Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
25 September 2022
Anxious Bondage vs. Confident Trust
“You cannot serve God and money” (Matt. 6:24–34), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God— that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17:8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal. 5:25–6:10).
Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens.
Organ iPad Training October 2 following Divine Service. Volunteers willing to run the iPad playing the organ are encouraged to attend this 15-minute training session. Volunteers must be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older.
YPI Strudel Fundraiser Strudels available for pick-up on October 2. Complete your order on the bulletin insert to order this delicious treat! Another great way to support our Young People of Immanuel!
CPC of Wabash Valley 34th Annual Banquet will be on October 4, 2022 at the ISU Hulman Center. The theme of this year’s banquet is “The Light Shines in the Darkness” with special guest speaker Steventhen Holland. This free event is an opportunity to support CPC of Wabash Valley financially. Please contact our table host, Barb Seliger, at email@example.com or 812-281-2374 if you would like join Immanuel’s table at this event.
What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Knew About… Are you looking for a way to explain Biblical Lutheran teachings like Baptism, Closed Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The End Times, Funerals and Worship to non-Lutherans? Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, interviewed Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller about these topics and more. You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at issuesetc.org/whatiwish/.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
- YPI Strudel Making, 10:30 am
Next Sunday Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
- Organ iPad Training Session, 12:00 pm