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Parish News for Invocabit – First Sunday in Lent

Invocabit—First Sunday in Lent

01 March 2020


Jesus Does Battle in Our Place

In the Garden, man exalts himself to be a god in place of God (Genesis 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 (St. Matthew 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. 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 Corinthians 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.


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).

Lent is a good time to begin or increase participation in worship and catechesis. Invite your friends and family who have not been to Divine Service in a while, and resolve to attend each Sunday and Wednesday in Lent to receive Christ’s gifts in Preaching and His Supper.

Adult Bible Class   meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the Gospel of St. Luke, chapter 1.

Coffee Break Bible Study   meets Wednesday at 9am, after Matins is prayed at 8:30am. Studying the book of 1 Samuel, chapter 14.

Friday Game Night! Mark your calendar for Friday, March 20.  Come anytime between 6:30-8:30pm for cards, games, and fellowship!  Feel free to bring a snack to share, OAF will provide beverages. Hope to see you there!

GivePlus Mobile App   No checks or cash? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift.  Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device.

Young People of Immanuel   thanks everyone in the parish who supported our Italian Night Out dinner last week, especially our guests whom we served, and our parents who helped.

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 23. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.

Sanctifying Your Vocations with the Word of God   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: “Peace” in the Bible, Polygamy in the Old Testament, Gaps in the Genesis Genealogies, The Religious Nones and more.  You can listen live or at your convenience at issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.


Prepare for Next Sunday

Genesis 32.22–32; 1 Thessalonians 4.1–7; St. Matthew 15.21–28

Hymns: 972 – 615 – 745 – 758 – 438 – 713


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.

Psalm 91

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] St. Luke 9.28-62; Numbers 3

  [T] St. Luke 10.1-22; Numbers 10

  [W] St. Luke 10.38—11.13; Numbers 11

  [Th] St. Luke 11.29-36; Numbers 12

  [F] St. Luke 11.37-54; Numbers 13.1-25

  [S] St. Luke 12.1-34; Numbers 13.26-33

Hymn of the Day or Month  A Mighty Fortress is Our God (656)

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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