September 29: St. Michael and All Angels- Every year the church sets aside a day to learn about and give thanks for the ministry of angels. Spirits created by God, angels have an important calling to serve mankind and protect us from evil. Angels are called "saints" (which means "holy ones") because those who did not rebel against God are holy. The rebellious angels are demons or devils, and St. Michael was the commander of the angelic armies who threw the devil and his angels out of heaven. Immanuel will celebrate this day with a transferred Divine Service on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.