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Parish News for First Sunday after Christmas – St. Stephen, Protomartyr

First Sunday after Christmas – St. Stephen, Protomartyr

26 December 2021


The Seed of David Comes to His Temple

A Rod has come forth from the stem of Jesse (Isaiah 11.1–5)—the Seed of David whose kingdom shall be established forever. In the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son Jesus to redeem us from the judgment of the Law (Galatians 4.1–7). Now He is presented in the temple in fulfillment of the Law and revealed to be “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel” (St. Luke 2.22–40). Christ has enlightened us in baptism, giving us to be adopted as sons of God and heirs of eternal life. Receiving the Holy Sacrament of His body and blood, we are prepared to depart this world in peace, for our eyes have seen the salvation of God in Him.


Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Kris Bilyeu in memory of William and Doris Lawton. 

2022 Altar Flowers Chart   is on the table in the Narthex.  Please print clearly to sign up for the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion.  

Please pick up your 2022 Contribution Envelopes in the Narthex.  Please e-mail stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.  

Mark Your Calendar   to attend Epiphany Divine Service on Thursday, January 6 at 7pm.

Higher Things Registration   Registration forms for Immanuel youth are on the table across from the Parish Office.  A $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany the completed registration and turned into the church office.  The deadline for registration is January 15.

Online Giving with Vanco Mobile   If you are traveling during the holiday season, please consider continuing your normal periodic giving online with Vanco Mobile!  You can download the free Vanco Mobile App at Google Play or Apple App store.

Wabash Valley Right To Life  is sponsoring their annual pro-life billboard campaign, where positive life messages will be posted around Terre Haute in January and February 2022. We would like to raise $375 to sponsor a billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so before January 5, marking your donation “Right to Life.”  Please call the church office with any questions or e-mail stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.


Prepare for Next Sunday

Genesis 46.1-7; 1 Peter 4.12-19; St. Matthew 2.13-23

Hymns: 384 – “Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band” 969, insert – 372 – 370 – 381 – 382


Order of Daily Prayer

L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.

R Make haste to help me, O Lord.

     Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

     as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 2

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service [St. Stephen: Acts 6.8-15; 7.54-60; St. Matthew 23.34-39]

  [Dec 27] St. John 21.19-24; 1 John 1.1-10

  [Dec 28] St. Matthew 2.13-18; Revelation 14.1-5

  [Dec 29] St. Luke 2.15-24; Isaiah 46.3-13

  [Dec 30] St. Luke 2.25-32; Isaiah 49.1-13

  [Dec 31] St. Matthew 2.13-15; Isaiah 55.1-13

  [Jan 1] St. Luke 2.21; Galatians 3.23-29

Hymn of the Day or Month Of the Father’s Love Begotten (384)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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