May 7th – 14th

Jesus’ body and blood in His Supper is given for the forgiveness of our sins. We celebrate this gift today as a community of LCMS members. Please speak with the Pastor if you have not knelt with us at the Lord’s Table before. Please register your attendance in the pew folder.
WORSHIP INFORMATION
Order of Service Divine Service 4, p 203
Hymns      465, 710, 711, 479, 622, 488
Lessons   Acts 2, p 1159; 1 Peter 2, p 1295; John 10, p 1140
Sermon                                 “My Shepherd”                 Psalm 23:1 & 8
Solo           “Amazing Grace”         Arlo Peterson
Organists   Maureen Diedrich
PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Jim Klimek, Geneva Paulson, Arland Klein, Mike McDaniel, Eloise Wallner, Della Ost, Jerry Jacobs, Ione Frandle, Lorre McDermott, Coleen McIntire, Arlo Peterson, Mary Springer, Cory Springer, Char Hjelm, Geri Kanten, Dave Gappa, Chloe Lee(grd of Tim), Sally Sarff(frd of D. Wilke), Brandon Grant(son Tracy Venzke), Mary Blauert & Kalvin Blauert(d-i-l and grs of H & V), Mary Klimek(sis of Charlie), Sharon Dolan, Jay LaMere, Aiden Zaun, Jackie Roberts & Lori Thorson
We ask God’s blessings on Hildegard Thompson (81) 5/6.
THIS WEEK
Saturday, May 6     7:00 PM  Worship with Communion
Sunday, May 7     9:00 AM Worship with Communion
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Sunday School
10:45 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
Tuesday, May 9     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Saturday, May 13     9:00 AM Baby Shower
7:00 PM Worship
Sunday, May 14     9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee
NO Sunday School or Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14

WORSHIP HELPERS May 6: Jon Holte Family and Jordyn Holte. May 7: Ralph & Sheryl Freudenberg, Kyle & Megan Barrows Family and Nick Jirik. May 13: Kristen Johanson Family and Megan Hansen. May 14: Tim & Joyce Malmgren, Marvin & Marlys Hardekopf and Eric Klimek.

The Lutheran Mission Center at the Douglas County Fair, Alexandria, needs a representative or two from our congregation. You would help decide which project will be supported with the funds raised at the booth for 2017. This committee gets together 4 times a year – the last Tuesday of April, May, June, July. Then in August, you take a turn working at the Mission Center for approximately 4 hours. It is a great opportunity for sharing your faith. The next meeting will be May 30th, 7:00 PM at Good Shepherd. Please consider becoming our representative. We also need three more people to help the day of the fair. Call the church office if you are willing to take a part in this Mission.

