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Parish News for Quinquagesima


11 February 2024


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. Jordan Stallings in memory of Gail Havener.

Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser today immediately following Divine Service. Score a treat for your special Valentine or your very own Super Bowl snacks!

Ash Wednesday Divine Service February 14, 5:00 pm with imposition of ashes beginning at 4:45 pm.  Please join us following Divine Service for desserts including “hot cross buns.”

Lenten Midweek Services beginning February 21 at 7:00 pm Please join us for our Lenten Midweek Vespers Services including Pastor’s In Suffering Be Thy Love My Peace series. On February 21 we will begin with a study of The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist.  OAF will host a potluck meal at 5:30 pm. Watch for bulletin inserts for more information.

AED-CPR Training  For those interested, please join us after Service on February 18 in the Parish Center.

Running the iPad is so easy!  Communicant members age 18 years or older, please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services.  Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.

2024 Martin + Katie Conference Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at University Lutheran Church in Champaign, IL for a free conference where we will learn about being men and women in Christ, meet new friends, get to know each other, and have fun. The conference is open to ages 18-35. Married or single are welcome. Registration is required, as capacity is limited. Info and registration are available at http://martinpluskatie.org. Extra bonus activities planned for Friday night, April 5, and Saturday night, April 6! All are invited to stay for Sunday Bible Class, Divine Service, and lunch on Sunday, April 7.

Sacred Music For The Season Of Lent… “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “In the Cross of Christ I Glory,” “My Song Is Love Unknown,” “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth.” Beginning Ash Wednesday, you can listen to sacred music for the season of Lent 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Quinquagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Valentine Bake Sale, 12:00 pm
  • Pastor at Circuit Winkel
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Ash Wednesday Divine Service, 5:00 pm with imposition of ashes at 4:45 pm
  • “Hot Cross Buns” Reception, 6:00 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
  • AED-CPR Training, 12:00 pm


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