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Parish News for Second Sunday after Christmas

Second Sunday after Christmas

02 January 2022


Jesus Is the Perfect Israel

Israel and all his family went and dwelt in Egypt (Genesis 46.1–7). God made a great nation of him there, but that nation would prove unfaithful to the Lord. Therefore, the New Israel came. In fleeing the murderous Herod, our young Lord goes to Egypt (St. Matthew 2.13–23), that the prophecy might be fulfilled, “Out of Egypt I called my Son” (Hosea 11.1). Jesus brings to perfection what old Israel could not. He is the faithful Israel, the embodiment of the people of God. He offers His perfect and holy life in place of our own. He submits Himself to persecution and suffering in order to save us. Therefore, we should not think it strange when we who are in Christ experience trials because of the faith (1 Peter 4.12–19). Rather, we rejoice to share in Christ’s sufferings, knowing that we will also share in His glory.


Parish News 

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. James Wiesneth and Mr. & Mrs. Tim Clements in memory of Sara Clements. 

Volunteers are needed   to sponsor Altar Flowers for twelve Sundays in 2022, including next Sunday.  Please sign up on the chart on the bulletin board in the Narthex. 

Please pick up your 2022 Contribution Envelopes in the Narthex.  Please e-mail stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.  

Higher Things Registration   Registration forms for Immanuel youth are on the table across from the Parish Office.  A $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany the completed registration and turned into the church office.  The deadline for registration is January 15.

Wabash Valley Right To Life  is sponsoring their annual pro-life billboard campaign, where positive life messages will be posted around Terre Haute in January and February 2022. We would like to raise $375 to sponsor a billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so by Wednesday, marking your donation “Right to Life.”  Please call the church office with any questions or e-mail stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Epiphany Divine Service   is this Thursday, January 6 at 7pm. 


Prepare for the Epiphany of Our Lord

Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.1-12; St. Matthew 2.1-12

Hymns: 397 – 382 – 395 – 399 – 888 – 396


Prepare for Next Sunday

Joshua 3.1–3, 7–8, 13–17; 1 Corinthians 1.26–31; St. Matthew 3.13-17

Hymns: 598 – 406 – 601 – 405 – 594 – 399 – 604


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 72

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] St. Luke 3.10-14; Genesis 1.1-31

  [T] St. Luke 3.15-20; Genesis 2.1-25

  [W] St. Mark 1.1-8; Genesis 4.1-26

  [Th] St. Mark 1.9-15; Genesis 5.1-32

  [F] St. Luke 3.15-22; Genesis 6.1-22

  [S] St. Luke 3.23-38; Genesis 7.1-24

Hymn of the Day or Month

Sunday-Wednesday: Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band (969, insert)

Thursday-Saturday: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (395)

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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