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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (3/3)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday

  • 12:00 pmTAMA Meeting
  • 5:30 pmLenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Ash Wednesday Divine Service with Holy Communion

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 & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; 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); Brody Heinz (friend of Jaimee Whitson); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Marylin Joergens; Ruth Lewis; Pat Maree; Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Kimberly Mulvany (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Isabelle Richard (friend of the Naus); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Bob Vukelich; Irene Wright (mother of Ann Hilgendorf); Jolene Young (mother of Ryan Bowles).

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; 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

ASH WEDNESDAY’S READINGS . . . Joel 2:12–19; 2 Peter 1:2–11; Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see (Luke 18:31–43). Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and rise again, but they cannot understand or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy. This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior, for he calls Him “Son of David.” Indeed, Jesus is the Lord’s anointed, the keeper of sheep (1 Sam. 16:1–13) who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind, who is not puffed up, who never fails us (1 Cor. 13:1–13). Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Is. 35:3–7) to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness, but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through death into life.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 18:34 “This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.” Even our understanding of the Word of God is a gift—the disciples here can’t understand Jesus because it is not given to them to understand him. By nature they are deaf to the Word. So everything we have is a gift of God. To realize this is the beginning of thankfulness, generosity, and kindness.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Greg & Celeste Nau in memory of Mario McNeil, Celeste’s son.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS . . . next Sunday, March 10. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.

LENTEN MIDWEEK THEME . . . Lent is the journey we make as we travel with Christ from the Mount of Transfiguration to Jerusalem, where He will face the cross and the grave for us. This year’s theme is “Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey.” Our journey begins in exile. From the first sin in the first garden, we have been exiled into the wilderness where we have wandered without any ability to find our way out. Just as every journey has a destination, our return from exile brings us into the promised land, the perfect place, the new garden, the courts of heaven—the ultimate destination established for us by Jesus’ death and resurrection. Each leg of this journey begins in the Old Testament and continues into the New, pointing us to the joy that is ours on account of Christ Jesus.

LOOKING AHEAD . . . 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, March 6 (Ash Wednesday) — Congregational Potluck
  • Wed, March 13 — Immanuel Meal Prep Group
  • Wed, March 20 — Boards of Stewardship & Trustees
  • Wed, March 27 — Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • Wed, April 3 — Board of Christian Education
  • Wed, April 10 — Board of Elders

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Greg & Celeste Nau (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Wanda Long; Cailin Munson

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Sue Rothe; Isabel Burgener

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

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

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joyce Alexander—March
  • Becky Kappes—April

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