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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (9/13)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Sunday School Rally Day
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class
  • 2:30 pm—Mattoon Circuit Forum

Monday–Thursday

  • 7:30 am—Matins

Monday

  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 6:30 pm—Board of Trustees
  • 7:30 pm—Men’s Club

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—CC Home School Coop

Saturday

  • 9:00 am—Sunday School Teachers Meeting

Sunday (9/20)

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

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Rev. David Allen (friend of Arleigh Jones); Mia Anderson (great-granddaughter of Joan Vukelich); Brenda Bunting (friend of Ann Carroll); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Steve Cuppy (brother-in-law of Roland Spomer); Don Czerwonka; Virginia Goble (friend of Joyce Alexander); Jim Harbaugh; Joel Hilgendorf; Jim Kilburn (friend of Bob Kresin); Marvin Kingery (father of Miranda Czerwonka); Nancy Kingery (niece of Dolores Ford); Erica Kremitzki; Dennis Lee (nephew of Dolores Ford); Laurie McMillen; Mike Merna (friend of Joan Vukelich); Sandra Oehmke (sister of Joan Vukelich); Fred Rahn (son of Joan Rahn); Madison VanSickle (daughter of Shawn Watkins); Bob Vukelich (husband of Joan Vukelich); Harold Wattjes; Ava Whitson; Troy Wolte (son-in-law of Roland Spomer).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Hayden Folks.

DEACONESS STUDENT: Katelyn Lower.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Dolores Byers; Joan Mulligan; Corinne Oye; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: John Bookas; 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 . . . 1 Kings17:17–24; Ephesians 3:13–21; Luke 7:11–17.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “You cannot serve God and money” (Matt. 6:2434), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God—that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17:8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal. 5:256:10).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.” Our anxieties and fears all come down to one thing: worrying that we will not get our way. But God is our loving heavenly Father: He will always care for us and His will is always best. That confidence should set us free from worry and free us for service according to the callings God has given us.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . were given by Ron & Judy Legg to the glory of God on the occasion of the birthday of their granddaughter, Marlena.

BINGO . . . at the Tuscola Senior Building, Thursday, September 17, after a menu of shepherd pie, cucumber-onion salad, biscuit, hot cinnamon apples, and graham crackers, at 11:30 am. The meal is for people over 60 for a donation of $3.50. Reservations must be made by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 16, by calling (217) 2532278.

PASTOR WILL BE AWAY . . . for a Pastors’ Conference in St. Louis, Monday, September 21. If you have an emergency or need to get in touch with Pastor Braaten, you may call his mobile phone, or contact one of the Elders.

THERE ARE STILL . . . openings to put flowers on the Altar. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway by the sanctuary or call the church office. Flowers are $30.00 and can be special ordered. Flowers can be taken home after the Sunday’s service.

NO BIBLE CLASS TODAY . . . due to the beginning of Sunday School. The parents of Sunday School students have a mandatory meeting with Pastor in the Fellowship Hall to register their children in Sunday School.

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE . . . is available online and in print. Those who requested a print edition can check their mailboxes.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Ruth Sims (West)
  • Tim & Teri Pollock (East)

NEXT WEEK

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

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Ron Legg
  • Judy Legg; Marissa Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Ron Legg
  • Judy Legg; Lexie Russo

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Ethan Stumeier (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Oliver Braaten

NEXT WEEK

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

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Ann Carroll—September
  • Ruth Sims—October

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