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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (8/11)

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

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • 5:30 pm—Board of Trustees
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Wednesday

  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

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); Carolyn Coon (mother-in-law of David Holtzrichter); Jeff  & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Ellie   Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Mitzi Dingler (cousin of John Harvey); Theresa Fields; Jenna Gustafson; Cindy Harbaugh; 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); Joe Irace (friend of Roger & Wanda Long); Marylin Joergens; Mary Jane Jones; Ruth Lewis; 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); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Irene Wattjes.

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; Marylin Joergens; Mary Jane Jones; Ruth Lewis; 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 . . . 2 Sam 22:26–34; 1 Cor 10:6–13; Luke 16:1–9.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matt. 7:15). Deceit has its strength in masquerading as the truth. False prophets speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord (Jer. 23:16–29). They deny the judgment of the Lord, speaking peace to the unrepentant, when in truth there is condemnation and wrath. “You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:20). The “fruits” of a true prophet are not outward righteousness or success but faithfulness in proclaiming the Word of the Lord. This is the will of the Father in heaven, that pastors take heed to the flock, the Father’s adopted ones (Rom. 8:12–17), warning them against the wolves and their lies, and shepherding the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:27–38). For indeed, the cross is that good tree bearing good fruit—namely, the body and blood of Christ, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . 2 Corinthians 9:6 “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” St. Lawrence was in charge of the church’s almsgiving to the poor in Rome. When the Emperor demanded him to bring the treasures of the Church to the government coffers, St. Lawrence showed up the next day with the throngs of the poor and said: “Here, O Emperor, are the treasures of the Church!” Lawrence was martyred for his faith in Christ, which overflowed in his generous life toward others.

PEACE MEALS . . . August is Immanuel’s month to deliver Peace Meals. Peace Meals delivers Monday–Friday; meal pick-up time is 10:30 am. Team up with someone from church to help get these low-cost, nutritious meals to those in need. Please contact Roger & Wanda Long to volunteer.

FREEZER MEAL PREP . . . is Saturday, August 17, at 9:00 am.  It is yet another opportunity to be a blessing in our congregation!  Grab your apron and come to the church kitchen.  We will be making freezer meals to take to some of our members as a way to bless them and show them that we care.  No experience in the kitchen required; however, we may ask you to help with the dishes.  Contact Leigh Ann Whitson or Lauren Braaten with any questions.

NEW SECRETARIAL HOURS . . . will be Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 am–2:30 PM, and Wednesday– Thursday, 8:00 am–12:30 PM, beginning the week of August 18. This enables Connie also to work with the PASS Afterschool Program.

CID GOLF FUNDRAISER . . . the Lutheran Legacy Foundation is hosting a golf scramble at Hickory Point in Forsyth, Illinois, on Friday, September 27. The fee is $60.00 with any further donations going directly to Camp CILCA and CILCA Endowment Fund. The registration deadline is September 23. You may email your registration to: revdms@gmail.com.

REMEMBER TO CHECK THE FLOWER CHART & BULLETIN BOARD . . . for opportunities and updated announcements.


GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Laverl Byers (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Donna Campbell; Isabel Burgener

NEXT WEEK

  • Jack Appleby
  • Donna Campbell; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Trey Waldrop (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Greg & Celeste Nau—August
  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander; Erin Pangburn—September

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Tammy Kresin—August
  • Joy Stenger—September

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