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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (10/20)

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

Monday

  • 7:30 pm—Voters’ Assembly Meeting

Wednesday

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

Saturday

  • 9:00 am—Sunday School Teachers Lesson Planning Meeting
  • 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
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 6:00 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); Jeff & Jo Coon (friend of David Holzrichter); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Whitney Czerwonka; Mitzi Dingler (cousin of John Harvey); Cindy Ekstrom; Theresa Fields; Jenna Gustafson; 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; 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; 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 . . . Revelation 14:6–7; Romans 3:19–28; St John 8:31–36.

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 Terry & Rhonda Harbaugh to the glory of God for blessings received.

REMINDER: VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING . . . is Monday, October 21, at 7:30 pm. Just a reminder that any voting member who is absent from the voters’ meetings for a full year without a valid excuse shall have his/her name removed from the roster of voting members. Those who are 65 and older can submit a written request to have their name placed on the senior voting member list and will be automatically excused. If any senior member is unsure whether or not there is a written request on file, please contact the office. If any member has been removed from the roster of voting members, he/she can be reinstated by a request to the elders and attendance at the voters’ meeting approving that request.

OCTOBER YOUTH GROUP EVENT . . . is next Sunday, October 27, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm. This month is a study month, and we will be looking at the doctrine of justification and the atonement. This is the teaching upon which the church either stands or falls. We will also have snacks. So bring your Bibles and your appetites.


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Greg & Celeste Nau (West)
  • Craig & Carol Munson (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jim Dyer (West)
  • Jack & Mary Appleby (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Isabel Burgener

NEXT WEEK

  • Josh Whitson
  • Sharon Allen; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Evan Reifsteck (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Janet Stumeier—October
  • Sharon Allen—November

FUNERAL CHAIR

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

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