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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (2/1)

  • 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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop

Saturday

  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (2/8)

  • 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
  • 4:00 pm—Answers New Members Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Jack Appleby (surgery); Brenda Bunting (friend of Ann Carroll); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Jake Dyer; Jim Harbaugh; Marvin Kingery (father of Miranda Czerwonka); Erica Kremitzki; Beverly McDade (friend of Mary Appleby and Joan Vukelich); Laurie McMillen; Mike Merna (friend of Joan Vukelich); Sandra Oehmke (sister of Joan Vukelich); Barb Pearson (friend of Joyce Alexander); Fred Rahn (son of Joan Rahn); Ruth Sims; Agnes Joan Spence (mother of Sherrie Hoel); Harold Wattjes.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Dustin Fry.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Allison Gummerus.

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

MILITARY: 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 . . . 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 Greg & Donna Campbell to the glory of God on the occasion of Greg’s and Gunnar’s baptisms.

ATTENTION LADIES OF ALL AGES . . . you are invited to a night of fun and games. Join us tonight, February 1, 6:30–8:30 pm at the parsonage for Bunco! If you’ve never played, don’t worry. The game is easy to learn and fun to play. Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share and be prepared to have a great time. If you have questions please talk to Celeste Nau, Jaimee Whitson or Lauren Braaten.

HELP IMMANUEL’S YOUTH GO TO HIGHER THINGS . . . And it never tasted so good. Through Schwans-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help our Youth Group meet its fundraising goals. When you order by February 25, 2015, 20% of product and 40% of eGift Card sales will go back to our Youth Group. In addition, Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders to our organization for the rest of the year! Helping Immanuel’s Youth Group never tasted so good, indeed. See Immanuel’s website or the brochure on page 10 of this bulletin for more information on how to order.

THANK YOU . . . for the outpouring of support during our time of need as we mourn the death of our son, brother, and father, Steve Leonard. Your love and prayers encourage us to face the days ahead. Yours in Christ, Betty, Sam, Jack, & Marnie Leonard and Linda Brewer.

PRAYER CHAIN . . . The Prayer Chain needs to be updated. Pastor is looking for a volunteer to compile and publish a list of all the people who would like to serve on the prayer chain.

NEW MEMBERS CLASS . . . will begin Sunday, February 8, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm.

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

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is today. All loose cash in the offering will go toward BETHs Place.

MIDWEEK LENTEN SOUP & SANDWICH SUPPERS . . . We are trying something slightly different this year during Lent. Instead of having refreshments after our midweek Lenten services, we will be having a light soup and sandwich supper before the service, 5:30 PM—6:45 PM. The schedule is as follows.

  • Wed, Feb 18—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • Wed, Feb 25—Board of Education
  • Wed, Mar 4—Men’s Club
  • Wed, Mar 11—LWML
  • Wed, Mar 18—Board of Elders
  • Wed, Mar 25—Board of Stewardship

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Tim & Teri Pollock (West)
  • Donna Campbell (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Steve Hilgendorf
  • Lauren Braaten; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Steve Hilgendorf
  • Lauren Braaten; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Craig & Carol Munson—February
  • Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones—March

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