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PENTECOST 5                 June 24, 2018

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Synod

Pastor Stephen Smith…682-1878    Sunday Service…9:30 a.m.

Church Telephone…682-4573 .

Organists………… Mrs. Karen Davis

WELCOME, VISITORS: We are glad you could be with us and we welcome you back any time. Please sign our guest register in the narthex/entry.

PRAYER: O Lord, our God, govern the nations on earth and direct the affairs of this world so that Your Church may worship You in peace and joy. Amen.

HYMNS: 346, 384, 379, 392 vs 1&4

ORDER OF SERVICE: Service of the Word p 38ff



FIRST LESSON: Job 38:1-11

In pain will we take God to court? In disaster will we call Him to account? It may be tempting, but it is the height of folly. For He is God, who without our aid or advice made all things. Yes, it is He who calls us to account and brings us into court. The way in which that trial comes out should silence forever any desire on our part to want to instruct God.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 46 on page 84

This prayer of quiet confidence is based not on the experience of the moment but on God’s promises in the Word and their fulfillment.

SECOND LESSON: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

The whole world does indeed go into God’s courtroom. But how astonishing, how amazing, how wonderful the result! Christ trades places with the world, takes on its well-deserved punishment and effects for it reconciliation.

GOSPEL: Mark 4:35-41

How we love to make a mess of things and get everything backwards! First, we want to do everything by ourselves, then when we fail, it’s because God doesn’t care. Jesus’ continuing presence in His Word and what that Word says should be all the proof we need of His abiding and eternal care for us.

THE SERMON: Job 38:1-11

THEME: God Has the Final Word




Today 7:00 PM Church Council

Monday 2:00 PM Bible Class at Lila’s



OUR 2018 ONE-DAY VBS, Build on the Rock, will be from 9 AM to 3 PM on Sat., July 14th. To register, call Pastor or Julie Gutknecht. There are door-hanger invitations in the narthex. Help pass them out. Let Pastor know the area you are covering. Call Julie ASAP if you can help on the 14th.

DISTRICT CONVENTION NEWS The new District President is Pastor Dennis Klatt who serves Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hope. 1st VP is Pastor Jon Bitter from Rochester. Pastor Jon Brohn is the new 2nd VP from Salem in Stillwater. His grandfather was Pastor Gerhard Geiger who served here many years ago. A sidelight, Pastor Timothy Denney serving in Duluth, is a grandson of Ronald and Eloise Denney, members at one time and now with the Lord.

RETIREMENT Pastor is planning to retire at the end of July with some vacation being taken the last two weeks in July. Pastor Ladner plans to conduct our Worship Services those two weeks. Pastor Klatt (the new District President) plans to contact us and set up a pre-call meeting and also plan for a vacancy pastor. There will be a farewell potluck brunch after church on July 8th plus an afternoon reception from 4-6 PM. Direct any questions to Karen Davis.