Thirtheenth Sunday after Trinity
11 September 2022
Jesus Is Our Good Samaritan
The Law cannot help us or give us life. Rather, it confines everyone under sin as wounded and naked before God (Gal. 3:15–22). So it is that two figures of the Law, the priest and the Levite, passed by the injured man on the side of the road (Luke 10:23–37). Only the promised Seed of Abraham can rescue us and make us righteous before God. Only the Samaritan, our Lord Jesus, had compassion. He came down to us in our lost and dying condition, pouring on the oil and wine of the Sacraments. He placed us on His own animal, bearing our sin and brokenness in His body on the cross to restore us. Jesus brought us to the inn, that is, the Church, and gave the innkeeper two denarii, that His double forgiveness might continue to be ministered to us. In this way the Lord, by whose Law we are torn and stricken, heals us and revives us by His Gospel and raises us up with Himself on the third day, that we may live in His sight (Hos. 6:1–6).
Replacement Council of Deacon Candidate for 2022
The Council of Deacons has nominated Cameron Steven Casassa to fill the vacancy on the Council of Deacons for the term ending in December 2022. In accordance with the By-Laws of the Congregation, “Should any deacon resign, be removed from his position (see G below), or otherwise be unable to serve in his position before his term is completed, the Council of Deacons shall appoint a replacement for his position per sections A and B above to complete his term. The name(s) of the candidate(s) shall then be published publicly to the congregation for a period of two weeks during which time any communicate member in good standing, who can provide reasonable and justifiable cause to the Pastor(s) or Deacons, may request that the proposed name(s) be withdrawn.”
Altar Flowers are given by Rogene Morge in memory of her parents, Roy and Renee Greenwood.
Adult Bible Class Adult Bible Class topic: Justification: “Am I Good Enough for God?”
Study of Book of Concord With Pastor Sutton will meet in the Library every Thursday morning at 7:00 am for a study of the Book of Concord.
Welcome College Students Cookout The Board of Education will host a cookout at the vicarage on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm for our college students and other young adults. All are welcome to attend or contribute a side dish. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend or would like more information
Unanswered Bible Questions… Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, will have Pastors Bryan Wolfmueller and Brian Kachelmeier respond to your unanswered Bible questions. You can submit your question via email: email@example.com; Facebook: facebook.com/issuesetc; or the Issues, Etc. Comment Line: (618) 223-8382. You can listen to the interview at your convenience 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School Rally Day/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am
- YPI Apple Picking, 12:00 pm
- Welcome College Students Cookout, 5:30 pm