Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
16 October 2022
In Life and Death, Christ Fulfills the Law of God
The Pharisees ask a Law question. Jesus asks a Gospel question. The Pharisees seek to test Jesus in His own words. Jesus seeks to “test” them in the saving reality of who He is as the Messiah (Matt. 22:34–46). The Law requires you to “fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” and to “love the sojouner” (Deut. 10:12–21). Failure to keep the Law perfectly brings judgment. On the other hand, the Gospel brings the grace of God given by Jesus Christ, that you may be blameless in the day of His return (1 Cor. 1:1–9). Jesus is David’s Son yet David’s Lord, true God and true man. He is Love incarnate who fulfilled all the demands of God’s Law on our behalf, that we might be saved from the Law’s condemnation and sanctified in the Gospel’s forgiveness. Thereby we see that “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9).
Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens.
Christmas Poinsettia Order Form is on the table in the Narthex. Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, a name of a person you would like to remember or honor. Orders are due November 14.
Ladies’ Night Out- It’s S’more Fun with Friends! Ladies of Immanuel are invited to gather around the fire for chili, gourmet s’mores and fellowship on October 21 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Save up your calories and join in the fun under the shelter in the Vicarage yard. Can’t make it at 6:00? Come when you can. Make your reservation on the signup sheet posted by the church office. Questions or want to help? Contact Leslie Bilyeu, 812-249-5671 or email@example.com.
Reformation Lunch and Volunteer Fair Plan to join us for German foods- bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and more. A canned food drive area will be set up to collect non-perishable foods to help fill our local food pantries. The Deacons will host a Volunteer Fair in conjunction with the Reformation Lunch which will highlight each board’s responsibilities and how it supports Immanuel. Please take time to stop by each table to see how your time and talents can best be used. Deacons and board members will be available to answer any questions. We will also be taking pictures for our new pictorial directory. Watch for bulletin inserts to make your reservation!
All Saints’ Day Divine Service will be Sunday, November 6. Please submit your loved one to be named during the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed by completing the bulletin insert or contact the office at 812.232.4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, November 31.
Expert Guests, Expansive Topics, Extolling Christ… 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: Spiritual Warfare, Responding to Unanswered Bible Questions, Federal Abortion Limits, Daniel & the Lion’s Den and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
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 email@example.com to volunteer.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- Board of Education/School Research Committee, 6:00 pm
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
- Ladies’ Night Out – It’s S’more Fun with Friends, 6:00 pm
Next Sunday Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am