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October 20, 2021  

October 20, 2021

Devotion: 1 Peter 1:6-8 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. 

    • Weekly Update and Reminders:

      • THANK YOU to all the helpers! It’s looking good so far!
      • MINNESOTA AREA REFORMATION FESTIVAL – You are invited to attend a Reformation Festival Service at Berea Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, MN on Sunday, October 31 at 4pm .  A meal after the service will be provided by the Ladies of Berea.  In our service we will give thanks to God for the gift of His Word in our native tongue – something that wasn’t available to Germans prior to Martin Luther’s translation work in the Wartburg Castle 500 years ago this year.  Pastors Luke Willitz and John Schnose will be conducting the service.  Children in attendance are invited to participate in a Joint Children’s Choir, singing an arrangement of “Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” (using the translation from Christian Worship #203).  Children are asked to be at Berea by 3:30 on the 31st for warm-up and practice. Our service will be streamed live and archived on Berea’s YouTube page www.YouTube.com/c/BereaLutheranChurch  If you plan to attend the meal, please help the Ladies of Berea by registering online at www.tinyurl.com/MNARF21 or by contacting Pastor Nathan Pfeiffer – pastor@BereaCLC.org / 651-432-0101 
      • Wednesday Online Bible Class Continues tonight at 7pm! (Gospel of Mark)
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
      • Blood drive (gym) Oct. 22 11-4pm 
      • Sanctuary Carpet Prep - Council/Deacons approved Saturday, October 16th at 10am for prepping the sanctuary for the carpet installation the week of October 18-22 (starting Monday). 
      • Worship services in the MPF for the weekends of October 16-17th and 23-24th weekends. 
      • Sanctuary Improvement Fund - have EXCEEDED what is needed for updating the carpet and pews. No further donations are required at this time. Thank you all and praise the LORD!
      • Our Fall Reformation will be held during our normal service times the weekend of October 30-31st. Pastor Caleb Schaller will be our guest preacher. There will not be a meal following this event this year. We look forward to celebrating how the truth of God's Word went out 500 years ago and pray for the LORD to continue to bless our sharing it today as well!
    • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Is faith really blind? “We walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Cor. 5:7
  • Hymn of the Day: 31 “When All Thy Mercies, O My God ” TLH 
October 13, 2021  

October 13, 2021

  • Devotion: Romans 7:7-8

    • 7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." 8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:
    • Anyone interested in helping Thursday evening at 730 to start with pew removal please come join us and bring a 7/16 wrench if you have one.
    • Saturday morning at 10 am we will remove all that is left to get done in the church.
    • Lastly, we will need volunteers Monday evening at 6pm to move pews to the other side.  Hopefully with a large group coming in an hour before voters meeting we can finish it.
    • Wednesday Online Bible Class RESUMES tonight at 7pm! (Gospel of Mark chapter 6)
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
    • Blood drive (gym) Oct. 22 11-4pm 
    • Sanctuary Carpet Prep - Council/Deacons approved Saturday, October 16th at 10am for prepping the sanctuary for the carpet installation the week of October 18-22 (starting Monday). 
    • Worship services in the MPF for the weekends of October 16-17th and 23-24th weekends. 
    • Sanctuary Improvement Fund - have EXCEEDED what is needed for updating the carpet and pews. No further donations are required at this time. Thank you all and praise the LORD!
    • Our Fall Reformation/Mission Festival will be held during our normal service times the weekend of October 30-31st. There will not be a meal following this event this year. We look forward to celebrating how the truth of God's Word went out 500 years ago and pray for the LORD to continue to bless our sharing it today as well!
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Coveting - Living Things? (10th Commandment)
  • Hymn of the Day: 287:1,10,12 “That Man a Godly Life Might Live” TLH 
October 6, 2021  

October 6, 2021

  • Devotion: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 
    • 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 
    • 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. (1 Tim. 6:10-11 ESV)
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:

    • We Plan to RESUME 7p Wednesday Bible Class 
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues with - “Why Membership Matters”
    • Oct. 22 11-4pm Blood drive (gym)
    • Sanctuary Carpet Prep - Council/Deacons approved Saturday, October 16th at 10am for prepping the sanctuary for the carpet installation the week of October 18-22 (starting Monday). Worship services in the MPF for the weekends of October 16-17th and 23-24th weekends. 
    • Sanctuary Improvement Fund - have EXCEEDED what is needed for updating the carpet and pews. No further donations are required at this time. Thank you all and praise the LORD!
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Coveting - Non-Living Things? (9th Commandment)
  • Hymn of the Day: 532 “Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord” TLH 
September 29, 2021  

September 29, 2021

  • Devotion: James 3:7-10

    • 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. 
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:
    • No class next week BREAK (congregational meeting) 
    • NO 7p Wednesday Bible Class (meeting with new school member families), 
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues this weekend - “Why Membership Matters”
    • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
    • Oct. 22 11-4pm Blood drive (gym)
    • Sanctuary Carpet Prep - Council/Deacons approved Saturday, October 16th at 10am for prepping the sanctuary for the carpet installation the week of October 18-22 (starting Monday). Worship services in the MPF for the weekends of October 16-17th and 23-24th weekends. 
    • Sanctuary Improvement Fund - has EXCEEDED what is needed for updating the carpet and pews. No further donations are required at this time. Thank you all and praise the LORD!
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • A good name? (8th Commandment)
  • Hymn of the Day: 411 “From Eternity, O God” 1,2,7 TLH 
September 22, 2021  

