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Sep
24
Sun
Bible Study @ Our undercroft
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Bible Study @ Our undercroft | New York | New York | United States
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

A Bible study led by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Nelson Green. Welcome!

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am

The Bible Lessons:
Jonah 3:10–4:11, Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16

Dear Members and Friends of Immanuel Lutheran Church,

In much of this Sunday’s sermon, I mean to speak of Jonah, from our First Lesson. But my opening text comes from our Gospel Lesson about the workers hired at various points during the day. Those who were hired first receive the same pay as those who were hired at the eleventh hour. They receive the pay they were promised. They receive it fair and square. But they complain about the latecomers receiving the same pay too. The master answers them by pointing out that he has done them no wrong since he has paid what he promised. And then the master asks them a question that searches their heart. It is a question about begrudging. The text goes this way:

Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?” (Matthew 20:15, RSV)

That is my subject for my sermon: begrudging. Let us not begrudge the blessings the Lord has given to others, lest we undercut our own hopes for blessings.

On another matter, I am pleased to report that I spoke with Rev. Dr. David Lotz earlier today and that he and Norma are fine. Pastor Lotz was longtime Pastoral Associate here at Immanuel. He and his wife, Norma, retired to Florida and were in the path of the recent Hurricane Irma. Many of us were praying for them, and it turns out that they are safe and sound, and their property came through the storm well. Thanks be to God.

Have a good weekend, everyone. I hope to see you in church. If you are traveling, God go with you in your travels.

In Christ,
Pastor Fryer

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Sep
25
Mon
Monday Evening Bible Study @ Martin Luther Room (in the Parish Office)
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday Evening Bible Study @ Martin Luther Room (in the Parish Office) | New York | New York | United States
“The Bible as the Word of God”

This is fun! Our congregation has been invited to study a proposed teaching statement on Holy Scripture for the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). In my role as a member of the NALC “Commission on Theology and Doctrine,” I have early access to this statement. It has been written by a friend of our congregation, Prof. David Yeago. The Commission on Theology and Doctrine has invited our congregation to study this document and to prepare study questions that might help congregations across the land as they will someday study the document too.

This is a subject that interests many of us, “The Bible As the Word of God.” Please join us on Monday evenings as often as you can. Vicar Caleb Douglas and I will plan to provide copies of the statement and to lead the discussion. The Martin Luther Room is in the church office building two doors to the right of our church front steps. Welcome!

Pastor Fryer

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Sep
27
Wed
Midweek Holy Communion @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm
Midweek Holy Communion @ Immanuel Lutheran Church | New York | New York | United States

This simple,  spoken liturgy of Holy Communion is available every Wednesday evening at  this time, God willing, and we hope that you will often avail yourself of this quiet time of worship in the middle of the week.

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Sep
30
Sat
Meals on Heels @ Parish office (122 East 88th Street)
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am

Meals on HeelsEvery Saturday since 1987, volunteers from the Immanuel congregation, and their friends and associates, have provided a hot meal to shut-ins referred to Immanuel’s Meals on Heels program by Search and Care, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help frail and isolated older people live safely and independently in their own homes on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Two teams handle the weekly meals program: those who cook and those who deliver. Cooks can choose to prepare anywhere from 5 to 10 to 20 or more meals consisting of a hot entree, a vegetable and optionally a dessert. Tins are provided, and the program coordinator adds bread and a bottle of milk. Those who volunteer to deliver then take the meals to each of the participant’s apartments on Saturday morning beginning around 11 a.m.

Meals on Heels 2For more information on Meals on Heels, to volunteer, or or to make a financial contribution, contact Coordinator Davida Goldman. She is reachable at work during the day at 212-627-2288, or via this e-mail: davida (at) firstthings.com

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Oct
1
Sun
Bible Study @ Our undercroft
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Bible Study @ Our undercroft | New York | New York | United States
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

A Bible study led by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Nelson Green. Welcome!

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am
Oct
2
Mon
Monday Evening Bible Study @ Martin Luther Room (in the Parish Office)
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday Evening Bible Study @ Martin Luther Room (in the Parish Office) | New York | New York | United States
“The Bible as the Word of God”

This is fun! Our congregation has been invited to study a proposed teaching statement on Holy Scripture for the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). In my role as a member of the NALC “Commission on Theology and Doctrine,” I have early access to this statement. It has been written by a friend of our congregation, Prof. David Yeago. The Commission on Theology and Doctrine has invited our congregation to study this document and to prepare study questions that might help congregations across the land as they will someday study the document too.

This is a subject that interests many of us, “The Bible As the Word of God.” Please join us on Monday evenings as often as you can. Vicar Caleb Douglas and I will plan to provide copies of the statement and to lead the discussion. The Martin Luther Room is in the church office building two doors to the right of our church front steps. Welcome!

Pastor Fryer

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Oct
4
Wed
Midweek Holy Communion @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm
Midweek Holy Communion @ Immanuel Lutheran Church | New York | New York | United States

This simple,  spoken liturgy of Holy Communion is available every Wednesday evening at  this time, God willing, and we hope that you will often avail yourself of this quiet time of worship in the middle of the week.

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Oct
7
Sat
Meals on Heels @ Parish office (122 East 88th Street)
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am

Meals on HeelsEvery Saturday since 1987, volunteers from the Immanuel congregation, and their friends and associates, have provided a hot meal to shut-ins referred to Immanuel’s Meals on Heels program by Search and Care, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help frail and isolated older people live safely and independently in their own homes on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Two teams handle the weekly meals program: those who cook and those who deliver. Cooks can choose to prepare anywhere from 5 to 10 to 20 or more meals consisting of a hot entree, a vegetable and optionally a dessert. Tins are provided, and the program coordinator adds bread and a bottle of milk. Those who volunteer to deliver then take the meals to each of the participant’s apartments on Saturday morning beginning around 11 a.m.

Meals on Heels 2For more information on Meals on Heels, to volunteer, or or to make a financial contribution, contact Coordinator Davida Goldman. She is reachable at work during the day at 212-627-2288, or via this e-mail: davida (at) firstthings.com

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Oct
8
Sun
Bible Study @ Our undercroft
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Bible Study @ Our undercroft | New York | New York | United States
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

A Bible study led by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Nelson Green. Welcome!

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am