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Immanuel News & Notes (Trinity 27)


Sunday (11/20)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Shower for Baby Boy Cash


  • 7:00 pm—Thanksgiving Eve Service


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

Sunday (11/27)

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


HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Brad Butler (friend of the Hilgendorf’s); Connie Coats; Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Nash Foreman (friend of Sofie Reifsteck); Lisa Hall (sister of Holly Wikoff); Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Deanna Henningsen (sister-in-law of Jerry & Joyce Alexander); Glenda Klim (sister-in-law of Irence Wattjes); John Lamkin (friend of Dave Slaughter); Kurt McDaniel (friend of Joan Vukelich); Joan Rahn; Emma Silver; Nell Slone (grandmother of Josh & Jake Dyer);Carolyn Stremming (sister-in-law of Arleigh Jones); Doris Threet (sister of Wanda Long); Irene Wattjes; Darrell Wattjes (son of Irene Wattjes); Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brooklyn Wiegel (great granddaughter of Linda Brewer); Brett Willoughby (friend of Matthew Waldrop).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell, Preus Hasselbrook

DEACONESS STUDENT: Elizabeth (Fodor) Dobbelaire.

MISSIONARIES: The Jastram Family; The McDermott Family, The Dicke Family

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; Joey Pollock; Blake Stokes; Scott Walter.


NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Jer 23:5–8; Romans 13:8–10;Matt 21:1–9.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . “The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thess. 5:1–11). The arrival of the bridegroom will be sudden. Therefore you are to be watchful and ready like the five wise virgins. “For you know neither the day nor the hour” when the Son of Man is to return. (Matt. 25:1–13). The lamps are the Word of Christ. The oil in the lamps is the Holy Spirit, who works through the Word to create and sustain the flame of faith in Christ. The foolish are those who do not give proper attention to the working of the Holy Spirit in baptism, preaching, and the supper, and so their faith does not endure. The wise, however, are those who diligently attend to these gifts of the Spirit, and who therefore have an abundance of oil. The flame of faith endures to the end. By God’s grace they are received into the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, the new heavens and the new earth created by the Lord for the joy of His people (Is. 65:17–25).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Matthew 25:4 “but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.” Why did they take flasks of oil with them? Because they listened to the Bridegroom’s words and believed them. Our actions always start with and flow from our beliefs. What do your actions in the realm of stewardship say about what you believe?

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Mike and Tina Russo to the glory of God for Cassie’s birthday.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, December 4, and will be going toward the Angel Tree. An envelope designated for Angel Tree has been placed in your mailbox. You can give cash or a check, payable to Immanuel. Use the envelope to return your gift in the offering on December 4. Or you may return it to the church office on or before December 4. Thank you for your generosity in helping area children receive a few gifts under the Christmas Tree.

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS . . . Pastor and his family as he deliberates the call extended to him from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Terre Haute, Indiana.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING . . . Saturday, December 4, 9:00 am. The Christmas season is near! With it come the sights, the sounds, and the fellowship that unite Christians as we anticipate the birth of our Savior. Come on December 4 to help put up the Christmas trees and decorations that beautify Immanuel.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR . . . Immanuel will be participating in a churchwide drive-through live nativity sponsored by TAMA on Sunday, December 4. Sign-up sheets can be found in the Narthex.

PASTOR WILL BE OUT OF OFFICE . . . God willing, I will be out of the office Monday, November 21 and returning on Wednesday, November 23. For immediate assistance or emergencies please contact my mobile phone (217)-460-2077.

BABY SHOWER FOR BABY BOY CASH . . . On Sunday, November 20, today, after Bible Class, all the ladies and girls of Immanuel are invited for a light lunch and a Baby Shower for Baby Boy Cash. Come out to celebrate the blessings of this upcoming arrival.


  •      Wednesday, November 23, 7:00 pm—Thanksgiving Eve, Evening Prayer
  •      Saturday, November 26, 9:00 am—Immanuel Christmas Decorating
  •      Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 pm—Advent Midweek Service
  •      Saturday, December 3, 10:00 am—Put up Church Christmas Decorations
  •      Sunday, December 4, 10:20 am—Sunday School Christmas Service Practice
  •      Saturday, December 4, 5:00 pm—Live Nativity at Ervin Park
  •      Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 pm—Advent Midweek Service
  •      Sunday, December 11, 10:20 am—Sunday School Christmas Service Practice
  •      Sunday, December 11, 4:30 pm—Drive-through Live Nativity
  •      Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 pm—Advent Midweek Service
  •      Sunday, December 18, 10:20 am—Sunday School Christmas Service Practice
  •      Sunday, December 18, 6:00 pm—Sunday School Christmas Service
  •      Saturday, December 24, 7:00 pm—Christmas Eve Divine Service with Communion
  •      Sunday, December 25, 9:00 am—Christmas Day Divine Service with Communion
  •      Monday, December 26—Immanuel Offices Closed
  •      Saturday, December 31, 7:00 pm—New Year’s Eve Divine Service with Communion
  •      Sunday, January 1, 9:00 am—Divine Service with Communion

SERVICES ONLINE . . . This video option will continue to be made available until our usual service times resume. You can access these online services in three places:

  1. On Immanuel’s Facebook page
  2. On Immanuel’s Website under the Sermons tab
  3. On Immanuel’s YouTube channel




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