November 19th – 26th


Order of Service         Divine Service 4, p 203

Hymns                                    508 v1-5, 536, 781, 637, 512, 641, 783

Lessons  Zephaniah 1, p 1001; 1 Thess. 5, p 1257; Matthew 25, p 1055

Sermon                      “Entrusted by the Master”      Matthew 25:14-30

Offertory                             “Kum Ba Yah”                       John O’Brien

Organist                            Maureen Diedrich

PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Geneva Paulson, Arlo Peterson, Bob Kalpin, Elaine Johnston, Rodney Moske, Megan Hansen, Cory Springer, Lorre McDermott, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Jacobs, Coleen McIntire, Char Hjelm, Harvey Jahnke, Dave Gappa, Beverly Dunker, Sally Sarff, Aiden Zaun, Mary Klimek(sis of Charlie), Jackie Roberts(m of Bobbi D.) and Jan Nelson(grm of Jayme Aune). We ask God’s blessing on Pat & Harvey Botzet (55) 11/22.

Saturday, November 18     7:00 PM Worship with Communion

Sunday, November 19     9:00 AM Worship with Communion

10:00 AM Coffee

10:30 AM Sunday School

10:45 AM Bible Class

5:00 PM JCT/ACT Scavenger Hunt

6:30 PM ACT Meeting

7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14

Tuesday, November 21     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast

8:30 AM Winkel at Osakis

Wednesday, November 22   10:00 AM Catechism Study

NO Confirmation or ACT Class

Thursday, November 23     9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day Service

12:00 PM Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 25     7:00 PM Worship

Sunday, November 26     9:00 AM Worship

10:00 AM Coffee

10:30 AM Sunday School & Christmas Practice until noon

10:45 AM Bible Class

2:00 PM St Williams Service

7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14

WORSHIP HELPERS Nov 18: Tim & Becky Lee and Spencer Mobley. Nov 19: Mitch & Kelly Messer, Don & Shelly Riedel Family and Colton Riedel. Nov 23 (9AM): Don & Lois Sjobeck, Lynn Adam, Bonnie Barrows and Amber Venzke. Nov 25: James & Tina Kastner and Blake Adickes. Nov 26: Tom & Bobbi Duberowski, Nick & Nicole Tabbert Family and Mason Schroeder.

INFORMATION FOR YOU Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “Show Me” based on Matthew 25:31-46 with Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. In Lerner and Loewe’s musical, My Fair Lady, Eliza is being wooed with words by weak and wimpy suitor. She comments: “Don’t’ talk of stars, burning above/If you’re in love, show me/Tell me not dreams, filled with desire/If you’re on fire, show me.” In Jesus’ description of Judgment Day, the Savior goes on record: true love needs to show itself in action.

Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at Rev. Scott Ramey of All Nations Lutheran Church in Rock Lake, ND, preaches November 26. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM. Donations are needed to support this ministry. They can be given to Immanuel or sent to Main Street Living North, 821-5th Ave S, Fargo, ND  58103.

INFORMATION FOR TODAY How will I use my talents to serve the Lord this week?

Special Needs Offering is this weekend. Special Needs envelopes are in the pews.

Today in Sunday School, our children study the Bible account of “The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace”. Just as Jesus was with the three men in the fiery furnace and saved them, so our Savior is with us in His Word and Sacraments, sustaining us when we suffer for His name. Questions for discussion include, “Who appeared in the fiery furnace with the three men? How has God rescued us from the fires of hell?”

Sunday Bible Class will watch a video on the history of the LCMS.

Food Shelf Collection will take place at Immanuel during Thanksgiving week, from November 18-26. Bring non-perishable food items to the table in the Gathering Space.

Turkey Bingo in Parkers Prairie is today at 2 PM at the Parkers Prairie Event Center to support the Ambulance.

The Wednesday Bible Class meets Wednesdays at 10 AM. Pick up Small Catechism study guides 24 & 25 from the narthex counter.

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.

Sunday School Christmas Practice will begin November 26 and go to noon each Sunday.

A Getting Through the Holidays service will be on Sunday, November 26 at 6 PM at Vogrin Hall at St Williams Living Center for anyone who has lost a loved one. Everyone is welcome!

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.

93 Christmas Child Shoeboxes were collected at Immanuel! And $675 was given for shipping. A big thank you to Jurlienne Riedel for coordinating this effort and to everyone who participated!

PLAN TO ATTEND ACT Christmas Brunch will be December 3.

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.

INFORMATION FOR YOU Pastor Lee has received a call to St Paul Lutheran Church, Hinckley, MN. Please keep him and Karen in your prayers, that the Lord’s will for them and both congregations would be clear.

Orphan Grain Train is requesting donations to ship a semi-load of potatoes (21 tons) and a load of vegetables to the Texas/Mexico border. Make checks to Orphan Grain Train and send to PO Box 61, Morris, MN  56267.

The November Lutheran Witness has a feature on Sarah Kanoy, our mission festival speaker. Copies of the Lutheran Witness are available on the tables in the library and coat area. Thank you so much for your support of God’s work in East Africa! I love sharing the Good News of Jesus with others – thanks for making this possible!                                                 Missionary Sarah Kanoy

Pastor Dan Jastram will be home on furlough and preach at Immanuel at our Saturday service on February 3.

Members of Immanuel, Thank you for your continued support and prayers for my studies here at Concordia. It is amazing to receive letters and to hear words of encouragement from you. But, this semester I have been doing lots of thinking and praying, and I have come to the conclusion that I will not be returning to Concordia or continuing my current church work studies next semester. “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand” Proverbs 19:21. Again, thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you all soon at the end of the semester.  Sincerely with the Grace of God, Riley S. Springer

CAN YOU HELP? WINGS: 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 We will have a planning meeting soon. See Pastor Lee or a Board of Ed member for more information. We will start in January.

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.

Needed: a coffee serving coordinator beginning January 1. A big thank you to Dennis & JoAnn Stende for doing this for the past few years!

Consider designating part of your offering to our TIM fund to support the missionaries we help to sponsor as a circuit. We have received $1,245 towards our congregational $2,500 TIM goal for this year.

Wanted: a twin size mattress and/or bed or an air mattress for a family in need. Contact Pastor or the church office if you can help.

Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for November 26. Sign up at the narthex counter.

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.

Immanuel has a Facebook page! Facebook people: liking or sharing posts will give greater exposure to what we, as a church, are doing.

Life Thoughts for November 19 – Neighbors’ lives occupy among the highest places of all God graciously lends us (Matthew 25:14-15). We may invest ourselves in them rather than burying them (Matthew 25:2225) before they have borne the fruit and beauty for which He purposes them (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10). With this attitude we share in His own joy! Merciful Christ, excite our spirits so to trust Your goodness that we find Your kingdom coming even amid suffering and weakness. Amen.