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Sunday (9/23)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Junior Altar Guild Training
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 7:30 am—No Matins


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study


  • 9:00 am—Sunday School Teachers Lesson Planning
  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (9/30)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group


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); Florence Davis (aunt of Mark Whitson); Theresa Fields; Jim Harbaugh; Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Barbara Holste (friend of Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones); Katie Jackson (sister of Sara Burgener); Marylin Joergens; Pat Maree; Melinda Marmion (daughter of Becky Kappes); Jim McIntosh (cousin of Jerry Alexander); Kimberly Meyer (daughter of Pastor Doug Meyer); Delvin Meyr (father of Willa’s godmother); Rev. Ted Mitchell (friend of Pastor Braaten); Bill & Mary Negangard (grandparents of Bryce Reifsteck); Art Rahn: Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer).



MISSIONARIES: Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann; Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott; 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.


NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Deut. 10:12–21; 1 Corinthians 1:4–9; Matthew 22:34–46.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence” (Prov. 25:6–14). Rather, take the lowest position at the table. Humble yourself before Him. For your place is not for you to take but for Him to give. Conduct yourself with all lowliness and gentleness, bearing with one another in love (Eph. 4:1–6), that the King may give you glory in the presence of those at the table with you. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:1–11). Is this not the way of Christ? He is the one who took the lowest place, who humbled Himself even to the point of death for us. He is now exalted to the highest place at the right hand of the Father that penitent believers may be exalted together with Him in the resurrection. To the humble at His Supper He says, “Friend, move up higher,” giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness that you may ascend to take part in the great wedding feast which has no end.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” The Kingdom of God is always like this. We must die in baptism in order to truly live. We must be humbled so that we can be exalted. And when we give away, we receive much more than we bargained for: peace of mind, contentment, joy.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Darrell & Dolores Ford to the glory of God in thanksgiving for blessings received.

LADIES AID FALL SALAD SUPPER . . . will be Thursday, October 4, 6:30 PM, in the basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Sadorus. Come and enjoy fun, food, fellowship, and entertainment by Dan Ryan’s Express. RSVP no later than Monday, October 1, by calling Loretta Stoerger at (217) 598-2971.

ON OCTOBER 20TH ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN, MATTOON . . . will host the Central Illinois District evangelism workshop entitled, “Everyone His Witness” or E1HW. This workshop will focus on helping each and every Christian share their faith with their neighbor. Registration starts at 9:00 AM. There is a $10.00 registration fee which will cover the cost of lunch for the day. You may mail your registration fee in advance to St. John Lutheran Church 200 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938 ATTN: E1HW. Books and materials for individuals and congregations may be purchased at https://www.cph.org/p-31876-every-one-his-witness-workbook.aspx. Let Pastor or Leigh Ann know if you are interested in attending this event.

A WORKSHOP . . . on “Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey – Recover the Joys of Piety” will be led by Rev. William C. Weedon, Director of Worship for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, Normal, Illinois. Doors open at 9:00 AM and tickets are $10.00 per person, which includes lunch. You may reserve tickets by phoning Christ Lutheran Church at 309-452-5609, ext. 2 or by emailing at clcms@frontier.com by Friday, October 5. Payment for the tickets can be made with cash or check when you arrive.



  • Mark Whitson (West)
  • Greg & Celeste Nau (East)


  • Craig & Carol Munson (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)



  • Greg Nau
  • Dolores Ford; Lexie Russo


  • Greg Nau
  • Dolores Ford; Junior Altar Guild



  • Coulson Poffenberger (Crucifer)
  • Oliver Braaten (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Caiden Russo (Gospel)


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


  • Erin Pangburn—September
  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander—October


  • Joy Stenger—September
  • Ruth Bretz, Janice Arthur—October


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