The Sunday of the One Thankful Leper
Lawrence Tide – Trinity XVI
10 September 2023
The Cry of Faith: Lord, Have Mercy
The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. “Those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus’ help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus’ cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov. 4:10–23).
Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens in honor of the baptismal birthdays of Quinten and Nyla Clay.
Calling All Sunday School Teachers! Please contact Pastor if you are interested in teaching or substituting teaching Sunday School class this school year.
Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner Our campus ministry will be starting up on Tuesdays beginning September 19 at 5:30 pm. All college students are welcome to attend. 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.
YPI Apple Fundraiser. It’s that time again! The Young People of Immanuel will be picking apples after Divine Service on September 24. Please see the bulletin insert for details and to make your order. Thanks for continuing to support our YPI!
It’s Strudel Time!!!!! YPI will be making strudels on Saturday, September 30. Please check out the bulletin insert and order your strudels for your Reformation and Christmas holiday meals, or just anytime you want a delicious treat!
Help is still needed to run the iPad! If you are a communicant member age 18 years or older please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the parish office. For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at email@example.com.
Kids Have Questions Series… Have your children or grandchildren ever asked you questions about Science & Faith; The Problem of Evil & Suffering; Sexuality & Identity; Heaven, Death & Dying; Relationships, Life Issues and Mental Health? Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, has a series that can help you answer those questions. You can listen to the entire series on-demand at issuesetc.org/kidshavequestions.
This Week at Immanuel
Today The Sunday of the One Thankful Leper
- Sunday School Rally Day /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
- Didache, 5:30 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday The Sunday of Avoiding Earthly Cares
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am