In today’s second reading Paul questions why we judge one another, since we all stand before the judgment of God. Yet we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive seventy-seven times reveals God’s boundless mercy. When we hear the words of forgiveness in worship and sign ourselves with the cross, we are renewed in baptism to be signs of reconciliation in the world.

(From Sundays and Seasons Preaching, p.241)

 

THE PRAYER GROUP will be praying for this week’s worship Prayer Concerns plus Families/Members:

Gary & Jody Wolf          Jim & Lori Wolfe          Kari Wolfe           Skip & Kim Wolfe       Marti Wolford

 

ALTAR FLOWERS … are given by Carol Wadsworth in celebration of Bill's 90th birthday.

 

BAPTISM…Elizabeth Grace Carlson was claimed by God through the sacrament of baptism and made a member of the people of God known as Immanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. She was welcomed to her family by parents Susan and Matthew Carlson and older brother Lucas. Sponsors are Ryan & Danielle Carlson and Robert & Katie Senn. Hold them in your prayers. The pink carnation is in honor of her baptism.

 

SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING… is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 at 11:45.  Your attendance is important as we will be electing new Council and Call Committee members along with approving two resolutions regarding amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.  If you have any questions or concerns about the up-coming meeting, please feel free to contact Council President, Paula Humphrey.

 

DIXON AREA CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FALL LUNCHEONBethel Church 131 N. Court St. Dixon

11:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017. Special Speaker: Terra Lorenzen, Executive Director of PADS.

A Free-Will donation will be taken for PADS. Tickets are $6.00 each and can be purchased from:

Ramona Reglin 284-3180 or Nancy Reglin 973-2409. Note: No tickets will be sold after October 1st.

 

COMMUNITY COAT GIVE-AWAYSaturday, October 14th 8:00 a.m. to Noon at Grace United Methodist Church. A donation bin is located in in our Lobby NOW for new or gently used coats and winter outerwear. Special need: Children’s coats, boots, mittens, hats, scarves, snow pants, etc.! Check out the bulletin board for more information about Give Away Day! Free coats, fun activities, snacks, and lots of good fellowship.

 

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS - At the special congregational meeting on August 27, the congregation voted to approve building an addition onto the Bright Beginnings' facility at a cost of $150,000 consisting of donations of $75,000 and commitments of $75,000 received by September 30, 2017 with commitments for the balance to be received by February 5, 2018.  We know this is truly a challenge, but with your help, we can make it happen! Please prayerfully consider a financial contribution to this ministry. Donations need to be made by September 30. If you need more time to give, please fill out a commitment card located on the table in the narthex and have it at church by September 30. Again, we need to raise $150,000 by September 30 to make this happen. So, any donation would be greatly appreciated!

 

QUILTERS NEEDED…Come join the Quilting Team on Tuesdays!   The Immanuel Quilters operate 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays with quilters working the hours they choose to fit their schedule. Helping hands can machine stitch or help with tying etc. Please stop by and see the quilt team in action on Tuesday mornings or give Liz Huffstutler a call for more information on Immanuel’s quilt ministry.

 

NEW DATE, NEW DESTINATION, NEW TIME!!!!!   Immanuel Lutheran Church will be chartering a coach bus for a shopping trip to Woodfield Shopping Center on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd this year. This trip is open to all members, family and friends. We will be leaving at 8:30 a.m. that Friday and will be getting back at approximately 7:00 p.m. Transportation will be available to go to IKEA if desired and get you back to the shopping center. Cost will be $25.00 each seat. Sign up now – REMEMBER LAST YEAR THERE WAS A WAITING LIST – so don’t delay. Payment is due at time of sign-up (by front door of church) to reserve your seat. Questions to: Kathy Schutz 251-5022. Please make checks out to Immanuel Lutheran with the memo: Bus Trip.