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Parish News for First Sunday in Lent (Invocabit)

First Sunday in Lent (Invocabit)

26 February 2023


Jesus Does Battle in Our Place

In the Garden, man exalts himself to be a god in place of God (Gen. 3:1–21). He succumbs to the temptation of the devil, and eating of the forbidden fruit, he receives death. But in the sin-cursed wilderness, God humbles Himself to become man in place of man (Mt. 4:1–11). He does not eat but fasts and bears the onslaughts of the devil for us that we may be restored to life. Jesus stands as David in our place to do battle against the Goliath, Satan (1 Samuel 17:40–51). Though outwardly Jesus appears weak, yet He comes in the name of the Lord of hosts. He draws from the five smooth stones of the books of Moses and slings the Word of God. The stone sinks into the forehead, and the enemy falls. In Christ we are victorious over the devil. Let us therefore not receive the grace of God in vain (2 Cor. 6:1–10), but seeing that we have a great High Priest, let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain help in time of need (Heb 4:14–16).


Parish News

Invocabit   The First Sunday in Lent takes its name “Invocabit” from the first words of the Introit in Latin, “He shall call” (Psalm 91.15).

Adult Bible Class is studying 1 Timothy. Please plan to attend!

Easter Lilies Order Form   is in on the back table in the Narthex. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $12.00. The order deadline is March 19. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Midweek Lenten Meal  Join us on Wednesday evening for a Potluck meal before Lenten Vespers. Meal begins at 5:30 pm, Vespers Service at 7:00 pm.  Please use the bulletin insert to make your reservation.

Italian Night  The Young People of Immanuel are hosting their annual Italian Dinner on March 11, 2023 with proceeds to be used for their trip to Higher Things this summer. Please see bulletin insert for more details and to make your reservation.

New Pictorial Directory  Photos are still needed from members to complete our new directory. We would like to include every family in the directory. If you haven’t already submitted your household picture, please email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

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.

Sacred Music For The Season Of Lent…”When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “In the Cross of Christ I Glory,” “My Song Is Love Unknown,” “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth.”  You can listen to sacred music for the Lenten season 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   First Sunday in Lent (Invocabit)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Lenten Midweek Meal (Potluck), 5:30 pm
  • Vespers 7:00 pm
  • Council of Deacons Monthly Meeting, 8:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  Second Sunday in Lent (Reminiscere)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm

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