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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (11/2)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class

Monday—Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop
  • 7:30 pm—Men’s Club

Saturday

  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (11/9)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class

Monday

  • 7:30 am—Matins
  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop
  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson; Linda Brewer; Brenda Bunting; Ellie Crawford; Whitney Czerwonka; DeDe Eversole; Janice Funk; Jim Harbaugh; Erica Kremitzki; Amy Lee; Steve Leonard; Laurie McMillen; Barb Pearson; Fred Rahn; Joanne Spence; Dana Stenger; Harold Wattjes.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Dustin Fry.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Allison Gummerus.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Cora Jahnke; Neil Oliger; Corinne Oye; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Sam Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Chase Reifsteck; Blake Stokes; Paige Stokes; Ruben Wilson.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Genesis 1:1–2:3; Ephesians 6:10–17; John 4:46–54.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “A great multitude from all tribes and peoples and languages,” cry out “salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–17). Faith-filled saints from every place and time with unified voices eternally magnify the Lamb of God. As His beloved children, we too, “shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1–3). Joined with the throng of angels and a myriad of saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:9–17). In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, sacred and profane, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits, and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure, and the persecuted are all blessed and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:1–12).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” This is one of many Bible passages that remind us that we reap what we sow. Likewise, what God puts into us (His own love, mercy, kindness, and generosity)—flows back out of us. For it all starts with His self-giving!

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Harold & Irene Wattjes to the glory of God on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED . . . We are still in need of one teacher for the 4th–6th grade class. If this position is not filled those grades will not have Sunday School. Also beginning in January, we will need one teacher for the 1st–3rd grade class.

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS . . . Martha Rhoades from the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers from Immanuel to serve as bell ringers on Friday, November 28, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, at the Tuscola IGA. Teams of two can work one-hour increments. A sign-up sheet has been placed in the Narthex, which needs to be handed in by Monday, November 9. So find a partner, choose a time slot or two, and get your ringing arms ready. What an opportunity for us to exhale God’s mercy in Christ that we have inhaled through His Word and Sacrament!

A NOTE FROM ALLISON GUMMERUS . . . “Thank you so much for your prayers, kindness, and support. The Lord has blessed me richly in giving me Christian family members like you! You truly are a gift from above—no words can express how blessed I feel. Thank you so much.” To read the rest of Allison’s note, check out the Student Adoption bulletin board in the hallway by near the Nursery.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Tim & Teri Pollock (West)
  • Donna Campbell (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Harold Wattjes (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Steve Hilgendorf
  • Becky Kappes; Mackenzi Bowles

NEXT WEEK

  • Steve Hilgendorf
  • Becky Kappes; Marissa Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • The Alexanders & Pangburns—November
  • Laver Byers—December

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