Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
02 October 2022
Jesus Calls forth Life from Death
A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (Luke 7:11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think” (Eph. 3:14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (2 Kings 17:17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Scot Mullins.
Organ iPad Training is today after Divine Service. Volunteers willing to run the iPad playing the organ are encouraged to attend this 15-minute training session. Volunteers must be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older.
Ladies’ Night Out- It’s S’more Fun with Friends! Ladies of Immanuel are invited to gather around the fire for chili, gourmet s’mores and fellowship on October 21 from 6:00-9:00 pm . Save up your calories and join in the fun under the shelter in the Vicarage yard. Can’t make it at 6:00? Come when you can. Make your reservation on the signup sheet posted by the church office. Questions or want to help? Contact Leslie Bilyeu, 812-249-5671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reformation Lunch and Volunteer Fair Plan to join us on October 30 following Divine Service for German foods- bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and more. A canned food drive area will be set up to collect non-perishable foods to help fill our local food pantries and offer assistance to those in need. The Deacons will host a Volunteer Fair in conjunction with the Reformation Lunch. The Volunteer Fair will highlight each board’s responsibilities and how it supports Immanuel. Please take time to stop by each table to see how your time and talents can best be used. Deacons and board members will be available to answer any questions. Watch for bulletin inserts to make your reservation.
1 Thessalonians 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 recently started a study on The Book of 1 Thessalonians. You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
- Organ iPad Training Session, 12:00 pm
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
- YPI Bonfire at the Bilyeu’s, 6:00 pm
Next Sunday Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am