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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
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group Event

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop

Wednesday

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

Saturday

  • 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: 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); Leona Czerwonka; 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; Raymond & Kay Kingery (friends of the Joneses); Trena Knauss (sister of Tresa Pollock); Jeff Knight (friend of the Campbells); Anne Koss; Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Ken Moen (friend of the Vukeliches); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Joan Rahn; Ellen Shawgo (niece of Ruth Rentschler); Roland Spomer; Sara Urban (wife of Ron Urban); Rich Zartler.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Hayden Folks.

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; Anne Koss; 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 . . . Genesis 28:10–17; Ephesians 4:22–28; Matthew 9:1–8.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The Pharisees ask a Law question. Jesus asks a Gospel question. The Pharisees seek to test Jesus in His own words. Jesus seeks to “test” them in the saving reality of who He is as the Messiah (Matt. 22:34–46). The Law requires you to “fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” and to “love the sojouner” (Deut. 10:12–21). Failure to keep the Law perfectly brings judgment. On the other hand, the Gospel brings the grace of God given by Jesus Christ, that you may be blameless in the day of His return (1 Cor. 1:1–9). Jesus is David’s Son yet David’s Lord, true God and true man. He is Love incarnate who fulfilled all the demands of God’s Law on our behalf, that we might be saved from the Law’s condemnation and sanctified in the Gospel’s forgiveness. Thereby we see that “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 22:40 “On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” We serve God and our neighbor through the various vocations (holy callings) that God has given us. We do not need to go searching for or inventing good works: God has given us roles to fill in Home, Church, and Society and when we work hard at them as faithful Christians, God-pleasing works are the result.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for all blessings received.

FIRST COMMUNION DISCUSSION . . . will be held during Bible Class again today. Please come to learn more, ask questions, and voice your thoughts on the topic of First Communion before Confirmation.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, October 2, LWML Sunday. All loose cash in the offering will go to support Immanuel’s LWML Chapter. For more information about the LWML and how it serves the church and the community, or to inquire about how you can join, speak with Joyce Alexander, Theresa Fields, Irene Wattjes, or Lauren Braaten.

FREE BINGO . . . at the Tuscola Senior Building, Friday, September 30, after a menu of Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/gravy, Peas, Roll, Fruit Cream Parfait, at 11:30 a.m. The meal is for people over 60 for a donation of $3.50. Reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, September 29. Telephone: 253-2278.

AROUND THE WORD DEVOTIONS . . . is included as an insert in this week’s bulletin and will continue throughout the month of October. This weekly publication provides a daily family devotion for use in the Christian home. At the end of October, please let us know if this is something that you would like to see continued. Visit http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/ to discover a wealth of information on living and teaching a Biblical life.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Ron Legg
  • Judy Legg; Cassie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Becky Kappes; Mackenzi Bowles

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Ruth Sims—September
  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—October

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joan Rahn—September
  • Ruth Bretz & Janice Arthur—October

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