THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL
- 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
- 10:30 am—Bible Class
- 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion
- 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
- 10:30 am—Bible Class
IN OUR PRAYERS
HEALTH CONCERNS: Jan Allison (sister of Ann Carroll);Janice Arthur; Bernita Ashwill; Jerry & Amanda Bergman (nephew of Irene Wattjes); Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); 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); Reuben Hostetler; Becky Kappes; Glenda Klim (sister-in-law of Irence Wattjes); Barb McElroy (friend of Sue Rothe); Kurt McDaniel (friend of Joan Vukelich); Mary Miller (friend of David Holzrichter); Joan Rahn; Emma Silver; Ocil Slone (grandfather of Josh & Jake Dyer); Carolyn Stremming (sister-in-law of Arleigh Jones); Dylan Taylor (friend of Becky Kappes), Doris Threet (sister of Wanda Long); Irene Wattjes; Darrell Wattjes (son of Irene Wattjes); Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brett Willoughby (friend of Matthew Waldrop).
SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell, Preus Hasselbrook
DEACONESS STUDENT: Elizabeth Fodor.
MISSIONARIES: The Jastram Family; The McDermott Family, Julie Lutz
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 . . . Genesis 15:1–6; 1 John 4:16–21; Luke 16:19–31.
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is. 6:1–7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born [again] of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” (Is. 6:7). Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!” (Is. 6:3). “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Rom. 11:33–36).
THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Isaiah 6:3 “And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!’” Behold the threefold Name of God—here in Isaiah the angels cry Holy, Holy, Holy, which is nothing else than an indication of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name we are baptized into. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are now called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family: we are to be godly, to live in God’s image. As God is loving, and kind, and generous—so are we called to be.
ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Sue Rothe to the glory of God in memory of loved ones.
THERE ARE STILL OPENINGS FOR FLOWERS . . . on the flower chart. Sign up individually or team up with someone. Flowers are $35.00 per weekend. Thank you!
PASTOR WILL BE AWAY . . . on an extended vacation Monday, June 13, through Sunday, June 26. If you have an emergency, you may contact one of the elders or Pastor’s mobile phone. There will not be a News & Notes sent while pastor is away, nor will the services be recorded and uploaded for online viewing.
QUOTATIONS FROM LUTHER ON JOHN’S GOSPEL . . .
John 3:1–15 (16–17) “Would that for the sake of our corruption and that horrible depravity we could know God and love Him in return! He shows Himself so benign and propitious that He dwells with us and associates with us, albeit invisibly. Yet He does not do so imperceptibly, if I may use that expression. He has given us His Son as a pledge of this love and intimate association (John 3:16). But, those who are smug and irreligious have ears and do not hear.” LW 4:257
John 15:26–16:4 This additional gift will be My Spirit, who will renew in your hearts these words I am now speaking to you and will fully clarify them for you, so that you will understand them ever better and know what both I and the world mean in your lives. He will give you the strength and courage to enable you to continue to adhere to Me and to pursue your course. For if He were not with you and you were to engage in daily combat with both the devil and the world, you would not be able to bear this.” LW 24:290
John 16:5–15 “He is Himself a distinct Person who is neither the Father nor the Son. For all the following words indicate a special Person: ‘the Comforter, who will come’; ‘Whatever He hears He will speak.’ If He is to come or, as Christ said earlier, if He is to be sent or to proceed, also to hear and to speak, He must of course, be something. Now He is surely not the Father, since the Father does not come and is not sent. Nor is He the Son, who has already come and now returns to the Father, and of whom the Holy Spirit will preach and whom He will glorify.” LW 24:364
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL . . . Thank you to everyone who helped make VBS a success this year. Students enjoyed learning and singing about the King of Kings, and what distinguishes Jesus as King from the other kings in the Old Testament. The snacks, the crafts, and games were a favorite. Thanks to the Board of Christian Education for all the planning. A special thanks to Mary Appleby for helping the students make their own crucifix (sanding, glueing, staining, etc). We had a total of twenty-one students throughout the week. Thank you again.SAVE THE DATE . . . Immanuel will be rejoicing in 125 years serving God by sharing His Word and remaining steadfast in His teachings. Please mark your calendars to join us in celebrating this anniversary on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The day begins at 9:00 am with a Divine Service with Holy Communion and Sem. Gunnar Campbell preaching. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. The celebration continues in the afternoon with a Vespers service at 3:00 pm, which includes guest preacher, Rev. Douglas Meyer, who served Immanuel from 1985–1990. At 4:00 pm, Immanuel’s original bell from the old church will be dedicated, followed by an evening meal at 5:00 pm. Throughout the day, historical material and photographs depicting Immanuel’s journey will be on display in the halls and classrooms.
IMMANUEL’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK . . . The Board of Mission and Evangelism have prepared a cookbook for Immanuel’s 125th anniversary, which is next July. The cookbooks will be available in early December and cost $15.00. You may pr-order using the order form.
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:
- On Immanuel’s Facebook page
- On Immanuel’s Website under the Sermons tab
- On Immanuel’s YouTube channel