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Parish News for The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fifth Sunday of Easter – Cantate

07 May 2023


Jesus Promises to Send His Holy Spirit, the Helper

Though Jesus has departed from us visibly to the right hand of the Father who sent Him, yet this is to our advantage. For Jesus—who is Lord over all creation, who intercedes for us before the Father, who is preparing a place for us in heaven—has sent the Helper, the Spirit of Truth (John 16:5–15). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” through Jesus Christ (James 1:17). The Holy Spirit helps us by taking what is Christ’s and declaring it to us. In the Word of truth, the Spirit works repentance and delivers to us the forgiveness of sins, the righteousness of Christ, and victory over the devil. For the ruler of this world is judged and defeated by the cross. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we have been brought forth to new life in Him who is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Confident of our resurrection with Christ we confess, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid” (Is. 12:2).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens in honor of our daughter, Alexis Cooksey’s baptismal birthday.

Youth Confirmation Banquet today immediately following Divine Service. Please join us in the celebration as we honor our confirmands, Jace Paul Bays, Lexi Jane Cracraft, and Levi Joseph Sutton.

VBS Planning Meeting If you would like to help plan our 2023 VBS, please join us in the Parish Center on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

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.

Help Needed   We will be taking down the Easter banners and pew torches on May 21 immediately following Divine Service. Please consider staying for a few minutes after to help us. Many hands make light work!

Terre Haute Womens Club Shoe Bus   Collection of socks for the shoe bus will continue through the end of May.  Please place new socks in the box in the Narthex.  Thanks!

Running the iPad is so easy!  We could use a few more communicant members age 18 years or older 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.

Truth, Goodness & Beauty… 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 topics include: The Vocation of Elder; The U.S. Constitution & Natural Law; C.F.W. Walther’s Law & Gospel Theses; The Marks of the Church and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Confirmation Banquet, 12:00 pm
  • YPI End of the Year Extravaganza, 4:00 pm
Next Sunday  The Sixth Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am