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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


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 7:00 pm—No Bible History Bible Study


  • 7:30 am—No Matins


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

Sunday (10/28)

  • 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); 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); Debbie Rahn (wife of Leroy Rahn); Joan Rahn; Ocil Slone (father of Carolyn Dyer); Cheryl Weaver (friend of the Stevens).



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 . . . Rev. 14:6–7; Romans 3:19–28; Matthew 11:12–19.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:1—2:3). The Father speaks, and it is so. His Word accomplishes what it says. He created all things out of nothing through His Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father’s creative Word became flesh in Jesus Christ, that He might restore fallen creation and save fallen man. To the nobleman whose son was deathly ill, Jesus says, “Go; your son will live” (John 4:46–54). And in the very hour Jesus spoke, the nobleman’s son was made well. The Word of Christ still accomplishes what it says. In baptism, absolution, and the Lord’s Supper, He declares His life–giving forgiveness to you, and it is so. This saving Word of God is the sword of the Spirit by which you are able to fight off all the onslaughts of the devil (Eph. 6:10–17). “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” We are not our own—God has made us and we are His. He made everything so it is all His. And how kindly He has blessed us with the many gifts of His creation! Faithful stewardship starts right here . . . in the beginning.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Mark & Leigh Ann Whitson to the glory of God on the occasion of their granddaughter Lauren’s birthday.

IMMANUEL’S JUNIOR CHOIR . . . will be singing next Sunday for Reformation during the Divine Service. Please have the kids here 10 minutes prior to the start of the service.

MEN OF ALL AGES—CAMP CILCA . . . is holding its first ever Men’s Target Shooting retreat on November 9-10. Registration is $65 and includes 3 meals on Saturday. Rev. Jonathan Fisk will be presenting in between target shooting, giving permission for men to be masculine. Bring your favorite firearm and ammunition. All ages are welcome, but children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Call 217-487-7497 or visit www.cilca.org.

WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE. . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: College Campus Diversity, The Person & Work of Jesus Christ, The Flesh & Spirit in the Epistles, Dorcas, Lydia and Phoebe. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.

THIS WEEK ON KFUO.ORG . . . review books from Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis on The Coffee Hour with Pastor Warren Woerth (10/22 at 9:00 AM CT), hear the historical significance of the many stories in Hebrews 11:32 on Sharper Iron & Heroes of Faith Alone (weekdays at 8:00 AM CT), continue in the study of the book of Job on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 AM CT), and hear about Lutheran Young Adult Corps volunteer opportunities from Julianna Shults and LYAC volunteers on The Coffee Hour (10/26 at 9:00 AM CT). Find these programs on demand at kfuo.org or wherever you get your podcasts!



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


  • Jim Dyer (West)
  • Josh & Jaimee Whitson (East)



  • Greg Nau
  • Becky Kappes; Lexie Russo


  • Greg Nau
  • Sharon Allen; Isabel Burgener



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


  • Jake Dyer (Crucifer)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)


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


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


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