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Sunday (10/14)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:15 am—Church Council Meeting
  • 2:00 pm—Circuit Forum
  • 6:00 pm—Adult New Members Class


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 7:30 pm—Voters’ Assembly Meeting


  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Bible Study


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

Sunday (10/21)

  • 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—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); Ann Carroll; Jeff & Jo Coon (friends of the Holzrichters); Judy Cox (daughter of Ruth Sims); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Theresa Fields; 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; Melinda Marmion (daughter of Becky Kappes); 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); Joan 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 . . . Genesis 1:1–2:3; Ephesians 6:10–17; John 4:46–54.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner . . . Come to the wedding feast” (Matt. 22:1–14). But many reject this invitation in favor of worldly pursuits. And so the call goes out to others, both the good and the bad. For the wedding invitation is not based on the qualifications of those invited but on the basis of the merits and work of Christ. The feast is free: “He who has no money, come, buy and eat . . . delight yourselves in rich food.” (Is. 55:1–9). Those rejecting the Spirit’s work shall experience God’s wrath and judgment. Those who are not clothed in Christ’s righteousness shall be cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us therefore seek the Lord while He may be found, for He will have mercy upon us. Let us redeem the time, being filled with the Spirit, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:15–21).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Isaiah 55:2 “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?” What Isaiah says here is reminiscent of what Jesus says about putting our earthly wealth in places where “moth and rust destroy.” Where we put the money God has given us to manage says a lot how we actually view life. What do your spending priorities say about what you think is truly important in life?

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Josh & Jaimee Whitson to the glory of God on the occasion of the anniversary of their wedding.

REMINDER: CHURCH COUNCIL MEETS . . . today, Sunday, October 14, at 11:15 AM.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING . . . is Monday, October 15, at 7:30 PM. Just a reminder that any voting member who is absent from the voters’ meetings for a full year without a valid excuse shall have his/her name removed from the roster of voting members. Those who are 65 and older can submit a written request to have their name placed on the senior voting member list and will be automatically excused. If any senior member is unsure whether or not there is a written request on file, please contact the office. If any member has been removed from the roster of voting members, he/she can be reinstated by a request to the elders and attendance at the voters’ meeting approving that request.

ROTARY FOOD DRIVE . . . On October 20, 2018, Tuscola residents can give to the SAM Food Pantry by placing non-perishable food at their doors. Pickup begins at 10:00 AM; volunteers will check every front door. Donations from outside of Tuscola can be dropped off at the Tuscola United Methodist Church. See the posters on Immanuel’s bulletin boards for additional information.

THIS WEEK ON KFUO.ORG . . . hear chapel sermons now archived on our website and on demand on your favorite podcast app, continue studying the book of Job on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 AM CT), and hear about faithfully bearing crosses from Julia Habrecht and Deaconess Pamela Boehle-Silva, authors in the new book “He Restores My Soul,” on The Coffee Hour (10/16 & 10/18 at 9:15 AM CT). Find your favorite programs on demand at kfuo.org or wherever you get your podcasts!



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


  • Greg & Celeste Nau (West)
  • Craig & Carol Munson (East)



  • Greg Nau
  • Becky Kappes; Marissa Russo


  • Greg Nau
  • Becky Kappes; Lexie Russo



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


  • Oliver Braaten (Crucifer)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Jonathan Braaten (Torches)
  • Isaak Burgener (Gospel)


  • Jerry & Joyce Alexander—October
  • Janet Stumeier—November


  • Ruth Bretz, Janice Arthur—October
  • Lauren Braaten—November


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