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Immanuel News & Notes (Trinity 15)


Sunday (9/17)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 3:00 pm—Open House at Parsonage


  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class


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

Sunday (9/24)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 2:30 pm—Tuscola Healthcare Center Service
  • 6:00 pm—Youth Group Event


HEALTH CONCERNS: Joyce Alexander; Mike Braaten; Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Jack Bubb (classmate of Sofia Reifsteck); Brad Butler (friend of the Hilgendorf’s); Rev. Perry Copus (friend of Pastor Braaten); Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (great-granddaughter of Sharon Allen); Tammy (Snyder) Dolman (friend of Hilgendorfs); Nash Foreman (friend of Sofie Reifsteck); Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Deanna Henningsen (sister-in-law of Jerry & Joyce Alexander); Youn Heredia (friend of Reifstecks); Mary Houvangle (friend of Hilgendorfs); Glenda Klim (sister-in-law of Irene Wattjes); John Lamkin (friend of Dave Slaughter); Steven Pingolt (friend of Mathew Waldrop); Rebecca (friend of Celeste Nau); Emma Silver; Carl Smith (husband of Lynette Ashwill-Smith); Kim Travis (friend of Jamiee Whitson); Irene Wattjes; Beau Whitson; Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brooklyn Wiegel (great granddaughter of Linda Brewer), Henry Yoder (grandfather of Charlotte Cash’s friend).

SEMINARY STUDENT: David Scarborough, Jackson Scofield.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Leona Czerwonka; Janet Pollock; Ruth Sims; Glen Stumeier; Irene Wattjes.

MILITARY: Carl Crawford; Josh Dyer; Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Blake Stokes; Scott Walter.


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. 6:24‑34), 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. 5:25–6:10).

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 Sue Rothe to the glory of God for blessings received.

PASTOR WILL BE AWAY . . . on Saturday, September 23, to give a series of presentations entitled, “The Greatness of Difficulty,” to the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Union Grove, Wisconsin. Rev. Daniel Ulrich will be filling in for pastor on Saturday night.

COME TO BIBLE CLASS . . . it is a perfect opportunity for older members to model ongoing Christian Education for the younger members as St. Paul instructs the older men and older women to do in Titus Chapter 2. We are studying how to answer objections as we reach out in word and deed to share the Good News in a bad-news world.

OCTOBER BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, October 1. October’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for CID Campus Ministries (given to one campus ministry per year on a rotation). This year’s offering will be given Wittenberg Lutheran Center at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Checks may be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. An envelope will be placed in your member mailbox next week for your convenience. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

YOUTH GROUP EVENT . . . for September is Sunday, September 24, 6:00 pm.

IMMANUEL CHURCH FAMILY PICNIC . . . is scheduled for Sunday, October 1 at 5:00 pm. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join in on the fun and fellowship as we say Hello to fall and enjoy fried fish.  Please bring your favorite dish to share.  Thank you from the Missions and Evangelism Board.

DONATION . . . We have been contacted about a Yamaha baby grand piano that someone is looking to rehome. Marilyn Thomas is moving and would like to donate it to someone who is passionate about the instrument and can take proper care of it.  Her email address is marilyn16thomas@gmail.com

YOU’RE INVITED . . . to an Open House hosted by Pastor and Lauren at the parsonage today, Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm, as a small gesture to say thank you for thirteen wonderful years at Immanuel.

CLOTHES CLOSET . . . is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Tuscola. It is a nice store that is Donation Only. The shoppers can shop for free. The following items are accepted on a regular basis (drop off at Faith Baptist Church, 300 E Northline Road): Clean, stain- and tear-free clothing like coats, shoes, socks, pajamas, diapers, baby accessories baby wipes, shower gel, shampoo, backpacks, and small children’s toys.





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