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Parish News for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion

Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion

24 March 2024


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).


Parish News

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner will not meet this week. 

Altar Guild Easter Set Up   On Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 am, we will be setting up the Sanctuary for the Great Vigil of Easter and the following Easter Services. This includes hanging banners, installing pew torches and setting out Easter flowers.  Please make time to help make our Sanctuary ready for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord! Many hands make light work.

Easter Breakfast  The Young People of Immanuel are hosting their annual Easter Breakfast from 8:30 am to 9:45 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.

CPC Glow Walk 2024 is Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Immanuel would love to send a team. Please talk to Stacy or Pastor if you would like to head up our team for this event!

Premier Conference For Lutheran Laity… You’re invited to attend the 2024 Issues, Etc. “Making the Case” Conference Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at Concordia University Chicago.  Speakers include: 12-Time All-American Swimmer Riley Gaines, Mollie Hemingway of Fox News, Mark Hemingway of RealClear Investigations, Pastor Chris Rosebrough of “Fighting for the Faith,” Aaron Renn of The American Conservative, Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of “Has American Christianity Failed?,” and Pastor Will Weedon of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.  The early bird registration fee is $140 and includes three meals.  Reduced room rates, including on-campus dorms, are available. For more information, visit issuesetc.org or call (618) 223-8385.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Palm Sunday / Sunday Of The Passion
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
Maudy Thursday
  • Divine Service, 5:00 pm
Good Friday
  • Tenebrae Service, 7:00 pm
Holy Saturday
  • Altar Guild Easter Set-up, 9:00 am
  • The Great Easter Vigil, 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday   The Resurrection of Our Lord
  • Easter Breakfast hosted by YPI, 8:30 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


Pastor’s Open Office Hours
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm