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Parish News for The Sunday of the Examination of the Scribes and Pharisees

The Sunday of the Examination of the Scribes and Pharisees

Michael Tide – Trinity XVIII

08 October 2023


In Life and Death, Christ Fulfills the Law of God

The Pharisees ask a Law question. Jesus asks a Gospel question. The Pharisees seek to test Jesus in His own words. Jesus seeks to “test” them in the saving reality of who He is as the Messiah (Matt. 22:34–46). The Law requires you to “fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” and to “love the sojouner” (Deut. 10:12–21). Failure to keep the Law perfectly brings judgment. On the other hand, the Gospel brings the grace of God given by Jesus Christ, that you may be blameless in the day of His return (1 Cor. 1:1–9). Jesus is David’s Son yet David’s Lord, true God and true man. He is Love incarnate who fulfilled all the demands of God’s Law on our behalf, that we might be saved from the Law’s condemnation and sanctified in the Gospel’s forgiveness. Thereby we see that “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. & Mrs. Eric Crucitti in honor of their wedding anniversary.

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. 

7th Annual Brat Trot Join us for our annual Brat Trot/Beer Run 5K this coming Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 am.  You can still register for the 5K, the Beer Challenge or the 1 Mile Fun Run at https://runsignup.com/brattrot. Volunteers check the sign-up sheet outside the church office. See you there! 

YPI Bonfire at the Bilyeu’s The Young People of Immanuel and their families will celebrate the fall season with their annual bonfire at Kris & Leslie Bilyeu’s house on Saturday, October 21. For more info, check out our YPI Facebook page. Search  “IELCTH Youth” and click “Join”

Altar Guild Fall Cleaning Day Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Members of Altar Guild, please make plans to attend as there is much to do and many hands make light work. 

Reformation Mittagessen  October 29 following Divine Service. Watch for upcoming bulletin inserts and make your reservation for this annual event celebrating the Reformation with delicious German food and fellowship! 

Equipping The Priesthood of All Believers… 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: Myths About Christopher Columbus, The Need for Masculine Men, Understanding Polygamy in Scripture, The Expulsion of the Canaanites and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of the Examination of the Scribes and Pharisees
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Second Sunday Snacks, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Funeral of Catherine M. “Kit” Shane, 11:00  am
  • Didache, 5:30 pm
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
  • 7th Annual Brat Trot, 8:00 am
Next Sunday  The Sunday of Jesus Healing the Paralytic
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


Pastor Cockran’s Office Hours

Cancelled this week due to paternity leave