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Parish News for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday after Epiphany

22 January 2023


Jesus Came for Gentiles, Too

The Gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Gentile (Rom. 1:8–17). Even in the Old Testament, the Gentiles were beneficiaries of God’s saving power. Though unimpressed at first with the Word of God, a Syrian commander is persuaded to receive that Word, and in the water he is cleansed and brought to faith in the God of Israel (2 Kings 5:1–15a). Evil is overcome by good (Rom 12:16–21). So also in the New Testament, a Roman centurion demonstrates great and humble faith in the Lord (Matt. 8:1–13). All he needs is the Word of Christ, for he trusts that Jesus’ Word of healing has authority to accomplish what it says. And indeed it does. The centurion’s faith is praised by our Lord above that of any Israelite. For the last shall be first, and the first last. Apart from faith in Christ, there is no salvation—not even for a Jew—but only weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hayne.

Received today by Rite of Transfer:  Melissa Burke, Jacob Dillman, Abigail Johnson, Kevin Shipe. and Jordan & Marianne Stallings.  Please take a moment to welcome our new members!

Adult Bible Class is studying 1 Timothy. Please plan to attend!

Fifth Sunday Lunch  Immanuel is resurrecting the tradition of the “Fifth Sunday Lunch”, where the congregation has the opportunity to share a meal following service where a fifth Sunday is on the calendar. The first is Sunday, January 29th and will be hosted by YPI. The meal will be soup, salad, and sandwiches. Please RSVP via bulletin insert or contact the church office. Join us! We look forward to sharing the meal with you!

New Pictorial Directory  Photos are still needed from members to complete our new directory. We would like to include every family in the directory. The 5th Sunday Lunch would be a great opportunity to take your picture then email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Pastoral Call Meeting  The Council of Deacons have announced a Pastoral Call Meeting for Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm. Please see bulletin insert for the names of the candidates and further details.

2023 Altar Flowers Chart  is posted on the bulletin board in outside the church office. There are only five Sundays remaining.  Please print clearly to sign up for the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion.

2023 Contribution Envelopes Please pick up your 2023 contribution envelopes from the table in the Narthex.  You may contact the church office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.

2022 Contributions Statements are ready for pick up on table in the Narthex. Any remaining statements will be mailed on January 30, 2023.

Theology for White Collar, Blue Collar & Clerical Collar… 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 teachings include: I Am the Resurrection & the Life; Pastoral Visitation; The Nicene Creed; Pastoral Sabbaticals and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ.  Volunteers should be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older.  Training provided.  Sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office or contact Kris Wineinger at wineingerkris@yahoo.com to volunteer.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Third Sunday after Epiphany
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  The Transfiguration of Our Lord
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Fifth Sunday Lunch, 12:00 pm
  • Pastoral Call Meeting, 2:00 pm

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