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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (10/28)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study

Saturday

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

Sunday (11/4)

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

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); Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Theresa Fields; 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; Melinda Marmion (daughter of Becky Kappes); Kimberly Meyer (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Cheryl Weaver (friend of the Stevens); Irene Wright (mother of Ann Hilgendorf).

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

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Revelation 7:9–17; 1 John 3:1–3; Matthew 5:1–12.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, that we might eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35).  For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom. 3:21), “that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Despite the false charges brought against him, Luther said that he was “the apostle of good works.” For only in being set free by the Gospel can we do good works. Jesus has set us free: His blood washes away our sins and now we stand before God as His beloved children, invited to live our lives to His glory for the good of His kingdom.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Jim Harbaugh to the glory of God in memory of Ethel Harbaugh, Jim’s wife, on her birthday and in memory of Ethel Rahn, Jim’s mother, on her birthday.

TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK NEXT WEEKEND . . . Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 4. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday before bed!

ANNUAL ROAST BEEF SUPPER . . . Saturday, November 3, 4:30–7:00 pm, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (2 miles east of Dorans). Menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads, desserts, and drinks. A free-will offering will be taken with monies received going toward the medical expenses of Trevor Bradley. A silent auction also will be held with proceeds going to the youth attending the National Youth Gathering, 2019.

MEN OF ALL AGES—CAMP CILCA . . . is holding its first ever Men’s Target Shooting retreat on November 9-10. Registration is $65 and includes 3 meals on Saturday. Rev. Jonathan Fisk will be presenting in between target shooting, giving permission for men to be masculine. Bring your favorite firearm and ammunition. All ages are welcome, but children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Call 217-487-7497 or visit www.cilca.org.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Sharon Allen; Ava Whitson

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Sharon Allen; Isabel Burgener

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Jake Dyer (Crucifer)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Isaak Burgener (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander—October
  • Janet Stumeier—November

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Ruth Bretz, Janice Arthur—October
  • Lauren Braaten—November

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