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Parish News for the Second Sunday after Trinity

The Second Sunday after Trinity

18 June 2023


The Gospel Call Goes Out to All

Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Prov. 9:5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Haas.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our Vacation Bible School this week.

Baptism of Mary Abigail Eckardt, daughter of Joseph and Emily Eckardt today with Pr. Simeon and Emily Cornwell as godparents.

CPC Change for Life Campaign Sunday, May 14 through Sunday June 18. Please make sure to deliver your filled baby bottle to the Church Office this week OR fill a virtual bottle through the Crisis Pregnancy Center Wabash Valley Supporters page on Facebook or at www.wabashvalleypregnancy.com.

Ordination of former Vicar Paul Norris will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Washington Street, Delphi, IN.  Pastor-elect Norris asks any Immanuel members planning to attend to RSVP with Stacy at stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org or call the church office.

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.

Sacred Music Station… You can listen to the best of the Church’s music for the past 2,000 years on Lutheran Public Radio.  LPR streams 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Second Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Walk with Pastor, 1:30 pm
  • Brat Trot Meeting, 6:00 pm
Next Sunday  Presentation of the Augsburg Confession
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am