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Parish News for the Second Sunday in Lent – Reminiscere

Second Sunday in Lent – Reminiscere

25 February 2024


Holding God to His Word

Jacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go until he received a blessing from Him (Gen. 32:22–32). So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus seemed to ignore and reject her, she continued to call upon His name and look to Him for help (Mt. 15:21–28). Even when the Lord called her a little dog, she held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle out of His words: “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” This Gentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite, who struggles with God and man in Christ and prevails. “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire” (Mt. 15:27–28). This is the sanctifying will of God (1 Thess. 4:1–7)—to test your faith in order that it may be refined and strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope in Christ does not disappoint (Rom. 5:1–5).


Parish News

Running the iPad is so easy!  We have no one signed up to run the iPad playing the organ in the coming weeks. Communicant members age 18 years or older, please prayerfully consider serving our parish by volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ.  Organ music is so important in supporting the depth of our worship during our services. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  If you have questions, please contact Jim Haas at 317-691-9618, jimhaas45@gmail.com, or Stacy in the church office.

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  All college students and college age members are welcome!  Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal.

Lenten Midweek Services Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Please join us for our Lenten Midweek Vespers Services including Pastor’s In Suffering Be Thy Love My Peace series. This Wednesday we will study of The Sufferings of St. Paul.  OAF will host a potluck meal at 5:30 pm. Make your reservation on the bulletin insert.

Easter Flowers Order Form   is on the back table in the Narthex. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. Also check the box under the type of flowers you would prefer. The cost is $10.00. The order deadline is March 11. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Grace, Faith, Scripture & Christ Alone… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: The Deconstruction of Christianity Movement, The Book of Mormon, A Cloud of Witnesses, The Book of Zechariah and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

This Week at Immanuel

Today   Second Sunday in Lent – Reminiscere
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Vespers, 7:00 pm
  • Council of Deacons Monthly Meeting, 8:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 10:00 am
Next Sunday    Third Sunday in Lent – Oculi
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


Pastor’s Open Office Hours
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Friday 4:30-5:30 pm