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Parish News for Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

24 July 2022

 

Our Only Hope Is in Christ’s Righteousness

“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:20). God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments (Ex. 20:1–17). Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness but in the goodness of Christ, who did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them for you. In Christ, your righteousness does indeed exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. For you have been baptized into Christ’s death and your sinful nature crucified. Therefore, he who has died has been freed from sin (Rom. 6:1–11). You are now raised with Christ to walk in newness of life and to share in His resurrection on the Last Day. Christ has brought you through the baptismal sea “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2). Therefore, “consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 6:11).

 

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given for the Glory of God by Dr. and Mrs. Frank Acker.

Funeral of Marvin Gradert  On Sunday evening, July 17, it pleased our Lord to call Marvin Gradert to his nearer presence. Marvin’s funeral service will be Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm, in the sanctuary. Visitation will be from 2-4 in the narthex.  Please join us for a light meal following the service.

Farewell to Vicar Paul and Heather Norris  Join us for an Ice Cream Social next Sunday,  July 31, 2022 after Divine Service to bid farewell and best wishes to Vicar Norris and his wife, Heather, as he returns to his studies at the seminary in Fort Wayne.

Adult Bible Class  On Sunday 07 August, Pastor Meyer will begin teaching the Adult Bible class. The topic will be: Justification: Am I Good Enough for God?  The study will last about 7 weeks. It’s time for you to recommit to the study of the Scriptures. BE a good example to others while feeding yourself with God’s Word.

6th Annual Brat Trot will take place on October 15 and we need your help!  Please consider asking your employer to sponsor this event. Proceeds benefit Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and are tax deductible. Sponsorship letters and forms are on the table across from the office. Any questions regarding sponsorships can be directed to Jamie Thomas at jace2528@gmail.com.  Thank 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 if you would like to volunteer.

Your Comprehensive Source For News, Information & Truth… 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: Fighting Transgenderism in the Church & Home; The Doctrine & Practice of Closed Communion; Biblical Inerrancy; The Movie “Thor: Love and Thunder;” 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   Sixth  Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Vistation for Marvin Gradert, 2:00 pm
  • Funeral of Marvin Gradert (light meal to follow), 4:00 pm
Next Sunday  Seventh Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am

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