The Sunday of Avoiding Earthly Cares
Lawrence Tide – Trinity XV
17 September 2023
Anxious Bondage vs. Confident Trust
“You cannot serve God and money” (Matt. 6:24–34), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God— that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17:8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal. 5:25–6:10).
Altar Flowers donated by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen in memory of Aiden Bays.
Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner Our campus ministry will begin this Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 pm. All college students are welcome to attend. We are excited to continue this tradition of welcoming college students here at Immanuel! Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal.
Calling All Sunday School Teachers! Please contact Pastor if you are interested in teaching or substituting teaching Sunday School class this school year.
YPI Apple Fundraiser. It’s that time again! The Young People of Immanuel will be picking apples after Divine Service on September 24. Please see the bulletin insert for details and to make your order. Thanks for continuing to support our YPI!
It’s Strudel Time!!!!! YPI will be making strudels on Saturday, September 30. Please check out the bulletin insert and order your strudels for your Reformation and Christmas holiday meals, or just anytime you want a delicious treat!
Help is still needed to run the iPad! If you are a communicant member age 18 years or older please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the parish office. For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at email@example.com.
Lutheran Talk And Music Mobile App… You can listen to Lutheran talk and music 24/7, anytime, anywhere with the free Lutheran Public Radio app. You can download for your cell phone at the App Store, Google Play or at issuesetc.org.
This Week at Immanuel
Today The Sunday of Avoiding Earthly Cares
- Sunday School Rally Day /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- Didache, 5:30 pm
- Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
- DHPA Grant Pre-Bid Meeting, 7:00 pm
- Pastor Confessions Study in Indy, 8am-2pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday The Sunday of the Resurrection at Nain
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- YPI Apple Picking, 12pm-4pm