ARTWORK ON DISPLAY: The artwork on the narthex doors this month is from Ms. Oestman’s fourth grade class.
LCMS MEMORY VERSE: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch.....In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel with dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’” Jeremiah 23:5-6 Jeremiah 23:6b – “And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’ ” Jesus is our righteousness, our justification, our all. In Jesus, we are forgiven and receive every blessing from the Father. This knowledge sets us free to live as children of the Heavenly Father without fear. Freed from the supposed need to justify ourselves, good works can be done by us for the right reason: to thank God and to serve our neighbor.
LIFE QUOTES: “Christians engage in adopting not only because we desire to raise children but also – and above all – because the Most High desires their survival and salvation. We adopt because we have been so adopted. We adopt because little ones need homes. We adopt because we have homes and families to share. Life issues mean more that just political debates. Life issues involve more than just personal choice or someone else’s problems. Life issues are always people and Gospel.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink Executive Director of Lutherans for Life – A Life Quote From Lutherans For Life Out of love and concern for others, the Martha group has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Cookie Walk. Look for it in 2021! “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also the the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4
CHURCH DECORATING: We will be decorating the church Sunday November 29 th at 1:30 pm
THIS COMING WEEK’S BIBLE STUDIES:
Sunday 9:00 am Adult Bible Class Genesis
Thursday 9:30 am Bible Break Isaiah 40
Loyalty Sunday November 21-22, 2020
Mr. Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will be coming to:
Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church Saturday, November 21, 2020 Worship at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020 Bible class at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m.
Gary brings to you and the congregation an in-person presentation with pictures and artifacts direct from the mission field. He has visited 75 countries and continues to connect weekly with over 100 LCMS missionaries around the world. • Exciting presentation direct from the mission field.
• More information at www.missioncentral.us
Lunch will follow the Sunday service in the fellowship hall. Meat will be provided. Please bring a salad and/or a dessert to share. Be sure to invite someone to come with you because you, too, are a missionary!