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Parish News for Invocabit – The First Sunday in Lent

Invocabit¬†–¬†First Sunday in Lent

18 February 2024


Jesus Does Battle in Our Place

In the Garden, man exalts himself to be a god in place of God (Gen. 3:1‚Äď21). 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‚Äď11). 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‚Äď51). 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‚Äď10), 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‚Äď16).


Parish News

The Board of Outreach, Assimilation and Fellowship wishes to thank all of our bakers, savory snack makers and those who gave generously to enjoy the treats. Because of you the Valentine’s Day bake sale was a sweet success. We appreciate you all!

AED-CPR Training  For those interested, please join us after Service today in the Parish Center.

Lenten Midweek Services Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Please join us for our Lenten Midweek Vespers Services including Pastor’s In Suffering Be Thy Love My Peace series. This Wednesday we will begin with a study of The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist.  OAF will host a potluck meal at 5:30 pm. Make your reservation on the bulletin insert.

Easter Flowers Order Form   is 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. Also check the box under the type of flowers you would prefer. The cost is $10.00. The order deadline is March 11. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Running the iPad is so easy!  Communicant members age 18 years or older, please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services.  Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.

2024 Martin + Katie Conference Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at University Lutheran Church in Champaign, IL for a free conference where we will learn about being men and women in Christ, meet new friends, get to know each other, and have fun. The conference is open to ages 18-35. Married or single are welcome. Registration is required, as capacity is limited. Info and registration are available at http://martinpluskatie.org. Extra bonus activities planned for Friday night, April 5, and Saturday night, April 6! All are invited to stay for Sunday Bible Class, Divine Service, and lunch on Sunday, April 7.

Truth, Beauty & Goodness‚Ķ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.¬† This week’s topics include: The Cultural Benefits of Natural Marriage; Friendship & Loneliness; Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ; The Faith of a Canaanite Woman and more.¬† You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

This Week at Immanuel

Today   First Sunday in Lent РInvocabit
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • AED-CPR Training, 12:00 pm
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Vespers, 7:00 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday    Second Sunday in Lent РReminiscere
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
Pastor’s Open Office Hours

Wednesday & Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm