November 5th – 12th

WORSHIP INFORMATION
Order of Service         Divine Service 4, p 203
Hymns                        813, 677 v1-6, 680, 676, 677 v7-8
Lessons       Revelation 7, p 1315; 1 John 3, p 1303; Matthew 5, p 1029
Sermon                              “You’re a Saint!”             Revelation 7:9-17
Organist                           Sat: Gloria Hollatz     Sun:  Maureen Diedrich
PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Arlo Peterson, Bob Kalpin, Paul Diedrich, Elaine Johnston, Rodney Moske, Megan Hansen, Cory Springer, Lorre McDermott, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Jacobs, Coleen McIntire, Char Hjelm, Carla Scheffert, Gilmer Freudenberg, Harvey Jahnke, Bruce Springer, Dave Gappa, Sally Sarff, Aiden Zaun, Mary Klimek(sis of Charlie), Jackie Roberts(m of Bobbi D.) and Jan Nelson. We ask God’s blessings on Charlotte Pexsa (96) 11/4, Darline Witt (88) 11/7 and Joyce Jahnke (84) 11/9. We ask God to comfort the family of Steve Anderson.
THIS WEEK
Saturday, November 4     7:00 PM Worship with Communion
Sunday, November 5     9:00 AM Worship with Communion
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Sunday School
10:45 AM Bible Class
7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14
Tuesday, November 7     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast
Wednesday, November 8   10:00 AM Catechism Study
6:30 PM 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
8:00 PM ACT Bible Class
Saturday, November 11     7:00 PM Worship
Sunday, November 12     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
WORSHIP HELPERS Nov 4: Dorothy Neitzert, Michael Neitzert and Jaqui Neitzert.  Nov 5: Lorraine Riedel, Darline Witt, Norman Barge, Joyce Malmgren and Richard Rodenborn. Nov 11: Russ & Nancy Sowers Family and Aleisha Thomas. Nov 12: Dave & Peggy Winter, Kelly Martin, Beth Welch and Madison Welch.
Life Thoughts for November 5 – God’s people regard it as our privilege and delight to abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7). The eternal joys of godly relationships and bodily service to neighbors (1 Thessalonians 4:9) more than make up for whatever momentary gratification we forego. Heavenly Bridegroom, captivate our hearts by Your self-giving love that we desire in body and soul to receive Your blessings and serve Your kingdom. Amen.
INFORMATION FOR TODAY With whom can I share how God makes us saints this week?
Mites: 25% of our mites go for the 2-year International LWML mite goal of $2,000,000; including $27,750 to Christ for Veterans and Their Families–LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces. 75% of our congregational mites are used for our district goal of $137,000, including $10,000 for Lutheran Island Camp’s Christ Serve Academy. 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.
Today in Sunday School, our children study the story of “Hezekiah Prays” today. Hezekiah prayed in faith to God and was delivered. Jesus, our mediator and advocate with the Father, intercedes for us, granting us deliverance from sin, death, and the devil. Parents could ask, “Why did Hezekiah go to God in prayer? In what ways does God answer our prayers today?”
Sunday Bible Class will watch and discuss a video about Luther.
LIC Quilting and Knitting Retreat is November 7-12. Check the camp table for registrations and additional information.
The Wednesday Bible Class meets Wednesdays at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guide 23 from the narthex counter.
Pick up a copy of the 95 Theses from the narthex counter.
Last Chance for Christmas Child Shoe boxes! Need ideas for a boy’s shoebox? How about a hammer, pliers, trowel, work gloves, compass, marbles, puzzles to list a few. If you decided not to pack a box, perhaps you would consider giving $9.00 for postage to ship a box!! Shoe boxes must be here by November 8th. What a blessing that we are able to share with children around the world.
Thanksgiving Day Worship will be November 23 at 9 AM. Sign up to attend the Thanksgiving Dinner here at Immanuel on Thursday, November 23 at noon. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex counter. Volunteer workers are needed to help prepare food earlier that week, to help in the kitchen that morning, to deliver meals at 11 AM in town and to help with clean up after the meal. To volunteer, use the sign-up sheet or contact Tim Malmgren.
If you have a loved one who died in the past year, please give their name and date of death to the church office, so that on November 28, we can include them in a reading of those whom the Lord has called home.
INFORMATION FOR YOU Thank you to all who made the Alexandria Circuit Reformation Event special. Whether you were a worship participant, created/”manned” a booth, shared your musical talents, came to the Reformation Fair, helped with set-up and clean-up, served food, etc. We appreciate your participation.
“It’s Still All About Jesus”!   Island Christmas at Lutheran Island Camp begins Dec 8 – Island Christmas Dinner featuring Mary Weber, “A Stringed Christmas”; Dec 9 – Island Christmas Lunch, Christmas Songs by Erin; Dec 10 – Island Christmas Dinner, St Paul’s Henning Choir; Dec 15 – Island Christmas Dinner, “Moline Sisters Quartet”; Dec 16 – Island Christmas Lunch, Christmas Carols by Gail Guse; and Dec 17 – Island Christmas Dinner, Messiah’s Minutemen Christmas Drama. Cost is $25 including meal, entertainment and devotions. Call camp at 218-583-2905 to sign up.
CAN YOU HELP? WINGS: We have several staff volunteers, we just need an adult leader. 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.
Substitute Teachers are needed for Sunday School. Sign up at the narthex counter or contact Dedra Zwieg.
Needed: another nurse to help with Footcare on the first Thursday morning of the month. Please help spread the word.
Altar Guild volunteers are needed. See Rhonda Pooler or Pastor for more info. Volunteers typically serve 2-3 months during the year.
Consider designating part of your offering to our TIM fund to support the missionaries we help to sponsor as a circuit. We have received $1,130 towards our congregational $2,500 TIM goal for this year.
Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for November 19 & 26. Sign up at the narthex counter.
Immanuel has a Facebook page! Facebook people: liking or sharing posts will give greater exposure to what we, as a church, are doing.
Thrivent will match hurricane donations from anyone. Go to Thrivent.com and give a gift to LCMS Disaster Response or Orphan Grain Train and it will be matched by Thrivent! Do it soon before the matching grant funds are used up.
INFORMATION FOR YOU FROM OUR LIBRARY:  Thanks to all the parents who brought their youngsters to the party “Project Little Lamb’s Library” on Oct. 29.  Everyone is invited to look and see our updated room.
FEATURE BOOK:  The Reformation by Cameron MacKenzie. This book provides a written overview of an amazing time of change and renewal in the Christian church.  It will help you sort thru the events that shook the church & foundation – the 16th century that questions what it means to be a human being. (If you don’t care to read, it is full of great photos!)  Code: Blue 270.6 Mac
Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “More Than a Wish” based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 with Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Not so long ago over 370 million tickets were sold for a Powerball drawing. Each person who made a purchase had hope that they might become rich. Most were disappointed. In 1 Thessalonians 4, St. Paul explains how the resurrection hope of Christians is better than the hopelessness of the world and far more solid than groundless wishful thinking.
Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com. Rev. Mark Chepulis of Redeemer Lutheran in Langdon, ND, preaches November 12. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM.
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.
 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.