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SAINTS TRIUMPHANT                 Nov 19, 2017

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Synod

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

Church Telephone…682-4573    Sunday School…10:30 a.m.

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 God and Savior, You have set the final day and hour when we shall be delivered from this world of sin and death. Keep us ever watchful for the coming of Your Son. Amen.

HYMNS: 580, 280, 728 (s), 570/487, 616

ORDER OF SERVICE: the Common Service, p 15ff



FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 52:1-6

Our God is the Lord of history. He subjugates nations as He wills and redeems His people out of pure grace.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 116 on page 96

We can rejoice as we come to the Lord’s house to worship Him.

SECOND LESSON: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Jesus’ resurrection is the sure foundation of our confidence that those who have “fallen asleep in Him” will participate in the resurrection of the dead on the Last Day. The saints who are still living on earth will join the resurrected in a grand reunion with each other and an eternal communion with the Lord.

GOSPEL: Matthew 25:1-13

The parable of the ten virgins calls us to constant vigilance, since the day and the hour o four Lord’s judgment is not known.

THE SERMON: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

THEME: In Christ We Are Winners




Monday 7 PM Church Council

Tuesday 6:30 PM Fishers

Wednesday 6:00 PM Confirmation Class


Friday 6:30 PM Choir




THANKSGIVING BASKET Please put items on kitchen counter in the basement. Cash is also acceptable. Items will be taken to Food Shelf in Buffalo this week. Plate Collection will be taken on Thanksgiving Day for WELS Committee on Relief. See poster on bulletin board for information about how they use money.

MEDITATIONS for new quarter are available in narthex.

PLEASE WELCOME Mr. Steven Iverson as a member.

UPCOMING Harpist Mrs. Elaine Stindt plans to come on Sunday, Dec 3rd. Congregational Christmas Party is scheduled for Dec 10th. Christmas caroling combined with chili dump afterwards is Dec 17th.

FOR THE LORD’S WORK AT HOME Nov 12 General $1364; West LHS $60, Organ Fund $240 – Total Matching Contributions $4842.33 (about $160 needed by Dec 1st to meet match of $5000.

YOUR ASSISTANCE NEEDED See bulletin insert. Person(s) are also needed to help with Hymnsoft