July 2nd – 9th

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.
Order of Service Divine Service 4, p 203
Hymns      688, 685, 623, 696, 753, 966 v1, 2, 4
Lessons   Jeremiah 28, p 832; Romans 7, p 1200; Matthew 10, p 1036
Sermon                      “Loving Jesus Most”               Matthew 10:34-42
Euphonium, Cantor Michael Thomas Solo
“How Great Thou Art” Arlo Peterson
Organist   Gloria Hollatz
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, Dave Gappa, Sally Sarff, Brandon Grant, Mary Blauert & Kalvin Blauert, Aiden Zaun, Mary Klimek, Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We pray for our country and our leaders. We give thanks for the gift of rain.
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
Tuesday, July 4     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Wednesday, July 5   10:00 AM Catechism Study
8:00 PM Evening Prayer Service
Thursday, July 6     9:30 AM Footcare
11:30 AM LWML Kitchen Cleaning
Friday, July 7     3:00 PM Phelps Mill Set Up
Saturday, July 8      8:00 AM ACT at Phelps Mill
7:00 AM Worship
Sunday, July 9      8:00 AM ACT at Phelps Mill
9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS July 1: Ralph Hemmerlin and Faith Alberts. July 2: Gale & Becky Iverson, Joyce Jahnke, Paul Peterson and Graham Larson. July 8: David & Stacy Moske Family and Riley Thoennes. July 9: John & Judy Moeller, Jennessa Moeller, Judy Nelson and Mercedes Nelson.
Portals of Prayer for July-September, both regular and large print copies, are available in both narthexes.
July is church cleaning month. Come any time and clean the area of your choice. See custodians or office for cleaning supplies. Put the area cleaned on the sheet in the kitchen.
INFORMATION FOR YOU Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “Living as Christ’s Person in Repentance and Faith” based on Romans 7:14-25 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Life out of control? Turn to God in repentance and faith. Let him act before you do.
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Richard Biberdorf, from Grace Lutheran, Carrington, ND, preaches July 9. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
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. Sign up by August 31.
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.
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.
  Please check the lost and found in the coat area and in the kitchen. Unclaimed items will be sold on the garage sale.
The Senior Citizen Community Meals program needs plastic grocery bags for meal deliveries. Drop off plastic bags in the designated bin in the coat area.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share what it means to love Jesus this week?
Flowers on the altar are in thanksgiving to God from Pastor & Karen Lee for their 25th anniversary.
Mites: 25% of our mites go for the 2 year International LWML mite goal of $2,000,000; including $50,000 for Providing Hope for Detroit – Acts 2 Enterprise. 75% of our congregational mites are used for our district goal of $137,000, including $15,000 Scholarships for Men Preparing for Ordination. 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.
July Newsletters are in the mailboxes.
The Wednesday Bible Class will meet July 5 at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 12 from the narthex counter.
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. Everyone is welcome. It is a great way to end the day!
Footcare will be Thursday, July 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
LWML Kitchen Cleaning is at 11:30 AM Thursday, July 6.
Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for July 9 and 23. Signup sheet is on the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve.
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. Pork Producers pork sandwiches and salads will be served for lunch. Check the narthex posters for details.
Prayer Partner Sheets are available on the narthex counter. Fill it out and place in the box in the upper narthex. We will draw prayer partners on July 16.
Lutheran Island Camp invites you to a celebration of its 65th anniversary on Sunday, August 20 at 2 PM.
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.
Support our missionaries! Donate to the TIM fund.

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 July 2 – Speaking and showing the truth about how God loves life may not bring temporal peace (Matthew 10:34), but it does give the all-surpassing hope and joy of living forever in His family. And this sure promise and confidence not only preserves us in adversity but also even saves those deceived by the devil’s falsehoods. Lord and Father, let us share Your prophets’ message and Your Son’s reward. 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.
A friendly reminder that the back pews are reserved for families with small children.