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PENTECOST 17                 Sept 16, 2018

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Synod

                                          Guest Pastor…….Rev. Jon Ladner                                              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: Lord, we pray that Your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving You with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work. Amen.

HYMNS: 176, 453, 454, 465/387, 323

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



FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 50:4-10

Isaiah points ahead to Jesus. Jesus Himself is the example of patient endurance in suffering. He listened to the Word of God and obeyed it perfectly. He won a great victory for us.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 116 on page 107

In the day when despair threatens, they sing confidently of the salvation of our God. He will rescue yet again.

SECOND LESSON: James 2:1-5, 8-10,14-18

God uses the trials of the poor and needy to test the faith of those who love Him. If we honor only those who are wealthy or without care – perhaps with the hidden motive that they can be of use to us – we are not imitating God who has chosen us helpless needy ones as heirs of salvation.

GOSPEL: Mark 8:27-35

Even the one who is God Incarnate expected to suffer. He knew the depths of His coming sorrow. But He embraced it. Jesus knew it was the only way God could save mankind.

SERMON TEXT: Mark 8:27-35

SERMON THEME: Christianity comes down to the cross




Sunday Council Meeting (Date Change from Calendar), 7 p.m.

Tuesday FISHERS Football Sports Clinic (Date Change from

Calendar), 6:30-8:30 p.m., invite your friends.



CALL MEETING: The next call meeting will be after the church service next Sunday, Sept. 23.

HELPING HANDS: Could you lend a helping hand with readying the parsonage for its new tenant? There is a sign-up sheet on the marble table in the narthex. Feel free to indicate what you’d like to help with along with a contact number/email. The first task will be to stain the deck. You are also encouraged to fill out the “God’s Hands” flier that was in last week’s bulletin. There are more copies on the ushers’ table.

LWMS FALL RALLY will be on Sunday, Oct 14 at Cross Lutheran in Rockford beginning with a noon lunch. Guest speaker will be Rev. Nicolas Schmoller on the topic of “Campus Ministry.”

FOR THE LORD’S WORK AT HOME: Sept. 2, General $1288, West LHS $215, Salem $10; Sept. 9, General $1223, West LHS $10.

WISE PENNY is seeking bids for three maintenance projects:

1–Asphalt parking lot sealing and repainting; 2–Cement apron installation; and 3–Interior store entry flooring. For more information and bid specs, contact Brittany McFadden, store manager, at 763-682-4178 or

COMMUNION LINEN: Anyone interested in volunteering to launder the communion linen as necessary should contact Pastor Janisch or Julie Gutknecht.

MISSION FESTIVAL will be Sunday, Sept. 30. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Jon Ladner. New this year—in addition to the grilled pork chops, hotdogs, beverages and congregationally-grown sweet corn, also provided will be a roaster of cheesy potatoes. The remainder of the menu will be delicious potluck.

THANK YOU, Pastor Ladner, for serving Immanuel this morning with God’s word.