July 16th – 23rd

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 1, p 151
Hymns     545, 578v1-5, 633, 617, 577
Lessons    Isaiah 55, p 782; Romans 8, p 1201; Matthew 13, p 1039
Sermon                                   “My Word”                      Isaiah 55:10-13
“Draw Near and Take the Body”      Riley Springer & Michael Thomas
Organists   Sat: Gloria Hollatz    Sun: Maureen Diedrich
PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Ione Frandle, Linda Self, Arlo Peterson, Hildegard Thompson, Lorre McDermott, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Jacobs, Coleen McIntire, Cory Springer, Char Hjelm, Dave Gappa, Sally Sarff, Brandon Grant, Mary Blauert, Kalvin Blauert, Aiden Zaun, Pam Christensen, Garrett Grommesh(fr of Holly Collom), Mary Klimek, Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We ask God’s blessings on Lorraine Riedel (81) 7/16 and Chuck Jensen (85) 7/21.
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
Tuesday, July 18     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Wednesday, July 19     8:00 PM Evening Prayer Service
Saturday, July 22    7:00 PM Worship
Sunday, July 23    9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS July 15: Steve & Terri Payne and Megan Hansen. July 16: Darren & Kathy Nelson, Corey and Holly Wendland and Michael Ahlers. July 22: John & Diane Potratz and Jaqui Neitzert. July 23: Glen & Dawn Olson Family, Roy Olson, Nathan & Laura Westad Family and Nick Jirik.
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.
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 “Overcoming This World’s Obstacles” based on Romans 8:18-25 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Despite all the world’s brokenness, God has something better in store for us, through Christ.
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Robert Hill from St Paul’s Lutheran in Wimbledon, ND, preaches July 23. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
Thrivent Members: log into your account online to receive $50 in Thrivent Choice dollars, which must be designated by August 31.
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.
Needed: ice cream pails with lids and smaller food containers for the kitchen.
Support our missionaries! Donate to our Together in Mission fund.
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!!

INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share the power of God’s Word this week?

Prayer Partner Sheets are available on the narthex counter. Fill one out and place in the box in the upper narthex. We will draw prayer partners today after worship.
Pastor Lee will be gone with the ACT Boundary Waters Canoe Trip through Friday. Pastor David Winter and Pastor Justin Hesterman are on call in case of a pastoral emergency.
The Wednesday Bible Class will NOT meet July 19. Classes will resume July 26 at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 13 from the narthex counter.
End the day with prayer! Evening Prayer is Wednesdays at 8 PM this summer. Everyone is welcome. It is a great way to end the day!
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.
Church Council meeting will be July 27 at 7 PM. Voters Meeting is July 30 at 10:30 AM.
Mark your calendar: Michael Thomas and friends are planning a music concert at Immanuel on July 30 at 4 PM.
Wanted: a quieter, small to medium size generator for the ACT food stand at the Rodeo on Friday, August 4. Contact Kelly Hansen or Pastor.
Cabin Lois Salad Supper will be August 4 from 5-7 PM. Proceeds go towards Cabin Lois and LIC Camperships. Cost is $8 for adults, 5-12 $4, and preschool is free.  Please consider donating a salad to Cabin Lois Salad Supper. A signup sheet is located on the narthex counter.  If you would be willing to help with the Cabin Lois Salad Supper, a signup sheet is located on the narthex counter.
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. Call Linda Maughan at 253307-1465 if you have questions.
Needed: another nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word.
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.
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 16 – Defending life involves declaring the dangers of using death as a solution. As intimidating and discouraging as it sometimes seems (Matthew 13:4-7), God finds His own greatest joy in the Gospel message. He guarantees that His Word of life in Christ alone will yield abundantly (Isaiah 55:11, Matthew 13:23). Almighty Father, cultivate Your Word in us unto joy and life. Amen.