Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
23 October 2022
Jesus’ Incarnation Secures for Us Life, Forgiveness, and Healing
The Lord does not require us to ascend to Him; in mercy He descends to us (Gen. 28:10–17). The ladder in Jacob’s dream was not for climbing; it was the means by which the Lord came to bless Jacob. This event finds its fulfillment in Christ who descended from His throne to save and bless us. By His incarnation He is the eternal bridge between heaven and earth. “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matt. 9:1–8). The Lord was present in the flesh to absolve the paralytic. Jesus also healed and restored this man’s body. “For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation” (Small Catechism). The Lord still has power on earth to forgive sins. In holy absolution He raises up the new man (Eph. 4:22–28) and bestows the healing medicine which will bring about our resurrection on the Last Day. Thus we say with Jacob, “This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Gen. 28:17)
Altar Flowers are given to by Mr. and Mrs. Kris Bilyeu in memory of their parents.
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.
Reformation Mittagessen (mid-day lunch) will take place following Divine Service on Sunday, October 30. Reservations can be made on bulletin insert or calling the church office, 812-232-4972. A canned food drive area will be set up to collect non-perishable foods to help stock our local food pantries. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Saturday morning (29th) at 10:00am. Volunteers are also needed to help serve and clean up on Sunday. Contact Leslie Bilyeu if you can help- email@example.com, or check in on Sunday and we’ll put you to work.
Volunteer Fair: The Deacons will host a volunteer fair in conjunction with the Reformation Mittagessen 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 including questions regarding our ongoing pastoral call process.
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.
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.
Luke Bible Study… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon. Pastor Weedon begins a study this week on The Gospel of Luke. You can listen at your convenience at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Nineteenth 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
Next Sunday Reformation Sunday (Observed)
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- Reformation Mittagessen/Volunteer Fair, 12:00 pm