The Resurrection of Our Lord
17 April 2022
Christ’s Resurrection Means That We Will One Day Be Raised
“Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). By the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, eternal death has passed over us. Now we pass with Christ through death into life everlasting. For Christ the crucified One is risen! The stone has been rolled away from the tomb, revealing that the tomb could not hold Him (Mark 16:1–8). Now our Redeemer lives eternally to save us from sin and Satan and the grave, and we can live in the sure hope of our own bodily resurrection with Christ. “After my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God” (Job 19:26). Feasting on the living Christ, who is our meat and drink indeed, we boldly say: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:54–55, 57).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Pam Anderson in memory of Allen Anderson.
Pastoral Call: Immanuel has started the process for calling a pastor. According to the bylaws of our constitution, all communicant members are now able to submit names for consideration. Forms are available on the table across from the office.
CTSFW/CSL Joint Seminarian Picnic, April 23 @ 12:00 am. Students of Concordia Seminaries in Fort Wayne and St. Louis will meet here at Immanuel and have invited the congregation to attend. Afterward, we will be moving to Spencer Field (on the corner of 14th Street and 8th Avenue) for a baseball game pitting CTSFW vs. CSL. Please join us to welcome our seminarians and root for your favorite seminary team! Lunch provided by Chick-fil-a. Volunteers needed to set up tables and chairs before the seminarians arrive. Contact Vicar Norris at email@example.com to volunteer.
Baby Shower in honor of Chelsea Ofsansky and Little Lambs Easter Egg Hunt, April 24 following Divine Service Please join the Ladies of Immanuel for a Baby Shower & Luncheon. In conjunction, our Little Lambs will have their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Please make your reservations today on the bulletin inserts.
Vacation Bible School It’s that time of year again! Please spread the word and mark your calendars for our upcoming VBS mtg on April 20th at 7pm. We will start hashing out the details then. Hope to see you there!
Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ. Volunteers must 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
Sacred music for the easter season… “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today,” “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Awake, My Heart, with Gladness,” “He’s Risen, He’s Risen.” You can listen 24/7 to sacred music for the 50 days of the Easter season at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
This Week at Immanuel
Today The Resurrection of Our Lord:
- Annual Easter Breakfast hosted by YPI 8:30 am;
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- Vacation Bible School Organizational Meeting 7:00 pm
- CTSFW/CSL Joint Seminarian Picnic & Softball Game 12:00 pm
Next Sunday Second Sunday of Easter:
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am;
- Matins, 10:30am;
- Chelsea Ofsansky Baby Shower/Little Lambs Easter Egg Hunt, 12:00 pm;
- University Student Dinner/Bible Study, 6pm
Prepare for Next Sunday
Ezekiel 37.1-14; 1 John 5.4-10; St. Mark 16.1-John 20.19-318
Hymns: 834, 597, 647, 467