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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (8/3)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 2:30 pm—Nursing Home Service
  • 3:00 pm—All Church Picnic

Monday–Thursday

  • Matins

Monday

  • 5:00 pm—Board of Missions & Evangelism
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Wednesday

  • 6:30 pm—Summer Confession’s Study

Saturday

  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (8/10)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 11:30 am—Parent-Pastor Catechism Meeting

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Brenda Bunting; Ellie Crawford; Whitney Czerwonka; DeDe Eversole; Jim Harbaugh; Erica Kremitzki; Amy Lee; Barb Pearson; Fred Rahn; Dana Stenger.

SEMINARY STUDENT: Dustin Fry.

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Cora Jahnke; Neil Oliger; Corinne Oye; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Sam Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Chase Reifsteck; Blake Stokes; Paige Stokes; Ruben Wilson.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Jeremiah 23:16–29; Romans 8:12–17; Matthew 7:15–23.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . In the Garden of Eden, our first parents received food freely from the gracious hand of God, apart from any burdensome work (Gen 2:7–17). But after the fall, food would be received only through toil and labor. The curse declared, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground . . .” (Gen. 3:19). In other words, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). But into this wilderness world came Jesus the Messiah to restore creation. Having compassion on the weary multitudes, He renewed the bounty of Eden on the third day, freely granting an abundance of bread to the 4,000 (Mark 8:1–9). So also our Lord Jesus, having endured the burden of our sin, was raised on the third day to bring us back to Paradise. He now miraculously turns the bread of death into the Bread of Life in the Sacrament, giving us His very body and blood for our forgiveness. For “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Romans 6:19 “For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.” To be sanctified means to be set aside for God’s purposes. St. Paul encourages us to see ourselves, our bodies, our souls, and all that we are as set aside for God’s work—in all that we do whether in the home, church, or society at large.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Ronald & Judy Legg to the glory of God on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.

PEACE MEALS . . . August is Immanuel’s month to deliver Peace Meals. Peace Meals delivers Monday–Thursday, beginning at 11:00 am. Team up with someone from church to help get these low-cost, nutritious meals to those in need. Please contact Roger & Wanda Long to volunteer.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is today. All loose cash in the offering will go to SAM Pantry. SAM (Social Action Ministry) food pantry is a ministry of TUMC that serves families all over Douglas County. Unfortunately, in today’s economic environment, people are having to make choices about buying food or paying utility bills or medical bills. The SAM food pantry exists to make that choice a little easier. Staffed by a number of the community churches (including members from Immanuel), patrons receive a supply of food, no more often than once a month, appropriate to the number of persons in their home.

CHURCH CLEAN-UP DAY . . . will be Saturday, August 16, 8:00 am3:00 pm. We will be cleaning up some of the outside, washing windows, organizing and cleaning the kitchen, classrooms, offices, and sanctuary. Lunch will be provided. So mark your calendars and bring your work gloves and tool boxes.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . in rural Mattoon (Dorans) will be hosting their annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 6, 4:30 pm–7:00 pm. A free-will offering will be taken with matching funds provided by Thrivent Financial. All proceeds will go to Rising Phoenix of Charleston.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED . . . for the 2014–2015 Academic Year. If you are willing to teach for one, two, or three months out of the year, please contact Pastor Braaten. We are in need of three teachers. If these positions are not filled those grades will not have Sunday School.

COME TO THE ALL CHURCH PICNIC . . . today, 3:00 pm6:00 pm. The Men’s Club is frying fish. The Board of Mission & Evangelism is providing hot dogs and hamburgers. Come with a side dish or a dessert to pass. We will be eating at 4:00 pm. Our Seminary Adopt-A-Student, Dustin Fry, will be with us that morning to preach during the Divine Service and will be staying for the church picnic to mingle and get to know you all better. Come out to meet him and enjoy the food and camaraderie that our Lord gives in the family of His church.

IMMANUEL’S YOUTH THANK YOU . . . for your support and prayers as we visited the Creation Museum and other attractions in the Cincinnati area. It was two full days of fun, learning, and growing in our faith and life together.

GREETERS

THIS WEEK

  • Harold Wattjes (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)

NEXT WEEK

  • Joan Vukelich (West)
  • Laverl Byers (East)

COMMUNION HELPERS

THIS WEEK

  • Ronald Legg
  • Wanda Long; Cassie Russo

NEXT WEEK

  • Ronald Legg
  • Wanda Long; Mackenzie Bowles

ACOLYTES

THIS WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)

NEXT WEEK

  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Gospel)

COFFEE COMMITTEE

  • Harold & Irene Wattjes—August
  • Ann Carroll—September

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