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Parish News for The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

05 June 2022


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   are given to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Rick Todd.

Dr. Todd Peperkorn of Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, is our guest celebrant and preacher today.  His daughter, Renata Peperkorn, will be our guest organist.

Pastor Meyer will be out of town from Thursday, June 2, to Monday, 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 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.

Talk Radio And Podcasts For Thinking Christians… 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 subjects include: The Movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” Just War Tradition, Science in an Age of Unreason, The Doctrine of the Trinity and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Day of Pentecost
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Kole Mullins and Evan Pound Graduation Celebration, 12:00 pm
  • Brat Trot Steering Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Westminister Bible Study; 1:30 pm
Next Sunday  The Holy Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am

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