Palm Sunday/Passon Sunday
02 April 2023
The Cross and Passion of Our Lord Are the Hour of His Glory
“Behold, your King is coming to you . . . humble and mounted on a donkey” (Zech. 9:9–12; Mt. 21:1–9). Our Lord rides in this humble fashion because He is entering Jerusalem to humble Himself even to the point of death on a cross (Phil. 2:5–11). His kingly crown will not be made of gold but of thorns, the sign of sin’s curse. For His royal reign is displayed in bearing this curse for His people, saving us from our enemies by sacrificing His own life. The sinless One takes the place of the sinner so that the sinner can be freed and bear the name “Barabbas,” “son of the Father” (Matthew 26 and 27). It is at the name of this exalted Savior, Jesus, that we bow in humble faith. With the centurion who declared, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Mt. 27:54), we are also given to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:11).
Easter Breakfast The Young People of Immanuel are hosting their annual Easter Breakfast from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Proceeds to be used for their trip to Higher Things this summer. Please see bulletin insert for more details and to make your reservation.
Installation of Pastor Kurt Cockran Please join us at 4:00 pm next Sunday, April 16, 2023 for the installation service of our new pastor, Kurt Cockran. OAF will host a dinner immediately following the installation to welcome Pr. Cockran and his family. Details on the bulletin insert and make your reservation.
Gay Meyer Memorial Garden Dedication and Retirement 2.0 Join us on April 23, 2023 immediately following Divine Service in honoring Gay Meyer and the beautiful new garden dedicated to her memory and bidding a heartfelt thanks to Pastor Meyer (again!). Watch for more information in the bulletin.
Make Sure Your Family Is Included! We still have LOTS of members missing from our new directory. Deadline is April 30. Please email your photo and updated contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Week Podcasts… 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: The Hymn “O Lord, We Praise Thee,” The Seven Words of Christ from the Cross, The Hymn “Upon the Cross Extended,” Apparent Contradictions in the Events of Holy Week and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
- Maundy Thursday Divine Service, 7:00 pm
- Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7:00 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
- Altar Guild Work Day, 9:00 am
- The Great Vigil of Easter, 7:00 pm
Next Sunday The Resurrection of Our Lord
- Annual Easter Breakfast, 8:30 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am