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Parish News for Septuagesima


28 January 2024


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

Altar Flowers donated today by Mr. and Mrs. Kris Wineinger in honor of Emma’s baptismal birthday.

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  All college students and college age members are welcome!  Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal.   

Italian Night Dinner   Join us Saturday, February 3 at 5:30 pm for this annual event hosted by YPI! Make your reservation in the bulletin insert. Proceeds to assist our young people traveling to Higher Things this summer.

Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser February 11 immediately following Divine Service. You’ll be one smart cookie when you visit the sweet and savory treats tables at this annual event. Check out the bulletin insert for more info and score a treat for your special Valentine or your very own Super Bowl snacks!

AED-CPR Training  For those interested, please join us after Service on February 18 in the Parish Center.

2024 Altar Flowers Chart is now posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. There are still several opportunities to donate altar flowers. Please print clearly on the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion.

Running the iPad is so easy!  Communicant members age 18 years or older, please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services.  Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.

Expert Guests, Expansive Topics, Extolling Christ… 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: Responding to the Cliches of Pop American Christianity, The Epiphany Hymn “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise,” An Update on an Attempt by Concordia University Texas to Reject the Governance & Oversight of the LCMS, The Benefits of Liturgical Worship and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod or your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Septuagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Council of Deacons Monthly Meeting, 8:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 10:00 am
  • Italian Night Dinner hosted by YPI, 5:30 pm
Next Sunday    Sexagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


Pastor’s Open Office Hours
  •  Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm