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Parish News for The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

28 May 2023


The Holy Spirit Gives Peace

Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Gen. 11:1) they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. & Mrs. Jasen Gibbens in honor of Zachary Gibbens’ baptismal birthday.

Church Office will be closed May 25-June 2. Please call 812-232-4972 to schedule an appointment to meet with Pastor Cockran.

Pastor Cockran will be out of town at a Doxology conference Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8. Pastor Cornwell will be on call for any urgent pastoral care.

VBS Sunday 15-Minute Huddle –Interested in helping? We need you!  Only 2 weeks left! Check out the project board in the Fellowship Center and take note of any tasks that have “Who? ______”  Feel free to write your name if you’re able and willing to help! Anyone is also invited to join us after Divine Service for a structured 15 minute quick status update 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.

Calling All Summer Sunday School Teachers!  Please consider teaching a week or two over the summer to give a well-deserved break to our Sunday School teachers. Sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office.

CPC Change for Life Campaign Sunday, May 14 through Sunday June 18. To participate in this fundraiser for CPS’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.

Running the iPad is so easy!  If you are a communicant member 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, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.

Listen to a Lutheran Bible Study on the phone… 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 is currently leading a study on the Book of Acts.  You can listen by calling (618) 262‑0078.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Day of Pentecost
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
Next Sunday  The Holy Trinity
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am