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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (2/17)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class

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

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 6:00 pm—NO 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); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); 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; 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; Vera Tadlock (grandmother of Jaimee Whitson);Bob Vukelich; Irene Wright (mother of Ann Hilgendorf); Jolene Young (mother of Ryan Bowles).

DEATHS: Family and Friends of Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Joshua Schiff.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Stephanie Wilde.

MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott (HERE is an update on their work in Africa); 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 . . . Isaiah 55:10–13; 2 Cor 11:19–12:9; Luke 8:4–15.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The people of Israel contended with the Lord in the wilderness (Ex. 17:1–7). They were dissatisfied with His provision. In the same way, the first laborers in the vineyard complained against the landowner for the wage he provided them (Matt. 20:1–16). They charged him with being unfair, but in reality, he was being generous. For the Lord does not wish to deal with us on the basis of what we deserve but on the basis of His abounding grace in Christ. The first—those who rely on their own merits—will be last. “For they were overthrown in the wilderness” (1 Cor. 10:5). But the last, those who rely on Christ, will be first. For Christ is the Rock (1 Cor. 9:24–10:5). He is the One who was struck and from whose side blood and water flowed that we may be cleansed of our sin.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . 1 Corinthians 9:25 “Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit – for the desires of the flesh are at war with the desires of the Spirit. Having received the new life in Christ by his grace, he now calls us to follow him deliberately, with self-control, with intention.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . were given by Laverl & Dolores Byers to the glory of God on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of their wedding.

THE FINANCIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE . . . is requesting the deposit ledgers and bank statements of all groups associated with Immanuel so that they may be reviewed as mandated by the church constitution. They may be set in the church office.

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

  • Craig & Carol Munson (West)
  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jim Dyer (West)
  • Bryce & Deborah Reifsteck (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Wanda Long; Lexie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Wanda Long; Ava Whitson

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Evan Reifsteck (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Evan Reifsteck (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Donna Campbell—February
  • Craig & Carol Munson—March

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Ruth Sims, Tammy Kresin—February
  • Joyce Alexander—March

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