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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (1/22)

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward to Sunday Bible Study
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study

Saturday

  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (1/29)

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

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Jimmee Barger (friend of the Alexanders); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Janice Funk (mother of Mike Ekstrom); Jim Harbaugh; Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); Joel Hilgendorf; John Hofer (relative of Jerry Alexander); Trena Knauss (sister of Tresa Pollock); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Ken Moen (friend of the Vukeliches); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Ellen Shawgo (niece of Ruth Rentschler); Roland Spomer.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Hayden Folks.

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; Joan Mulligan; 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 . . . Jonah 1:1–17; Romans 13:8–10; Matthew 8:23–27.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The Gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Gentile (Rom. 1:8–17). Even in the Old Testament, the Gentiles were beneficiaries of God’s saving power. Though unimpressed at first with the Word of God, a Syrian commander is persuaded to receive that Word, and in the water he is cleansed and brought to faith in the God of Israel (2 Kings 5:1–15a). Evil is overcome by good (Rom 12:16–21). So also in the New Testament, a Roman centurion demonstrates great and humble faith in the Lord (Matt. 8:1–13). All he needs is the Word of Christ, for he trusts that Jesus’ Word of healing has authority to accomplish what it says. And indeed it does. The centurion’s faith is praised by our Lord above that of any Israelite. For the last shall be first, and the first last. Apart from faith in Christ, there is no salvation—not even for a Jew—but only weeping and gnashing of teeth.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 8:8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.” The Word of the Lord is powerful and effective. What God says, goes. “Let there be light.” And there was light. His Word is still effective and creative for us: “This is my Body given for you.” “Your sins are forgiven.” This is why it is no burden for us to live according to the Word of God: we know that His Word is always bent on our blessing.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR . . . are given by Dave & Michelle Stumeier to the glory of God in remembrance of Linda Murphy.

DEAR CHURCH FAMILY . . . Your love and support during this difficult time will never be forgotten. Your gifts of food, memorials, cards, flowers, hugs and prayers have touched our hearts. Please remember her church was a huge part of our mother’s very special life.  The Family of Alberta Dallas.

IMMANUEL YOUTH GROUP . . . is tonight, January 22, 7:00 pm, here at Immanuel.

IMMANUEL MEN’S BIBLE STUDY . . . will not meet in January. The next Men’s Bible Study will be Sunday, February 19. Please let Leigh Ann know who will be hosting.

PASTOR WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE . . . January 30—February 5. If you need assistance you may contact him on his mobile phone or call one of the Elders (Jack Appleby, Kenny Kresin, Greg Nau, or Bryce Reifsteck).

BI-MONTHLY MISSION FOR BETHS PLACE. . . is Sunday, February 5. For your convenience, an envelope designated for BETHS Place Bi-Monthly Mission has been placed in your church mailbox. You may place cash or check payable to Immanuel in this envelope; in addition, all loose change in the offering plate will go to BETHS Place.

LUTHERANS FOR LIFE STARTUP MEETING . . . will be held in the Springfield, Illinois, area at 6:30 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Sherman (500 S. Sherman Blvd.). Anyone interested or curious is invited to attend. The Rev. Michael Salemink, Executive Director, and Hilary Murray, Mission and Ministry Director, of Lutherans for Life will lead our discussion on organizing Life Teams (congregation-level) and a Life Chapter (area-level). LFL equips Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. Questions? Email Churchoffice@gsslcms.org or call 217-496-3149.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Tim & Teri Pollock (West)
  • Donna Campbell (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (West)
  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Bryce Reifsteck
  • Judy Legg; Mackenzi Bowles

NEXT WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Judy Legg; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Caleb Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Ethan Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson—January
  • Bryce & Deborah Reifsteck—February

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joan Vukelich—January
  • Ruth Sims & Tammy Kresin—February

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