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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (3/4)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class
  • 6:30 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward to Sunday Bible Study
  • 5:30 pm—Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Lenten Midweek Service

Saturday

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

Sunday (3/11)

  • 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: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Mark Ashwill; Leonard Boerngen; Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Owen Clark (friend of Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson); Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Mike Ekstrom; Susan Hall (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Pat Maree; Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Randy Wallace (friend of the Campbells); Kevin Weaver (friend of Guy & Margie Stevens); Jill Zartler.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Joshua Schiff.

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 . . . Exodus 16:2–21; Galatians 4:21–31; John 6:1–15.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Jeremiah was charged with speaking evil when he spoke the Word of the Lord (Jer. 26:1–15). So also, Jesus is accused of doing evil when in fact He is doing good. He casts out a demon from a mute man so that he is able to speak (Luke 11:14–28). But some said Jesus did this by the power of Beelzebul, Satan. Like Pharaoh of old, their hearts were hard (Ex. 8:16–24). They did not recognize the finger of God, the power of the Holy Spirit at work in and through Jesus. Jesus is the Stronger Man who overcomes the strong man. He takes the devil’s armor of sin and death and destroys it from the inside out by the holy cross. He exorcizes and frees us by water and the Word. We were once darkness, but now we are light in Christ the Lord (Eph. 5:1–9). As children of light, our tongues are loosed to give thanks to Him who saved us.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Ephesians 5:1–2 “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” Our sanctification flows from the justification which we have received in Christ. His love for us transforms us into His image. This why the Bible talks so much about giving—because we are to imitate God in His generosity.

ANNUAL SPRING CLEANING DAY . . . is Saturday, March 10, 2018. Plan to come at 9:00 that morning and help us freshen up for spring!

FORMER LUTHERAN HOUR SPEAKER . . . Reverend Gregory Seltz and Congressman John Shimkus will team up to help us discover the challenges and opportunities of being God’s people in the Culture today. Together they will talk about the unique challenges that modern culture and politics are presenting to the church and how God’s people can respond. This event is part of the Central Illinois District LLL Convention on March 17, 2018. See Immanuel’s bulletin boards for more information and registration.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS . . . Sunday, March 11. Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour!

LENTEN MIDWEEK SUPPERS . . . will be served this year before the Midweek services. Serving time will be 5:30 pm–6:45 pm. Ash Wednesday is typically the most well-attended; we invite the congregation to bring a dish to pass. The serving schedule is as follows:

  • Wed, Mar 7 — Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • Wed, Mar 14 — Board of Christian Education
  • Wed, Mar 21 — Board of Elders

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Laverl Byers (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Donna Campbell (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Wanda Long; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Sue Rothe; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Craig & Carol Munson—March
  • Laverl Byers—April

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joyce Alexander—March
  • Theresa Fields—April

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