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Parish News for The Second Sunday of Easter

The Second Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo Geniti)

16 April 2023


The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life

“For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood” (1 John 5:7). These three point to Christ and flow from Christ. Jesus shows His disciples His hands side, from which blood and water flowed, saying “Peace be with you.” He presents the wounds which turn our fear to gladness and which restore us to the Father. Jesus breathes on His disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:23). His breath, His words are Spirit and life. They raise up our dry, dead bones and give us new and everlasting life (Ezek. 37:1–14). Christ now gives His ministers to speak His forgiving, Spirit-filled words to the penitent in His stead. Our Lord continues to come to His people, presenting His wounds to us in the Sacraments of water and blood. He bids us to touch His side at His table, to receive His risen body and blood in true faith, that believing we may have life in His name.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God today by Mr. and Mrs. Kris Bilyeu.

Installation of Rev. Kurt Cockran  Please join us today at 4:00 pm, for the installation service of our new pastor, Rev. Kurt Cockran. OAF will host a dinner immediately following the installation to welcome Pastor Cockran and his family.

Gay Meyer Memorial Garden Dedication and Retirement 2.0  Join us next Sunday, April 23, immediately following Divine Service in honoring Gay Meyer and the beautiful new Resurrection Garden dedicated to her memory and bidding a heartfelt thanks to Pastor Meyer. See the bulletin insert for more information.

Fifth Sunday of the Month Lunch – Chili Cookoff April 30 immediately following Divine Service. Bring the heat (or not) and compete for the title of “Best Chili at Immanuel” Watch for future bulletin inserts for more details. (Last chance to get your family’s picture taken for the new directory!)

Make Sure Your Family Is Included!  We still have LOTS of members missing from our new directory. Deadline is April 30. Please email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Expert Guests, Expansive Topics, Extolling Christ… 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: Putting Children at the Center of Family Policy; Responding to Unanswered Bible Questions; The Doctrine of the Trinity & the Bible; Lies about Human Nature; The Sacrifice of the Mass and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Second Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Installation of Rev. Kurt Cockran, 4:00 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
  • Seminary Picnic/Softball Game, 12:00 pm
Next Sunday  The Third Sunday of Easter
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Dedication of Gay Meyer Memorial Garden and Retirement 2.0, 12:00 pm

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