September 22, 2021

    • Devotion: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 

      • 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
      • 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
      • 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
      • No class next week BREAK (congregational meeting) 
      • NO 7p Wednesday Bible Class (meeting with new school member families), 
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class continues this weekend - “Why Membership Matters”
      • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
      • Oct. 22 11-4pm Blood drive (gym)
      • Sanctuary Carpet Prep - Council/Deacons approved Saturday, October 16th at 10am for prepping the sanctuary for the carpet installation the week of October 18-22 (starting Monday). Worship services in the MPF for the weekends of October 16-17th and 23-24th weekends. 
      • Sanctuary Improvement Fund - have EXCEEDED what is needed for updating the carpet and pews. No further donations are required at this time. Thank you all and praise the LORD!
      • Prayer List
    • Doctrine of the Day

      • Contentment (7th Commandment)
    • Hymn of the Day: 196:1,3,5 “I Am Content! My Jesus Liveth Still” Red Hymnal
September 15, 2021  

September 15, 2021

    • Devotion: Genesis 2:24
      • 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 
    • Weekly Update and Reminders:
      • No class next week BREAK (congregational meeting tonight) 
      • NO 7p Wednesday Bible Class (meeting with new school member families), 
      • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class begins this weekend Sept. 18/19th (SS installation)
      • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
      • Council/Deacons approved Saturday, October 16th at 10am for prepping the sanctuary for the carpet installation the week of October 18-22 (starting Monday). Worship services in the MPF for the weekends of October 16-17th and 23-24th weekends. 
      • Oct. 22 11-4pm Blood drive (gym)
    • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Adultery and Fornication? (6th Commandment)
  • Hymn of the Day: 790 “Your Love, O God, Has Called Us Here” WS
September 8, 2021  

September 8, 2021

  • Devotion: Psalm 31:15-16

    • 15 My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me. 16 Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies' sake.  
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:
    • NO 7p Wednesday Bible Class (meeting with new school member families), 
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class begins Sept. 19th (SS installation)
    • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Who alone has the right to take a life? (5th Commandment)
  • Hymn of the Day: 151:1,6,7 “Christ, the Life of All the Living”
September 1, 2021  

September 1, 2021

  • Devotion: 2 Timothy 1:3-5  
    • 3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, 5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:
    • No class next week BREAK (meeting with new school member families) 
    • NO 7p Wednesday Bible Class (congregational meeting tonight), 

7pm 9/1 Congregational Meeting AGENDA - For the 1st meeting will be focused on providing information and gaining shared understanding and is as follows:

-Summary of concerns of both sides, including a brief history of this discussion at Immanuel

-Breakout discussion with small groups, followed by larger regroup

-Questions and comments at the end will help focus the 2nd meeting 

During subsequent meetings, the focus will be diving deeper into areas of question and concern as well as working toward alignment as a congregation on the topic.

  • BULLETIN: 

    • 6:30a Men’s Breakfast continues (Matthew) - Basement
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class begins Sept. 19th (SS installation)
    • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • What blessings does God give us through His representatives? (4th Commandment - Series)
  • Hymn of the Day: 414 “The Man is Ever Blest”
August 25, 2021  

August, 25 2021

  • Devotion: Romans 13:1-4 

      • Authorities that exist are appointed by God (proof? = Daniel’s prophecies) 
      • Reasons? God’s desires for everyone to be saved… 1 Tim. 2
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:
    • 7p Wednesday Bible Class (continued website, comparative faiths), 

      • No class next week (congregational meeting) 
  • BULLETIN: 
    • Sanctuary Improvement Committee Update: The SIC is not presently pursuing any further updates to the sanctuary beyond the carpet and the pew cushioning.  We recommend giving priority to the major structural maintenance needs reported by the Property Board at this time.
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class begins Sept. 19th (SS installation)
    • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Why does God want us to honor our parents and superiors? (4th Commandment - Series)
  • Hymn of the Day: 578 “Lord, While for All Mankind We Pray”
August 18, 2021  

August 18, 2021

  • Devotion: Ephesians 6:1-4 

    • Do not provoke, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the LORD!   
  • Weekly Update and Reminders:
    • No Online Class TONIGHT. We plan to resume next week 8/25.
    • 6:30a Men’s Breakfast continues (Matthew) - Basement
    • Thank you to Russ Schmitt for bringing the Gospel this past weekend! 
  • BULLETIN: 
    • The sanctuary narthex is complete. Come check it out!
    • August 21- Outdoor Adventure Day- Softball Games
    • OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY-SOFTBALL Join your Immanuel Family for a morning of Family Softball Games at Gorman Park in St Peter, August 21, 2021 9am-12pm. 
    • August 23- First Day of School for ILS
    • Weekend Sunday School/Bible Class begins Sept. 19th (SS installation)
    • Sept 30 to Oct 3- Man Up! Retreat http://manup.clclutheran.org/
  • Prayer List
  • Doctrine of the Day
    • Who does God expect us to “Honor?” (4th Commandment - Series)
  • Hymn of the Day: 627:1-2 “Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd” 
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