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Parish News for All Saints Day (Observed)

All Saints Day (Observed)

05 November 2023


Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ 

“A great multitude from all tribes and peoples and languages,” cry out “salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–17). Faith-filled saints from every place and time with unified voices eternally magnify the Lamb of God. As His beloved children, we too, “shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1–3). Joined with the throng of angels and a myriad of saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:9–17). In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, sacred and profane, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits, and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure, and the persecuted are all blessed and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:1–12).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Schulz in honor of the baptismal birthdays of Hailey & Mandy Schulz.    

Farewell to Pastor Simeon Cornwell and family Please join us today after Divine Service to bid Pastor Simeon Cornwell and his family farewell and good wishes as they head to Michigan for his new call.

Higher Things  Anyone interested in attending the 2024 Higher Things Conference is invited to an information meeting on November 12 after Divine Service.

Christmas Poinsettia Order Form is on the table in the Narthex. Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, the name of a person you would like to remember or honor. Orders are due November 12. 

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner  Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  We are excited to continue this tradition of welcoming college students here at Immanuel!  Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal. 

Annual Casual Planning Gathering  Join the Deacons and other planners on November 19 after Divine Service for an opportunity to help plan the 2024 Church Calendar and events.  Watch for an agenda and initial draft of 2024 calendar on the table across from church office on November 12. Light snacks will be provided.

Church Picture Directory has arrived! Pick yours up during weekly church office hours.

Educating A New Generation Of Lutherans… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: The Scientific Vocation, The Movie “The Exorcist: Believer,” Lutheran Bioethics, Witnessing to Unbelievers and more.  You can tune in live weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on KFUO, 850 AM in St. Louis.  You can also listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   All Saints Day (Observed)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Farewell to Pastor Simeon Cornwell and family, 12:00 pm
  • Didache, 5:30 pm
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Pastor’s Open Office Hours, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
  • Pastor’s Office Hours, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • YPI Game Night, 5-ish pm
  • Council of Deacons, 8:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 10:00 am
Next Sunday  The Sunday of Caesar’s Due
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Higher Things Planning Meeting, 12:00 pm
Pastor’s Open Office Hours this week:

Wednesday and Friday: 4:30-5:30pm