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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (8/7)

  • 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

Monday

  • 5:00 pm—Board of Missions & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 6:30 pm—Board of Trustees
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Wednesday—Thursday — No Matins

Saturday

  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (8/14)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 11:30 am—Parent-Pastor Confirmation Meeting

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Jimmee Barger (friend of the Alexanders); Brenda Bunting (friend of Ann Carroll); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Scott Dallas; Janice Funk (mother of Mike Ekstrom); Virginia Goble (friend of Joyce Alexander); Paula Hancock; Jim Harbaugh; Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); Joel Hilgendorf; Mary Jane Jones; Jeff Knight (friend of the Campbells); Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Tiffany Meyer (friend of Rachel DeWitt); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Carl Rideout (brother of Joan Rahn); Mike Ruggles (father of Mike Ruggles); Ellen Shawgo (niece of Ruth Rentschler); Roland Spomer; Sara Urban (wife of Ron Urban); Jill Zartler.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Hayden Folks.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Katelyn Lower.

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 . . . Isaiah 29:17–24; 2 Corinthians 3:4–11; Mark 7:31–37.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Gen. 4:1–15). For unlike Abel, Cain’s offering did not proceed from a heart that revered and trusted in the Lord. Thus, the lowly tax collector who prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” was the one who went down to his house justified before God, not the respectable, outwardly righteous Pharisee who trusted in himself and his own good living (Luke 18:9–14). “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:1–10). The one who penitently despairs of his own righteousness and relies completely on the atoning mercy of God in Christ is the one who is declared righteous. For Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day (1 Cor. 15:1–10). Therefore, “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 18:11-12 “The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’” The Pharisees got so much right and so much wrong. It’s a good thing for this Pharisee to be faithful to his wife and faithful in his giving to the Lord’s work, but none of it is of any avail if it proceeds from a prideful heart!

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Ron & Sara Urban to the glory of God on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is today, August 7. All loose cash in the offering will go to SAM Pantry.

BIBLE STUDY ON DIETRICH BONHOEFFER . . . Today is the third of four sessions on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This video-based study will help us discover the major themes of Bonhoeffer’s writing and speaking and how he not only transformed an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but also how his beliefs continue to impact the Christian faith of people throughout the world today. Pulling these themes from all his major books, we will understand why these spiritual truths meant so much to Bonhoeffer and how they can be an inspiration and challenge to our own faith. Come and join us during the Adult Bible Study at 10:30 am.

PASTOR WILL BE AWAY . . . August 10–12. If you have an emergency you may contact Pastor Braaten on his mobile phone or call one of the Elders (Ronald Legg, Greg Nau, Bryce Reifsteck, Mark Whitson).

FREE BINGO . . . at the Tuscola Senior Building Wednesday, August 10, after a menu of Hamburger or Brat on a bun, w/ketchup, Potato Salad, Kidney Bean Salad, and Peaches at 11:30 am. The meal is for people over 60 for a donation of $3.50. Reservations must be made by noon of Tuesday, August 9. Telephone: 253-2278.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Tim Hoel (West)
  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Bryce Reifsteck
  • Sherrie Hoel; Mackenzi Bowles

NEXT WEEK

  • Bryce Reifsteck
  • Sherrie Hoel; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Caleb Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Ann Carroll—August
  • Ruth Sims—September

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Tammy Kresin—August
  • Joan Rahn—September

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