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Parish News for The Sunday of Jesus Healing the Deaf-Mute

The Sunday of  Jesus Healing the Deaf-Mute

Lawrence Tide – Trinity XII

27 August 2023


Faith Comes from Hearing

A man who was deaf and therefore also had an impediment in his speech was brought to Jesus (Mark 7:31–37). In the same way, all are by nature deaf toward God and therefore also unable to confess the faith rightly. For “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:9–17). Jesus put His fingers into the man’s ears, and He spat and touched His tongue. Even so in Holy Baptism, water sanctified by the words of Jesus’ mouth is applied to us; and the finger of God, that is, the life–giving Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 3:4–11) is put into our ears in the hearing of the baptismal Gospel. Jesus’ sighing “Ephphatha” opened the man’s ears, and his tongue was loosed to speak plainly as Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah, “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book” (Is. 29:18–24) So also, He who sighed and breathed His last on the cross for us has given us to hear and believe in Him and has opened our lips that our mouths may declare His praise.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens in honor of the baptismal birthdays of Chelsea Clay, Katie McGee and Nicholas Sears.

Calling All Sunday School Teachers! Are you interested in teaching or substituting teaching Sunday School class this school year? Contact Pastor if you would like to volunteer. 

Sunday School Rally Day… It’s time for a new year of Sunday School! On Sunday, September 10, beginning with Sunday School Opening in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m., we will recognize our third graders with a gift of a Bible, remember September baptismal birthdays, and recognize our children advancing to new grade levels. We invite you to join us!

Choir Members and Instrumentalists – Colleen Davis will begin rehearsals in September. Please contact her at colleen.davis@indstate.edu or call her at 812-878-1145 if you are interested.

Didache – Interested in learning more about the essentials of Lutheran doctrine and practice? Please join Pastor’s new series of instruction classes on Sunday afternoons. Both members and guests are invited to attend, with guests having the opportunity to become communicant members upon completion. (Note: in September we will continue but with a different regular time, according to the availability of regular August attendees).

Christological, Creedal, Confessional… 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: Biblical Archeology, From Calvinism to Lutheranism, Biblical Masculinity, Evangelism 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 Sunday of Jesus Healing the Deaf-Mute
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
Next Sunday  The Sunday of the Good Samaritan
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm