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Parish News for The Sunday of the Tree and It’s Fruit

The Sunday of the Tree and It’s Fruit

John Tide – Trinity 8

30 July 2023


Beware of False Prophets

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matt. 7:15). Deceit has its strength in masquerading as the truth. False prophets speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord (Jer. 23:16–29). They deny the judgment of the Lord, speaking peace to the unrepentant, when in truth there is condemnation and wrath. “You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:20). The “fruits” of a true prophet are not outward righteousness or success but faithfulness in proclaiming the Word of the Lord. This is the will of the Father in heaven, that pastors take heed to the flock, the Father’s adopted ones (Rom. 8:12–17), warning them against the wolves and their lies, and shepherding the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:27–38). For indeed, the cross is that good tree bearing good fruit—namely, the body and blood of Christ, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Acker.

5th Sunday Gathering – Join us for an Ice Cream Social TODAY following DS in the Parish Center. Sweet treats and fellowship are on the menu! The annual church picnic has been postponed. Watch for more details.  Thank you for your understanding with this last minute change. 

YPI Planning Meeting – YPI families are invited to a pool party / planning event on Thursday, August 3rd at the Wineinger home from 12pm – 3pm. We will have lunch, the kids can swim, and the adults will discuss our goals for the YPI group and begin planning the youth events for the 2023 – 2024 school year. We are excited to help this group of young people grow in their faith and build their friendships within the church community. Bring swimsuits, towels and a snack to share! Please contact Kristin Schulz with questions – 812-870-5834 (Mobile) or kjoy417@zohomail.com.

Didache – Interested in learning more about the essentials of Lutheran doctrine and practice? Pastor will begin a new series of instruction classes beginning in August on Sundays at 3:00pm. Both members and guests are invited to attend, with guests having the opportunity to become communicant members upon completion. (Note: in September we will continue but with a different regular time, according to the availability of regular August attendees).

Live LCMS Convention Broadcast… You can listen to a live broadcast from the 68th Regular Convention of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Milwaukee from 7‑9 p.m. Central on Sunday, July 30.  You can listen at issuesetc.org and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of the Tree and It’s Fruit
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • 5th Sunday Gathering – Ice Cream Social, 12:00 pm
  • Brat Trot Steering Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • YPI Planning Meeting @ Wineingers, 12-3 pm
  • Council of Deacons Monthly Meeting, 8:00 am
Next Sunday  The Sunday of the Parable of the Shrewd Steward
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm