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Parish News for The Sunday of the Sermon on the Plain – Trinity IV

The Sunday of the Sermon on the Plain – Trinity IV

23 June 2024


Christ’s Mercy Is Ours to Show to Others

“Be merciful, even as your Father also is merciful” (Luke 6:36–42). The old Adam in us wants to condemn and seek vengeance. But the Lord says, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay” (Rom. 12:14–21). To condemn, to avenge yourself, is to put yourself in the place of God. It is to fail to trust that He is just. Ultimately, it is to disbelieve that Jesus suffered the full vengeance for all wrongs. Only Christ is merciful as the Father is merciful. He is the one who overcame all evil with the good of His cross, forgiving even His executioners. Jesus is our Joseph, who comforts us with words of pardon and reconciliation (Gen. 50:15–21). He is the One who does not condemn but gives life that runs over. Only through faith in Christ are we sons of the Father—being merciful, forgiving, doing good to our enemies. For in Christ we know that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Rom. 8:8–13).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Gibbens in honor of Tatum Cooksey’s baptismal birthday.

Didache – Postponed until July 9.

Lakeview Ministries   Next year marks our 60th anniversary! We are hosting town hall style forums throughout the area to hear from supporters and create a vision for the future of camp. The forum will start with a brief presentation of the staff’s plan for Camp Lakeview, Lakeview Villages, and Lakeview Springs. This will be followed by small group discussions to get feedback from attendees. Sandwich platters and snacks will be served 30 minutes before the forum begins. We would love to have you join us at Lutheran High School – Indianapolis on Tuesday, July 9th.  Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/RUZvgc48HPXicoVa7.

Weekly Bach Cantatas…. Lutheran Public Radio streams an appointed Bach Cantata uninterrupted at 1 pm and 8 p.m. Central on Sundays.  This week’s cantata will be BWV 24 “An Untainted Disposition.”  You can listen at lutheranpublicradio.org, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod, TuneIn and on the LPR mobile app.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Fourth  Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Study, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Higher Things Meeting, 12:00 pm
Next Sunday   The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am


Pastor’s Open Office Hours
  • Postponed until 7/10