November 26th – December 3rd

Today, on the last Sunday of the church year, we look forward to heaven. We give thanks for the Easter triumph of our Lord and all that it means for us and for our loved ones who have died in the faith.


Order of Service         Divine Service 1, p 151

Hymns             670, 486, 671, 673

Lessons     Ezekiel 34, p 915; 1 Corinthians 15, p 1222; Matthew 25, p 1056

Sermon         “In Christ Shall All Be Made Alive”      1 Corinthians 15

Sunday School Choir                                          “Jesus in the Morning”

Organist                     Sat: Gloria Hollatz           Sun: Maureen Diedrich

PARISH PRAYERS We pray for God’s healing for Darlene Samuelson, Pat Hendrickson, Jim Klimek, Geneva Paulson, Arlo Peterson, Bob Kalpin, Rodney Moske, Megan Hansen, Cory Springer, Lorre McDermott, Mike McDaniel, Jerry Jacobs, Coleen McIntire, Char Hjelm, Gary Bast, Andrew Coopet, Harvey Jahnke, Dave Gappa, 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 Laurel Riedel (82) 11/27 and Pat Hendrickson (81) 12/2. We give thanks for the birth of Zoey Kaye Nustad daughter of Joe & Alisha (Bettin) Nustad on November 16.

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

Tuesday, November 28     8:30 AM Bible Breakfast

Wednesday, November 29   10:00 AM Catechism Study

5:30 PM WINGS Planning Meeting

6:30 PM 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation

8:00 PM ACT Bible Class

Saturday, December 2     3:30 PM Set Up for Christmas Brunch

7:00 PM Worship with Communion and Baptism

Sunday, December 3     9:00 AM Worship with Communion

10:00 AM ACT Christmas Brunch

10:30 AM Sunday School & Program Practice until Noon

4:00 PM District Board Meeting through Monday

7:00 PM Service on Cable Ch 14

WORSHIP HELPERS Nov 25: James & Tina Kastner and Blake Adickes. Nov 26: Tom & Bobbi Duberowski, Nick & Nicole Tabbert Family and Mason Schroeder. Dec 2: Bob & Evon Hanson and Faith Dodds. Dec 3: Tony & Tonya Woodworth Family, Jack & Mary Hanson and Isabella Woodworth.

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!

INFORMATION FOR YOU Next Sunday’s Lutheran Hour radio program is “Advent Adventure” based on Mark 13:24-37 with Lutheran Hour Speaker: Dr. Dale A. Meyer. Sometimes our faith gets weaker, sometimes it grows stronger. Let’s take this Advent to heart, and “live by faith, and not by sight.” Main Street Living Worship Service can be seen Sundays, 10 AM, on KVRR Fargo, and anytime at Rev. Tom Eckstein of Concordia Lutheran Church, Jamestown, ND, preaches December 3. Watch the Sunday School episode from 10:30 to 11 AM. Donations are needed to support this ministry. They can be given through the offering here at Immanuel or sent to Main Street Living North, 821-5th Ave S, Fargo, ND  58103.

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

Remembering With Thanks Those the Lord Has Called Home  Mary Blauert October 23, 2017  Jon Dingwall, Jr. August 17, 2017  Jean Dodds March 16, 2017  Elena Drewelow June 13, 2017  Ione Frandle July 31, 2017  Gerry Freudenberg June 11, 2017  Jared Guenther November 12, 2017  Ruth Gunderson November 9, 2017  Marshall Kalpin November 30, 2016  Duane Olson November 4, 2017  Delroy Schmidt April 28, 2017  Elaine Zimmerman April 6, 2017

INFORMATION FOR TODAY To whom can I talk about the joys of heaven this week?

Today in Sunday School, our children study the Bible account of “Daniel in the Lions’ Den” today. Jesus, who saved Daniel, would Himself be given over to the satanic lion to save the world. Parents could ask, “Who did God use to keep Daniel safe? How does God keep us safely with Himself?”

Sunday School Christmas Practice will begins today and will go until noon each Sunday.

Sunday Bible Class will meet today at 10:45.

The Messiah Sing-along is today at 3 PM in the Mount Carmel chapel.

A big thank you to everyone who brought food for our Food Shelf Collection. This Tuesday is the last day to bring non-perishable food items to the table in the Gathering Space.

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

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

ACT Christmas Brunch will be next Sunday, December 3, at 10 AM.

Midweek Advent Services will begin Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 PM. Confirmation students will serve refreshments after the services.

All women are invited to the LWML Christmas Party on Thursday, December 7, at 2:30 PM.

INFORMATION FOR YOU A huge thank you to Tim Malmgren for coordinating the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and to all the volunteer workers, food donors and participants!

Prayer Partner Revealing will be December 10 during coffee.

A Birthday Party for Arlo Peterson will be December 10 at Vogrin Hall, St Williams Living Center, at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome!

Advent Hymn Sing with Johnathan Moeller and Garrett Steinbring will be Friday evening, December 15 at Immanuel. Plan to attend!

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.

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

PLAN TO ATTEND 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 Staff meeting will be November 29 at 5:30 PM. Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to be part of this Wednesday evening ministry to the children of our community. 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.

Consider designating part of your offering to our TIM fund to support the missionaries we help to sponsor as a circuit. We have received $1,390 towards our congregational $2,500 TIM goal for this year.

Wanted: a twin size box spring for a family in need. Contact Pastor or the church office if you can help.

Sunday Coffee Servers are needed for December 24. 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 26 – Even death lies subject to God (1 Corinthians 15:25-26). Jesus has established His dominion over it, bending it into an instrument of His life-giving will. This victory enables us to guard the gift of life especially within the least of these – where mortal minds conclude life cannot flourish but faith beholds the firstfruits of the new creation (Matthew 25:37-40). Lord of glory, let us bear Your cross alongside the undeserving and inherit the kingdom You have prepared. Amen.