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Parish News for the Sunday of Peter’s Call

The Sunday of Peter’s Call

Pentecost Tide (Trinity Season)

09 July 2023


Jesus Makes Fishers of Men

The Lord called fishermen to be fishers of men (Luke 5:1–11). The net they would use is the message of the cross, which is foolishness and a stumbling block to the world (1 Cor. 1:18–25). The power of God to save is not in spectacular signs like wind and fire and earthquakes (1 Kings 19:11–21), nor is it to be found in human intelligence and wisdom. The power of God to save comes in the still, small voice of the preaching of Christ crucified. In worldly darkness the disciples could catch nothing. But in the light of Christ, whose Word was attached to the water, the boats were filled with fish. So it is that in Baptism you have been drawn in to the ship of the Church. Though the nets are breaking and some who hear the Word do not believe, pastors continue to cast the net of the Gospel and the Sacraments, that Christians may abide in the boat of the Church and that we may be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:8–15).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Eric Crucitti in honor of the Baptismal birthdays of Eric, Jorgan & Ian Crucitti.

Higher Things  Pastor Cockran will hold a quick organizational meeting today immediately following Divine Service.

Immanuel Book Club Please join us this Tuesday at 10:00 am for delicious snacks and a lively discussion of our July book selection, The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult.

Ladies Night Out Bingo Ladies of Immanuel are invited for an evening of fun and the opportunity to visit and become better acquainted with Emily Cockran. Join us Monday, July 17th from 6-8pm in the Parish Center. Come when your schedule allows. Please see the bulletin insert for more information and to sign up.

Truth, Goodness & Beauty… 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: End Times Teachings, What Is Real Science? The Vocation of Midwife, Pastoral Care and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Running the iPad is so easy!  If you are a communicant member age 18 years or older please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services.  Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of Peter’s Call
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Higher Things Meeting, 12:00 pm
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
Next Sunday  The Sunday of Christ Fulfilling the Law
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am