For your meditation and preparation for worship next week
Scripture readings for The Twenty-First  Sunday After Pentecost :Amos 5:6-7,10-15; Hebrews 3:12-19 and Mark 10:17-22. 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.

We pray today for

Lutheran Women's Missionary League Northern Illinois District

Mission grants selected at the District convention on September 22, 2018

Your mite box offerings will be funding these mission projects in 2018-2020.

Mite boxes may be deposited in the large mite box on the LWML table on the first Sunday of the month.

   1,  Equipping the Church to Reach People with Disabilities                  $ 17,474

   2.  Life for St, Matthew - Saving a Historic House of Worship                18,000
   3.  Haitian Feeding Program - Trinity of Hope                                            2,500
   4.  Post Abortion Crisis Hotline Expansion                                                10,000
   5.  Grace Lutheran School/Grace Christian Academy, Chicago                 18,000
   6.  Food-Clothing Co-op, Concordia Theo. Seminary, Ft. Wayne             10,000
   7.  Exterior Cabin Renovations, Walcamp                                                  14,562.35
   8   Native American Youth Program, Washington's Olympic Peninsula,   18,000
        Lutheran Indian Ministries
   9.  Reaching Visually Impaired Inmates, Lutheran Braille Workers             8,000               

   10.  Haiti Lutheran Mission Society                                                               3,463.65                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $120,000.00

A LWML door offering will be collected this morning - this offering will go toward the new mite goal and will help support the mission grants selected for the next biennium.

FALL FEST & ROAST BEEF DINNER will take place on Saturday, November 10th  We will need your donations to our "Country Kitchen", including baked goods, homemade canned products (including preserves), etc.  If you are working on crafts, please make a few extra. Fall Fest is sponsored by the Ruth Society. The Beef dinner tickets will be $12.00 for Adults Children (6-12) $4.00 and Kindergarten  &Under Free. Tickets will be available at the door.  There is a sign up sheet in the narthex to volunteer your time. If you have any questions please call Mary Oesterreich at 708-479-7745.

GREETERS - The Elders are re-instituting the Greeter program at Immanuel.

We are looking for families, couples or individuals to greet members and visitors as they come into church on Sundays.

The only requirements are that you arrive between 8:30 and 8:40 before the 9:00 Service and bring your smile and a warm handshake.  If you are interested and can help, please add your name to the Greeter Sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board next to the flower chart.  If you have any questions, please call Jerry Vrshek at (815) 469-5059

FLU SHOTS: Walgreens will be offering flu shots on October 14th after the 9 am service. Flu shots will be administered to ages 10 years and up. The cost is $35.00 if not covered by PPO, Major insurance and / or Medicare B.Walgreens will do the insurance billing. So come on out and get your flu shot so you can stay healthy this winter. If you have any questions: Call Mary Oesterreich  708-479-7745.

Trunk-or-Treat help needed! ¬†The Board of Outreach will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday, October 28th from 4 to 6 pm. ¬†We will need volunteers to decorate their car or truck and hand out candy and will also need volunteers to help with set up, serving food, etc. ¬†Please see the sign-up poster in the narthex and add your name if you can help!! ¬†We will also need donations of candy and bottled water ‚ÄĒ thank you!

New books in the church library! ¬†Thanks to some recent donations, we have some new books in the library for you to ‚Äúcheck out.‚ÄĚ In the fiction section, we now have several titles by Lawana Blackwell. ¬†Most of her novels are set in the English countryside of the nineteenth century, and they are highly rated on ¬†We also have some new titles by popular Christian fiction author, Janette Oke. ¬†New non-fiction includes The Daniel Plan book (613.2) along with the accompanying devotional (613.2) and cookbook (641.5).

Immanuel Lutheran is hosting a paper themed drive in October to help the FRANKFORT TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY. The collection items they have requested are: toilet paper, Kleenex, napkins, paper towel, and paper plates. The pantry would also appreciate Dollar Tree Gift Cards. Items can be dropped off in the box in the narthex on October 7, October 14 or October 21. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Limanowski at 708/479-2523.