August 20th – 27th

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.
WORSHIP INFORMATION
Order of Service      Divine Service 1, p 151
Hymns                       571, 545, 620, 690, 779
Lessons     Isaiah 56, p 783; Romans 11, p 1204; Matthew 15, p 1043
Sermon                        “A Crumb For Me!”             Matthew 15:21-28
Organist     Thurs: Gloria Hollatz       Sun: Maureen Diedrich
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 Al & Diane Riedel (57) 8/20 and Jean Angell (80) 8/23. We give thanks for Lutheran Island Camp. We pray for our MN North District.
THIS WEEK
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, Garage Sale Meeting
10:30 AM Bible Class
2:30 PM 65th Anniversary Celebration at Lutheran Island Camp
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
Tuesday, August 22     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
12:00 PM Garage Sale Setup Starts
Wednesday, August 23   10:00 AM Catechism Study in the Ed building
Thursday, August 24   11:00 AM St Williams Communion
7:00 PM Worship
Friday, August 25    4 – 8 PM Congregational Garage Sale in Fellowship Hall
Saturday, August 26    8 – 2 PM Congregational Garage Sale in Fellowship Hall
Sunday, August 27     9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS Aug 17: Leon & Cindy Wunderlich and Jayden Gylsen. Aug 20: Kevin & Sherry Wendt Family, Gene & Barb Payne and Rosalee Moske. Aug 24: Ryan & Chelsie Penrose Family and James Grant. Aug 27: Tom Wilke, Don Potratz, Don & Lois Sjobeck and Adrianna Marotto.
12 farm raised chickens have been donated to us. They are in the flower room freezer and are available for a $10 donation to Immanuel. Place in the offering plate or give to the office.
INFORMATION FOR YOU Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “Absolutely Nothing” based on 1 Corinthians 15:14-19 with Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Pastor Ken Klaus explains how something that is “absolutely nothing” can be a very good thing.
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Tim Schiller of Good Shepherd, Alexandria, MN, preaches August 27. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
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. We have youth sized t-shirts from Thrivent that can be included in your box. Pick one up from the table in gathering space.
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.
Life Thoughts for August 20 – Our words of respect and works of protection even for disregarded lives (Isaiah 56:6, Matthew 15:27) often appear to crumble under the force of popular opinion. Nevertheless, our Lord, the Father Almighty, attends to these prayers and effects lifegiving mercy through them (Matthew 15:28; Romans 11:15, 29-32). Son of David and Son of God, gather us and all our fellow outcasts into Your holy house forevermore. Amen.
The Staff of our MN North District will pray for Immanuel on Tuesday.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share the crumbs that Jesus gives this week?
A Special Welcome to Pastor Dieter & Ruth Haupt, who served at Immanuel from 1975-1978, and are joining us in worship today.
A short garage sale meeting will be held after church today in the fellowship hall. Anyone is welcome. Volunteers are still needed. See Linda to help at the garage sale on Friday or Saturday. We need cashiers, coffee table attendants and people to keep tables straightened. We also need volunteers to help set up, beginning at noon on Tuesday and all day Wednesday.
Lutheran Island Camp is celebrating their 65th Anniversary today. 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. Everyone is welcome!
The Wednesday Bible Class will meet August 23 at 10 AM in the ed building. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 14 from the narthex counter.
St Williams Communion Service will be on Thursday, August 24 at 11 AM for this month only. Please note the time change.
Thursday 7 PM worship services are being held in August in place of Saturday services, through August 31.
Last Chance: Please check the lost and found in the coat area and in the kitchen. Unclaimed items will be sold on the garage sale.
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 until August 22 at noon. They can be left in the coat area. No electronics, large furniture or appliances. Call Linda Maughan at 253-307-1465 if you have questions.
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.
Altar Guild volunteers are needed. See Rhonda Pooler or Pastor for more info. Volunteers typically serve 2-3 months during the year.
Thrivent Members: log into your account online to receive $50 in Thrivent Choice dollars, which must be designated by August 31.
PLAN TO ATTEND 74th Annual Meeting of the MN North District of the LLL and Orphan Grain Train is September 9 at Zion Lutheran in Alexandria. Registration is at 9:30. Meeting starts at 10 AM. Pres. Don Fondow is the speaker. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is appreciated to Glenn Borchers at 218-287-8049 or gacrbor@hotmail.com.
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.
Needed: donations to the Pastoral Student & Seminarian Scholarship fund. We are providing scholarships for Riley Springer, Michael Thomas and Steph Wilde.
Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for August 27 and September 3. Sign up at the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve if you wish.
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.
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!
Immanuel has a Facebook page! Facebook people: liking or sharing posts will give greater exposure to what we, as a church, are doing.

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.