All Saints’ Day
01 November 2020
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” (Revelation 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” (Revelation 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 (St. Matthew 5.1–12).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Scot Mullins in honor of Kyle and Nicola’s third anniversary and Simeon’s baptismal birthday.
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently studying St. Luke 2.21ff, the circumcision of Our Lord, followed by the infant Lord comes to His Temple for the purification of Mary, and St. Simeon and the Nunc Dimittis.
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, a name of a person you would like to remember or honor. Orders are due November 15.
Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study is live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page. Currently the Study is at 1 Samuel 28, King Saul consults the witch medium at Endor.
Euchre Game Night and Chili Cook Off is this Saturday. Sign up to make your chili and vie for the title of best chili at Immanuel! Tasting begins at 6pm. Bring your change to vote for your favorites. Euchre tournament and other games will begin at 6:30pm with prizes awarded at 8:30pm. Sign up outside the church office or on the insert. $5 suggested donation for attendance at this YPI hosted fundraiser.
GivePlus Mobile App No checks or cash? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift. Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 32.1-20; 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; St. Matthew 24.15-28
Hymns: 659 – TLH 407 – 674 – 759 – 713 – 726
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] Ephesians 1.1-23; Micah 6.1-9
[T] Ephesians 2.1-22; Isaiah 58.1-14
[W] Ephesians 3.1-21; Isaiah 59.1-21
[Th] Ephesians 4.1-32; Jeremiah 31.1-22
[F] Ephesians 5.1-33; Jeremiah 31.23-40
[S] Ephesians 6.1-24; Isaiah 48.1-22
Hymn of the Day or Month
Sunday: Oh, How Blest are Ye Whose Toils are Ended (TLH 589, bulletin, calendar)
Through the Week (Trinity 21): Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (655)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.