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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (5/26)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Pastor at CID BOD Meeting (Springfield)

Wednesday

  • 7:30 am—Matins
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Thursday

  • 7:00 am—Matins
  • 7:00 pm—Ascension Day Divine Service with Holy Communion

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
  • 6:30 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

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).

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 . . . Ezekiel 36:22–28; 1 Peter 4:7–11; John 15:26–16:4.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you” (John 16:23). To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray as one who has been baptized. For it is in the water that He put His name upon you, claiming you as His own, making you a son of God with access to the Father. By His incarnation and crucifixion, our Lord Jesus broke through the barrier of sin which separated us from God, opening a portal to the Father. To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray with faith in Him as the one Mediator between God and men, who gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim. 2:1–6). Like Moses in the wilderness, Jesus is our go-between and intercessor before the throne of heaven. He was lifted up for us on the cross that we might be saved and restored to fellowship with the Father (Num. 21:19). Looking into this perfect teaching of liberty (James 1:22–27) we pray with boldness and confidence as dear children of God.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . James 1:22—“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” The Word of God is not merely to be heard, but to be received and believed. Our faith is implanted and strengthened by the Word of God. And as Luther said, “Oh, it is a living, busy, active, mighty thing, this faith. And so it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly.” James reminds us of this—and encourages us to examine our lives and come to repentance where we can see that we are not living out our faith in sincerity.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Joel & Sara Burgener to the glory of God on the occasion of their anniversary.

JUNE BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, June 2. June’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for Camp CILCA. Checks can be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. An envelope has been placed in your member mailbox for your convenience. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL . . . is set for Monday, June 17–Friday, June 21, 9:00 am–11:00 am.  Go to http://immanueltuscola.org/ to sign your child(ren) up. The Board of Education is seeking donations of snacks, juice, and volunteers. Keep your eye out for the sign-up board next week. 

PEORIA BACH FESTIVAL . . . will be held May 31–June 9, 2019. Information about this year’s festival can be found on Immanuel’s bulletin board, as well as calling (309) 676-4609 or visiting www.peoriabachfestival.org.

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!


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Tim Hoel (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jim Dyer (West)
  • Craig & Carol Munson (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
  • Ruth Bretz; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Pastor Braaten
  • Holly Wikoff; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

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

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Janet Stumeier—May
  • Dolores Ford—June

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