The Immanuel Messenger

For the Week of 24 October 2021

From the Pastor

The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

John 4:46-54

The nobleman wrongly thinks that while the boy is alive, there is still hope, but if he dies, then all hope will be lost. But God in His mercy takes the boy’s life to draw the nobleman unto Himself, to teach him where life really is.

Jesus says to the nobleman’s unbelief: “Go away. Your son IS alive.” Our translation has, “Your son will live,” which is incorrect. It is a present tense verb.

But here is the real miracle: the man believed. Faith was created where there was no faith. That is the miracle! Faith and trust in the Word of God in the flesh.

We choose another word; our word, our wants, our thoughts. We want to believe the lie that this life is all that matters; that what you are, what you do, and what you have here in this world is all that counts.

The truth is that Christ laid down his life for his friends. And yet, Christ did this not just for His friends, but also for His enemies, for sinners, for us! Jesus loves you! Your sins are forgiven! Thanks be to God!

See you Sunday!

+Pastor Gaub


This Week @ Immanuel

Sunday, 24 October

9:00am - Divine Service

10:25am - Sunday School Opening

10:30am - Sunday School and Bible Class

11:30am- Adult Instruction

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Sunday's Propers


O Lord, keep Your household, the Church, in continual godliness that through Your protection she may be free from all adversities and devoutly given to serve You in good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Genesis 1:1-2:3

Ephesians 6:10-17

John 4:46-54


666 O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe

615 When in The Hour of Deepest Need

801 How Great Thou Art

737 Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing

837 Lift High The Cross

Weekly Memory Verse

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.

Mark 12:30-31

Let Us Pray

For those suffering from cancer:

Carla Faske

Jim Froehlich

Susan Hayden

For Evelyn Robinson who awaits a blessed death in Jesus.

For Erwin Zander, that Christ the Good Shepherd would continue to watch over him, and grant him strength of body and soul.

In thanksgiving to God for the healing granted to Cathleen Chevallier.

For Dora Schulle, that the Lord Jesus would grant her strength of body and soul.

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There will be a special Voter's Meeting held Sunday, 31 October, immediately following Divine Service.

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Rev. Richard Gaub

Vacancy Pastor

Immanuel Lutheran Church and ECE

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1440 Cortlandt Street,

Houston, Texas 77008