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Parish News for the Sunday of the Feeding of the 4,000

The Sunday of the Feeding of the 4,000

John Tide – Trinity 7

23 July 2023


Jesus Restores Paradise and Feeds Us Freely

In the Garden of Eden, our first parents received food freely from the gracious hand of God, apart from any burdensome work (Gen 2:7–17). But after the fall, food would be received only through toil and labor. The curse declared, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground . . .” (Gen. 3:19). In other words, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). But into this wilderness world came Jesus the Messiah to restore creation. Having compassion on the weary multitudes, He renewed the bounty of Eden on the third day, freely granting an abundance of bread to the 4,000 (Mark 8:1–9). So also our Lord Jesus, having endured the burden of our sin, was raised on the third day to bring us back to Paradise. He now miraculously turns the bread of death into the Bread of Life in the Sacrament, giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness. For “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Ms. Bev Christopher.

5th Sunday Gathering – Join us for an Ice Cream Social following DS on July 30th in the Parish Center. Sweet treats and fellowship are on the menu! The annual church picnic has been postponed. Watch for more details.  Thank you for your understanding with this last minute change.

CPC Banquet with Jonathan Cahn The 35th Annual Fundraising Banquet for Crisis Pregnancy Center of Wabash Valley will be held on October 3, 2023 at ISU Hulman Center. This year’s speaker, Jonathan Cahn, is a world renowned Jewish biblical scholar and CPC has given their previous table hosts first opportunity to reserve tables to an event that is likely to be very well attended. Please contact Barb Seliger 812-230-0986 or Stacy Gibbens 812-232-4972 if you would like to attend. Our goal is to fill two tables of IELC members. Please remember admission to this event is free and you will have an opportunity to donate to this worthy cause.

Issues Etc. Daily Lutheran Chapel Service… You can listen to chapel services from Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN live weekdays at 8:35 am Central and on-demand at issuesetc.org and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

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 the Feeding of the 4,000
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
Next Sunday  The Sunday of the Tree and It’s Fruit
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • 5th Sunday Gathering – Ice Cream Social, 12:00 pm