We are one body in Christ. But we each have different gifts and talents to use for Christ and to serve His people. What talents do you have? How is God calling you to use your gifts in His kingdom?
Order of Service Divine Service 3, p 184
Hymns 842, 848, 784
Lessons Isaiah 51, p 777; Romans 11, p 1205; Matthew 16, p 1044
Sermon “One Body, Different Gifts” Romans 11:33-12:8
Organist Thurs: Diane Alveshere Sun: 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, Rick Schmidt(fr of Blauerts), Pam Christensen, Mary Klimek, Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We ask God’s blessings on Larro Hilgren (92) 8/28 and Paul & Karen Leonard (53) 8/28. We ask God to bless the marriage of Matthew & Ashley (Mousseau) Hartung, who were married by Pastor Lee yesterday at Mt. Carmel.
Thursday, August 24 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
Tuesday, August 29 8:30 AM Bible Breakfast with Kaisers
5:00 PM Adult Confirmation
7:00 PM Block Party Meeting
Wednesday, August 30 10:00 AM Catechism Study
7:00 PM Adult Confirmation
Thursday, August 31 7:00 PM Worship with Communion
Sunday, September 3 9:00 AM Worship with Communion
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
WORSHIP HELPERS Aug 24: Ryan & Chelsie Penrose Family and James Grant. Aug 27: Tom Wilke, Don Potratz, Don & Lois Sjobeck and Adrianna Marotto. Aug 31: Kelly Hansen Family and Madison Hansen. Sept 3: Roger & Eloise Wallner, Scott & Ashley Iverson Family and Richard Rodenborn.
10 farm raised chickens are left of those 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 “Finding Life in Jesus’ Steps” based on Matthew 16:24-25 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Take joy in the gift of being a follower of Christ who is willing to take His lead and be ordered by His steps.
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Alan Eppen of Zion Lutheran, Edgeley, ND, preaches September 3. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
Life Thoughts for August 27 – Utilizing death to address disappointment makes sense to our sinful minds. Certain circumstances don’t feel worth living, and God’s ways often seem unsearchable (Romans 11:33). Yet even amid pain the very gates of hell cannot prevail against Christ’s righteous will (Matthew 16:18-19, Isaiah 51:5). His Gospel alone comforts what all others dismiss as waste places (Isaiah 51:3). Son of the Living God, transform our people into Your heavenly kingdom by renewing our minds in Christ. Amen.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY Which gifts is God calling me to use this week?
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.
Block Party planning meeting is Tuesday, August 29 at 7 PM. Anyone is welcome. Your input and help would be greatly appreciated!
The Wednesday Bible Class will meet August 30 at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 15 from the narthex counter.
Our last Thursday worship service is August 31. Saturday evening worship services will resume September 9.
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 Thursday, August 31. If you need help, see Scott Fassett or Pastor Lee.
Cabin Lois Salad Supper made $820 in profit. Thank you to everyone who brought salads or worked.
A big thank you to everyone who helped with the garage sale! We appreciate all the volunteers!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 65th anniversary of Lutheran Island Camp or participated in the thank offering. Over $65,000 was raised for camperships.
Bible Breakfast will begin a study of the book of John on September 5. Anyone is welcome, Tuesdays at 8:30 AM.
Confirmation meeting for all 7th & 8th graders and parents will be Wednesday, September 6 at 7 PM.
Sunday School starts September 10 for all children ages 3 through 6th grade. Sunday School is from 10:30 to 11:30 AM each Sunday. If you would be willing to be a substitute teacher sign up at the narthex counter for the dates you can help.
ACT has Pillsbury Grands Biscuits for sale in 8 count cans for $2 each in the kitchen refrigerator. They have 48 cans.
Needed: another nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word.
PLAN TO ATTEND Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank invites you to their Chicken & Ham Dinner & Bazaar September 3 from 11-2.
Trinity-Grove Lake will have their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 3rd, from 11 AM – 1:30 PM. The meal includes hot pork sandwich, salad & dessert. There will also be a sale of baked goods, of produce, and of crafts. All are welcome! If you have any questions, contact Pastor Beyersdorf at (320) 554-2161. We hope to see you there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Pork Sandwich Dinner and Silent Auction for Matthew Shamp will be Saturday, September 9 from 12 – 5 PM at the Hewitt Community Center. If you are interested in donating for the Silent Auction please contact Angie Klimek at 218-640-0154. Matthew, age 14, lost a leg in an accident in July.
Immanuel’s Block Party will be September 24. Worship will be at 10 AM that day, followed by a meal, music and games for the whole family.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, will host “Reformation Hymn Sing- Singing Our Lutheran Heritage” in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, October 8th at 2:00 PM. The acclaimed Lutheran musician and theologian, Rev. Richard C. Resch, will lead the hymn sing and provide commentary about Lutherans’ rich hymnody. Resch is Professor and Kantor Emeritus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., where he served for 37 years. Light refreshments will follow the 75-minute event. The Reformation Hymn Sing is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Join us on October 8th to learn about and sing Luther’s hymns! Visit www.trinityff.org or call 218-736-4869 for additional information.
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 September 3 and 10. 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: 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!
Circuit Reformation Service Mass Choir – Attention singers: we need your voices! A circuit mass choir is in the making for our upcoming Reformation 500th Anniversary Service on October 31st at Zion, Alexandria. The choir will rehearse on September 27th, October 11th and 25th at 6:30 PM at Zion in Alexandria and will be presenting a combination of both familiar and new pieces. There is a fee of $4 per person for music. A Thrivent Action Grant is pending to help defray these costs. We need to know by September 10th if you plan to sing with us. Call Mike Sprengeler at 320-761-6052 or the Zion church office at 320-763-4842 with questions or to sign up to sing.
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.
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.
Wanted: Someone to serve as our congregational scrapbook keeper. If you are interested, see Pastor.
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.
A Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction for Matthew Shamp will be Sunday, September 24 from 12 – 4 PM at the Eagles in Alexandria. Matthew, age 14, lost a leg in an accident in July.