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Parish News for St. Barnabas, Apostle

St. Barnabas, Apostle

11 June 2023


St. Barnabas, Apostle

Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, received the name Barnabas from the apostles (Acts 4:36–37). He was sent to Antioch to see “the grace of God” among the Hellenists, exhorting “them all to remain faithful to the Lord” (Acts 11:22–24). There, through His Church, the Holy Spirit “set apart … Barnabas and Saul for the work to which [He had] called them” (Acts 13:2). Just as Christ had sent out the 12 to proclaim repentance and cast out demons and heal the sick (Mark 6:7–13), so He now sent Paul and Barnabas to proclaim repentance and healing among the Gentiles. Still, this Word is not always received (Acts 13:44–52). Even within the Church, divisions threaten it. Barnabas knew this. He was at the Jerusalem council to see that the Gospel was preserved without mingling in the Law (Acts 15:2–4), and he parted ways with Paul over the usefulness of John Mark (Acts 15:36–41). Despite all these trials, St. Barnabas remained full of faith so the Gentiles could “give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in the coastlands” (Is. 42:12). Thus, by the Lord’s calling and Spirit, Barnabas lived up to his new name: “son of encouragement” (Acts 4:36).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Pastor Philip Meyer.

Thank You to our guest preacher today, Pastor Simeon Cornwell.

Immanuel Book Club will be changing their regularly scheduled meeting to the second Tuesday of each month beginning this Tuesday, June 13. Please join us for delicious snacks and a lively discussion of our monthly reading selection. In June, we will be discussing The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters. 

VBS Sunday 15-Minute Huddle – We are in the home stretch and we need you!  Check out the project board in the Fellowship Center and feel free to take on a task if you’re able and willing to help! Anyone is also invited to join us after Divine Service for our last structured 15 minute status meeting.

VBS 2023: Here I Stand  June 13-15. 6:00-8:15 pm. Please bring your kids and invite their friends to worship, sing, have some fun and learn about Luther! Registration is available for ages 3-12 online at https://www.ielcth.org/vbs/ or a paper version is available on the table in the Parish Center.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

CPC Change for Life Campaign Sunday, May 14 through Sunday June 18. To participate in this fundraiser for CPC’s Encourage Parents Together Program, please take and fill a baby bottle (found on the table in the Parish Center) with change during the month of the campaign. Or fill a virtual bottle through the Crisis Pregnancy Center Wabash Valley Supporters page on Facebook or at www.wabashvalleypregnancy.com.

Ordination of former Vicar Paul Norris will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Washington Street, Delphi, IN.  Pastor-elect Norris asks any Immanuel members planning to attend to RSVP with Stacy at stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org or call the church office.

Spiritual Well-Being & Mental Health of Lutheran Laity… Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, will have Rev. David Fleming and Dr. Beverly Yahnke of Doxology respond to your questions and comments about the spiritual well-being and mental health of Lutheran laity.  Submit your question via email: talkback@issuesetc.org, Facebook: facebook.com/issuesetc, or the Issues, Etc. Comment Line: (618) 223-8382.  Listen to the interview at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   St. Barnabas, Apostle
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Vacation Bible School, 6:00-8:15 pm
Next Sunday  Second Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am