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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (3/8)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class
  • 4:00 pm—Answers New Members Class

Monday–Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

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

Wednesday

  • 5:30 pm—Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Ash Wednesday Divine Service

Saturday

  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (3/15)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 4:00 pm—Answers New Members Class

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Jack Appleby (surgery); Brenda Bunting (friend of Ann Carroll); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Alberta Dallas; Jake Dyer; Jim Harbaugh; Marvin Kingery (father of Miranda Czerwonka); Erica Kremitzki; Beverly McDade (friend of Mary Appleby and Joan Vukelich); Laurie McMillen; Mike Merna (friend of Joan Vukelich); Sandra Oehmke (sister of Joan Vukelich); Barb Pearson (friend of Joyce Alexander); Fred Rahn (son of Joan Rahn); Agnes Joan Spence (mother of Sherrie Hoel); Harold Wattjes.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Dustin Fry.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Allison Gummerus.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Joan Mulligan; 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 . . . Exodus 16:2–21; Galatians 4:21–31; John 6:1–15.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Jeremiah was charged with speaking evil when he spoke the Word of the Lord (Jer. 26:1–15). So also, Jesus is accused of doing evil when in fact He is doing good. He casts out a demon from a mute man so that he is able to speak (Luke 11:14–28). But some said Jesus did this by the power of Beelzebul, Satan. Like Pharaoh of old, their hearts were hard (Ex. 8:16–24). They did not recognize the finger of God, the power of the Holy Spirit at work in and through Jesus. Jesus is the Stronger Man who overcomes the strong man. He takes the devil’s armor of sin and death and destroys it from the inside out by the holy cross. He exorcizes and frees us by water and the Word. We were once darkness, but now we are light in Christ the Lord (Eph. 5:1–9). As children of light, our tongues are loosed to give thanks to Him who saved us.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS . . . this Sunday, March 8, 2015. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Ephesians 5:1–2 “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” Our sanctification flows from the justification which we have received in Christ. His love for us transforms us into His image. This why the Bible talks so much about giving—because we are to imitate God in His generosity.

PRAYER CHAIN . . . If you would like to be a part of the Prayer Chain, please contact Irene Wattjes, who volunteered to compile and publish the new list. Her phone number is (217) 5087824.

THE AUDIT COMMITTEE . . . is requesting the deposit ledgers and bank statements of all groups associated with Immanuel so that they may be audited as mandated by the church constitution. They may be set in the church office.

MIDWEEK LENTEN SOUP & SANDWICH SUPPERS . . . We are trying something slightly different this year during Lent. Instead of having refreshments after our midweek Lenten services, we will be having a light soup and sandwich supper before the service, 5:30 PM—6:45 PM. The schedule is as follows.

  • Wed, Feb 18—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • Wed, Feb 25—Board of Education
  • Wed, Mar 4—Men’s Club
  • Wed, Mar 11—LWML
  • Wed, Mar 18—Board of Elders
  • Wed, Mar 25—Board of Stewardship

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Donna Campbell (West)
  • Harold Wattjes (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Jim Dyer (West)
  • Joan Vukelich (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Ronald Legg
  • Theresa Fields, Lexie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Ronald Legg
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Cassie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

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

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones—March
  • Greg & Celeste Nau—April

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