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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (7/3)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 6:00 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward to Sunday Bible Study
  • 6:00 pm—Summer Confessions Study
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study

Saturday—NO DIVINE SERVICE

Sunday (7/10)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 11:15 am—Church Council Meeting

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); 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; Mary Jane Jones; Jeff Knight (friend of the Campbells); Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Tiffany Meyer (friend of Rachel DeWitt); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Tim Pollock; Mike Ruggles (father of Mike Ruggles); Roland Spomer; Sara Urban (wife of Ron Urban); Jill Zartler.

DEATHS: Family of Harold Wattjes.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Hayden Folks.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Katelyn Lower.

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 . . . Genesis 2:7–17; Romans 6:19–23; Mark 8:1–9.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:20). God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments (Ex. 20:1–17). Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness but in the goodness of Christ, who did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them for you. In Christ, your righteousness does indeed exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. For you have been baptized into Christ’s death and your sinful nature crucified. Therefore, he who has died has been freed from sin (Rom. 6:1–11). You are now raised with Christ to walk in newness of life and to share in His resurrection on the Last Day. Christ has brought you through the baptismal sea “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2). Therefore, “consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 6:11).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 5:24 “First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Our giving to the Lord’s work is part of our wider Christian life. The Lord wants us to walk in His ways in all we do—He wants our hearts united to His. It’s not our gift the Lord wants—it is our very selves in all we think, say, and do.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Steve & Ann Hilgendorf and Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones to the glory of God on the occasion of their anniversaries.

TUSCOLA’S SPARKS IN THE PARK PARADE . . . We are asking for volunteers to walk in the parade with our church banner and pass out popsicles and pencils. The parade is Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 am. Line-up begins at 9:30 am in Ervin Park. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for all who are interested. Come and join us!

PASTOR WILL BE AWAY. . . July 9–14 attending the 2016 LCMS National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We give thanks for your support for the National Offering! If you have an emergency you may contact Pastor Braaten on his mobile phone or call one of the Elders (Ronald Legg, Greg Nau, Bryce Reifsteck, Mark Whitson).

SATURDAY EVENING DIVINE SERVICE . . . on July 9 is canceled. No replacement is available to lead the Divine Service that evening while Pastor is attending the National Convention. Please plan to join us on Sunday morning, July 10, to hear our guest minister, Rev. Adam Jacobsen.

POTLUCKS FOR KATELYN LOWER AND HAYDEN FOLKS . . . Katelyn Lower and Hayden Folks will be visiting Immanuel in July. Katelyn and her husband, Matthew, will be joining us on July 17, and Hayden and his wife, Natanya, on July 31. Please plan to attend the Divine Service, Bible Class, and a potluck lunch on July 17 and July 31. Come and learn more about them, their studies, and their aspirations!

JULY 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

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

NEXT WEEK

  • Ruth Sims (West)
  • Tim & Teri Pollock (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Holly Wikoff; Cassie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Wanda Long; Mackenzi Bowles

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson—July
  • Ann Carroll—August

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Wanda Long—July
  • Tammy Kresin—August

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