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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (2/28)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 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
  • 5:30 pm—Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Ash Wednesday Divine Service

Saturday

  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (3/6)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class
  • 6:30 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Ava Binion (schoolmate of Regann Bowles); Brenda Bunting (friend of Ann Carroll); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); DeDe Eversole; Virginia Goble (friend of Joyce Alexander); Jim Harbaugh; Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); Joel Hilgendorf; Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Tiffany Meyer (friend of Rachel DeWitt); Sandra Oehmke (sister of Joan Vukelich); Rev. Lynn Podoll; Fred Rahn (son of Joan Rahn); Sara Urban (wife of Ron Urban); Bob Vukelich (husband of Joan Vukelich); Harold Wattjes; Jill Zartler.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Hayden Folks.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Katelyn Lower.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Marylin Joergens; Joan Mulligan; Corinne Oye; Janet Pollock; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: John Bookas; Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Sam 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.

TODAY IN BIBLE CLASS: BETA SIGMA PSI . . . is a national Lutheran fraternity whose mission is to provide the ideal environment for the Lutheran college man to grow spiritually, scholastically, and socially. Representatives from the University of Illinois chapter will attend our Bible Class today (February 28) to briefly explain who they are and what they do. Plan to attend and learn more about Beta Sigma Psi.

VETERANS . . . We are updating information in the church membership software.  If you are a Veteran, please let Leigh Ann Whitson know.  Feel free to contact her in person, by phone (217-253-4341), or by email (Immanuel.tuscola@gmail.com).

YOUTH GROUP EVENT . . . is today (February 28), 7:00–9:00 pm, to continue their discussion on Angels and Demons.

EDUCATION & EDIFICATION . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  This week’s topics include: The Movie “Risen,” The Sermon on the Mount, Martin Luther’s “Invocavit” Sermons, The Bread of Life and more.  You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

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, Feb 10—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • Wed, Feb 17—Board of Education
  • Wed, Feb 24—Men’s Club
  • Wed, Mar 2—LWML
  • Wed, Mar 9—Board of Elders & Board of Trustees
  • Wed, Mar 16—Board of Stewardship

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jim Dyer (West)
  • Joan Vukelich(East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Laverl Byers (West)
  • Ruth Sims (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Donna Campbell; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Ronald Legg
  • Theresa Fields; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Craig & Carol Munson—February
  • Janet Stumeier—March

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