Reminiscere – Second Sunday in Lent
13 March 2022
Holding God to His Word
Jacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go until he received a blessing from Him (Genesis 32.22–32). So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus seemed to ignore and reject her, she continued to call upon His name and look to Him for help (St. Matthew 15.21–28). Even when the Lord called her a little dog, she held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle out of His words: “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” This Gentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite, who struggles with God and man in Christ and prevails. “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire” (St. Matthew 15.27–28). This is the sanctifying will of God (1 Thessalonians 4.1–7)—to test your faith in order that it may be refined and strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope in Christ does not disappoint.
Reminiscere The Second Sunday in Lent takes its name “Reminiscere” from the first word of the Introit in Latin, “Remember” (Psalm 25.6).
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.
Easter Lilies Order Form is in the Narthex and by the Parish Office. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $12.00. The order deadline is March 27. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.
This Week at Immanuel
Today: Reminiscere- Second Sunday in Lent Sunday School/Bible Study 9am, Divine Service 10:30am, University Student Dinner/Bible Study 6pm
Monday: Immanuel Book Club 10am
Tuesday: Board of Ed/School Research Committee 6pm
Wednesday: Lenten Evening Prayer: Midweek Meal 5:30pm, Evening Prayer 7pm
Saturday: Youth Catechesis 9am
Next Sunday: Oculi- Third Sunday in Lent Sunday School/Bible Study 9am, Divine Service 10:30am, University Student Dinner/Bible Study 6pm
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 8.16-24; Ephesians 5.1-9; St. Luke 14-28