Second Sunday after Christmas
05 January 2020
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.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Mike Latta in honor of Simeon and Emily’s wedding.
Baptized Into Thy Name, Most Holy Joined to the death and resurrection of Christ through Holy Baptism today is Robert Andrew Keller, son of Vicar and Maggie Keller. Sponsors for the baptized are Michael and Ashley Keller, Lexi Keller, and Michael Gruenwald.
There are still nine Sundays available to sponsor Altar Flowers for 2020. Sign up on the chart in the Narthex.
Epiphany Divine Service is tomorrow at 7pm.
Daily Meditations for Epiphany are available on from higherthings.org/reflections. If you are unable to access them online, copies are available in the Narthex and Parish Center.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the book of Hebrews.
GivePlus Mobile App No checks? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift. Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device. Additional information is available on the table outside the office.
Wabash Valley Right To Life We need to raise $525 to sponsor a pro-life billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so before January 6, marking your donation “Right To Life.” Please speak to Chuck Roush or call the church office with any questions.
Meal Train for Vicar and Maggie Keller All aboard the Meal Train! Sign up for a day or two on the sheet outside the Parish Office. Not a cook? That’s okay, just donate a gift card for your favorite restaurant or some cash and they can enjoy some take out. For details, e-mail Emily Eckardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy at email@example.com.
Prepare for Epiphany (Monday, 7pm)
Isaiah 60.1–6; Ephesians 3.1–12; St. Matthew 2.1–12
Hymns: 397 – 395 – 399 – TLH 130 – 888 – 396
Prepare for Next Sunday
1 Kings 8.6–13; Romans 12.1–5; St. Luke 2.41–52
Hymns: 523 – 384 – 401 – 862 – 410 – TLH 104
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!
[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: Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band (969, insert)
Monday-Saturday: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (395)
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.