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Sunday (6/10)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 9:00 am—Vacation Bible School


  • 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


  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study


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

Sunday (6/17)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 7:00 pm—Men’s Bible Study


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


NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Micah 7:18–20; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; Luke 15:1–10.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Prov. 9:5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 14:19 “And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’” The things of this world tempt us to cast aside the things of God. The things of this world demand our attention, time, finances, etc. But Jesus invites us to the feast – what could be more important than this gracious invitation? Today’s parable invites us to examine our own priorities and attempted excuses…and then to come home to the Lord who invites us in humble repentance.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given to the glory of God by Darrell & Dolores Ford and Bryon & Marylin Joergens who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on the 7th of June.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL . . . starts tomorrow! This year’s VBS is Monday, June 11–Friday, June 15, 9:00 am–11:00 am. The theme is The Armor of God. Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are caught in the middle of a spiritual war. He doesn’t tell us this to scare us, but to prepare us for life’s everyday battles. God has given us tools to defend ourselves in these spiritual battles. Find out more this week at Immanuel’s VBS! Go to https://immanueltuscola.org/ to sign your child(ren) up. The Board of Education has been seeking donations of snacks, juice, and volunteers. Check the VBS board in the Narthex to see what opportunities are left. Please bring items to the church kitchen by tomorrow, Monday, June 11, at 8:45 am, or come and stay to help. Thank you!

REMINDER: BOARD MEETINGS ON MONDAY . . . All boards are meeting on Monday evening, June 11. Meeting times are listed in the bulletin.

ECHO: UNBROKEN TRUTH WORTH REPEATING, AGAIN . . . Christianity is a truth—a truth first heard at the beginning of time that has echoed to this present age. A truth so profound that no man can master it, yet even a child can learn it. In June’s book of the month, Jonathan Fisk introduces his readers to that truth. He lays it out as simply as a child counts to ten on his fingers. Yet, training to hear the Echo, the reader will come to understand the wisdom that Fisk imparts is bottomless. Fisk teaches nothing less than the distilled, unbreakable Christian Echo, the very thing which has radically changed humanity in every nation and tongue that it has ever been repeated. It the most astoundingly complete description of what life is and why it is worth living. And it’s worth repeating. Again. Find this book and more books in Immanuel’s library or order from www.cph.org.

THIS WEEK ON KFUO.ORG . . . we’re into the final few chapters of Jeremiah on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 a.m. CT), continue in the Gospel of John for our Lectionary study on Sharper Iron (weekdays at 8:00 a.m. CT), and join Rev. Sean Smith and his Conglomerate Crew of Confessing Concordians for a riveting study of the Apology to the Augsburg Confession on Concord Matters (6/12 at 2:00 p.m. CT). Find these programs archived at kfuo.org!



  • Laverl Byers (West)
  • Joan Vukelich (East)


  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (West)
  • Greg & Celeste Nau (East)



  • Mark Whitson
  • Holly Wikoff; Cassie Russo


  • Mark Whitson
  • Holly Wikoff; Mackenzi Bowles



  • Caleb Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Gospel)


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


  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—June
  • The Whitsons—July


  • Dolores Ford—June
  • Wanda Long—July


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