Reminiscere—Second Sunday in Lent
08 March 2020
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.
Baptized Into Thy Name, Most Holy Remembered by her Lord today in the waters of Holy Baptism on this “Reminiscere” (“Remember” – Psalm 25.6) Sunday is Magdalena Louise Mullins, daughter of Kyle and Nicola Mullins, born February 26 in Fort Wayne. Sponsors are Justin and Katie Chester.
Lent Vespers is Wednesday at 7pm. Catechism preaching on the Second Article of the Creed.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the Gospel of St. Luke, chapter 1.
Coffee Break Bible Study meets Wednesday at 9am, after Matins is prayed at 8:30am. Studying the book of 1 Samuel, chapter 16, the anointing of David by Samuel.
Friday Game Night! Mark your calendar for Friday, March 20. Come anytime between 6:30-8:30pm for cards, games, and fellowship! Feel free to bring a snack to share, OAF will provide beverages. Hope to see you there!
Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet is Tuesday, April 14 at Rose-Hulman. Dinner is free and includes a free will donation opportunity to the CPC. Immanuel is hosting a table. Please join us. Contact Barbara Seliger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy Gibbens at email@example.com before Tuesday, March 24.
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 $11.00. The order deadline is March 23. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 8.16–24; Ephesians 5.1–9; St. Luke 11.14–28
Hymns: 420 – 659 – 423 – 531 – 755 – 666
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.
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 13; Numbers 14
[T] St. Luke 14; Numbers 15
[W] St. Luke 15; Numbers 16
[Th] St. Luke 16; Numbers 17
[F] St. Luke 17; Numbers 20
[S] St. Luke 18.1-14; Numbers 21
Hymn of the Day or Month When in the Hour of Deepest Need (615)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.