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Immanuel’s Weekly News & Notes (Sts. Peter & Paul)

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Sunday (6/29)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class
  • 7:00 pm—Youth Group


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (7/6)

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


  • 5:00 pm—Board of Mission & Evangelism (if needed)
  • 6:00 pm—Board of Education
  • 7:00 pm—Board of Elders


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 . . . Isaiah 12:1–6; 1 Peter 5:6–11; Luke 6:36–42

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . The feast of Sts. Peter and Paul is probably the oldest of the saint’s observances (dating from about the middle of the third century). An early tradition held that these two pillars of the New Testament Church were martyred on the same day in Rome during the persecution under Nero. In addition to this joint commemoration of their deaths, both apostles are commemorated separately: Peter on January 18 for his confession of Jesus as the Christ (Matthew 16:13–16) and Paul on January 25 for his conversion (Acts 9:1–19). The New Testament tells us much about both apostles. Peter was with Jesus from the beginning of His ministry and served as a leader among the disciples. Despite his steadfast faith, Scripture also records some of his failures, such as his rebuke of Jesus (Matthew 16:21–23) and his threefold denial of his Lord (Matthew 26:69–75). Following Jesus’ ascension, Peter continued as a leader in the Church (Acts 1:15; 2:14; 15:7). Paul, a devout Jew also known as Saul, entered the scene as a persecutor of the Church. Following his miraculous conversion, in which the risen Christ Himself appeared to him, Paul became a powerful preacher of the grace of God. During his three missionary journeys (Acts 13–14; 16–18; 18–21), Paul traveled throughout modern-day Turkey and Greece. The New Testament account of his life ends with Paul under house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:16), though tradition holds that he went on to Spain before returning to Rome.

ALTAR FLOWERS . . . are given by Bryce & Deborah Reifsteck to the glory of God on the occasion of the wedding anniversary.

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.

EDUCATION & EDIFICATION . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor, Rev. Todd Wilken, and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, Illinois. You can listen to what you want, when you want, 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.

SUMMER CONFESSIONS STUDY . . . Join us for a study in The Lutheran Confessions, on Wednesdays, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM, beginning July 9. You will learn what we as Lutherans believe, teach, and confess, and why. Sign up by emailing Pastor Braaten.



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


  • Donna Campbell (West)
  • Harold Wattjes (East)



  • Mark Whitson
  • Sue Rothe


  • Josh Whitson
  • Sue Rothe & Cassie Russo



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


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


  • Laverl Byers—June
  • Ron & Judy Legg—July
  • Harold & Irene Wattjes—August



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