Laetare – Fourth Sunday in Lent
27 March 2022
The Lord Feeds His People
The Lord provided bread from heaven for His people in the wilderness (Ex. 16:2–21). Now He who is Himself the living bread from heaven miraculously provides bread for the five thousand (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 (Gal. 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 (Acts 2:41–47). So it is that God’s people “shall not hunger or thirst” (Is. 49:8–13). For He abundantly provides for us in both body and soul.
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. Shawn Wallace in memory of Norma Wallace.
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 $12.00. The order deadline is March 27. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
Solid, serious, substantive… 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 teachings include: Human Tyranny vs. Christian Freedom; The Movie “Nightmare Alley;” The Gradual; Peter & Cornelius 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 Laetare – Fourth Sunday in Lent Sunday School/Bible Study, 9am; Divine Service, 10:30am; University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm
Tuesday Board of Ed/School Research Committee Meeting 6pm
Wednesday Lenten Evening Prayer and Midweek Meal Meal, 5:30; Evening Prayer, 7pm
Saturday Youth Catechesis, 9am
Next Sunday Judica – Fifth Sunday in Lent Sunday School/Bible Study, 9am; Divine Service, 10:30am; University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 22.1-14; Hebrews 9.11-15; St. John 8.42-59