August 6th – 13th

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
Thursday Hymns 423 743 v1-4, 918
Sunday Hymns        915, 584, 618, 636, 918
Lessons     Isaiah 55, p 782; Romans 9, p 1202; Matthew 14, p 1042
Thursday Sermon                     “Satisfied”                Matthew 14:13-24
Sunday Sermon                    “The Proposal”                     Isaiah 55:1-5
Organist  Maureen Diedrich
PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Cory Springer, Shirley Zaun, Dennis Karger, Hildegard Thompson, Linda Self, Arlo Peterson, Lorre McDermott, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Jacobs, Coleen McIntire, Char Hjelm, Matthew Shamp, 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 Jon & Jurene Lammle (51) 8/6. We pray for comfort for the family of Ione Frandle.
Saturday, August 5     9:00 AM ACT Food Stand at Fall Festival
Sunday, August 6    9:00 AM Worship with Communion
10:00 AM ACT Food Stand at Fall Festival
10:00 AM Coffee
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
Tuesday, August 8     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Wednesday, August 9      8:00 PM Evening Prayer Service
Thursday, August 10     7:00 PM Worship
Sunday, August 13     9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS Aug 3: Chris & Jen Thomas and Hunter Penrose. Aug 6: Roger & Geneva Paulson, Greg & Amy Riedel Family and Mason Schroeder. Aug 10: Scott & Ronni Turchin Family and Madison Welch. Aug 13: Bert & Kathy Pexsa, Derek & Erin Bolland Family and Aiden Larson.
FROM OUR LIBRARY:  Yes, we do have some LARGE PRINT books. They are in the bookcase just behind the door by the desk. We hope to add more.
Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “Looking for a Good Speaker” based on Matthew 6:9 with Guest Speaker: Dr. Dale A. Meyer. “Archives August” – What do the words “Our Father” teach us about our relationship with God and with each other?
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at Rev. John E. Beck of Bethlehem Lutheran in Frazee, MN, preaches August 13. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
Immanuel has a Facebook page! Facebook people: liking or sharing posts will give greater exposure to what we, as a church, are doing.
CAN YOU HELP Thrivent Members: log into your account online to receive $50 in Thrivent Choice dollars, which must be designated by August 31.
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.
If you are borrowing items from the kitchen, there is a small whiteboard by the sink to record your name, the date, and what item you have borrowed. Thank you!
Wanted: Someone to serve as our congregational scrapbook keeper. If you are interested, see Pastor.
Please check the lost and found in the coat area and in the kitchen. Unclaimed items will be sold on the garage sale.
Operation: Christmas Child- Find a shoe box and fill it for a child who needs hope. A list of ideas for the 3 age groups is on the narthex counter. Start now to fill your boxes! Please remember: no candy, gum or toothpaste, or war items.
Life Thoughts for August 6 – Jesus shows God has as much concern for physical essentials as for spiritual necessities (Matthew 14:14). His people also care so much that we point out the world’s ways that do not sustain or save (Isaiah 55:2). Instead we put before all people (Matthew 14:16-19) the grace of God and faith in Christ that satisfies body and soul. Holy One, God over all, draw us into Your compassion to serve the vulnerable ones before us. Amen.

INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I speak about Jesus, the Bread of Life, this week?

Pastor and Karen will be on vacation on the west coast through August  15. Pastor Jeff Ross will lead worship August 3 and Pastor David Winter will lead worship August 6, 10 and 13. They and Pastor Justin Hesterman will be on call in case of a pastoral emergency.
Mites: 25% of our mites go for the 2 year International LWML mite goal of $2,000,000; including $40,000 for Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children – Mercy Meals of Siouxland. 75% of our congregational mites are used for our district goal of $137,000, including $50,000 for Scholarships for Full-time Church Work Students. 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.
The Wednesday Bible Class will NOT meet again until August 23 at 10 AM.
Pick up Small Catechism study guide 14 from the narthex counter.
End the day with prayer! Evening Prayer is Wednesdays at 8 PM this summer through August 16. It is a great way to end the day! Thursday 7 PM services will be held in August instead of Saturday services, beginning August 3.
St Williams Communion Service will be on Thursday, August 24 at 10 AM for this month only.
Nidaros Lutheran Church is hosting The Polka Dots on August 7 at 7 PM. Don’t miss a fun evening of silly jokes, songs and music followed by refreshments. For more information check the poster in the narthex.
Jim & Susan Kaiser, Lutheran Bible Translators in Ethiopia, will be at Tuesday Bible Breakfast on August 29. Everyone is invited to come and learn about their work. Come for coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM and their presentation at 9 AM.
  Needed: another nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word.
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.
24 farm raised chickens have been donated to us. They are in the flower room freezers and are available for a $10 donation to Immanuel. Place in the offering plate or give to the office.
PLAN TO ATTEND Zion Lutheran, North Effington, invites you to their Mission Sunday on August 13. Worship is at 10:30 AM. At 11:30 AM a representative of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will speak for half an hour. A noon meal will follow the presentation.
On August 20th, we will have an opportunity to support our Lutheran Island Camp by attending the 65th Anniversary celebration and by helping the camp establish a $65,000 campership/scholarship fund. Each year nearly 45% of the children attending camp are not churched or minimally churched. It is a wonderful mission that our congregation is involved in.
Congregational Garage Sale will be August 25-26. Hours of sale are Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday 8-2 PM. Items in good condition can be brought to church beginning August 20 at noon. If you need to bring items prior to August 20, you can put them in the second room on the north side of the ed building. No electronics, large furniture or appliances. Call Linda Maughan at 253-307-1465 if you have questions.
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.
CAN YOU HELP Needed: A WINGS Director for the coming year. Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to be part of this Wednesday after school or evening ministry to the children of our community. See Pastor Lee or a Board of Ed member for more information.
Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for August 13 and 20. Sign up at the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve.
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.
Mission Booth at the Fair – Fair time is fast approaching. If you have items to donate or are planning on making items, please bring them to the library from now until the fair starts. Dishcloths, towels, plants, fresh veggies, etc. are all items we can sell.

Needed: ice cream pails with lids and smaller food containers for the kitchen.

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.