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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (9/30)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—No Matins

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—No Bible History Bible Study

Saturday

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

Sunday (10/7)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—No Adult New Members Class
  • 6:30 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Owen Clark (friend of Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson); Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Theresa Fields; Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Marylin Joergens; Pat Maree; Melinda Marmion (daughter of Becky Kappes); Kimberly Meyer (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer).

DEATH: Family and friends of Mary “Janet” Define, grandmother of Joshua Schiff.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Joshua Schiff.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Stephanie Wilde.

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

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Marylin Joergens; 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 . . . 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 sojourner” (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 by Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson to the glory of God in thanksgiving for blessings received.

ON SEPTEMBER 30TH . . . St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon, will be celebrating their 125th anniversary with guest preacher and speaker Dr. Dale Meyer of the St. Louis Seminary. Divine Service will be held at 9:00 AM with a potluck luncheon and presentation to follow. All are welcome.

ON OCTOBER 20TH ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN, MATTOON . . . will host the Central Illinois District evangelism workshop entitled, “Everyone His Witness” or E1HW. This workshop will focus on helping each and every Christian share their faith with their neighbor. Registration starts at 9:00 AM. There is a $10.00 registration fee which will cover the cost of lunch for the day. You may mail your registration fee in advance to St. John Lutheran Church 200 Charleston Ave. Mattoon, IL 61938 ATTN: E1HW. Books and materials for individuals and congregations may be purchased at https://www.cph.org/p-31876-every-one-his-witness-workbook.aspx. Let Pastor or Leigh Ann know if you are interested in attending this event.

EDUCATION & EDIFICATION . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s teachings include: Responding to the Roman Catholic Case for a Celibate Priesthood, The Birth of Moses, Stealing, Bearing False Witness and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Janet Stumeier; Ava Whitson

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Becky Kappes; Cailin Munson

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  •  Jake Dyer (Crucifer)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Erin Pangburn—September
  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander—October

FUNERAL CHAIR

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

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