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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (7/1)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 6:30 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

Monday—Tuesday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday—Immanuel Offices Closed (4th of July)

  • 7:30 am—No Matins
  • 7:00 pm—No Bible History Bible Study

Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Saturday

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

Sunday (7/8)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 11:15 am—Church Council Meeting

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); 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); 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; Jim McIntosh (cousin of Jerry Alexander); Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Janet Pollock; Art Rahn: Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Karen Yardley (mother of Jaimee Whitson).

BIRTH: Conrad Christopher Heins (son of Chris and Adriane Heins)

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: 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 . . . Exodus 20:1–17; Romans 6:3–11; Matthew 5:20–26.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The Lord called fishermen to be fishers of men (Luke 5:1–11). The net they would use is the message of the cross, which is foolishness and a stumbling block to the world (1 Cor. 1:18–25). The power of God to save is not in spectacular signs like wind and fire and earthquakes (1 Kings 19:11–21), nor is it to be found in human intelligence and wisdom. The power of God to save comes in the still, small voice of the preaching of Christ crucified. In worldly darkness the disciples could catch nothing. But in the light of Christ, whose Word was attached to the water, the boats were filled with fish. So it is that in Baptism you have been drawn in to the ship of the Church. Though the nets are breaking and some who hear the Word do not believe, pastors continue to cast the net of the Gospel and the Sacraments, that Christians may abide in the boat of the Church and that we may be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:8–15).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 5:5 “And Simon answered, ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’” All our toil, all our work, all our efforts mean nothing without the Lord’s guidance. But if we walk in the Word of Jesus . . . well, look what happened to Simon Peter!

REMINDER: CHURCH COUNCIL MEETS . . . Sunday, July 8, at 11:15 am. Immanuel boards will not meet Monday, July 9. Board of Elders will meet on Thursday, July 12, 7:00 pm. The next Voters’ Assembly meeting is Monday, July 16, at 7:30 pm. Please submit Voters’ meeting material to the church office by Wednesday, July 11.

PASTOR BRAATEN WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE . . . Monday, July 9–Tuesday, July 10, attending the Central Illinois District Convention in Springfield, Illinois. If you need assistance you may contact him on his mobile phone or call one of the Elders (Jack Appleby, Kenny Kresin, Greg Nau, or Mark Whitson).

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS . . . Beginning Monday, July 2, Leigh Ann’s office hours will be Monday–Wednesday, 8:00 am–3:00 pm. Normal office hours will resume with the start of Sunday School.

CAMP CILCA SCHOLARSHIP . . . The Board of Missions and Evangelism is offering a scholarship for anyone who wants to attend Camp CILCA. Camp CILCA Summer 2018 brochures can be found on the table across from member mailboxes. Please notify Pastor Braaten or Jaimee Whitson of your interest.

FORT WAYNE SEMINARY CLOTHING CO-OP . . . is always in need of clothing for students and their families. If you have gently used clothing that you would like to donate, you can send it to Concordia Theological Seminary, C/O Katherine Rittner, 6600 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46825. They accept every size from babies through adults. Their rule of thumb is “If you want to see it on your pastor or his family, please send it to the clothing co-op!”

JULY NEWSLETTER . . . is available.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Joan Vukelich (West)
  • Laverl Byers (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson (West)
  • Tim Hoel (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Janet Stumeier; Lexie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Sue Rothe; Cassie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • The Whitsons—July
  • Greg & Celeste Nau—August

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Wanda Long—July
  • Tammy Kresin—August

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