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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (3/12)—DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 11:30 am—TAMA Lunch Meeting
  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 6:30 pm—Board of Trustees
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop
  • 9:00 am—Mattoon Circuit Meeting (Grace, Paris)

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward To Sunday Bible Class
  • 5:30 pm—Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Divine Service with the Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion

Saturday

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

Sunday (3/5)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 7:00 pm—Men’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Jimmee Barger (friend of the Alexanders); Randy Bergeson (friend of Pastor Braaten and Ann Carroll); Leonard and Kathleen Boerngen; Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); Joel Hilgendorf; John Hofer (relative of Jerry Alexander); Mike Kerner (friend of Josh and Jaimee Whitson); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Ken Moen (friend of the Vukeliches); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Ena Raaymakers (friend of Josh and Jaimee Whitson); Deborah and Stella Reifsteck; Roland Spomer.

DEATHS: Family and friends of Trena Knauss (sister of Tresa Pollock); family and friends of Cheryl Sanderson (sister-in-law of Sue Snyder).

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 . . . Exodus 8:16–21; Ephesians 5:1–9; Luke 11:14–28.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Jacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go until he received a blessing from Him (Gen. 32:22–32). So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus seemed to ignore and reject her, she continued to call upon His name and look to Him for help (Matt. 15:21–28). Even when the Lord called her a little dog, she held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle out of His words: “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” This Gentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite, who struggles with God and man in Christ and prevails. “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire” (Matt. 15:27–28). This is the sanctifying will of God (1 Thess. 4:1–7)—to test your faith in order that it may be refined and strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope in Christ does not disappoint (Rom. 5:1–5).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 15:27-28 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith!” Faith says “Yes” to all that the Lord gives us. The Canaanite woman trusted Jesus and so she knew there was a blessing for her in everything the Lord says—even when His words seemed difficult or harsh. We all need a faith like that!

JARMEN CENTER JOB OPPORTUNITY . . . as a Resident Supervisor for the overnight shift—flexible 3 or 4 nights per week and occasional dayshift help. Please see the bulletin board across from member mailboxes or call Tom Wold at 217-253-2323.

CID ARCHIVAL CONFERENCE . . . will be held on Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the District Office in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Paul John Woehrmann of Delafield, Wisconsin; he has a Ph.D. in history from Kent State University, Ohio, with graduate hours in archival science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Woehrmann is a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Sussex, Wisconsin. The cost is $5.00 per person to cover lunch (payable upon arrival). Registration deadline is March 25. Please let Leigh Ann know if you are interested in attending.

COME WITH ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . of Mattoon, Illinois, as we venture to Germany in July 2017! Please join us as we go to the Luther lands and celebrate the 500thAnniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. There has truly never been a better time to go: gas prices are lower than they have been in decades, the Euro is at an all time low, and we have a great group of Lutherans going with us. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Pastor Jacobsen A.S.A.P. at 217-714-1965 or at revjacobsen@stjohns-mattoon.org. We look forward to you coming with us, but please don’t delay in signing up—the deadline is the end of April!

LENTEN MIDWEEK SOUP & SANDWICH SUPPER . . . We will be having our Lenten Midweek suppers before the Midweek Services this year, 5:30 pm–6:45 pm. The serving schedule is as follows:

  • Wed, Mar 15 — Men’s Club
  • Wed, Mar 22 — LWML
  • Wed, Mar 29 — Board of Stewardship
  • Wed, Apr 5 — Board of Elders & Board of Trustees

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson (West)
  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Theresa Fields; Cassie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Theresa Fields; Mackenzi Bowles

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

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

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joyce Alexander—March
  • Theresa Fields—April

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