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Parish News for The Ascension of Our Lord

The Ascension of Our Lord

29 May 2022

 

Jesus Is Ascended, but Not Absent

On the fortieth day after His resurrection, our Lord ascended to the right hand of the Father. But although Jesus is hidden from your eyes, He is not absent from you. For He now fills all things in heaven and on earth. He continues “to do and to teach” (Acts 1:1), preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins through those sent in His name (Mark 16:14–20; Luke 24:44–53), giving you His true body and blood in the Supper. Jesus is your great Elijah who pours out on you a double portion of His Spirit in the Word and the Sacraments (2 Kings 2:5–15). He is Lord over all things for the sake of the Church. He whom heaven cannot contain has raised your human nature to share fully in the glory of God. You who believe and are baptized into Christ’s body are already sitting in the heavenly places; for you are in Him who is at the Father’s right hand. When He comes again in the clouds on the Last Day, you also will appear with Him in glory.

 

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roush.

Confirmed last Sunday at Immanuel were Allie Cracraft, Esme Drew, Blake Fitzgerald, and Emma Wineinger. We regret that we neglected to list our confirmands in last Sunday’s bulletin. A photo of the class is on our website.

Dr. Todd Peperkorn of Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, will be our guest celebrant and preacher next Sunday, The Day of Pentecost.  His daughter, Renata Peperkorn, will be our guest organist.

Pastor Meyer will be out of town from Thursday, June 2, to Tuesday, June 6 to attend his granddaughters’ confirmation in Virginia.  Please call the church office at 812-232-4972 and leave a message for Vicar Norris for any pastoral needs.

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner set for the week of June 13th!  K-6 will meet from 6:00-8:30PM (M-F) and Pre-K will meet from 10-11AM (Tues-F). Please help spread the word to members and non-members to sign up for a week of crafts, games, catechism, music, snacks, Bible lessons, and prayer. This year’s theme is “Bread of Life.” Register your children at https://www.ielcth.org/vbs/ or pick up a paper registration form on the table across from the office.  Contact Joe Eckardt at joeyeckardt30@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering. Thanks!

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.

 

This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Ascension of Our Lord (Observed)
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
Wednesday
  • VBS Meeting; 7:00 pm
Next Sunday  The Day of Pentecost
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am

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