645 Poplar St, Terre Haute IN 47807, USA

Parish News for the Third Sunday in Lent – Oculi

Third Sunday in Lent – Oculi

12 March 2023


Jesus Overcomes the Strong Man

Jeremiah was charged with speaking evil when he spoke the Word of the Lord (Jer. 26:1–15). So also, Jesus is accused of doing evil when in fact He is doing good. He casts out a demon from a mute man so that he is able to speak (Luke 11:14–28). But some said Jesus did this by the power of Beelzebub, Satan. Like Pharaoh of old, their hearts were hard (Ex. 8:16–24). They did not recognize the finger of God, the power of the Holy Spirit at work in and through Jesus. Jesus is the Stronger Man who overcomes the strong man. He takes the devil’s armor of sin and death and destroys it from the inside out by the holy cross. He exorcizes and frees us by water and the Word. We were once darkness, but now we are light in Christ the Lord (Eph. 5:1–9). As children of light, our tongues are loosed to give thanks to Him who saved us.


Parish News

Oculi   The Third Sunday in Lent takes its name “Oculi” from the first word of the Introit in Latin, “My Eyes” (Psalm 25.15).

Easter Lilies Order Form   is in on the table in the Narthex. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $12.00. The order deadline is March 19. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Midweek Lenten Meal  Join us on Wednesday evenings for a meal before Lenten Vespers. Meal begins at 5:30 pm, Vespers Service at 7:00 pm.  Please use the bulletin insert to make your reservation.

Easter Breakfast  The Young People of Immanuel are hosting their annual Easter Breakfast on April 9 between the Easter Sunrise and Easter morning Divine Services.  Proceeds to be used for their trip to Higher Things this summer. Please see bulletin insert for more details and to make your reservation.

Please make sure your family is included  Photos are still being accepted to complete our new directory. Deadline is April 30. Simply email your photo and updated contact information to stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Will You Help Us?  We need communicant members age 18 years or older to run the iPad playing the organ for our services..  Training provided.  Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office or speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality… Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken, consistently ranks among the Top Podcasts in Religion & Spirituality with Apple Podcasts.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app or your favorite podcast provider.

This Week at Immanuel

Today   Third Sunday in Lent (Oculi)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Lenten Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Vespers 7:00 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
  • Spaghetti Dinner hosted by YPI, 5:00 pm
Next Sunday  Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  •  Divine Service, 10:30 am

Leave a comment