ARTWORK ON DISPLAY: The artwork on the narthex doors this month is from Ms. Oestman’s fourth grade class.
LCMS MEMORY VERSE: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Philippians 3:19 – “Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” There is danger in setting our minds on earthly things, serving mammon, and caring more for our bodily comfort than our spiritual well-being. God does not tell us to be faithful and generous in our stewardship of the things of this earth to ruin our fun. Rather, He tells us to give generously to teach us how to make sure the things of this world do not lay a hold of our hearts.
LIFE QUOTES: “To be sure, our God Father does not give the vocation of a large family to everyone. (And, of course, any quantity of family and offspring He bestows is a great benefit.) But we need not despise proliferation the way the world does. Indeed, we may appreciate and assist our brothers and sisters who engage in this holy (and delightful!) calling. And we may also raise our young ones to cherish procreation and adoption more than any personal preferences or material possessions. The blessings of children always outweigh the burdens!” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, Executive Director of Lutherans for Life – A Life Quote From Lutherans For Life
COOKIE WALK: 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
Because of the upcoming holiday season and the increase in cases, the Board of Parish Education has decided to put a hold on the children singing during services and is encouraging the wearing of masks during Sunday School. Please contact Jennifer, Tammy, or Samantha if you have any questions or concerns
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!