Judica – Fifth Sunday in Lent
03 April 2022
Jesus Is Our Redemption
In the temple Jesus said, “If anyone keeps my word, he will never see death” (John 8:51). For Jesus came to taste death for us—to drink the cup of suffering to the dregs in order that we might be released from its power. Clinging to His life-giving words, we are delivered from death’s sting and its eternal judgment. Christ is our High Priest, who entered the Most Holy Place and with His own blood obtained everlasting redemption for His people (Heb. 9:11–15). He is the One who was before Abraham was, and yet is his descendant. He is the promised Son who carries the wood up the mountain for the sacrifice, who is bound and laid upon the altar of the cross. He is the ram who is offered in our place, who is willingly caught in the thicket of our sin, and who wears the crown of thorns upon His head (Gen. 22:1–14). Though Jesus is dishonored by the sons of the devil, He is vindicated by the Father through the cross.
JUDICA The Fifth Sunday in Lent takes its name “Judica” from the first word of the Introit in Latin, “Judge” (Psalm 43.1) (also translated Vindicate). During Passiontide, the Gloria Patri “Glory be to the Father…” is omitted.
First Sunday of the Month Fellowship immediately following Divine Service. Please join us for light snacks and fellowship. Hosted by YPI.
Meal Trains A Meal Train has been set up to offer meal support to the Sutton family. All information about delivery and food allergies is listed on the Meal Train website. Visit https://mealtrain.com/yv457l for available dates. Meal delivery is Monday, Friday and Saturday through April.
In addition, the Meal Train for the Browne family continues while Ed is recovering from his surgeries. Visit https://mealtrain.com/901l86 to sign up for meals and to read Lynette’s post on Ed’s progress. Meal delivery is Tuesday and Thursday through April.
If you have questions or don’t have access to the website contact Leslie Bilyeu, 812-249-5671.
Calling all Singers All singers who are willing to contribute to the Easter Sunday Divine Service by singing the choir portions of the Sequence Hymn for Easter, “Christians to the Paschal Victim” are asked to please meet in the upstairs Sunday school choir practice room next Sunday, Palm Sunday at 9:45 a.m. to rehearse. Your participation will be much appreciated.
Vacation Bible School It’s that time of year again! Please spread the word and mark your calendars for our upcoming VBS mtg on April 20th at 7pm. We will start hashing out the details then. Hope to see you there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Judica – Fifth Sunday in Lent – First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12pm; University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm
Wednesday Lenten Evening Prayer 7pm
Saturday – Altar Guild Work Day, 9am
Next Sunday Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday – Sunday School/Bible Study, 9am; Choir Rehearsal 9:45am; Divine Service, 10:30am; Special Congregational Assembly Meeting, 12pm; University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm
Prepare for Next Sunday
Zechariah 9.9-12; Philippians 2.5-11; St. Matthew 26.1-27.66