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PENTECOST 6                 July 1, 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 God, You have prepared joys beyond understanding for those who love You. Pour into our hearts such love for You that, loving You above all things, we may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire. Amen.

HYMNS: 534, 482, 484, 311/314, 619

ORDER OF SERVICE: the Common Service, p 15ff



FIRST LESSON: Lamentations 3:22-33

In the midst of the rubble of Jerusalem and the ashes of God’s house, where He promised to be present, Jeremiah sings this song of trust! What is the only reason the prophet has for hope? Grace, and grace alone. Only God’s Word has that grace.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 30 (s) on page 43

Everything in life is transitory and changing. Only one thing remains constant and reliable: the Savior and His Word.

SECOND LESSON: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13,14

So great and mighty and effective is God’s grace that God Himself gave up all appearance of majesty and glory; He became poor to rescue us from our absolute spiritual poverty. Christians show the power of grace when they share their material blessings.

GOSPEL: Mark 5:21-24a, 35-43

Man’s real impotence and his absolute need is seen no more clearly than in the hour of death, whether his own or of a loved one. But in that hour of deepest need and total despair, Christ again shows Himself to be the only source of help and His Word the only means of help.

THE SERMON: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13, 14

THEME: Learn God’s Giving Principles




Friday 10 AM Chapel at Cottagewood



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.

PRE-CALL MEETING The District President, Pastor Dennis Klatt plans to come here for a pre-call meeting after our Worship Service on Sunday, July 15th. Barb and I plan to have cake and coffee for everyone right after church. The meeting will take about an hour and start around 10:45 AM. The meeting is for EVERYONE in the congregation! It is important that you come! Agenda includes Bible Study, break-out groups, vacancy and calling information.

RETIREMENT Pastor is planning to retire at the end of July with some vacation being taken the last two weeks, but taking care of any funerals. Pastor Ladner plans to come July 22 and 29. There will be a farewell potluck brunch at 11 AM on July 8th plus an afternoon reception from 4-6 PM. Direct any questions to Karen Davis.

FOR THE LORD’S WORK AT HOME June 10 General $1544, B/I $29, West LHS $60, Lutheran Military Support Group $208.90. June 17 General $2718, Salem $10. June 24 General $1147.06 West LHS $25, Salem School $10.