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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (8/13)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 11:30 am—TAMA
  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 6:30 pm—Board of Trustees
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward To Sunday Bible Study
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Thursday

  • 6:00 pm—Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting

Saturday

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

Sunday (8/13)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Mark Ashwill; Jimmee Barger (friend of the Alexanders); Randy Bergeson (friend of Pastor Braaten and Ann Carroll); Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); John Hofer (relative of Jerry Alexander); Fred and Barbara Holste (friends of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Mike Kerner (friend of Josh and Jaimee Whitson); Laurie  McMillen; Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Ena Raaymakers (friend of Josh and Jaimee Whitson); Rev. Michael Schuermann; Joy Stenger; Jane Whitson (mother of Mark Whitson); Jill Zartler.

DEATHS: Family and friends of Marie Naney (grandmother of Celeste Nau); family and friends of Andrew Poskin.

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; Joan Mulligan; Janet Pollock; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: John Bookas; 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 . . . Jer 8:4–12; 1 Cor 12:1–11; Luke 19:41–48.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness” (Luke 16:1–9). The steward’s shrewdness is praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew the master would be merciful. He trusted that the master would honor the debts he forgave in the master’s name. In the same way, though we have squandered our heavenly Father’s possessions in selfishness and sin, Jesus is the Steward who has canceled our debt, knowing that His forgiveness will be honored by the Father because of the holy cross. Secondly, the steward was shrewd in using oil and wheat to provide for his earthly welfare. So also do these earthly elements aid us when pressed into heavenly use in the anointing of baptism and the wheat of the Lord’s Supper. Those who have the Sacraments will have an eternal home when their earthly home fails. These provide us aid in times of temptation (1 Cor. 10:6–13). For the Lord is our strength and a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Sam. 22:26–34).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 16:8 “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” Money is a tool that can be used for good or wicked purposes. Often unbelievers show more shrewdness in this that we Christians. If we really believe all that stuff we say in the Creed every Sunday . . . won’t that affect how we use our money?

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Kenny & Tammy Kresin to the glory of God for blessings received.

SINGING THE FAITH . . . is a four-week study of the history of Lutheran congregational singing. Please join us in the Sunday morning Adult Bible Class over the next four weeks to learn about the rich heritage of hymns and songs that began during the Reformation, and that we still enjoy today. After this study, we will begin the Book of Hebrews.

FIGHTING ILLINI FOOTBALL . . . Friday, September 29, is an opportunity for us to go as a group to watch the Fighting Illini take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers! U of I offers group rates, and they have contacted us to consider going as a group. We will have a designated parking area for tailgating and a section available for us to sit together. Ticket prices vary depending on the size of our group, so the more participants, the more affordable the price! Let Leigh Ann know as soon as possible if you are interested.

CAMP CILCA GOLF OUTING . . . is Friday, September 22, 2017, at The Rail in Springfield. You can form a foursome or go and be added to a team. Check-in is at 11:30 am; Shotgun starts at 12:30 pm. Registration is $60 per person which covers your golf, cart, meal, and prizes. Let Leigh Ann Whitson (immanuel.tuscola@gmail.com) know if you are interested.

AUGUST NEWSLETTER . . . is available in hard copy as well as on Immanuel’s website. 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.

LEIGH ANN WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE . . . August 17–23.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (East)

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Donna Campbell; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Dolores Ford; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Ethan Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)

NEXT WEEK

  • Caleb Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Greg & Celeste Nau—August
  • Erin Pangburn—September

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Tammy Kresin—August
  • Joan Rahn—September

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