Seventh Sunday after Trinity
31 July 2022
Jesus Restores Paradise and Feeds Us Freely
In the Garden of Eden, our first parents received food freely from the gracious hand of God, apart from any burdensome work (Gen 2:7–17). But after the fall, food would be received only through toil and labor. The curse declared, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground . . .” (Gen. 3:19). In other words, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). But into this wilderness world came Jesus the Messiah to restore creation. Having compassion on the weary multitudes, He renewed the bounty of Eden on the third day, freely granting an abundance of bread to the 4,000 (Mark 8:1–9). So also our Lord Jesus, having endured the burden of our sin, was raised on the third day to bring us back to Paradise. He now miraculously turns the bread of death into the Bread of Life in the Sacrament, giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness. For “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
Altar Flowers are given by Mr. and Mrs. Kris Wineinger in honor of Hannah and John’s baptismal birthdays.
Farewell to Vicar Paul and Heather Norris Please join us after Divine Service today for an Ice Cream Social to bid farewell and best wishes to Vicar Norris and his wife, Heather, as he returns to his studies at the seminary in Fort Wayne.
Adult Bible Class On Sunday 07 August Pastor Meyer will begin teaching the Adult Bible Class. Once we have finished the lessons on The Liturgy, the topic will be: Justification: Am I Good Enough for God? The study will last about 7 weeks. It’s time for you to recommit to the study of the Scriptures. BE a good example to others while feeding yourself with God’s Word.
YPI Picnic and Planning: It’s that time of year again! It is time for our annual YPI Planning Meeting. This year we will once again have the meeting within a family event at the Schulz’s home on Saturday, August 6 at 4:30 pm. We will have a cookout and plenty of games/hang out time with indoor/outdoor options (depending on weather). The moms will steal away after the meal to iron out the details of this year’s YPI events. RSVP to Kristin Schulz at 812-870-5834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Annual Brat Trot will take place on October 15 and we need your help! Please consider asking your employer to sponsor this event. Proceeds benefit Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and are tax deductible. Sponsorship letters and forms are on the table across from the office. Any questions regarding sponsorships can be directed to Jamie Thomas at email@example.com. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Real Reformation Radio… 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 Christian Heroes Who Stood Against Islam, Clinging to Christ in College, Apparent Contradictions on Paul’s Conversion Story in Acts, Old Testament Patriarch Joseph and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Seventh Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- Farewell to Vicar Paul and Heather Norris, 12:00 pm
- YPI Picnic and Planning, 4:30 pm
Next Sunday Eighth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am