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Parish News for Quinquagesima


19 February 2023


Faith Alone

The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see (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 Sam. 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 Cor. 13:1–13). Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Is. 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.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today by Mr. and Mrs. Cale Bays in honor of Jace Bays’ baptismal birthday.

Adult Bible Class is studying 1 Timothy. Please plan to attend!

Ash Wednesday Refreshments  Please join us following Ash Wednesday service on February 22 for Cinnamon Rolls, coffee and fellowship in anticipation of the upcoming Lenten season.

New Pictorial Directory  Photos are still needed from members to complete our new directory. We would like to include every family in the directory. If you haven’t already submitted your household picture, please email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ.  Volunteers should 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 to volunteer.

Solid, Serious, Substantive… 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: The Season of Lent, The Hymn “From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee,” The Movie “Living,” Witnessing to Homosexuals and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Quinquagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
Ash Wednesday
  • Imposition of Ashes 6:45 pm
  • Divine Service 7:05 pm
  • Cinnamon Rolls & Coffee, 8:15 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  First Sunday in Lent (Invocabit)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am

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