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Parish News for Misericordias Domini – Third Sunday of Easter

Misericordias Domini – Third Sunday of Easter

01 May 2022

 

The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep 

Our Lord Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11–16). He is not like the hireling, who cares nothing for the sheep and only for himself, who flees when he sees the wolf coming. Rather, Jesus is the Good Shepherd who seeks out His scattered sheep to deliver them (Ezek. 34:11–16). He gathers them and feeds them in rich pasture. He binds up the broken and strengthens the sick. He lays down His life for wandering and wayward sheep. On the cross, Christ bore in His body the attacks of the predators of sin and death and the devil for you that you might be saved. He now lives to restore your soul in the still waters of baptism, to lead you in the paths of righteousness by the voice of His Gospel, to prepare the table of His holy supper before you, that you may dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23). “For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls” (1 Peter 2:25).

 

Parish News

Misericordias Domini   means “the goodness of the Lord.”  These are the words of Psalm 33.5, from the Introit.  In Latin, verse 5 ends “misericordia Domini plena est terra” — “the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”  Psalm 33 proclaims the joy and awe of the Christian at the miraculous grandeur of the creative and redemptive acts of Our Lord.  This Sunday is frequently called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because the Gospel reading is St. John 10.11-16, where Our Lord identifies Himself as our Good Shepherd.  Christ as our Shepherd is also the theme of the Old Testament (Ezekiel 34.11-16) and the Epistle (1 Peter 2.21-25).

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Norma Bucy.

Pastoral Call:  Immanuel has started the process for calling a pastor. According to the bylaws of our constitution, all communicant members are now able to submit names for consideration. Forms are available

Quality, Quantity, Qualified… 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 subjects include: The Movie “Father Stu,” The Vocation of Mother, 4th Century Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, The Jerusalem Council and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ.  Volunteers must 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 wineingerkris@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer.

Vacation Bible School is coming soon, June 13-17 from 6pm-8:30pm.  If you would like to help with this fun week of games, crafts, singing, and teaching our children about Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, please contact Joe Eckardt at joeyeckardt30@gmail.com.  Thanks!

 

This Week at Immanuel

Today   Misericordias Domini-Third Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
  • University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6:00 pm

Dr. Charles Gieschen, our Guest Preacher and Celebrant, serves as Academic Dean and Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne where he has taught New Testament courses since 1996. For eleven years prior to being called to the seminary, he served as Associate Pastor and then Senior Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Michigan.

Saturday
  • Council of Deacons meeting 7:00 am
Next Sunday  Jubilate – Fourth Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Matins, 10:30 am
  • University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6:00 pm

Prepare for Next Sunday

Isaiah 40.25; 1 Peter 2.11-20; St. John 16.16-22

Hymns 795, 699, 708, 793

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