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Parish News for the Sunday of the Good Samaritan

The Sunday of  The Good Samaritan

Lawrence Tide – Trinity XIII

03 September 2023


Jesus Is Our Good Samaritan

The Law cannot help us or give us life. Rather, it confines everyone under sin as wounded and naked before God (Gal. 3:15–22). So it is that two figures of the Law, the priest and the Levite, passed by the injured man on the side of the road (Luke 10:23–37). Only the promised Seed of Abraham can rescue us and make us righteous before God. Only the Samaritan, our Lord Jesus, had compassion. He came down to us in our lost and dying condition, pouring on the oil and wine of the Sacraments. He placed us on His own animal, bearing our sin and brokenness in His body on the cross to restore us. Jesus brought us to the inn, that is, the Church, and gave the innkeeper two denarii, that His double forgiveness might continue to be ministered to us. In this way the Lord, by whose Law we are torn and stricken, heals us and revives us by His Gospel and raises us up with Himself on the third day, that we may live in His sight (Hos. 6:1–6).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Scot Mullins.

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! Next 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. The attendees of Higher Things will also give a presentation to the adult Bible Study class and YPI will host Second Sunday Snacks.  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.

YPI Apple Fundraiser. It’s that time again! The Young People of Immanuel will be picking apples after Divine Service on September 24, 2023. Please see the bulletin insert for details and to make your order.  Thanks for continuing to support our YPI!

Lutheran Battle For The Bible Series… How did the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod defend itself 50 years ago from a liberal approach to the Bible?  Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, recently interviewed several guests about the Lutheran battle for the Bible.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at issuesetc.org/battleforthebible.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of the Good Samaritan
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
  • Council of Deacons Meeting, 8:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 10:00 am
Next Sunday  The Sunday of the One Thankful Leper
  • Sunday School Rally Day /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am