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Immanuel News & Notes (Trinity Sunday)


THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (6/4)

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

Monday

  • 9:00 am—VBS
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am—VBS

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am—VBS
  • 7:00 pm—Bible History Class

Thursday

  • 9:00 am—VBS

Friday

  • 9:00 am—VBS

Saturday

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

Sunday (6/11)

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

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mary Appleby; Bernita Ashwill; Ruth Bretz; Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Jack Bubb (classmate of Sofia Reifsteck); Brad Butler (friend of the Hilgendorf’s); Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (great-granddaughter of Sharon Allen); Brayden DeLeva (friend of Evan Reifsteck); Nash Foreman (friend of Sofie Reifsteck); 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 Irene Wattjes); John Lamkin (friend of Dave Slaughter); Kurt McDaniel (friend of Joan Vukelich); Joan Rahn; Emma Silver; Carl  Smith (husband of Lynette Ashwill-Smith); Sara Strache (daughter of the Uthes): Irene Wattjes; Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brooklyn Wiegel (great granddaughter of Linda Brewer), Henry Yoder (grandfather of Charlotte Cash’s friend).

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell, Preus Hasselbrook

DEACONESS STUDENT: Elizabeth (Fodor) Dobbelaire.

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; Blake Stokes; Scott Walter.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Isaiah 6:1–7; Romans 11:33–36; John 3:1–15.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Gen. 11:1) they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27).

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Acts 2:1 “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost is the Old Testament harvest festival—it happens around the time when the wheat and oats are ready to be brought in. Of course, this was a picture and foreshadowing of the great harvest of humankind that God means to bring in through the preaching of His Word. God gives the seed, and God brings about the harvest. From first to last, in things temporal and things eternal, we stand only by His grace.

BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is, Sunday, June 4. This bi-monthly mission will go to support Camp CILCA. An envelope for this purpose has been placed in your mailbox. The Board of Missions and Evangelism is offering a scholarship for anyone who wants to attend Camp CILCA. Talk to Pastor Braaten or Deborah Reifsteck. Thank you!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL . . . is set for Monday, June 5–Friday, June 9, 9:00 am–11:30 am. Go to https://immanueltuscola.org/ to sign your child(ren) up. The Board of Education is seeking donations of various items and volunteers to help where needed. See the board in the back of the church, pick a post-it, and join in the fun!

THE JUNE CALENDAR . . . with birthdays and anniversaries is available on the table across from members’ mailboxes.

CONTRIBUTIONS & ATTENDANCE . . . Total YTD offerings $68,855.30, YTD expenses $69,968.04. Average weekend attendance for April, 59.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Darrell and Dolores Ford to the glory of God for Blessings received.


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