For your meditation and preparation for worship next week
Scripture readings for The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Proverbs 9:1-10; Ephesians 5:6-21 and John 6:51-69. On Saturday or Sunday at home before worship, read the Scriptures, listen for what God says to you, and come to worship anticipating and ready to receive what God gives in His Word and worship.

From the Board of Fellowship: We have one event at the Thunderbolts Baseball in Crestwood.

Saturday, August 18th at 6:05 pm Elvis Theme Night including pregame concert at 4:30pm and fireworks after the game. Kids can run the bases after the game as well. Tickets are $6.00 each and need to be preordered. Contact Lyn Thorne or the church office at 708-479-5600.

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League of the Northern Illinois District is holding their 74th convention the weekend of September 21-23 at the Best Western in Hillside, IL.  Every congregation in the District is entitled to send two delegates to vote on new mission grants for 2018-2020, new officers as well as changes in Bylaws.  Sharon Durkin has volunteered to serve as one of Immanuel's delegates but it is hoped to also send a second delegate.  The Ruth Society has graciously offered to pay for registration fees. 

The convention schedule is:  Friday, September 21, Service Event (making witness bracelets & finishing fleece 

 blankets from 1:30 to 5:00

 Collection of food items for Westchester Food Pantry

 Opening Worship service/ w/communion at 7:00

Saturday, September 22, Convention with keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. John Nunes,

president of Concordia College, N.Y.  Lunch & evening

banquet with entertainment

Sunday, September 23, Installation of officers & closing Matins service

Overnight accommodations are available at the Best Western.  It would be rewarding for the second delegate to attend the full convention, but the events on Saturday are the most important and necessary.  Any woman from our congregation is eligible to attend and enjoy fellowship and fun with hundreds of our Lutheran sisters from churches throughout the District.

Kindly call Barb Belanski (708.995.5375) if you are interested.  Registrations close September 1. 

Parish Planning will meet this Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm.

Stewardship Board will have a brief update on Lutheran bible Translators following the worship service August 19. A free will offering box will be in the narthex for financial contributions you wish to make to the organization. We continue to keep this mission in our prayers and appreciate your support.