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PENTECOST 13                 Sept 3, 2017

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: Almighty and merciful god, it is only by Your gift of grace that we come into Your presence and offer true and faithful service. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to You. Amen.

HYMNS: 735 (s), 314, 405, 563/441, 345 vs 2-3

ORDER OF SERVICE: the Common Service p 15ff

 

THE WORD

 

FIRST LESSON: Joshua 2:8-21

An unlikely person became a Christian and an ancestress of Jesus. Joshua sent two spies to check out Jericho. They came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab. She had heard about the great things God had done for the people and the Holy Ghost used this to lead her to faith. She was willing to help out the two spies.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 133-134 on page 115

We rejoice in the unity God has given us in the fellowship of faith.

SECOND LESSON: Romans 11:13-15,28-32

At one time or another, God bound over all the world to disobedience so that God’s mercy might call His elect from among the Jews and the Gentiles. God’s message is meant for all people.

GOSPEL: Matthew 15:21-28

A Gentile woman’s repeated pleas are met with silence, exclusion and insult. Faith in a loving, merciful Savior still sees room for a “yes” in His harsh replies. Her “great faith” in Jesus in not disappointed, but strengthened. Her prayer is answered with the healing of her daughter.

SERMON: Matthew 15:21-27

THEME: Are You Hungry for Crumbs?

ATTENDANCE AT THE LORD’S HOUSE 40

 

THE SCHEDULE

Friday           10 – 4  Immanuel Volunteer day at the Wise Penny.

OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS

 

THANKS to Pastor David Tiarks for conducting our worship service this morning. He is a retired pastor living in Burnsville.

FALL SCHEDULE resumes next week. First Sunday School for the new school year will be next Sunday, Sept 10th, 10:30 AM. SS Teachers will be installed next Sunday. Bible Class also resumes next week. Confirmation Class resumes Sept 13th.

FOR THE LORD’S WORK AT HOME 8/27General $858.05, Building/Improvement $10. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty…Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have enough room for it.” God through Malachi (Malachi 3:7,10)

MISSION FESTIVAL/PICNIC is scheduled for Sunday, Sept 24. Picnic will be at noon. Congregation will supply meat and drink and

the other food will be potluck. Mark your calendars and plan to come!

Pastor Phil Spaude, Current Gifts Counselor for this area, plans to come. Video from mission work in another country will be shown after our worship service.

EHV (see readings insert) stands for Evangelical Heritage Version of the Bible. So far the New Testament and Psalms are completed. The project is grassroots. EHV is not the official product of any church body. Parish pastors who work with the Word in the daily life of the church are heavily involved.