July 9th – 16th

“Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened,” says Jesus. What a gracious invitation! We get tired quickly when we try to carry the burdens of life. But Jesus offers to carry them for us!


Hymns      Chosen by Congregation

Lessons   Zechariah 9, p 1013; Romans 7, p 1200; Matthew 11, p 1037

Sermon                      “Yoked with Christ”                Matthew 11:25-30

Organists   Sat: Gloria Hollatz    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, Cory Springer, Char Hjelm, Dave Gappa, Sally Sarff, Brandon Grant, Mary Blauert & Kalvin Blauert, Aiden Zaun, Mary Klimek, Garrett Grommesh(fr of Holly Collom), Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We ask God’s blessings on Audrey Jensen (80) 7/10, Ralph & Darlene Samuelson (58) 7/11, David & Vergene Uhde (52) 7/11 and Verna Wilke (94) 7/14. We pray for comfort for the family of Elsie Hiebel (mother of Donna Krull).

Saturday, July 8      8:00 AM ACT at Phelps Mill

7:00 PM 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

Tuesday, July 11     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast

3:00 PM St Williams Communion

Wednesday, July 12   10:00 AM Catechism Study

6:30 PM Garage Sale Meeting

8:00 PM Evening Prayer Service

Saturday, July 15     7:00 PM Worship with Communion

Sunday, July 16     9:00 AM Worship with Communion

10:00 AM Coffee

11:00 AM Leave for BWCA

7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14

WORSHIP HELPERS July 8: David & Stacy Moske Family and Riley Thoennes. July 9: John & Judy Moeller, Jennessa Moeller, Judy Nelson and Mercedes Nelson. July 15: Steve & Terri Payne and Megan Hansen. July 16: Darren & Kathy Nelson, Corey and Holly Wendland and Michael Ahlers.

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.

INFORMATION FOR YOU FROM OUR LIBRARY: We have a subscription to the “Answers” magazine published by Answers in Genesis. It is so full of interesting topics that disapprove evolution. Did you know the average life span of a worm is 6 years? Check out page 24 in the July/Aug. issue for much more interesting things about God’s creation of a worm and much, much more.    FEATURE BOOK: The Seat Beside Me, by Nancy Moser, is a must read for everyone. Five passengers & their seat-mates who will never be the same. The plane crashes, the person beside you is dead and you are alive – your mind screams WHY”? Why me? Why them? How do you deal with it?  Code: white Mos

Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “The Power of a SpiritGiven Adoption!” based on Romans 8:18-25 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. God provides for you adoption into His family, by grace through faith in Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Karl Weber of St John’s Lutheran in Ottertail, MN, preaches July 16. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.

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 With whom can I share Christ’s invite to carry our burdens this week?

The Wednesday Bible Class will meet July 12 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!

Pork Chop Dinner at Faith Lutheran in Miltona is July 14 from 4:30– 7:30 PM. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 5-10.

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.

Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for July 23 and 30. Sign up on the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve.

Mark your calendar: Michael Thomas and friends are planning a music concert at Immanuel on July 30 in the afternoon.

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.

Thrivent Members: log into your account online to receive $50 in Thrivent Choice dollars, which must be designated by August 31.

Support our missionaries! Donate to our Together in Mission fund. Portals of Prayer 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.

Needed: a nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word. A big thank you to Darlene Walburg for leading this ministry and to Grace Rubner, JuAnn Riedel and Vickie Roberts for helping.

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.

INFORMATION FOR YOU Operation: Christmas Child – pick up a shoebox and fill it for a child according to their age and gender. More info is on the desk in the Fellowship Hall. Also check out the website by that name. You will find lots of ideas to get excited about.

Note: Did you check the July newsletter to find out how the Mission Booth at the Douglas County Fair was started and how it continues to carry on Mission work? Can you or would you be willing to help keep this Missionary work going? Please consider helping!!

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

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.

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.

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.

A friendly reminder that the back pews are reserved for families with small children.

Life Thoughts for July 9 –The Savior Jesus gently assumes every human burden as His own, including unplanned pregnancies and incurable conditions (Matthew 11:29). Whether or not they come about by our own fault, He humbly accompanies us through them. His unconditional accepting and steadfast assisting sets us free from sin and self (Romans 8:24-25) and gives rest from fear and grief. Jesus Christ, King and Lord, come among us to reveal deliverance and salvation. Amen.