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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (9/25)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Youth Group Event

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Saturday

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

Sunday (10/2)

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

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Connie Coats; Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Darrell Ford: Lisa Hall (sister of Holly Wikoff); Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Deanna Henningsen (sister-in-law of Jerry & Joyce Alexander); Reuben Hostetler; Glenda Klim (sister-in-law of Irence Wattjes); John Lamkin (friend of Dave Slaughter); Kurt McDaniel (friend of Joan Vukelich); Joan Rahn; Emma Silver; Carolyn Stremming (sister-in-law of Arleigh Jones); Doris Threet (sister of Wanda Long); Irene Wattjes; Darrell Wattjes (son of Irene Wattjes); Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brett Willoughby (friend of Matthew Waldrop).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell, Preus Hasselbrook

DEACONESS STUDENT: Elizabeth (Fodor) Dobbelaire.

MISSIONARIES: The Jastram Family; The McDermott Family, The Dicke Family

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Leona Czerwonka; Janet Pollock; Ruth Sims; Glen Stumeier; Irene Wattjes.

MILITARY: Carl Crawford; Josh Dyer; Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Blake Stokes; Scott Walter.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . 1 Kings17:17–24; Ephesians 3:13–21; Luke 7:11–17.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “You cannot serve God and money” (Matt. 6:24‑34), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God—that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17:8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal. 5:25–6:10).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.” Our anxieties and fears all come down to one thing: worrying that we will not get our way. But God is our loving heavenly Father: He will always care for us and His will is always best. That confidence should set us free from worry and free us for service according to the callings God has given us.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . were given by Roger & Wanda Long to the glory of God for blessings received.

COME TO BIBLE CLASS . . . it is a perfect opportunity for older members to model ongoing Christian Education for the younger members as St. Paul instructs the older men and older women to do in Titus Chapter 2. We are studying the Wisdom of God found in the Book of Proverbs. Who doesn’t need the Wisdom of God in their lives. Join us.

OCTOBER BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, October 2. 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 Wittenberg Lutheran Center at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. 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.

YOUTH GROUP EVENT . . . for September is tonight, Sunday, September 29, 6:00 pm.

THE OCTOBER CALENDAR . . . with events, birthdays, and anniversaries is now available on the table across from the church mailboxes.

JOIN US FOR A REFORMATION PARTY . . . on Sunday, October 30 at 5:30 PM as we celebrate the courage of Martin Luther and the early reformers as they sought to keep the Gospel pure. Invite your friends and family who haven’t been to church in awhile! Bratwurst will be provided, but keep an eye out in the narthex in the coming weeks for a sign-up sheet for German food that will be needed. If anyone has any German decorations (think beer steins, German flags, red/yellow/black decor) that they’d be willing to let us borrow for the evening, it would be appreciated. Please contact Lauren Braaten (260.438.0331) with questions or to volunteer to help. Danke!

JULIE LUTZ IS RETIRING . . . from her service as a missionary to Papua-New Guinea. We have supported her for over twenty years. She plans to spend more time with her children who live in the United States, but still will visit with friends, family, and her brothers and sisters in Christ at the church in Papua-New Guinea.

WE ARE SUPPORTING A NEW MISSIONARY . . . Since Julie Lutz is retiring the LCMS asked us to support a new missionary in that region. The Board of Mission & Evangelism has decided to support Dr. Martin and Marie Dicke.

SERVICES ONLINE . . . This video option will continue to be made available until our usual service times resume. You can access these online services in three places:

  1. On Immanuel’s Facebook page
  2. On Immanuel’s Website under the Sermons tab
  3. On Immanuel’s YouTube channel

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