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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (9/22)

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

Wednesday

  • 6:00 pm—Catechism Class
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Adult Bible Class
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group Event

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Mindy Bell (friend of David Holzrichter); Bessie Benson; Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Carolyn Coon (mother-in-law of David Holtzrichter); Jeff & Jo Coon (friend of David Holzrichter); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Mitzi Dingler (cousin of John Harvey); Theresa Fields; Jenna Gustafson; Cindy Harbaugh; Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Deanna Henningsen (sister-in-law of Jerry & Joyce Alexander); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Mary Jane Jones; Ruth Lewis; Pat Maree; Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Kimberly Mulvany (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Cary  &  Beth Rahn; Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Thomas Roughton (infant son of John & Christine Roughton); Ruth Sims; Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Raleigh Townsend (student of Pastor Braaten); Bob Vukelich; Irene Wattjes.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell; Logan Smith.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Emily McLean.

MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott; Julie Lutz.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Mary Jane Jones; Ruth Lewis; 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 . . . 1 Kings17:8–16; Galatians 5:25–6:10; Matthew 6:24–34.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. “Those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus’ help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus’ cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov. 4:10–23).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 17:18–19 Jesus said, “Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” Faith and thanksgiving go together. How could they not? Our Lord gave Himself for us and we trust Him and His every Word. Once we have this faith, we want to say thank you—it’s only natural. And thus our stewardship is only a natural part of the Christian faith: we thank the Lord with our gifts, which enable the Church to reach more people with the Good News of Christ.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Joan Rahn to the glory of God for blessings received.

COME TO BIBLE CLASS . . . Last week, we began a new study on the book of Ephesians. The apostle Paul wrote Ephesians to the churches around Ephesus (Acts 19) to display the scope of God’s eternal plan for all humanity—for Jews and Gentiles alike. This is the mystery of God, hidden for ages but now made known in Jesus Christ. The first three chapters focus on what Christians should believe, unfolding the glorious riches of God’s grace in Christ. Dead sinners are made alive and gain eternal salvation “by grace . . . through faith” (2:8). The last three chapters explain the implications of God’s grace for the church, for individuals, and for families. This second section comes to a climax with a command to stand with the armor of God against the devil.

YOUTH GROUP EVENT . . . for September will be next week on Sunday, September 29, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm. We will be having a cookout and games at the church.

CID GOLF FUNDRAISER . . . the Lutheran Legacy Foundation is hosting a golf scramble at Hickory Point in Forsyth, Illinois on Friday September 27. The fee is $60.00 with any further donations going directly to Camp CILCA and CILCA Endowment Fund. The registration deadline is September 23. You may email your registration to: revdms@gmail.com.

OCTOBER BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, October 6. October’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for CID Campus Ministries (given to one campus ministry per year on a rotation). This year’s offering will be given to University Lutheran Church at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Checks may be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. An envelope will be placed in your member mailbox next week for your convenience. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

OKTOBERFEST . . . The Twenty-fourth Annual Oktoberfest, October 13–15, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kewanee, IL, will be hosting Rev. Dr. James Bushur, who is the Carl and Erna Weinrich Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Church Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. His topic will be “The Sermon in the Early Church.” You may register at this website: https://www.stpaulskewanee.org/oktoberfest-registration.html

 SECRETARY NOTICE . . . Connie will not be in the office Tuesday, October 1 all day. Her hours on October 9 will be 10:00 am–2:30 PM.


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Greg & Celeste Nau (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Craig & Carol Munson (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
    Celeste Nau; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
  • Celeste Nau; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Evan Reifsteck (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Torches)
  • Trey Waldrop (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander, Erin Pangburn—September
  • Janet Stumeier—October

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joy Stenger—September
  • Ruth Bretz, Janice Arthur—October

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