Reminiscere—Second Sunday in Lent
17 March 2019
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).
Lauds is the Church’s morning prayer, and is prayed Tuesday—Thursday at 9:30am. Increased prayer is one of the Lent disciplines. Join us as you are able.
Adult Bible Class meets at 9am in the Parish Center with Pastor Sutton, studying Hebrews 11, the faith of the OT saints.
Tuesday Night Class on the biblical roles of men and women continues through March 19.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet is Tuesday, April 9 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 Pastor Sutton (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Barbara Seliger (email@example.com) before Tuesday, March 26.
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 20. You may also order by contacting the parish office at 812.232.4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lent Midweek Vespers is Wednesday at 7pm, “Lent With The Lord’s Commands.”
Your Daily Lutheran Bible Study Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: The Parable of the Rich Fool, Joseph: The Guardian of Jesus, Jesus & the Samaritan Woman, The Annunciation of Our Lord and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
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.