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Parish News for the Sunday of Caesar’s Due

The Sunday of Caesar’s Due

All Saints Tide – Trinity XXIII

12 November 2023


Render to God the things of God

When confronted with the civic duty of paying taxes, our Lord Jesus, Wisdom incarnate, walked “in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice” (Prov. 8:20) and discerned that wisdom “is better than jewels” and “better than gold, even fine gold” (Prov. 8:11, 19). When we set our minds on earthly things, such as wealth and passing glory, our “end is destruction” (Phil. 3:19). However, our humble and prudent Lord has rendered “to God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:21), namely, perfect fear, love, and trust, as well as the complete sacrifice for our sin. In so doing, He also rendered to Caesar the things of honor and justice, submitting to the law of the land that put Him on the cross. The true “riches and honor are with [Him],” because “enduring wealth and righteousness” (Prov. 8:18) are found in our heavenly citizenship from which “we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” He “will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself” (Phil. 3:20-21).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Monday in memory of Martha McKibben.

Higher Things  Anyone interested in attending the 2024 Higher Things Conference is invited to an information meeting today after Divine Service. 

Christmas Poinsettia Order Form   is on the table in the Narthex.  Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, the name of a person you would like to remember or honor.  Orders are due today. 

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner  Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm. 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. 

Casual Planning Gathering  Join the Deacons and other planners on November 19 after Divine Service for an opportunity to help plan the 2024 Church Calendar and events.  Pick up an agenda and initial draft of 2024 calendar on the table across from church office. Light snacks will be provided. 

Responding to Arguments Against Christianity… When people challenge the truths of the Christian faith, do find yourself at a loss for answers? You can listen to the new audiobook, “Objections Overruled: Answering Arguments against Christianity,” at issuesetc.org/objectionsoverruled. This new audiobook is free and produced by Lutheran Public Radio based in Collinsville, IL. LPR produces radio talk shows, podcasts, and 24/7 sacred music and talk stations.

Church Picture Directory has arrived! Pick yours up during weekly church office hours or Sunday mornings after Sunday School.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of Caesar’s Due
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  •  Higher Things Informational Meeting, 12:00 pm
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
  • Immanuel Hosting Circuit Winkel, 8:00 am
  • Immanuel Book Club (meeting in the library), 10:00 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Choir Practice, 7:00 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  The Sunday of Jarius’ Daughter
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Casual Planning Gathering, 12:00 pm


Pastor’s Open Office Hours This Week:

Wednesday and Friday 4:30-5:30pm