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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (3/31)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 2:30 pmNursing Home Service
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class
  • 7:00 pmYouth Group (Service Event)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Wednesday

  • 5:30 pm—Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper
  • 7:00 pm—Evening Prayer

Saturday

  • 9:00 am—Sunday School Teachers Lesson Planning
  • 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
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class
  • 6:30 pm—Ladies Bunco Night

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; 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); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); 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); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Isabelle Richard (friend of the Naus); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Joy Stenger; Irene Wattjes; Irene Wright (mother of Ann Hilgendorf); Jolene Young (mother of Ryan Bowles).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Joshua Schiff.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Stephanie Wilde.

MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott (read an update on what’s going on in Togo); Julie Lutz.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Marylin Joergens; 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 22:1–14; Hebrews 9:11–15; John 8:42–59.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The Lord provided bread from heaven for His people in the wilderness (Ex. 16:2–21). Now He who is Himself the living bread from heaven miraculously provides bread for the five thousand (John 6:1–15). This takes place near the time of the Passover, after a great multitude had followed Jesus across the sea, and when He went up on a mountain. Seen in this way, Jesus is our new and greater Moses, who releases us from the bondage of Mount Sinai and makes us free children of the promise (Gal. 4:21–31). Five loaves become twelve baskets—that is, the five books of Moses find their goal and fulfillment in Christ, whose people continue steadfastly in the doctrine and fellowship of the twelve apostles, and in the breaking and receiving of the bread of life, which is the body of Christ together with His precious blood, and in the prayers (Acts 2:41–47). So it is that God’s people “shall not hunger or thirst” (Is. 49:8–13). For He abundantly provides for us in both body and soul.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . John 6:8–9 “One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?’” The disciples focus on the numbers: so little for so much! But the Lord’s grace will not be limited by the narrow vision of His disciples. The Lord has a plan to use even the little for His work of greatness. So let us be faithful even in the little and watch the Lord use it for His great works!

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Wayne & Janice Arthur to the glory of God in in thanksgiving for blessings received.

EASTER LILY ORDER FORMS . . . Please return them to the office by Sunday, April 14. Lilies are $13.00 each.

EASTER BREAKFAST . . . It’s time to sign up for the Easter Breakfast—Easter is April 21! We’re asking for donations of food, drink, and kitchen volunteers. Signup sheets are located on the table in the Narthex. Come have a tasty breakfast from 7:00–8:30 am on Easter morning. Thank you!

OBERAMMERGAU 2020 . . . A group of pastors, including Pastor Braaten, are hosting a tour of Germany in 2020, “In the Steps of Luther.” This eleven-day trip will visit all the important sites of Luther’s life and work and will finish to watch the Passion Play at Oberammergau (July 22–August 1, 2020). If you’re interested, ask Pastor for more details or visit this website: https://www.gottesdienst.org/oberammergau-2020.

SAVE THE DATE . . . Immanuel’s VBS is scheduled for Monday, June 17–Friday, June, 21, 9:00 am–11:00 am. The theme this year will cover the account of the prophet Jonah.

LOOKING AHEAD . . . 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 serving schedule is as follows:

  • Wed, April 3 — Board of Christian Education
  • Wed, April 10 — Board of Elders

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Jack & Mary Appleby (West)
  • Mark Whitson (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (West)
  • Bryce & Deborah Reifsteck (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Kenny Kresin
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Ava Whitson

NEXT WEEK

  • Mark Whitson
  • Ann Hilgendorf; Cailin Munson

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgerner (Gospel)

NEXT WEEK

  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Isaak Burgerner (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

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

FUNERAL CHAIR

  • Joyce Alexander—March
  • Becky Kappes—April

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