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Parish News for The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

19 May 2024


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 today by Mr. and Mrs. Doug Toth in honor of their wedding anniversary.

Confirmation Please join us today in congratulating our new confirmands, Kason Casassa, William Cracraft, Jace Thomas, and John Wineinger.

Didache – Interested in learning more about the essentials of Lutheran doctrine and practice? Please join Pastor’s adult instruction class on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm beginning May 21. Both members and guests are invited to attend, with guests having the opportunity to become communicant members upon completion.

Eli Gibbens Graduation Open House  Justen and Beth Gibbens would like to invite everyone in the congregation to Eli’s graduation open house to be held here at the Parish Center on Saturday, May 25 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating Eli’s graduation and wishing him safe travels as he leaves for Air Force boot camp in the coming weeks.

VBS 2024 If you would like to assist in planning and carrying out VBS this year (June 11-13), speak to Arlington Hayne in person or contact him at arlingtonhayne@gmail.com.

Change for Life Bottle Campaign  Crisis Pregnancy Center would like to thank you for faithfully supporting them throughout the years! The loving support of the churches within the Wabash Valley has enabled CPC to effectively meet the physical and spiritual needs of this community for nearly 35 years! The proceeds from this campaign are used to purchase the port-a-cribs, toddler beds, baby monitors and car seats that CPC clients earn through the Encouraging Parents Together Program. Please pick up your baby bottle in the Parish Center and return it on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th. As always, thank you for your loving support of the CPC. https://youtu.be/u-Tu80C_8Sw

Psalms Bible Study… LCMS Pastor Will Weedon will begin study this week on the Book of Psalms.  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.  You can listen at your convenience at thewordendures.org, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod, TuneIn, the LPR mobile app or a podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Day of Pentecost(Confirmation Sunday)
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Study, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Confirmation Banquet, 12:00 pm
  • Adult Didache Class, 5:30 pm
  • Eli Gibbens Graduation Open House in Parish Center, 1-5 pm
Next Sunday   The Holy Trinity
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


Pastor’s Open Office Hours
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm