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Parish News for Sexagesima


04 February 2024


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 Hudson Bere’s baptismal birthday.

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!

Ash Wednesday Divine Service February 14, 5:00 pm with imposition of ashes beginning at 4:45 pm.  Please join us following Divine Service for desserts including “hot cross buns.”

Lenten Midweek Services beginning February 21 at 7:00 pm Please join us for our Lenten Midweek Vespers Services including Pastor’s In Suffering Be Thy Love My Peace series. On February 21 we will begin with a study of The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist.  OAF will host a potluck meal at 5:30 pm. Watch for bulletin inserts for more information.

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

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, to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.

2024 Martin + Katie Conference Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at University Lutheran Church in Champaign, IL for a free conference where we will learn about being men and women in Christ, meet new friends, get to know each other, and have fun. The conference is open to ages 18-35. Married or single are welcome. Registration is required, as capacity is limited. Info and registration are available at http://martinpluskatie.org. Extra bonus activities planned for Friday night, April 5, and Saturday night, April 6! All are invited to stay for Sunday Bible Class, Divine Service, and lunch on Sunday, April 7.

James Bible Study… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon.  Pastor Weedon begins a study later this week on the Book of James.  You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.org, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod, the LPR mobile app or a podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Sexagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday    Quinquagesima
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Valentine Bake Sale, 12:00 pm


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