.

SERVICES ONLINE . . . This video option will continue to be made available until our usual service times resume. You can access these online services in three places:

  1. On Immanuel’s Facebook page
  2. On Immanuel’s Website under the Sermons tab
  3. On Immanuel’s YouTube channel

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