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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (7/8)

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—No Matins

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study

Thursday

  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders Meeting

Saturday

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

Sunday (7/15)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 7:00 pm—No Men’s Bible Study

Monday (7/16)

  • 7:30 pm—Voters’ Assembly 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).

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 . . . Genesis 2:7–17; Romans 6:19–23; Mark 8:1–9.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:20). God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments (Ex. 20:1–17). Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness but in the goodness of Christ, who did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them for you. In Christ, your righteousness does indeed exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. For you have been baptized into Christ’s death and your sinful nature crucified. Therefore, he who has died has been freed from sin (Rom. 6:1–11). You are now raised with Christ to walk in newness of life and to share in His resurrection on the Last Day. Christ has brought you through the baptismal sea “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2). Therefore, “consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 6:11).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 5:24 “First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Our giving to the Lord’s work is part of our wider Christian life. The Lord wants us to walk in His ways in all we do—He wants our hearts united to His. It’s not our gift the Lord wants—it is our very selves in all we think, say, and do.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Terry & Rhonda Harbaugh to the glory of God on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.

REMINDER: CHURCH COUNCIL MEETS TODAY . . . 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 . . . July 9–10 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).

PASTOR BRAATEN AND HIS FAMILY WILL BE ON VACATION . . . Sunday, July 15 following Bible Class through Friday, July 20. 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).

CAMP CILCA SCHOLARSHIP . . . The Board of Missions and Evangelism is offering scholarships for anyone wanting 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.

JULY NEWSLETTER . . . is available. Copies can be found on the table across from the member mailboxes. If you would like the newsletter through email, please tell Pastor Braaten or Leigh Ann Whitson.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Dave & Michelle Stumeier (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Sue Rothe; Cassie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Sherrie Hoel; Mackenzi Bowles

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Torches)

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

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

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Wanda Long—July
  • Tammy Kresin—August

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