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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (5/20)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Confirmation Reception

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Tuesday

  • 7:00 pm—LWML

Wednesday

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

Saturday

  • 9:00 am—Sunday School Teachers Lesson Planning
  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (5/27)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 12:00 pm—Potluck (Fellowship Hall) for Joshua Schiff
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Mark Ashwill; 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); 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); Marylin Joergens; Pat Maree; Jim McIntosh (cousin of Jerry Alexander); Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Janet Pollock; Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Irene Wattjes; Jim Wheeler (brother-in-law of Greg Campbell); Lynn Whitson (father of Mark Whitson); 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; Lenore Nau; 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 . . . Isaiah 6:1–7; Romans 11:33–36; John 3:1–15.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Gen. 11:1) they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Acts 2:1 “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost is the Old Testament harvest festival—it happens around the time when the wheat and oats are ready to be brought in. Of course, this was a picture and foreshadowing of the great harvest of humankind that God means to bring in through the preaching of His Word. God gives the seed, and God brings about the harvest. From first to last, in things temporal and things eternal, we stand only by His grace.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Pastor and Lauren Braaten to the glory of God in recognition of Immanuel’s confirmands.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CONFIRMANDS . . . Regann Bowles, Oliver Braaten, Isaak Burgener, and Cailin Munson. In lieu of Bible Class and Sunday School today, the Board of Christian Education will be hosting a reception in the Fellowship Hall in honor of their achievement.

IMMANUEL POTLUCK NEXT SUNDAY . . . Joshua Schiff, our adopted seminary student, and his family will be visiting Immanuel May 26–27. Joshua will be preaching both Saturday and Sunday during the Divine Services. We’ll hear more about his studies and life at the seminary during Sunday’s Bible Class at 10:30 am, followed by a potluck at 12:00 pm. Bring a dish to share, and come to enjoy this opportunity to learn more about Joshua and his family!

JUNE BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, June 3. June’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for Camp CILCA. Checks can be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. An envelope has been placed in your member mailbox for your convenience. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson (West)
  • Mark Whitson (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Donna Campbell (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Ruth Bretz; Mackenzi Bowles

NEXT WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Ruth Bretz; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Ethan Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Ann Carroll & Ruth Sims—May
  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—June

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Janet Stumeier—May
  • Dolores Ford—June

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