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Parish News for Reformation Day

Reformation Day

Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity

31 October 2021

 

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

“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (St. Matthew 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” (St. John 8.35).  For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (St. Matthew 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” (Revelation 14.6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Romans 3.21), “that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 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” (Romans 3.25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (St. John 8.31–32).

 

Parish News 

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. James Latta in memory of Lainey Kelley.

Reformation Dinner   Join us following Divine Service for our traditional German meal of bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, and homemade treats donated by our wonderful cooks here at Immanuel.

One God, many gods   College students are exposed to many faiths while on campus. Our study this semester provides an opportunity to learn about the religions of the world through the lens of Christianity This week’s lesson is Scientology.  All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.

All Saints’ Day Divine Service   will be tomorrow, November 1 at 7pm.

We Give Thanks   that Pastor Sutton is continuing his rehabilitation at Mill Pond Health in Greencastle.  Please no visitors at this time.  You are welcome to send cards to Mill Pond Health, 1014 Mill Pond Lane, Room 102, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Bach and Roll   Join us Friday at 7pm in the Parish Center to listen to cantata 116, “You Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ” for the Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year.

Euchre Tournament and Chili Cook Off   is Saturday, November 6, from 5-8pm.  Sign up to make your chili and vie for the title of best chili at Immanuel! Tasting begins at 5. Bring your change to vote for your favorites. Euchre tournament and other games will begin at 5:30 with prizes awarded at 7:30. Sign up today on the insert. $5 suggested donation for attendance at this YPI hosted fundraiser.

 

Prepare for Next Sunday

Exodus 32.1-20; 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; St. Matthew 24.15-28

Hymns: 659 – TLH 407 – 674 – 759 – 713 – 726

 

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. Alleluia!

Psalm 145

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] St. Matthew 18.1-22; Micah 4.9—5.1 (All Saints’ Day: Revelation 7.2-17; 1 John 3.1-3; St. Matthew 5.1-12)

  [T] St. Mark 9.33-50; Isaiah 49.14-21

  [W] St. Luke 17.20-37; Isaiah 2.10-21

  [Th] Romans 8.24-39; Isaiah 63.1-6

  [F] St. Mark 12.1-12; Joel 2.1-11

  [S] St. Matthew 25.14-30; Joel 2.12-27

Hymn of the Day or Month Salvation Unto Us Has Come (555)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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