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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (10/23)

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop

Wednesday

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

Thursday

  • 1:30 pm—Ladies Aid

Saturday

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

Sunday (10/30)

  • 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

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; Trena Knauss (sister of Tresa Pollock); Jeff Knight (friend of the Campbells); Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Wayne Meyer (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ken Moen (friend of the Vukeliches); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Joan Rahn; Ellen Shawgo (niece of Ruth Rentschler); Roland Spomer; Tim Stumeier; Sara Urban (wife of Ron Urban); Ken Yardley (father of Jaimee Whitson).

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; 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 . . . Rev 14:6–7; Romans 3:19–28; Matthew 11:12–19.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . With what shall we come before the Lord (Micah 6:6) who forgives all our sins, and how often shall our fellow Christians sin against us and we forgive them (Matt. 18:21)? Our gracious God on high does not need our “burnt offerings” or “thousands of rams” (Micah 6:6–7), which we could legitimately offer in thanksgiving. He is the Savior who gave His only-begotten Son for our transgression. He offers the fruit of His body, once hanging dead on a cross but now living and giving life in His holy Meal, for the sin of our souls (Micah 6:7). Because He releases us from our enormous debt of sin against Him, we need not imprison our fellow sinners with our lack of love and refusal of forgiveness (Matt. 18:24, 27, 30). As partakers of His grace, we yearn for one another “with the affection of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:8). As forgiven sinners, “filled with the fruit of Christ’s righteousness,” our “love may abound more and more, with knowledge and discernment” (Phil. 1:11, 9), for He leads us “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with [our] God” (Micah 6:8).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Philippians 1:5 “I always thank God . . . because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” God doesn’t need anything we have. Yet He invites us to give so that we can indeed become “partners in the Gospel.” This is a gift of His grace: inviting us to do significant work in the Kingdom of God.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Greg & Celeste Nau to the glory of God for blessings received.

INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION . . . is now offered weekly on Saturdays, 3:30–4:30 pm, when pastor is in town, beginning Saturday, October 22. As Luther wrote in the Large Catechism, “If there is a heart that feels its sin and desires consolation, it has here a sure refuge when it hears in God’s Word that through a man God looses and absolves him from his sins” (Large Catechism, Brief Exhortation, 14). Some members have expressed a desire to make use of this precious gift but do not want to burden pastor’s schedule with a separate meeting in the evenings. Since pastor is in the office on Saturday afternoons, he is setting aside one hour each Saturday afternoon for those to come and receive this wonderful gift. He will be in the sanctuary during that hour. The doors to the sanctuary will be closed. If someone is already with pastor, simply wait in the hallway until that person is finished. If you desire individual confession and absolution on another day, you may still make an appointment with him at your convenience. None of these meetings will be recorded on pastor’s visitation report.

BE SURE TO STOP BY THE FELLOWSHIP HALL . . . this Sunday and next to check out the CPH book sale. These popular books make excellent Christmas gifts, and 20% of the sales go to support the Sunday School department.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Donna Campbell (West)
  • David & Michelle Stumeier (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (West)
  • Joan Vukelich (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Sharon Allen; Cassie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Greg Nau
  • Sharon Allen; Mackenzi Bowles

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—October
  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—November

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Ruth Bretz & Janice Arthur—October
  • Joyce Alexander—November

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