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Parish News for the Sunday of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

The Sunday of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

John Tide (Trinity XI)

20 August 2023


The Lord Lifts Up the Lowly

“And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Gen. 4:1–15). For unlike Abel, Cain’s offering did not proceed from a heart that revered and trusted in the Lord. Thus, the lowly tax collector who prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” was the one who went down to his house justified before God, not the respectable, outwardly righteous Pharisee who trusted in himself and his own good living (Luke 18:9–14). “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:1–10). The one who penitently despairs of his own righteousness and relies completely on the atoning mercy of God in Christ is the one who is declared righteous. For Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day (1 Cor. 15:1–10). Therefore, “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Casassa.

YPI Cookout and Swim Party – YPI families are invited to a cookout and swim party at the Wineinger home on Saturday, August 26th from 4 – 8pm. This will be our first official event of the year. Bring suits, towels and a dish to share (A Sign Up Genius will be sent where you can sign up for a menu item)! We’re hoping to see lots of faces and kicking off the year with everyone! Contact Kristin Schulz with questions – 812-870-5834 (text or call) or email kjoy417@zohomail.com

Choir: Calling all vocalists 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 in joining the choir or playing an instrument.

Didache – Interested in learning more about the essentials of Lutheran doctrine and practice? Please join Pastor’s new series of instruction classes on Sunday afternoons. Both members and guests are invited to attend, with guests having the opportunity to become communicant members upon completion. (Note: in September we will continue but with a different regular time, according to the availability of regular August attendees).

Daily 15-Minute Bible Study… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon.  Pastor Weedon will be leading a study this week on The Macedonian Call; The Conversion of Lydia;  Paul and Silas in Prison and The Philippian Jailer Converted in Acts 15 and 16.  You can listen at your convenience at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
  • YPI Cookout/Swim Party, 4-8 pm
Next Sunday  The Sunday Jesus Healing the Deaf-Mute
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm


Pastor’s Open Office Hours This Week
  • Tuesday (Walking) 1:30-2:30
  • Wednesday & Friday 1:30-2:30