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Parish News for The Fourth Sunday in Lent – Laetare

Fourth Sunday in Lent – Laetare

10 March 2024


The Lord Feeds His People

The Lord provided bread from heaven for His people in the wilderness (Ex. 16:2–21). Now He who is Himself the living bread from heaven miraculously provides bread for the five thousand (John 6:1–15). This takes place near the time of the Passover, after a great multitude had followed Jesus across the sea, and when He went up on a mountain. Seen in this way, Jesus is our new and greater Moses, who releases us from the bondage of Mount Sinai and makes us free children of the promise (Gal. 4:21–31). Five loaves become twelve baskets—that is, the five books of Moses find their goal and fulfillment in Christ, whose people continue steadfastly in the doctrine and fellowship of the twelve apostles, and in the breaking and receiving of the bread of life, which is the body of Christ together with His precious blood, and in the prayers (Acts 2:41–47). So it is that God’s people “shall not hunger or thirst” (Is. 49:8–13). For He abundantly provides for us in both body and soul.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen in honor of Jace Bays’ baptism.

Easter Flowers Order Form   The order deadline is TODAY. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. Also check the box under the type of flowers you would prefer. The cost is $10.00.

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  All college students and college age members are welcome!  Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal.

Lenten Midweek Services Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Please join us for our Lenten Midweek Vespers Services including Pastor’s In Suffering Be Thy Love My Peace series. This Wednesday we will study of The Tribulation of St. Job.  OAF will host a potluck meal at 5:30 pm. Make your reservation on the bulletin insert. 

YPI Game Day  Sunday, March 17 following Divine Service. We will have pizza for lunch, a devotion with Pastor, then play games with Veggie Tales on in the background. Bring your favorite board game and a little money for pizza! More people = more fun!

Altar Guild Cleaning Day is Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 am   All Altar Guild members are encouraged to attend. Thank you!

Altar Guild Easter Set Up   On Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 am, we will be setting up the Sanctuary for the Great Vigil of Easter and the following Easter Services. This includes hanging banners, installing pew torches and setting out Easter flowers.  Please make time to help make our Sanctuary ready for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord! Many hands make light work.

Easter Breakfast  The Young People of Immanuel are hosting their annual Easter Breakfast on March 31 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am.  Proceeds to be used for their trip to Higher Things this summer. Please see bulletin insert for more details and to make your reservation.

Running the iPad is so easy! Communicant members age 18 years or older, please prayerfully consider serving our parish by volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  If you have questions, please contact Jim Haas at 317-691-9618, jimhaas45@gmail.com, or Stacy in the church office.

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This Week at Immanuel

Today   Fourth Sunday in Lent – Laetare
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Second Sunday Snacks hosted by YPI, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
Tuesday – Pastor at Circuit Winkel
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Vespers, 7:00 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday    Fifth  Sunday in Lent – Judica
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • YPI Game Day, 12:00 pm


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