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Sunday (5/27)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 12:00 pm—Potluck (Fellowship Hall) for Joshua Schiff
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group

Monday—Memorial Day

  • Immanuel Offices Closed


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 10:00 am—Looking Forward to Sunday Bible Study


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

Sunday (6/3)

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


HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Bernita Ashwill; Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Owen Clark (friend of Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson); Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Susan Hall (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Marylin Joergens; Pat Maree; Jim McIntosh (cousin of Jerry Alexander); Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (pastor of Tuscola United Methodist Church); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Janet Pollock; Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Carl Smith (husband of Lynnette Ashwill-Smith); Irene Wattjes; Jim Wheeler (brother-in-law of Greg Campbell); Lynn Whitson (father of Mark Whitson); Karen Yardley (mother of Jaimee Whitson); Jill Zartler.



MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Alan and Patricia Ludwig; Julie Lutz.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Marylin Joergens; Lenore Nau; 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.


NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Genesis 15:1–6; 1 John 4:16–21; Luke 16:19–31.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is. 6:1–7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born [again] of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” (Is. 6:7). Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!” (Is. 6:3). “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Rom. 11:33–36).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Isaiah 6:3 “And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!’” Behold the threefold Name of God—here in Isaiah the angels cry Holy, Holy, Holy, which is nothing else than an indication of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name we are baptized into. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are now called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family: we are to be godly, to live in God’s image. As God is loving, and kind, and generous—so are we called to be.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Craig & Carol Munson to the glory of God in thanksgiving for blessings received.

IMMANUEL POTLUCK IS TODAY! . . . Joshua Schiff, our adopted seminary student, and his family are visiting Immanuel this weekend, May 26–27. Joshua will be preaching both Saturday and Sunday during the Divine Services. We’ll hear more about his studies and life at the seminary during Sunday’s Bible Class at 10:30 am, followed by a potluck at 12:00 pm. Bring a dish to share, and come to welcome Joshua and his family and enjoy this opportunity to learn more about them!

CONGRATULATIONS TO IMMANUEL’S 2018 GRADUATES . . . Breleigh Eversole, Cassie Russo, Caleb Stumeier, Ethan Stumeier. Best wishes on your continued success!

JUNE BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, June 3. June’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for Camp CILCA. Checks can be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. An envelope has been placed in your member mailbox for your convenience. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS . . . Immanuel’s Vacation Bible School is set for Monday, June 11–Friday, June 15, 9:00 am–11:00 am. Go to https://immanueltuscola.org/ to sign your child(ren) up.

THE CAMP CILCA HOG ROAST IS TODAY (MAY 27)! . . . A Pulled pork dinner is served from 11:30-2:30. (Adults: $8, children 4-12: $5) The beach will be open from 1:00–4:00 pm. Throughout the day details will be given about CILCA’s plans for the future.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: The Movie “‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,'” The Visitation, Jesus Welcomes Little Children, The Marriage of Priests, Deaf Ministry and more.  You can listen live or on-demand at  www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

OPERATION BARNABAS . . . In 2007, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces launched Operation Barnabas. Through this program—the only one of its kids in the U.S.—together with our congregations, we accomplish three key goals: Care for reserve chaplains and their families and congregations; train and assist local congregations in their care and support of local military members and their families and veterans; serve as a resource to other organizations that provide care to military families and veterans. To learn more about Operation Barnabas, visit https://www.lcms.org/ministry-to-the-armed-forces/operation-barnabas. 

THIS WEEK ON KFUO.ORG . . . we remember and thank God for the sacrifice of the men and women in our armed forces who have died in our nation’s service as we observe Memorial Day tomorrow. Hear about visit opportunities at CTSFW for young men and women considering church vocations (The Coffee Hour 5/30 at 9:00 a.m. CT), study the Gospel of John on Sharper Iron weekdays at 8:00 a.m. CT, celebrate National Donut Day with Andy and Sarah on June 1 on The Coffee Hour at 9:00 a.m. CT, and continue studying the book of Jeremiah on Thy Strong Word weekdays at 11:00 a.m. CT.

A PRAYER FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF OUR NATION . . . Lord God of hosts, stretch forth Your almighty arm to strengthen and protect those who serve in the armed forces of our country. Support them in times of war, and in times of peace keep them from all evil, giving them courage and loyalty. Grant that in all things they may serve with integrity and with honor; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.



  • Tim Hoel (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)


  • Jim & Carolyn Dyer (West)
  • Craig & Carol Munson (East)



  • Jack Appleby
  • Ruth Bretz; Marissa Russo


  • Mark Whitson
  • Holly Wikoff; Lexie Russo



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


  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Gospel)


  • Ann Carroll—May
  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—June


  • Janet Stumeier—May
  • Dolores Ford—June


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