The Nativity of Our Lord
25 December 2022
The Living and Life-Giving Word of God Dwells among Us in the Flesh
In the beginning God created all things through His Word, His Son. But man fell into sin, and with man all creation was cursed. Therefore, God spoke His Word again, this time into the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary. The glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle of our human nature (Ex. 40:17–21, 34–38). “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1–14). The Son of God took on our flesh and blood and died on the cross in order that we might receive the right to become the children of God through faith. Baptized into Christ’s body, we are made partakers of a new Genesis, “the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:4–7). In Christ, the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man has truly appeared.
Altar Flowers Given today by Mr. & Mrs. Kris Bilyeu in memory of William and Doris Lawton.
2023 Altar Flowers Chart is on the table in the Narthex. Many dates are still available. Please print clearly to sign up for the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion.
New Pictorial Directory Photos are still needed from members to complete our new directory. Please see instructions by the backdrop in the Parish Center. We would like to have all photos by the end of the year.
Wabash Valley Right To Life is sponsoring their annual pro-life billboard campaign. We would like to raise $375 to sponsor a billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so by January 1, marking your donation “Right to Life.” For more information, call the church office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sacred Music & Talk For The Christmas Season… You can listen 24/7 to sacred talk and music for the 12 days of Christmas at issuesetc.org, lutheranpublicradio.org, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, TuneIn, Apple HomePod and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
This Week at Immanuel
Today The Nativity of Our Lord
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
Next Sunday The Circumcision and Name of Jesus
- Divine Service, 10:30am
(Please note no Bible Class or Sunday School this week or next week. Bible Class and Sunday School will resume on January 8)