13 February 2022
The people of Israel contended with the Lord in the wilderness (Exodus 17.1–7). They were dissatisfied with His provision. In the same way, the first laborers in the vineyard complained against the landowner for the wage he provided them (St. Matthew 20.1–16). They charged him with being unfair, but in reality he was being generous. For the Lord does not wish to deal with us on the basis of what we deserve but on the basis of His abounding grace in Christ. The first—those who rely on their own merits—will be last. “For they were overthrown in the wilderness” (1 Corinthians 10.5). But the last, those who rely on Christ, will be first. For Christ is the Rock (1 Corinthians 9.24–10.5). He is the One who was struck and from whose side blood and water flowed that we may be cleansed of our sin.
During Septuagesima, the Gloria in Excelsis is omitted, and the Tract replaces the Alleluia in Divine Service.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. JoAnn Beleslin.
Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser and Raffle today in the Parish Center. Stop by to pick up sweet or savory snacks for your Valentine or to enjoy while watching the Super Bowl. And don’t forget to check out the raffle items! All proceeds to benefit the Sutton Family. This event is sponsored by the Board of Outreach, Assimilation & Fellowship and Thrivent. As always, we thank you for your generous support.
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.
Theology for White Collar, Blue Collar, and Clerical Collar Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: Evolution vs. Adam & Christ, The Gloria in Excelsis, The Historical Reliability of the New Testament, 3rd Century Martyr Saint Valentine and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 55.10–13; 2 Corinthians 11.19—12.9; St. Luke 8.4–15
Hymns: 536 – 823 – 577 – 586 – 960 – 523 – 923
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. Mark 5.21-43; Exodus 5.1-23
[T] St. Mark 6.1-29; Exodus 6.1-30
[W] St. Mark 6.30-56; Exodus 11.1-10
[Th] St. Mark 7; Exodus 12.1-28
[F] St. Mark 8; Exodus 12.29-42
[S] St. Mark 9; Exodus 13.1-22
Hymn of the Day or Month Salvation Unto Us Has Come (555)
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.