Third Sunday of Easter
05 May 2019
The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep
Our Lord Jesus is the Good Shepherd (St. 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 (Ezekiel 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).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. David Morge in memory of Roy and Renee Greenwood.
Please Greet Our Catechumens after the Divine Service in the receiving line with Pastor and Vicar outside the Narthex, and then proceed to the Parish Center for cake and refreshments given in honor of the confirmands.
Little Lambs Spring Cookout Little Lambs (fourth grade and younger) and their families are invited to a spring cookout this Saturday, May 11, at 5pm at Pastor and Karie Sutton’s home. The entrée will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVP to Karie_Sutton@yahoo.com or call her at home: 812.917.3941.
Vicarage and Call Placement Services at Concordia Theological Seminary On Monday at the vicarage placement service, it was announced that Seminarian Andrew Keller will be Immanuel’s vicar for 2019-2020. On Tuesday at the Call service, Seminarian Brian Johnston received the Divine Call to be Associate Pastor of Trinity—Janesville, Minnesota.
Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28. (This is updated from the newsletter announcement.)
Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying Hebrews 11.1-31, “The People of Faith – Moses.” “Now faith is the basis of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…” We will review with the inspired author of Hebrews the divinely attested people of faith from the foundational story of God’s people in the Old Testament. Four cases from the life of Moses as a type of Christ, the deliverer. Now is the time to join in (or come back if you’ve missed lately) and be blessed to know our Lord Jesus more and more through His holy, precious, life-giving Word.
Old Theology, New Technology Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: The Vocation of Mother, Man’s Fall into Sin, 19th Century Lutheran Theologian C.F.W. Walther, Jesus Heals Jairus’ Daughter, Confession & Absolution, Job and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 40.25–31; 1 Peter 2.11–20; St. John 16.16–22
Hymns: 478 – 666 – 483 – 461 – 756 – 462 – 490
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. Alleluia
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 5.1-17; Micah 2.1-13
[T] St. John 5.18-30; Isaiah 30.1-33
[W] St. John 5.31-47; Jeremiah 3.1-25
[Th] St. John 6.16-29; Ezekiel 34.1-11
[F] St. John 6.30-40; Ezekiel 34.12-22
[S] St. John 6.41-59; Ezekiel 34.23-31
Hymn of the Day or Month The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want (710)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;
R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.