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Parish News for Septuagesima


05 February 2023


Grace Alone

The people of Israel contended with the Lord in the wilderness (Ex. 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 (Matt. 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 Cor. 10:5). But the last, those who rely on Christ, will be first. For Christ is the Rock (1 Cor. 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.


Parish News

Pastoral Call Update   A divine call has been extended from Immanuel to Pr. Kurt Cockran of Basehor, KS to be our pastor. The official documents have been delivered to him. Please keep Pr. Cockran and his family, his current congregation, the other congregation which has called him, as well as Immanuel in your prayers, that God’s good and gracious will be done in this matter.

Altar Flowers donated today to the Glory of God by Barbara Seliger.

Adult Bible Class is studying 1 Timothy. Please plan to attend!

First Sunday of the Month Fellowship  Join us today for coffee and donuts after Divine Service.

Luther Student Fellowship  Tonight, February 5 at 5:00 pm  All college age young adults are invited to a Dinner and Games night at the Vicarage.  Please help spread the word and invite a friend. We look forward to seeing you!

Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser following Divine Service next Sunday, February 12. See bulletin insert for details.

New Pictorial Directory  Photos are still needed from members to complete our new directory. We would like to include every family in the directory. If you haven’t already submitted your household picture, please email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

2023 Contribution Envelopes Please visit the church office to pick up your envelopes or contact 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org if you would like them mailed to you.

Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ.  Volunteers should be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older.  Training provided.  Sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office or contact Kris Wineinger at wineingerkris@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Old Theology, New Technology… Issues, Etc. is a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: Mental Illness in the Lutheran Congregation, The “He Gets Us” Ad Campaign, True Tolerance, Church Discipline and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Septuagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
  • Luther Student Fellowship Dinner and Games, 5:00 pm
  • Church Office Closed
  • Westminister Bible Study, 1:30 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  Sexagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser, 12:00 pm

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