Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.”
St. John 6.8-10
The Lord Feeds His People
The Lord provided bread from heaven for His people in the wilderness (Exodus 16.2–21). Now He who is Himself the living bread from heaven miraculously provides bread for the five thousand (St. John 6.1–15). This takes place near the time of the Passover, after a great multitude had followed Jesus across the sea, and when He went up on a mountain. Seen in this way, Jesus is our new and greater Moses, who releases us from the bondage of Mount Sinai and makes us free children of the promise (Galatians 4.21–31). Five loaves become twelve baskets—that is, the five books of Moses find their goal and fulfillment in Christ, whose people continue steadfastly in the doctrine and fellowship of the twelve apostles, and in the breaking and receiving of the bread of life, which is the body of Christ together with His precious blood, and in the prayers. So it is that God’s people shall not hunger or thirst. For He abundantly provides for us in both body and soul.
This Week’s Announcements
Laetare The Fourth Sunday in Lent takes its name “Laetare” from the first word of the Introit in Latin, “Rejoice” (Isaiah 66.10). The paraments are rose—a lighter version of violet—signifying quiet rejoicing within the penitential season of Lent.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays.
Private Confession and Absolution is Thursday from 5-6pm. Enter the Nave through the Narthex and leave through the side door through the Parish Center.
Indy Fuel Hockey Game You’re invited to join us Sunday, April 8 at 3:05pm to watch Indy Fuel take on the Kalamazoo Wings. Includes a post-game skate with your whole family; free skate rental (while supplies last). Tickets are $13 and $5 parking per vehicle. Games take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the State Fair Grounds. Sign up on the sheet posted on the board beside the parish office by March 25.
Easter Lilies Order Form is in the Narthex and by the parish office. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $11.00. The order deadline is March 20. You may also order by contacting the parish office at 812.232.4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lent Midweek Vespers is Wednesday at 7pm, with the theme “The Passover: Rejected Before Pilate” on St. Matthew 27.1-26.
Be sure to visit our Events page for details regarding this week at Immanuel.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 22.1–14; Hebrews 9.11–15; St. John 8.42–59
Hymns: TLH 152 “When O’er My Sin I Sorrow” X LW 104 “The Royal Banners Forward Go”
610 X 450 X 655 X 571
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O + 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
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 23.26-56; Deuteronomy 9
[T] St. Matthew 26.1-35; Deuteronomy 10
[W] St. Matthew 26.36-75; Deuteronomy 11
[Th] St. Matthew 27.1-38; Deuteronomy 28.1-14
[F] St. Matthew 27.39-66; Deuteronomy 28.15-68
[S] St. Mark 14.1-31; Deuteronomy 34
Hymn of the Day or Month
L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.