27 February 2022
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.
During Septuagesima, the Gloria in Excelsis is omitted, and the Tract replaces the Alleluia in Divine Service.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Jim Haas in memory of their parents.
Farewell Reception for Kantor Schultz immediately following Divine Service. A going away reception will be held after Divine Service for Kantor Schultz. Please join us in thanking Kantor as he leaves to pursue his studies at Ball State.
Sutton Family Donations Please make any donation checks for the Sutton family payable to Karie Sutton. You may mail your donation to her in care of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 645 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. If you wish to make an anonymous/cash donation, there will be a box on the table located in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. Thank you for your continued generosity to Pastor Sutton and his family.
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.
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.