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Sunday (5/29)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class

Monday—Memorial Day (Church Offices Closed)


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (6/5)

  • 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); Jimmee Barger (friend of the Alexanders); Brenda Bunting (friend of Ann Carroll); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); DeDe Eversole; Virginia Goble (friend of Joyce Alexander); Paula Hancock; Jim Harbaugh; Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Patti Heath (friend of the Hoels); Joel Hilgendorf; Mary Jane Jones; Jeff Knight (friend of the Campbells); Erica Kremitzki; Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Jeff Maxfield (friend of the Vukeliches); Scott McCumber (friend of the Russos); Laurie McMillen; Tiffany Meyer (friend of Rachel DeWitt); Bill Negangard (grandfather of Bryce Reifsteck); Tim Pollock; Roland Spomer; Sara Urban (wife of Ron Urban); Bob Vukelich (husband of Joan Vukelich); Harold Wattjes; Jill Zartler.



HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Marylin Joergens; Joan Mulligan; Corinne Oye; 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 . . . Acts 15:1–12; Galatians 2:1–10; Matthew 16:13–19.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord “counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort of life everlasting.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 16:19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.” There is another rich man in this story—Abraham. Obviously, these two men used the gift of riches that God gave them in very different ways. The life and decisions of Abraham flowed from faith; the rich man’s life and choices flowed from disbelief and self-centeredness. So Abraham was kind and generous, reflecting his trust in a kind and generous God. And the rich man . . . well, you saw what happened to him and what god he served.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Darrell and Dolores Ford to the glory of God in memory of Darrell’s father on the commemoration of his birthday on May 30th.

PASTOR WILL BE AWAY . . . Monday, May 30–Wednesday, June 1. If you have an emergency you may contact Pastor Braaten on his mobile phone or call one of the Elders (Ronald Legg, Greg Nau, Bryce Reifsteck, Mark Whitson).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL . . . is Sunday, June 12–Thursday, June 16, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm. This year’s theme is from the Book of Daniel: Life in Exile. You can sign up on Immanuel’s website under the Events tab. We are also looking for donations of snacks. See the board in the Narthex and take a sticky note to donate.

SUMMER CONFESSIONS STUDY . . . will begin on Wednesday, June 8. We will meet at 6:00 pm every Wednesday that Pastor is in town. We’ll be making our way through the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord. Besides Sunday morning Bible Class, this is the perfect place to get any and all your questions about what Lutherans believe, teach, and confess. Join us.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, June 5. All loose cash in the offering will go to Camp CILCA. Rev. Joshua Theilen, Director of Camp CILCA, will be with us to preach and present in Bible Class about the exciting things happening.

THE HOG ROAST IS HERE! . . . Join us today at Camp CILCA for pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, and desserts. Adults are $8, children ages 4—12 are $5, and children 3 and under are free. Lunch is served from 11:30—2:30. Hope to see you there!

A PICNIC-ON-THE-LAWN . . . is today, Sunday, May 29, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charleston, Illinois, as part of their 90th anniversary celebration. Please bring all you will need for your meal including food, drinks, service, and blanket. Grills will be available. Immanuel’s address is 902 Cleveland Avenue, Charleston, Illinois. Plan to attend for fellowship and celebration!

2016 LCMS NATIONAL OFFERING . . . is a synod-wide gathering of special gifts to empower the work God has given us to do in His name through programs and projects where we Witness, show Mercy, and walk with one another as Christians in our Life Together. On June 12 LCMS congregations will be gathering their gifts for the National Offering. Detailed information on Immanuel’s congregational gift gathering will be included in next week’s bulletin.

PEORIA BACH FESTIVAL . . . will be held June 5-12, 2016. This year’s festival will feature eight concerts and six other events including a free lunch lecture and an event for children. The first concert on Sunday, June 5, will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1420 Moss Ave., Peoria) with all other concerts and events held at Trinity Lutheran Church (135 NE Randolph Ave., Peoria). More information can be found on Immanuel’s bulletin boards, as well as calling (309) 676-4609 or visiting www.peoriabachfestival.org.

LAW AND GOSPEL . . . on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO.org. Learn about two completely different Biblical teachings on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO.org. Law and Gospel uses the theological distinctions between Law and Gospel not only to apply the Bible, but also to understand our relationship to God’s entire plan of salvation in Christ. Monday-Friday @ 9:30am Central Time. Archived at KFUO.org. Follow us on Facebook.com/KFUOradio.

EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: The Movie “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Can Fallen Pastors Be Restored?, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son, and more.  You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.



  • Donna Campbell (West)
  • Kenny & Tammy Kresin (East)


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



  • Ronald Legg
  • Sue Rothe; Lexie Russo


  • Mark Whitson
  • Sue Rothe; Cassie Russo



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


  • Ethan Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten (Gospel)


  • Laverl Byers—May
  • Pastor & Lauren Braaten—June


  • Judy Legg/Janet Stumeier—May
  • Dolores Ford—June


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