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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (6/16)

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday—Friday

  • 9:00 am—Vacation Bible School

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

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; 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; Chris Rogan (friend of Josh Whitson); Thomas Roughton (infant son of Christine & John Roughton); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Irene Wattjes.

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 . . . Genesis 15:1–6; 1 John 4:16–21; Luke 16:19–31.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is. 6:1–7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born [again] of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” (Is. 6:7). Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!” (Is. 6:3). “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Rom. 11:33–36).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Isaiah 6:3 “And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!’” Behold the threefold Name of God—here in Isaiah the angels cry Holy, Holy, Holy, which is nothing else than an indication of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name we are baptized into. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are now called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family: we are to be godly, to live in God’s image. As God is loving, and kind, and generous—so are we called to be.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Roger & Wanda Long to the glory of God in thanksgiving for blessings received.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL . . .  begins this Monday, June 17–Friday, June 21, 9:00 am–11:00 am.  You may still sign up at; http://immanueltuscola.org/.  Please bring your donation items to the church kitchen by Sunday, June 16, (with exception of the strawberries—those aren’t needed until Friday, June 21, at 8:30 am).  Thank you!

REV RICK MILAS’ RETIREMENT CELEBRATION . . . University Lutheran Church at the University of Illinois has been blessed by the ministry of Pastor Rick Milas for the last 25 years.  We are honored to host his retirement service on Sunday July 28 at 10:30AM.  Following the service will be a cookout at University Lutheran Church.  For those who cannot make it that Sunday; an additional Saturday (July 27) event will be held from 3:00-7:00 PM, also at the University Lutheran.  We invite you to attend either or both celebrations.  Please RSPV to rick.milas.unilu.retirement@gmail.com. We pray for God’s blessing on Pastor and Martha Milas as they enter into this new season of retirement together.”

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!

CARLE HOSPICE IS LOOKING . . . for compassionate individuals to help serve our community by providing respite care and companionship to hospice patients for just a few hours.  Some activities include listening to concerns, being a support person, keeping the patient company, writing a letter, or reading to the patient.  We DO NOT ask the volunteers to provide any type of health services, just friendly visits.  If you are interested, please visit Carle.org/volunteer and click the Hospice button to fill out an application.  For questions, call (217) 383-8721 or email Despina.Hadjiagapiou@carle.com.  A flyer is posted on the board by the kitchen for further information.

QUOTATIONS FROM LUTHER ON JOHN’S GOSPEL . . .

John 3:1–15 (16–17) “Would that for the sake of our corruption and that horrible depravity we could know God and love Him in return! He shows Himself so benign and propitious that He dwells with us and associates with us, albeit invisibly. Yet He does not do so imperceptibly, if I may use that expression. He has given us His Son as a pledge of this love and intimate association (John 3:16). But, those who are smug and irreligious have ears and do not hear.” LW 4:257

John 15:26–16:4 This additional gift will be My Spirit, who will renew in your hearts these words I am now speaking to you and will fully clarify them for you, so that you will understand them ever better and know what both I and the world mean in your lives. He will give you the strength and courage to enable you to continue to adhere to Me and to pursue your course. For if He were not with you and you were to engage in daily combat with both the devil and the world, you would not be able to bear this.” LW 24:290

John 16:5–15 “He is Himself a distinct Person who is neither the Father nor the Son. For all the following words indicate a special Person: ‘the Comforter, who will come’; ‘Whatever He hears He will speak.’ If He is to come or, as Christ said earlier, if He is to be sent or to proceed, also to hear and to speak, He must of course, be something. Now He is surely not the Father, since the Father does not come and is not sent. Nor is He the Son, who has already come and now returns to the Father, and of whom the Holy Spirit will preach and whom He will glorify.” LW 24:364


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (West)
  • Greg & Celeste Nau (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Holly Wikoff; Cailin Munson

NEXT WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Celeste Nau; Isabel Burgener

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—June
  • Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson—July

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Dolores Ford—June
  • Wanda Long—July

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