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Parish News for The Sunday of the Parable of the Shrewd Steward

The Sunday of the Parable of the Shrewd Steward

John Tide – Trinity 9

06 August 2023


The Steward’s Shrewdness Sanctified

“The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness” (Luke 16:1–9). The steward’s shrewdness is praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew the master would be merciful. He trusted that the master would honor the debts he forgave in the master’s name. In the same way, though we have squandered our heavenly Father’s possessions in selfishness and sin, Jesus is the Steward who has canceled our debt, knowing that His forgiveness will be honored by the Father because of the holy cross. Secondly, the steward was shrewd in using oil and wheat to provide for his earthly welfare. So also do these earthly elements aid us when pressed into heavenly use in the anointing of baptism and the wheat of the Lord’s Supper. Those who have the Sacraments will have an eternal home when their earthly home fails. These provide us aid in times of temptation (1 Cor. 10:6–13). For the Lord is our strength and a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Sam. 22:26–34).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Cale Bays in honor of Syndey’s baptismal birthday.

Choir: Calling all vocalists and instrumentals! 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? Pastor will begin a new series of instruction classes on Sundays at 3:00pm beginning today. 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).

Solid, Serious, Substantive… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: The Old Testament & Baptism; Denying Jesus’ Divinity; Seminex & the Supernatural; No-Fault Divorce and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

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 Parable of the Shrewd Steward
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 pm
  • Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
Next Sunday  The Sunday Jesus Weeping for Jerusalem
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
Pastor’s Open Office Hours This Week:
  •  Tues 1:30 pm – Walking w/Pastor
  •  Wed 1:30-2:30pm