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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (3/1)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 1:00 pm—Catechism Class
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 4:00 pm—Adult Information Class

Wednesday

  • 12:00 pm—TAMA Meeting
  • 5:30 pm—Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Lenten Midweek Evening Prayer

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 4:00 pm—Adult Information Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Mindy Bell (friend of David Holzrichter); Dale Brown (friend of Margaret Stilwell); Connie Hilgendorf Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Jeff & Jo Coon (friend of David Holzrichter); Lynn Corrie (friend of the Joneses); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Whitney Czerwonka;  Orlean  McDaniel (friend of Bob & Joan Vukelich); Cindy Ekstrom; Theresa Fields; Jenna Gustafson; 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 the Joneses); Mary Jane Jones; Kimberly Mulvany (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Sandra Oehmke (sister of Joan Vukelich); Dennis Pickett (friend of Ann Carroll); Cary & Beth Rahn; Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Emma  Silver; Ruth Sims; Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Brian Walker (uncle of Bryce Reifsteck); Irene Wattjes; Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell; Logan Smith.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Emily McLean.

MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott; Julie Lutz.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Leonard Boerngen; Mary Jane Jones; 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 . . . Genesis 32:22–32; 1 Thess 4:1–7; Matt 15:21–28.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . In the Garden, man exalts himself to be a god in place of God (Gen 3:1–21). He succumbs to the temptation of the devil, and eating of the forbidden fruit, he receives death. But in the sin-cursed wilderness, God humbles Himself to become man in place of man (Matt 4:1–11). He does not eat but fasts and bears the onslaughts of the devil for us that we may be restored to life. Jesus stands as David in our place to do battle against the Goliath, Satan (1 Sam 17:40–51). Though outwardly Jesus appears weak, yet He comes in the name of the Lord of hosts. He draws from the five smooth stones of the books of Moses and slings the Word of God. The stone sinks into the forehead, and the enemy falls. In Christ we are victorious over the devil. Let us therefore not receive the grace of God in vain (2 Cor 6:1–10), but seeing that we have a great High Priest, let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain help in time of need (Heb 4:14–16).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 4:4  “But he answered, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’” What good are all the things of this world (food, drink, house, home, wealth, etc.) if we lose the things of God? What’s more important? How should our priorities be arranged?

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS . . . Sunday, March 8. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.

LENTEN MIDWEEK THEME . . . is about following Jesus, our greatest giver. When our Lord says to us all “follow me,” He bids us not simply to follow him on the journey through death to life, but He also calls us to imitate Him in all that we are, have, say, and do. This year we are looking to Jesus not just as our Savior but also as our example.

LENTEN MIDWEEK SUPPERS . . . will be served this year before the Midweek services. Serving time will be 5:30 pm–6:45 pm. Ash Wednesday is typically the most well-attended; we invite the congregation to bring a dish to pass. The tentative serving schedule is as follows, please look it over and share with your committee members. Thank you

    • Wed, February 26 (Ash Wednesday)—Congregational Potluck
    • Wed, March 4—Immanuel Meal Prep Group
    • Wed, March 11—Boards of Stewardship & Trustees
    • Wed, March 18—Board of Mission & Evangelism
    • Wed, March 25—Board of Christian Education
    • Wed, April 1—Board of Elders

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Laverl Byers (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Tim Hoel (West)
  • Greg & Celeste Nau (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • John Harvey
  • Wanda Long; Cailin Munson

NEXT WEEK

  • John Harvey
  • Sue Rothe; Isabel Burgener

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Torches)
  • Evan Reifsteck (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jake Dyer (Crucifer)
  • Isaak Burgener (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Torches)
  • Evan Reifsteck (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Craig & Carol Munson—March
  • Laverl Byers—April


FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joyce Alexander—March
  • Becky Kappes—April

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