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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (10/1)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class

Monday—Thursday: NO MATINS

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop

Wednesday

  • NO LOOKING FORWARD TO SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY
  • NO BIBLE HISTORY BIBLE STUDY

Saturday

  • 10:00 am—Bethany Glock Wedding Shower
  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (10/8)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:15 am—Church Council Meeting
  • 12:30 pm—Catechism Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Joyce Alexander; 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); Regann Bowles; Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Mike Ekstrom; Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); Fred and Barbara Holste (friends of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Mike Kerner (friend of Josh and Jaimee Whitson); Jane (Rahn) Maxwell; Laurie  McMillen; Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Mary Negangard (grandmother of Bryce Reifsteck); Janet Pollock; Ena Raaymakers (friend of Josh and Jaimee Whitson); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ruth Rentschler; Rev. Michael Schuermann; Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Joy Stenger; Jill Zartler.

DEATH: Family and friends of Robert Murkin (brother of Rhonda Harbaugh); family and friends of Doug McCumber.

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 . . . Proverbs 25:6–14; Ephesians 4:1–6; Luke 14:1–11.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (Luke 7:11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think” (Eph. 3:14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (2 Kings 17:17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Ephesians 3:14–15 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.” We have a Father in heaven. He cares for us. He knows how to give us all good things, beginning with our salvation in Christ Jesus. This knowledge frees us from worry and anxiety. Jesus returned to this theme again and again, and we should take Him at His Word.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Jerry & Joyce Alexander to the glory of God in thanksgiving for the LWML.

LWML SUNDAY TODAY . . . The LWML ladies invite members of the congregation to the Fellowship Hall today after the Sunday Divine Service for hot apple cider and cookies to thank you for your ongoing support.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is today, Sunday, October 1, LWML Sunday. Envelopes designated for LWML can be found on the small table in the Narthex. Please make checks payable to Immanuel Lutheran.

PASTOR WILL BE AWAY . . . attending the Central Illinois District Fall Pastors’ Conference in Springfield, Illinois, this week, Monday, October 2–Wednesday, October 4. If you have an emergency, please call him on his mobile phone or notify one of the Elders (Jack Appleby, Kenny Kresin, Greg Nau, or Bryce Reifsteck).

THE ALTAR AREA . . . has been returned to its original configuration. October 3 is the final date to submit new or additional comments. The subcommittee will then meet to discuss the results and prepare a report to be given to the Voters’ Assembly at their quarterly meeting on Monday, October 16.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL . . . will meet next Sunday, October 8, in preparation for the Voters’ Assembly meeting on Monday, October 16.

SPORTING CLAY SHOOTOUT . . . on Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am, at the Olde Barn Sporting Clays, Oakland, Illinois. Proceeds will go to the LCMS Hurricane Relief Fund. Registration is due by November 15. Can register individually or as a 4-shooter team. Registration fee of $75 per shooter includes lunch, and prizes will be awarded to the top shooters. If you are interested, registration forms with additional information can be found on the table across from member mailboxes.

LAUDAMUS . . . a select choir of seminarians from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, delights in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. Their Fall 2017 tour includes a performance at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon on Friday, October 13, at 7:00 pm. For more information about Laudamus and their tour, visit www.csl.edu/laudamus.

REAL REFORMATION RADIO . . . You can listen to Lutheran experts teach on subjects like:  The Reformer Martin Luther, The Conservative Reformation, Responding to Objections to Church Membership, 1 Corinthians & Women in the Church, Daily Bread, Naaman & Elisha and more.  Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

OCTOBER 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.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Dave & Michelle Stumeier (West)
  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (East)

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Bryce Reifsteck
  • Becky Kappes; Mackenzi Bowles

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Becky Kappes; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander—October
  • Ruth Sims & Leigh Ann Whitson—November

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Ruth Bretz & Janice Arthur—October
  • Lauren Braaten—November

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