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Immanuel’s Weekly News & Notes (Trinity 1)

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Sunday (6/22)

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


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 11:30 am—TAMA Meeting


  • 1:30 pm—Ladies Aid


  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (6/29)

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


HEALTH CONCERNS: Brenda Bunting; Ellie Crawford; Whitney Czerwonka; Jim Harbaugh; Erica Kremitzki; Amy Lee; Barb Pearson; Fred Rahn; Henry Rahn; Ellen Shawgo; Dana Stenger; Dennis Wattjes.


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.


NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Acts 15:1–12; Galatians 2:1–10; Matthew 16:13–19.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord “counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort of life everlasting.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Luke 16:19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.” There is another rich man in this story—Abraham. Obviously, these two men used the gift of riches that God gave them in very different ways. The life and decisions of Abraham flowed from faith; the rich man’s life and choices flowed from disbelief and self-centeredness. So Abraham was kind and generous, reflecting his trust in a kind and generous God. And the rich man . . . well, you saw what happened to him and what god he served.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Arleigh & Mary Jane Jones and Steve & Ann Hilgendorf to the glory of God on the occasion of their wedding anniversaries.

CHECK OUT IMMANUEL’S NEW WEBSITE . . . Immanuel has a newly designed website. All the same information is there, but in a much easier to use and view format. Check it out at www.immanueltuscola.org.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARK TIMLIN . . . on being the recipient of this year’s ILC College Scholarship. We will recognize him after this Sunday’s Divine Service and present him with the award.

IMMANUEL’S YOUTH GROUP . . . will be taking a trip to The Creation Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 28–30. Please register by June 30. If you need another Registration Form, contact Pastor Braaten or download it from the church’s website under Events. We are also looking for a female chaperone to attend. If you are available and interested, please contact Pastor Braaten.

YOUR SOURCE FOR INFORMATION, TEACHING & TRUTH . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor, Rev. Todd Wilken, and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, Illinois. This week’s topics include: The Movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” Preaching Christ, Christ in the Old Testament, Barrenness, Elijah at the Brook Cherith and more. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org.

SIX SEATS STILL AVAILABLE . . . on the trip to Italy with Pastor Dave Bueltmann and Dave Rohe on November 5–14, 2014. The cost of the all-inclusive-trip from Chicago is $2,948.00. For more information, call Pastor Bueltmann at (217) 6911252 or Dave Rohe at (217) 6918804.

THERE ARE STILL . . . many openings to put flowers on the altar. Check the flower chart on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the Sanctuary for openings and sign up. Flowers are $30.00 and can be special ordered if desired. Flowers can be taken home after the Sunday’s service. There are cups in the Sacristy under the sink to put the flowers in. Please do not take the inserts home.

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.

PASTOR WILL BE ON VACATION . . . Thursday, July 3–Sunday, July 6. If an emergency arises, you may contact him on his mobile phone, or contact one of the Elders: Steve Hilgendorf; Ronald W. Legg; Josh Whitson, Mark Whitson.

YOUTH GROUP . . . will meet next Sunday, June 29, 7:00 PM. We will discuss our trip to The Creation Museum, roast marshmallows for S’mores, have a brief lesson, and begin planning for next year. Please email Pastor Braaten that you plan to attend.



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


  • Ruth Sims (West)
  • Tim & Teri Pollock (East)



  • Mark Whitson
  • Sue Rothe


  • Mark Whitson
  • Sue Rothe



  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Coulson Poffenberger (Torches)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Gospel)


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


Laverl Byers—June

Ron & Judy Legg—July


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