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Parish News for the Sunday of the Parable of the Tenants

The Sunday of the Parable of the Tenants

Michael Tide – Trinity XX

22 October 2023


Jesus Invites Us to His Wedding Feast to Receive Abundant Righteousness

The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner … Come to the wedding feast” (Matt. 22:1–14). But many reject this invitation in favor of worldly pursuits. And so the call goes out to others, both the good and the bad. For the wedding  invitation is not based on the qualifications of those invited but on the basis of the merits and work of Christ. The feast is free: “He who has no money, come, buy and eat … delight yourselves in rich food.” (Is. 55:1–9). Those rejecting the Spirit’s work shall experience God’s wrath and judgment. Those who are not clothed in Christ’s righteousness shall be cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us therefore seek the Lord while He may be found, for He will have mercy upon us. Let us redeem the time, being filled with the Spirit, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:15–21).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated by James Latta in memory of Lainey Kelley.

Baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this morning is Evangeline Ida Cockran, daughter of Pastor Kurt & Emily Cockran. Godparents are Joshua & Brianna Woelmer.

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner  Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  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. 

Meal Train  Our newest member has arrived!!!  Evangeline Ida Cockran was born on October 5, 2023.  Both momma and baby are doing great!  We would like to support Pastor Cockran, Emily and his family with a Meal Train.  Check out the provided link (https://mealtrain.com/311y1w) to choose a date. Don’t have time to cook? Restaurant gift cards are welcomed too! Please contact Leslie Bilyeu at leslie@ielcth.org if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

Reformation meal set-up  Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm (please note new date and time). Please consider making time to help set up for our annual Reformation celebration. Additional opportunities to help are on the sign-up sheet outside the church office and can be found on the bulletin insert. 

Altar Guild Fall Cleaning Day Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Members of Altar Guild, please make plans to attend as there is much to do and many hands make light work. 

Acolyte Training Session  October 28 at 10:30 am. All members of the acolyte corps are encouraged to attend. 

Reformation Mittagessen  October 29, following Divine Service. Make your reservation on the bulletin insert for this annual event celebrating the Reformation with delicious German food and fellowship! 

Church Picture Directory has arrived! Pick yours up during Reformation Mittagessen or anytime during weekly church office hours.

Educating A New Generation Of Lutherans… 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 Scientific Vocation, The Age of the Earth, The Lord’s Prayer, Church Music for the Care of Souls and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Sunday of the Parable of the Tenants
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Didache, 5:30 pm
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study, 5:30 pm
  • Reformation Dinner Set-up, 6:00 pm (Please note updated date and time)
  • Catechesis, 9:00 am
  • Altar Guild Cleaning Day, 9:00 am
  • Acolyte Training Session, 10:30 am
Next Sunday  Reformation Day (Observed)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Reformation Mittagessen, 12:00 pm


Pastor’s open office hours this week:
  • No openings this week.
  • New hours in November TBA