14 February 2021
The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see (St. Luke 18.31–43). Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and rise again, but they cannot understand or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy. This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior, for he calls Him “Son of David.” Indeed, Jesus is the Lord’s anointed, the keeper of sheep (1 Samuel 16.1–13) who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind, who is not puffed up, who never fails us (1 Corinthians 13.1–13). Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Isaiah 35.3–7) to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness, but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through death into life.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Dave Morge in memory of Roy and Renee Greenwood.
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently at St. Luke 5, the calling of the disciples and the miraculous catch of fish. The high school class is studying the differences between Lutheran theology and other denominations with Vicar in the library.
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Join us for Divine Service at 7pm to begin the forty days of Lent, focusing on catechesis, penitential reflection, and Christ’s Passion. The Imposition of Ashes begins at 6:45pm in the Narthex.
School Research Committee to study the feasibility of starting a school at Immanuel is being launched by the Board of Parish Education. Interested? Come to the first meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the Parish Center. The meeting will include the viewing of the Circe Institute’s webinar How to Build a Classical School to get discussion started. Questions? Email Joe Eckardt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Coffee Break Bible Study is on Wednesday mornings, with Matins at 8:30am and the study following at 9am. This week we are studying 2 Samuel 3-4, the conflict to unite Israel under King David’s reign.
Lutheran Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet Thursday, February 18 at 11:30am in the Parish Center. Ladies of Immanuel are invited to a luncheon and fellowship. Bring your own sack lunch and join us!
Easter Lilies Order Form is in the Narthex and by the Parish Office. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $11.00. The order deadline is March 15. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.
Prepare for Ash Wednesday—7pm
Joel 2.12-19; 2 Peter 1.2-11; St. Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21
Hymns: 607 – 440 – 419 – 418
Prepare for Next Sunday
Genesis 3.1–21; 2 Corinthians 6.1–10; St. Matthew 4.1–11
Hymns: 663 – 656 – 714 – 421 – 557 – 562
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.
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 6.1-35; Exodus 24.1—25.9
[T] St. Luke 6.36-49; Exodus 31.18—32.35
[W] St. Luke 7.1-10; Exodus 33.1-23
[Th] St. Luke 7.11—8.3; Exodus 34.1-26
[F] St. Luke 8.4-56; Exodus 34.27-35
[S] St. Luke 9.1-27; Exodus 40
Hymn of the Day or Month I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name (734)
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.