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Parish News for the Second Sunday in Lent – Reminiscere

Second Sunday in Lent – Reminiscere

05 March 2023


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

Reminiscere   The Second Sunday in Lent takes its name “Reminiscere” from the first word of the Introit in Latin, “Remember” (Psalm 25.6).

Pastor Simeon Cornwell is our deacon and preacher today. We thank him for his service.

Easter Lilies Order Form   is in on the table in the Narthex. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $12.00. The order deadline is March 19. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Midweek Lenten Meal  Join us on Wednesday evenings for a meal before Lenten Vespers. Meal begins at 5:30 pm, Vespers Service at 7:00 pm.  Please use the bulletin insert to make your reservation.

Spaghetti Dinner  The Young People of Immanuel are hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner this coming Saturday, March 11, 2023, with proceeds to be used for their trip to Higher Things this summer. Please see bulletin insert for more details and to make your reservation.

New Pictorial Directory  Photos are still needed from members to complete our new directory. We would like to include every family in the directory. If you haven’t already submitted your household picture, please email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

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 wineingerkris@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Clear, Concise, Consistent… 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 teachings include: God’s Word in the Christian home, the hymn “Lord of Our Life,” the Religiously Unaffiliated Spiritual Nones, Witchcraft and more.  You can listen at your convenience 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, 10:30am
  • First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
  • Lenten Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Vespers 7:00 pm
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
  • Spaghetti Dinner hosted by YPI, 5:00 pm
Next Sunday  Third Sunday in Lent (Oculi)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am

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