September 3rd – 10th

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
Hymns                                                        869, 688, 621, 531, 643, 861
Lessons  Jeremiah 15, p 817; Romans 12, p 1205; Matthew 16, p 1044
Sermon                           “The Things of God”         Matthew 16:21-28
Solo                               “How Great Thou Art”                Arlo Peterson
Organist     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, Mary Blauert, Kalvin Blauert, Aiden Zaun, Rick Schmidt(fr of Blauerts), Mary Klimek, Jackie Roberts, Shannon Olson & Lori Thorson. We ask God’s blessings on Arland & Eileen Klein (68) 9/4. We pray for all impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We pray for all workers.
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
Tuesday, September 5     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Wednesday, September 6   10:00 AM Catechism Study
7:00 PM 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation & Parents Meeting
Thursday, September 7     9:30 AM Footcare
1:30 PM LWML
7:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
Saturday, September 9     7:00 PM Worship
Sunday, September 10     9:00 AM Worship
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Sunday School
10:45 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
7:00 PM Dartball Practice

WORSHIP HELPERS Aug 31: Kelly Hansen Family and Madison Hansen. Sept 3: Roger & Eloise Wallner, Scott & Ashley Iverson Family and Richard Rodenborn. Sept 9: Ken & Kim Thormodson and Reghan DeBoer. Sept 10: Ralph & Sheryl Freudenberg, Derek & Tiffany Eggert Family and Jackson Lynch.

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 “Who’s the Greatest?” based on Matthew 18:1-20 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Jesus redefined greatness. He came, not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at Rev. Michael Breach of St John, Wheaton, MN, preaches September 10. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
Life Thoughts for September 3 – Like Peter, the world imitates Satan in talking or acting as if some situations even Jesus shouldn’t redeem (Matthew 16:21-23). Though we often allow this or even agree, still the Lord God does not forget or forsake us (Jeremiah 15:15, 20-21). Indeed, He lifts up the lowly (Romans 12:16), because His vengeance has been repaid against our crucified Savior instead (Romans 12:19). His forgiving goodness overcomes every evil, even sins against life. Lord God of Hosts, by Your words let us bring rejoicing to those who weep. Amen.
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 table in the narthex. Some basic need ideas are: washcloths, towels, soap-must be packaged, (we have toothbrushes), comb, hairbrushes, adhesive bandages, non-liquid lip balm and nail clippers.

INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share what it means to follow Jesus this week?

Bible Breakfast will begin a study of the book of John on September 5. Anyone is welcome, Tuesdays at 8:30 AM.
The Wednesday Bible Class meets Wednesdays at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 16 from the narthex counter. We will begin a study of the Lord’s Prayer September 13.
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.
Altar Guild volunteers are needed. See Rhonda Pooler or Pastor for more info. Volunteers typically serve 2-3 months during the year.
A big thank you to everyone who helped with the garage sale! We appreciate all the volunteers! The sale brought in $1,454.73 which will go for a church project. A big THANK YOU to Linda and the garage sale committee and anyone else who helped vacuum and put the fellowship hall back together after the sale! We really do appreciate it!
Your custodians, Charlie, Jodi & Eric ACT has Pillsbury Grands Biscuits for sale in 8 count cans for $2 each in the kitchen refrigerator. They have 30 cans left. They also have packages of 18 count Johnsonville brats in the freezer for $12, 1 oz packets of sour cream 10 for $1 and taco in a bag chips 4 for $1. Pay at the office.
Needed: another nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word.
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. 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.
PLAN TO ATTEND Sacred Heart, Urbank, invites you to their chicken & ham dinner & bazaar today from 11-2.
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
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.
Larry & Gloria Lundstrom, a ministry of humor, truth, music and life, will be at Miltona Community Center Sunday, September 10 at 3 PM.  See poster in the narthex for more information.
Trinity Lutheran, Deer Creek, invites you to a chicken supper September 10 from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Deer Creek Community Center.
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. Bars are needed. There is a signup sheet at the narthex counter if you would be willing to bring a pan of bars for that day.
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.
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 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. You can check Concordia website at for other Reformation events happening that weekend.
CAN YOU HELP? Help those in need from Hurricane Harvey! See the bulletin insert for information on how to donate to LCMS Disaster Response. (Over 6,000 homes were repaired by our church after Hurricane Katrina!) Thrivent will match donations. Go to and give a gift to LCMS Disaster Response and it will be matched by Thrivent!
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 October 1 and 15. Sign up at the narthex counter. There are cookies in the freezer that you can serve if you wish.
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. We have received $580 towards our $2,500 goal.
Help Wanted: Zion Lutheran, Alexandria, is looking for an individual to assist in our Z Care program (After school childcare). Hours would be 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. during the school year and school days only.  (Great opportunity for college or high school age) This position would assist the Z Care director with supervision of children Kindergarten – 6th grade. Help with homework, supervise playground, gym, snack time and computer activities.  Applications are available in the church/school office. For more information, contact the school office at 763-4842.
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.
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.
Wanted: Someone to serve as our congregational scrapbook keeper. If you are interested, see Pastor.
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: donations to the Pastoral Student & Seminarian Scholarship fund. We are providing scholarships for Riley Springer, Michael Thomas and Steph Wilde.