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PENTECOST 1                 May 27, 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: Almighty God and Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery, in mercy cleanse our hearts and lips that, free from doubt and fear, we may ever worship You, one true immortal God, with Your Son and the Holy Spirit, living and reigning, now and forever. Amen.

HYMNS: 724 (s), 195, 748 (s), 619

ORDER OF SERVICE: Service of the Word p 38ff

THE WORD

FIRST LESSON: ………..Isaiah 6:1-8

The God of our salvation, who has revealed Himself to us in His incarnate Son, Jesus Christ, is triune—three divine Persons in one God. This is the God Isaiah saw in his vision.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 150 on page 122

Joyful sons and hymns of praise are the fitting spontaneous response of the Christian heart to God’s gift of Himself to us in His Word and sacraments.

SECOND LESSON: Romans 8:14-17

The love called for in the law is not, indeed by definition cannot be, slavishly rendered. For it is a love produced by God Himself through the Word of the Spirit who has made us children of the Father and thus hearts with the Son of all the glory He won for us by His suffering.

GOSPEL: John 3:1-17

Not sinful flesh, not human reason, but our God alone with His mighty and glorious gospel in the Word and sacrament can bring us to faith and to the love for God that flows from faith.

THE SERMON Isaiah 6:1-8

THEME: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty

ATTENDANCE AT THE LORD’S HOUSE 53

THE SCHEDULE

Friday 10 AM Chapel at Cottagewood

OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS

A LOT OF BUILDING will go on during the 2018 one-day Vacation Bible School (VBS) with a building theme. Build on the Rock offers a great day of fun that teaches us how Jesus is our rock-solid foundation. It is scheduled from 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, July 14th. Pre-registration isn’t required but would be helpful in planning. Contact Pastor Smith or Julie Gutknecht. There are door-hanger invitations in the narthex. Program is free and open to young people from age 5-14.

BIBLE CLASS Once a month during the summer, a monthly Bible Class is being planned. The first one will be Sunday, June 10th.

SHUT-IN LIST includes: Mr. W. Wagner (Lake Ridge Manor), Mrs. V. Snodgrass (Lake Ridge Manor), Mrs. F. Gutknecht (Lake Ridge), Mrs. P. Frank (currently at Park View), Mr. G. Petersen (Monticello/Big Lake Nursing Home), Mr. D. Schmidt (rehab) and Mr. T. Benzer (rehab at Sister Kenney).

FOR THE LORD’S WORK AT HOME May 13 General $1317.05 Building/Improvement $200; May 20 General $1189.05, WLHS $35, B/I $30. More work on organ should start early in June.

NEW MEDITATIONS are available in the narthex. They have a nice one-page devotion for each day of the week. There are also daily devotions online at WELS.net.

RETIREMENT Pastor Smith is planning to retire at the end of July. Please set aside July 8th for Farewell.