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Parish News for The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

25 June 2023


The Augsburg Confession

The Augsburg Confession, the principal doctrinal statement of the theology of Martin Luther and the Lutheran reformers, was written largely by Phillip Melanchthon. At its heart it confesses the justification of sinners by grace alone, through faith alone, for the sake of Christ alone. Signed by leaders of many German cities and regions, the confession was formally presented to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at Augsburg, Germany, on June 25, 1530. A few weeks later Roman Catholic authorities rejected the Confession, which Melanchthon defended in the Apology of the Augsburg Confession (1531). In 1580 the Unaltered Augsburg Confession was included in the Book of Concord.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Mrs. Norma Bucy.

Thank you to Pastor Simeon Cornwell for conducting our Divine Service today.

Ordination of former Vicar Paul Norris will take place on today, Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Washington Street, Delphi, IN.

Council of Deacons Announcement Due to additional responsibilities at work, Brice Ofsansky has resigned from his position as Treasurer of the Congregational Assembly.  According to Article IV, Section E, Number 5 of our constitution, the Council of Deacons is to appoint someone to finish the term which extends to the end of this year, December 31, 2023. The Council is announcing the appointment of Jeff Allen to serve the remainder of this term. This appointment shall become effective two weeks after this announcement (July 2), pending no reasonable objection from the members of the Congregational Assembly. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any Deacon, Congregation officer or the Church office.

Pastor Cockran will be out of town for a family vacation Friday, June 23 through Thursday, June 29. “Walk with Pastor” is postponed until Tuesday, July 11.  Pastor Cornwell will be on call for any urgent pastoral care.

Unanswered Bible Questions… Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, will have Pastors Bryan Wolfmueller and Brian Kachelmeier respond to your unanswered Bible questions.  You can submit your question via email: talkback@issuesetc.org, Facebook: facebook.com/issuesetc, or the Issues, Etc. Comment Line: (618) 223-8382.  You can listen to the interview at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app or your favorite podcast provider.

Running the iPad is so easy!  If you are a communicant member age 18 years or older please consider volunteering 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.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Presentation of the Augsburg Confession
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
Next Sunday  The Visitation
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am