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Parish News for Cantate – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Cantate – Fifth Sunday of Easter

15 May 2022


Jesus Promises to Send His Holy Spirit, the Helper

Though Jesus has departed from us visibly to the right hand of the Father who sent Him, yet this is to our advantage. For Jesus—who is Lord over all creation, who intercedes for us before the Father, who is preparing a place for us in heaven—has sent the Helper, the Spirit of Truth (John 16:5–15). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” through Jesus Christ (James 1:17). The Holy Spirit helps us by taking what is Christ’s and declaring it to us. In the Word of truth, the Spirit works repentance and delivers to us the forgiveness of sins, the righteousness of Christ, and victory over the devil. For the ruler of this world is judged and defeated by the cross. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we have been brought forth to new life in Him who is the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Confident of our resurrection with Christ we confess, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid” (Is. 12:2).


Parish News

Cantate  means “sing.”  This is the first word of psalm 98 and the introit appointed for today.  Psalm 98 is a joyous psalm that ascribes glory and praise to god for his great redemptive work—giving his only-begotten son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the world, and then to rise to new life on the first easter morning.  Christ is the right hand and holy arm of god, god in the flesh.  Christ is the righteousness revealed to the nations.  Christ is our salvation, “the salvation of our god.”  By god’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, we, like all Christians of all time, are saved.  Note that the gospel readings appointed for jubilate (last week), cantate (this week), and Rogate (next week) are all from the sixteenth chapter of St. John.

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Toth in honor of their 25th anniversary.

Essential Exercise For The Christian Mind …Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: Why the Public Square Needs Christianity, The Natural Family, The Ascension of Christ, The Hippocratic Oath, The Lord’s Supper, Planned Parenthood and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Vacation Bible School is coming soon, June 13-17 from 6pm-8:30pm.  If you would like to help with this fun week of games, crafts, singing, and teaching our children about Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, please contact Joe Eckardt at joeyeckardt30@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Conner Walts is headed to Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft Wayne to begin his pastoral training, Conner and Emily’s last Sunday at Immanuel will be May 22nd, Please gather in the parish center following Divine Service to wish them Godspeed.

Confirmand Banquet The congregation is invited to join in the celebration as we honor our Confirmands, Allie Cracraft, Esme Drew, Blake Fitzgerald, Emma Wineinger at the Confirmands Banquet, Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 PM. Please make your banquet reservation on the bulletin insert or contact Leslie Bilyeu, leslie@ielcth.org or 812-249-5671.  A reception in their honor will also be held following Divine Service, May 22nd.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Cantate – Fifth Sunday of Easter

  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am


  • Board of Ed/School Research Committee, 6:00 pm


  • Confirmation Banquet, 6:00 pm

Next Sunday  Rogate – Sixth Sunday of Easter

  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Confirmation Reception and Farewell to Conner and Emily Walts, 12:00 pm

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