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Parish News for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

28 August 2022

Faith Comes from Hearing

A man who was deaf and therefore also had an impediment in his speech was brought to Jesus (Mark 7:31–37). In the same way, all are by nature deaf toward God and therefore also unable to confess the faith rightly. For “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:9–17). Jesus put His fingers into the man’s ears, and He spat and touched His tongue. Even so in Holy Baptism, water sanctified by the words of Jesus’ mouth is applied to us; and the finger of God, that is, the life–giving Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 3:4–11) is put into our ears in the hearing of the baptismal Gospel. Jesus’ sighing “Ephphatha” opened the man’s ears, and his tongue was loosed to speak plainly as Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah, “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book” (Is. 29:18–24) So also, He who sighed and breathed His last on the cross for us has given us to hear and believe in Him and has opened our lips that our mouths may declare His praise.


Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the Glory of God by Dr. William and Dr. Colleen Davis.

Adult Bible Class   Adult Bible Class topic: Justification: Am I Good Enough for God?

Charles W. Altvater Funeral  On Tuesday, August 23, it pleased our Lord to call Charles W. Altvater to his nearer presence.  Charles’ funeral will be Monday, August 29 at 1:00 pm at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home in West Terre Haute, IN, with viewing from 11-1. Immanuel will host a luncheon afterwards. All are encouraged to attend.

Youth Catechesis Class will begin Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 am.  Every child who has entered 5th grade and older is welcome to attend.  Please speak to Pastor Meyer or call the church office for more details.

Sunday School Rally Day Please join us on September 11 for the start of our new Sunday School Year.  Everyone will meet in the Sanctuary for our Sunday School opening and then breakout to their classes by age group.  It’s time for you to recommit to the study of the Scriptures. BE a good example to others while feeding yourself with God’s Word.

6th Annual Brat Trot Sponsorship letters and forms are still available on the table across from the office. Any questions regarding sponsorships can be directed to Jamie Thomas at jace2528@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ.  Volunteers should be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older.  Training provided.  Sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office or contact Kris Wineinger at wineingerkris@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Lutheran Service Book Q & A… Lutheran Service Book is the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s latest hymnal.  Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, will have Dr. Paul Grime and Dr. Jon Vieker respond to your questions and comments about LSB.  Drs. Grime and Vieker worked for the LCMS Commission on Worship during the production of LSB.  You can submit your question or comment via email: talkback@issuesetc.org, Facebook: facebook.com/issuesetc, or the Issues, Etc. Comment Line: (618) 223-8382.  You can listen to the interview at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Eleventh  Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
Next Sunday  Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am

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