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Parish News for The Sunday of the Parable of the Great Banquet – Trinity II

The Sunday of the Parable of the Great Banquet – Trinity II

09 June 2024


The Gospel Call Goes Out to All

Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Prov. 9:5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today to the Glory of God by Dr. and Mrs. Gary Fitzgerald.

Please Welcome Trent Daenzer and Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Kristen Christ and their daughter, Lillian, as they join our congregation today.

The Resurrection Garden in memory of Gay Meyer is in full bloom and joyfully greets us each Sunday as we enter to hear the word of God.  Immanuel will host an Earthly Goods Sale on June 15 and 16 to benefit the beautification and care needed of the garden for years to come. See bulletin insert for more details. We are encouraging continued contributions to the Resurrection Garden in memory and honor of Gay. Donations can be mailed directly to Immanuel. Please indicate Resurrection Garden to help us keep track of these contributions. Thank you for your support. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Didache – Interested in learning more about the essentials of Lutheran doctrine and practice? Please join Pastor’s adult instruction class Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm. Both members and guests are invited to attend, with guests having the opportunity to become communicant members upon completion.

Change for Life Bottle Campaign Crisis Pregnancy Center would like to thank you for faithfully supporting them throughout the years! The proceeds from this campaign are used to purchase the port-a-cribs, toddler beds, baby monitors and car seats that CPC clients earn through the Encouraging Parents Together Program. Please return your baby bottle on Father’s Day, next Sunday, June 16th.  https://youtu.be/u-Tu80C_8Sw

Lutheran Talk and Music Mobile App… You can listen to Lutheran talk and music 24/7, anytime, anywhere with the free Lutheran Public Radio app.  You can download it for your cell phone at the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore or at issuesetc.org.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Second  Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Study, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Adult Didache Class, 5:30 pm
  • Earthly Goods Sale, 6:00 pm
Next Sunday   The Third Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Earthly Goods Sale (cont.), 12:00 pm


Pastor’s Open Office Hours
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm