Jesus comes to the disciples, walking on the water. They think He is a ghost. But Jesus reassures His disciples. Peter gets out of the boat and comes to Jesus. Peter walks on the water until he focusses on the wind. Then he starts to sink and cries to Jesus for help. Jesus reaches out and rescues Peter. The wind ceases and the disciples worship Jesus.
Order of Service Divine Service 3, p 184
Hymns 904, 722, 715
Lessons Job 38, p 562; Romans 10, p 1203; Matthew 14, p 1042
Sermon “God Does A Lot With A Little” Matthew 14
Solo “Blessed Assurance” Arlo Peterson
Organist Gloria Hollatz
PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Bob Johnston, 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, Mary Klimek, Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We ask God’s blessings on Merl Pexsa (87) 8/14 and Yvonne Young (80) 8/15.
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
Tuesday, August 15 8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Thursday, August 17 7:00 PM Worship with Communion
Friday, August 18 11:00 AM Ione Frandle Funeral
3:00 PM District Youth Gathering through Saturday
Sunday, August 20 9:00 AM Worship with Communion
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Bible Class
2:30 PM 65th Anniversary Celebration at Lutheran Island Camp
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS Aug 10: Scott & Ronni Turchin Family and Madison Welch. Aug 13: Bert & Kathy Pexsa, Derek & Erin Bolland Family and Aiden Larson. Aug 17: Leon & Cindy Wunderlich and Jayden Gylsen. Aug 20: Kevin & Sherry Wendt Family, Gene & Barb Payne and Rosalee Moske.
Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “God’s Dog” based on Matthew 15:21-28 with Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Was Jesus being politically incorrect—or worse—when He compared a Canaanite woman to a canine?
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Bernie Worral of Immanuel Lutheran in Fargo, ND, preaches August 20. 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.
INFORMATION FOR YOU Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for August 20. Sign up at the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve.
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 by August 17. Dishcloths, towels, plants, fresh veggies, etc. are all items we can sell.
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!
Please check the lost and found in the coat area and in the kitchen. Unclaimed items will be sold on the garage sale.
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.
Life Thoughts for August 13 – He who commands the winds and waves (Matthew 14:27, 32), who controls all human history and destiny (Job 38:4-18), also manages the sufferings and situations of our lives. Even the unborn, unconscious, unhealthy, and unproductive do not fall outside His everlasting arms. His incarnate love bestows riches without distinction (Romans 10:12-13). Almighty Maker of heavens and earth, take hold of all who fear and save us. Amen.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share how God does a lot with a little this week?
The Altar Flowers are given in memory of Joanne Thun’s son, Corey Anderson.
Pastor and Karen will be on vacation on the west coast through August 15. Special thanks to Pastor David Winter for leading worship again this weekend. Pastor David Winter, Pastor Jeff Ross, and Pastor Justin Hesterman are on call in case of a pastoral emergency.
Our last Evening Prayer Service was Wednesday, August 9th. A big thank you to Michael Thomas and Riley Springer for leading these services!
Thursday 7 PM worship services are being held in August in place of Saturday services, through August 31.
Funeral service for Ione Frandle will be August 18 at 11 AM at Immanuel.
Pastor Dieter & Ruth Haupt, who were at Immanuel from 1975-1978, will be attending worship here next Sunday, August 20.
Lutheran Island Camp will be celebrating their 65th Anniversary next Sunday. God has blessed their ministry for 65 years. This is a great opportunity to let them know how much we, as a congregation, appreciate them. Activities begin at noon with tours. There will also be an ice cream social, a worship service at 2:30 and an early dinner served at 4 PM. Please let them know that you are coming by calling camp at 218-583-2905 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
St Williams Communion Service will be on Thursday, August 24 at 10 AM for this month only.
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.
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 Pastoral Student & Seminarian Scholarship fund by this fall. We want to provide scholarships for Riley Springer, Michael Thomas and Steph Wilde.
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. You are welcome to come just for the presentation and dinner.
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.
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.
Needed: another nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word.
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.
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.
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.
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.