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PENTECOST 15                 Sept 2, 2018

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Synod

                                  Vacancy Pastor Rev. Bruce Janisch                                           Pastor’s Phone: 763-232-6826

                                  Organist Mrs. Karen Davis                                                          Church Telephone 763-682-4573

                                                                                           Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.

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 Jesus Christ, preserve the congregation of believers with Your never-failing mercy. Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation. Amen.

HYMNS: 286, 459, 471, 541/500, 483 v.1&2

ORDER OF SERVICE: Common Service with Communion, page 15ff



FIRST LESSON: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

God is serious about all of His Word, both the law and the gospel. His commands are good because He who gave them is good. Because He is good, His abundant blessing through a peaceful and orderly life rests on those who follow His Word.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 119c on page 111

We give thanks to God, not only because He has given us holy law and gospel, but also because He often lets us see the consequences of disobedience and unfaithfulness to His Word.

SECOND LESSON: James 1: 17-27

GOSPEL: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23


Adding to God’s Word is just as bad as subtracting from it. In both cases man sets aside what God has said in favor of what he wants in order to justify himself apart from God’s Word and Christ’s work.

THEME: God-pleasing labor flows from a heart filled with grace.




FOR THE LORD’S WORK AT HOME (Aug 19) General $1338; (Aug. 26) General $1418.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS, SUNDAY SCHOOL & CONFIRMATION resumes Sept. 9. Pastor Janisch will lead the adult Bible study on Phillipians. The children will study “Creation.”

UPCOMING events to add to your calendar: Sept. 30 will be our Mission Festival with special guest speaker Rev. Jon Ladner after which we can enjoy fellowship, pork chops and a potluck lunch.


Pastor Janisch will lead a trip to the Holy Land, April 1-10, with the tour traveling to Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and many other well-known sites of the Savior. See the insert and details on the west narthex bulletin board—call or ask Pastor Janisch.

COLLEGE STUDENTS TAKE NOTE: It’s that time of year when young men and women are heading to the various college campuses and our campus pastors would like to know who are in their area. To register, go to