INFORMATION FOR YOU FROM OUR LIBRARY: It is important that you check out the books using the check-out card. Please put the card in the holder on top of desk. We keep track all items that are used from the library – whether books or DVDs, including items from the Little Lambs Library.   FEATURE BOOK:  Rush of Heaven by Ema McKinley:  This is a biography of Ema who was injured in the work place and spent 18 years in a wheelchair and was known as the “crooked lady”.  Although the Doctors said she would never walk again – she experienced an extraordinary healing, an unforgettable rush of truth that will open your heart. Code: Green McK
Main Street Living can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo and other Fox stations, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Adam Moline of Immanuel Lutheran, Hankinson, ND, and St John’s, Belford, ND, preaches May 14.
Wanted: Someone to serve as our congregational scrapbook keeper. If you are interested, see Pastor.
Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for May 28 and beyond. Signup sheet is on the narthex counter.
Needed: donations to the TIM fund to support the missionaries our circuit helps to sponsor.  Use your missions envelopes or designate a gift on your regular envelope for TIM.
Special Needs Fund offering will be May 20-21.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share the Lord, our Good Shepherd, this week?
Word Study – LORD   Hebrew: Yahweh   Hebrew spelling (right to left):
Hebrew letters:  Hei   Vav   Hei   Yod
Special Welcome to Pastor David Winter as he leads us in worship today! Pastor & Karen Lee are chaperoning the Close Up to Washington DC trip this week.
In case of a pastoral emergency, Pastor David Winter and Pastor Justin Hesterman are available while Pastor Lee is gone.
Mites: 25% of our mites go for the 2 year International LWML mite goal of $2,000,000; including $100,000 for Bringing the Gospel to the Lost Sheep of Israel—Apple of His Eye Mission Society, Israel. 75% of our congregational mites are used for our district goal of $137,000, including $5,000 for Love Works! Lutheran Braille Workers. Pick up a mite box by the card cabinet to collect your spare change. Bring the mite box back on the first weekend of the month and add it to the large mite box.
In Sunday School today, our children will study “Jesus Appears in Galilee.” We are all like Peter in our words and actions, denying our Lord and weeping bitterly over what we have done. We are in need of the same comfort that Peter received—the comfort of sins forgiven and the assurance that even though we are faithless, Jesus will remain faithful. You might discuss, “How did Peter express his sorrow and repentance? What specific directions did Jesus give to Peter?”
A friendly reminder that the back pews are reserved for families with small children.
Baptism of Sharon Kay Bode was May 2, 2017 at the Douglas County Hospital. May God bless and keep Sharon always!
Urgently Needed: a nurse (RN or LPN) to become our Footcare coordinator. Footcare happens once a month at Immanuel for a 2-hour period. It is currently the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM, but the day and time can be changed to accommodate the coordinator’s schedule. This is a needed and well-used ministry and we want to be able to continue it! Contact Donna Herdman or Pastor.
INFORMATION FOR YOU At the Quarterly Voters Meeting last Sunday approval was given to purchase a new copier from Viking Office. Dedra Zwieg was appointed Sunday School Superintendent for next year. A WINGS Director is needed for next year. Our Pastor Student Scholarship Fund was renamed to include any seminary students from our congregation. Discussion was held about having a congregational garage sale. An outdoor electronic sign was discussed. Cost of installing carpet squares in the gathering space, offices and narthex would be $12,985. Support was expressed for having a Garms Family Concert sometime. Full minutes will be in the June newsletter.
Orphan Grain Train is collecting new socks and underwear at the Spring Pastors Conference in May. Bring items to church by May 14. There is a collection box in the coat area. Children’s sizes are especially needed.
An Adult Confirmation & New Member Class is beginning. Come May 18 at 6:30 PM to begin this seven-week class.
The Wednesday Bible Class will not meet again until May 24 at 10 AM.
Pick up Small Catechism study guide 8 from the narthex counter.
Circuit Ascension Service will be Thursday, May 25, at Zion, Alexandria. The service will begin outside with a depiction of Jesus’ Ascension. The service begins at 6:30 PM.
Senior Recognition of our graduates will be May 28 at 9 AM.
PPHS Baccalaureate will be May 28, 7 PM, at Immanuel.
Vacation Bible School will be the evenings of June 11-15. Save the date! Volunteers are needed! Contact Kelly Hansen.
VBS need toilet paper tubes. Drop them off in the coat area.
VBS wants to borrow a square canopy tent from now through June 18. Contact Kelly Hansen or the church office. The tent should be selfstanding when indoors. Sides are not needed.
Sign Up to ride a Hart Travel bus to the statewide Reformation 500 Celebration on Sunday, October 29 at Concordia University, St Paul. Pres. Matthew Harrison will preach. Cost of the bus is $20. Bus will leave Immanuel at noon, stop at Carlos and Zion, Alexandria and then drive to Concordia for the 4 PM Celebration. The bus will stop on the way home for supper.
Needed: donations to the Pastoral Student & Seminarian Scholarship fund by this fall.
INFORMATION FOR YOU Justin Massey, nephew of Pastor Dieter Haupt, whose newsletter from his missionary vicarage in the Dominican Republic was included in our newsletters, received a call as associate pastor to St Johns, Chester, IL. In our district, the parishes at Canby/Boyd (where Pastor Jeff Ross served) and Menahga/Wolf Lake received seminary graduates from Ft. Wayne. The other six calling parishes did not receive a candidate. A list of pastor calls and vicar assignments from both seminaries is on the narthex counter.
Worldwide KFOU is the Official LCMS Radio. Listen at KFOU.org. Check it out!
Immanuel has a Facebook page! Facebook people: liking or sharing posts will give greater exposure to what we, as a church, are doing.
15 pounds of ground pork, freshly butchered and frozen in one pound packages, have been donated to the church. Packages are available for a $3 donation. They are located in the kitchen freezer.
Every Thrivent member has two action grants of $250 each that they can use each year for free. If you are willing to have your action grants used for projects at Immanuel, contact the church office.
  If you are interested in giving your offering by direct deposit, contact the church office for the correct bank deposit information.
To the Saints of Immanuel, Thank you for all the prayers that have been said on my behalf for my surgery and my recovery. To those that I received cards from I also thank you. God has been very gracious to me not only with a successful surgery and recovery but with a church family that I love. To God be the Glory.             Dawn Stach
You can help with the drought and famine in East Africa by sending a gift to Lutheran World Relief, PO Box 17061, Baltimore, MD  212989832, designated for East Africa Drought.
Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “To Know God, Look to Jesus” based on John 14:1-14 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. To be saved by Jesus Christ is not religion—it is reliance upon God’s grace, God’s doing, and God’s amazing love for you.
Life thoughts for May 7 – Fourth Sunday of Easter – Christ in the flesh ensures no sheep goes forth alone, not even the strays or stragglers (John 10:4). His Gospel gives company and community along with forgiveness and salvation (Acts 2:42-45). Having Father and family nearby can stave off sin and death. Good Shepherd, let us bring care by being it. Amen.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: Check out the garage sales for like new items/or brand new items on sale etc. First, choose an age group and then think: “What would I want my child to be given?” These children may never receive another gift so make it one they will remember. We encourage each member of our congregation to give a shoe box this year. START NOW!
Lutheran Island Camp is collecting old shoes in any condition. The bins for collection are located in the coat area. Shoes in good shape will be reconditioned for use in needy countries.
A basket of Prayer Shawls and Lap Robes is on the table by the elevator. They are for anyone in need of comfort, healing, remembrance, etc.   Please put the name of those receiving the prayer shawl or lap robe on the register with the date.