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Parish News for Reformation Day (Observed)

Reformation Day (Observed)

29 October 2023


The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His Grace

“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, that we might eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35). For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom. 3:21), “that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hayne.

Reformation Mittagessen  Please join us today following Divine Service for our annual event celebrating the Reformation with delicious German food and fellowship! 

Church Picture Directory has arrived! Pick yours up during Reformation Mittagessen or anytime during weekly church office hours. 

All Saints’ Day Divine Service   will be Sunday, November 5. Please submit your loved one to be named during the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed by completing the bulletin insert or contact the office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org before Tuesday, October 31.

Farewell to Pastor Simeon Cornwell and family Please join us on November 5 after Divine Service to bid Pastor Simeon Cornwell and his family farewell and good wishes as they head to Michigan for his new call. 

Christmas Poinsettia Order Form   is on the table in the Narthex.  Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, the  name of a person you would like to remember or honor.  Orders are due November 12. 

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner  Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  We are excited to continue this tradition of welcoming college students here at Immanuel!  Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal. 


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Reformation Day (Observed)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Reformation Mittagessen, 12:00 pm
  • Didache, 5:30 pm
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
Friday-Sunday  Pastor Cockran at Doxology Conference
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  All Saints Day (Observed)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Farewell to Pastor Simeon Cornwell and family, 12:00 pm


Pastor’s Open Office Hours This Week:
  • Wednesday, November 1, 4:30-5:30pm