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Parish News for Quasimodo Geniti – Second Sunday of Easter

Quasimodo Geniti – Second Sunday of Easter

24 April 2022


The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life

“For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood” (1 John 5:7). These three point to Christ and flow from Christ. Jesus shows His disciples His hands side, from which blood and water flowed, saying “Peace be with you.” He presents the wounds which turn our fear to gladness and which restore us to the Father. Jesus breathes on His disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:23). His breath, His words are Spirit and life. They raise up our dry, dead bones and give us new and everlasting life (Ezek. 37:1–14). Christ now gives His ministers to speak His forgiving, Spirit-filled words to the penitent in His stead. Our Lord continues to come to His people, presenting His wounds to us in the Sacraments of water and blood. He bids us to touch His side at His table, to receive His risen body and blood in true faith, that believing we may have life in His name.


Parish News

Quasimodo Geniti   is the Latin name for the Second Sunday of Easter, taken from the first words of the Introit from 1 Peter 2.2. Quasimodogeniti means “as newborn babes.” Historically, those preparing for baptism and confirmation would keep the Easter Vigil and be baptized and received into the Church on Holy Saturday. These new Christians would continue in their instruction “as newborn babes” in the faith. 1 Peter 2.2: “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” The Word of God sustains the Christian. Would that we all might become as “little children” (St. Matthew 18.3), with child-like faith believing the Word, and, as newborn babes, “crave the pure milk of the Word,” that we too may “grow thereby,” and thus be prepared for the “meat,” the deeper truths of the faith and the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 3.2, 4.1; Hebrews 5.12-14).

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hayne.

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

Expert guests, expansive topics, extolling christ… 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 topics include: Faith & Perseverance in the Early Soviet Union; The Table of Duties from “Luther’s Small Catechism;” Christ’s State of Humiliation & Exaltation; Lutheran Preaching and more.  You can listen on-demand 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.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Quasimodo Geniti – Second Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Matins, 10:30 am
  • Chelsea Ofsansky Baby Shower/Little Lambs Easter Egg Hunt, 12:00 pm
  • University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm
  • Board of Education/School Research Committee Meeting  6:00 pm
Next Sunday  Misericordias Domini-Third Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12 pm
  • University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm


Prepare for Next Sunday

Ezekiel 34.11-16; 1 Peter 2.21-25; St. John 10.11-16

Hymns 719, 711, 786, 619, 631, 636, 819, 709


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