June 25th – July 2nd

Spiritually we are owned by someone. The question is who owns us. Read what the epistle in Romans 6 says about this as you prepare for worship. Consider why being a slave of God is a good thing.
Order of Service Divine Service 3, p 184
Hymns      Sat: 570, 659, 728    Sun: 901, 837, 917
Lessons   Jeremiah 20, p 822; Romans 6, p 1199; Matthew 10, p 1035
Saturday Sermon             “Have No Fear”          Matthew 10:5a, 21-33
Sunday Sermon          “Slaves of God”                    Romans 6:12-23
Organist   Sat: Diane Alveshere     Sun: Maureen Diedrich
PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Linda Self, Arlo Peterson, Hildegard Thompson, Lorre McDermott, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Jacobs, Ione Frandle, Coleen McIntire, Mary Springer, Cory Springer, Char Hjelm, Hope Green(gd Sjobecks), Dave Gappa, Sally Sarff, Brandon Grant, Mary Blauert & Kalvin Blauert, Aiden Zaun, Mary Klimek, Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We ask God’s blessings on Ted Greenwaldt (86) 6/24, Bill & Bonnie Brunson (52) 6/26, Betty Eggert (80) 6/28, and Harry and Iona Wood (69) 6/30.
Saturday, June 24     7:00 PM Worship with Pastor Jeff Ross
Sunday, June 25     9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee   10:30 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
Tuesday, June 27     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Wednesday, June 28   10:00 AM Catechism Study
7:00 PM ACT Meeting
8:00 PM Evening Prayer Service
Saturday, July 1     7:00 PM Worship with Communion
Sunday, July 2     9:00 AM Worship with Communion
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM  Bible Class
  7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS June 24: Steve & Terri Payne and Amy Cihlar. June 25: Beth Wilde, Marlys Schultz Family, Justin & Samantha Newberg Family and Jackson Lynch. July 1: Ralph Hemmerlin, AlRoy Simonson and Faith Alberts. July 2: Gale & Becky Iverson, Joyce Jahnke, Paul Peterson and Graham Larson.
A friendly reminder that the back pews are reserved for families with small children.
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.
INFORMATION FOR YOU Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “Serving in the Power of the Spirit” based on Romans 7:1-13 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Because Christ has paid our debt, we are no longer captive to sin but are free to live for others, in His name.
Main Street Living can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo and other Fox stations, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Larry Harvala, Congregational Care Counselor for the MN North District of the LCMS, preaches July 2. Check out the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
Do you like to organize? We’d like a couple of volunteers to do some cleaning and organizing in the basement and education wing. See Pastor  if interested.
Congregational Garage Sale will be August 25-26. Items in good condition can be brought to church beginning August 20 at noon. No electronics, large furniture or appliances. See Linda Maughan if you have questions.
If you would be willing to give rides to medical appointments occasionally, contact the church office.
Support our missionaries! Donate to the TIM fund.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share what it means to be a slave of God this week?
Thank you to Pastor Jeff Ross for leading worship Saturday evening.
Prayer Partner Sheets are included in today’s bulletin. Fill it out and place in the box in the upper narthex. We will draw prayer partners on July 16.
The Wednesday Bible Class will meet June 28 at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 11 from the narthex counter.
ACT Meeting is June 28 at 7 PM. Agenda includes Phelps Mill and Boundary Waters trip.
End the day with prayer! With the help of Michael and Riley we will have a service of Evening Prayer on Wednesdays at 8 PM beginning June 28. Everyone is welcome. It is a great way to end the day!
Portals of Prayer for July-September, both regular and large print copies, are available in both narthexes.
Open house for Aaron Korkowski to celebrate his graduation from the RN program will be July 1 at noon at Common Grounds Café in Alexandria.
Open House 80th Birthday Party for Betty Eggert is Saturday, July 1 from 2-5 PM at the Dave Eggert home (2 miles north of Parkers Prairie.)
Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for the July 2 and 9. Signup sheet is on the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve.
LWML Kitchen Cleaning has been moved from 9 AM to 11:30 AM on July 6.
Trinity Lutheran of Millerville is celebrating their 125th Anniversary and Block Party Sunday, July 9. Outdoor worship, led by Lutheran Island Camp, begins at 10 AM with food, a silent auction, bingo and games following the service. Douglas County Pork Producers will be making burgers to serve with the various salads provided for the salad luncheon. For more information check the posters in the narthexes.
Interested in helping to teach 7th grade confirmation class next year? Contact Pastor Lee.
Needed: donations to the Pastoral Student & Seminarian Scholarship fund by this fall. We want to provide scholarships for Riley Springer, Michael Thomas and Steph Wilde.
Please check the lost and found in the coat area and in the kitchen. Unclaimed items will be sold on the garage sale.

INFORMATION FOR TODAY Immanuel has a Facebook page! Facebook people: liking or sharing posts will give greater exposure to what we, as a church, are doing.

Life Thoughts for June 25 – Third Sunday after Pentecost – Voices for life won’t avoid hardship and resistance (Matthew 10:21-25). But how can we keep silent or still (Jeremiah 20:9) when He who upholds even the sparrows escorts us like a dread warrior (Jeremiah 20:9-11)? And so He dotes on each human being down to their every hair! Life-giving God, make our bones overflow with your joy. Amen.
Wanted: Someone to serve as our congregational scrapbook keeper. If you are interested, see Pastor.
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.
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.
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.
Watch those garage sales for like new things for the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Also watch for like-new Bibles for distributing at the Douglas County Fair from our Mission Booth.