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Parish News for Sexagesima


12 February 2023


Scripture Alone

The Sower sows the seed of His Word (Luke 8:4–15). This Word is living and powerful (Heb. 4:9–13) to conceive new life in those who hear it. But the planting of Christ is attacked by the devil, the world, and the flesh. Satan snatches the Word away from hard hearts. The riches and pleasures of this life choke off faith. Shallow and emotional belief withers in time of temptation and trouble. But see how Christ bears this attack for us! Christ’s cross was planted in the hard and rocky soil of Golgotha. A crown of thorns was placed upon His head. Satan and His demons hellishly hounded and devoured Him. Yet, through His dying and rising again, He destroyed these enemies of ours. Jesus is Himself the Seed which fell to the ground and died in order that it might sprout forth to new life and produce much grain. In Him, the weak are strong (2 Cor. 11:19–12:9). He is the Word of the Father which does not return void (Is. 55:10–13) but yields a harvest hundredfold.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens in honor of their grandson, Hudson Bere’s baptismal birthday.

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

Special Visitor In order to consider the Divine Call that we have issued him, Pastor Kurt Cockran and his wife Emily will be visiting Terre Haute and Immanuel this weekend. He is planning on attending Sunday morning Bible Study and Divine Service, and will stick around for a little bit during the Bake Sale in order to meet some of the Saints of Immanuel. Please join us in making him feel welcome.

Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser following Divine Service TODAY. Stop by the Parish Center and grab your goodies and help raise money for our upcoming brick replacement project!

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.

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.

Equipping The Priesthood Of All Believers… 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 teachings include: How to Save the West; Finding a Therapist; “Luther’s Large Catechism with Annotations and Contemporary Applications;” 19th-Century Lutheran Theologian Wilhelm Loehe and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Sexagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser, 12:00 pm
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
  • YPI Nerf Wars-Parish Center, 4:00 pm
Next Sunday  Quinquagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am

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