Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity
13 November 2022
Walking humbly with our God and forgiving one another
With what shall we come before the Lord (Micah 6:6) who forgives all our sins, and how often shall our fellow Christians sin against us and we forgive them (Matt. 18:21)? Our gracious God on high does not need our “burnt offerings” or “thousands of rams” (Micah 6:6-7), which we could legitimately offer in thanksgiving. He is the Savior who gave His only-begotten Son for our transgression. He offers the fruit of His body, once hanging dead on a cross but now living and giving life in His holy Meal, for the sin of our souls (Micah 6:7). Because He releases us from our enormous debt of sin against Him, we need not imprison our fellow sinners with our lack of love and refusal of forgiveness (Matt. 18:24, 27, 30). As partakers of His grace, we yearn for one another “with the affection of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:8). As forgiven sinners, “filled with the fruit of Christ’s righteousness,” our “love may abound more and more, with knowledge and discernment” (Phil. 1:11, 9), for He leads us “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with [our] God” (Micah 6:8).
Altar Flowers are given by Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart in memory of Kirsten Stewart.
Christmas Poinsettia Order Form is on the table in the Narthex. This is your last chance! Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, a name of a person you would like to remember or honor. Orders are due this Monday, November 14.
New Pictorial Directory The Board of Outreach, Assimilation and Fellowship is in the process of creating an informal pictorial directory using the membership computer program we already own. A photo station has been set up to start the process on the Southeast wall of the Parish Center. Photos of individuals and family units can be taken and current information gathered in hopes to have a printed copy by the first of the year. If you already have an appropriate headshot of you or your family (those living at one address) it can be submitted by emailing email@example.com. Please include all names listed in photo, current address, ph# and email when submitting your photo. One photo per address, please, unless adult children want their photo separate.
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.
Declaring To You The Whole Counsel Of God… 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 subjects include: The Movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” The Prophet Jeremiah & Overcoming Life’s Sorrow’s, The Doctrine of Justification, Informing the Christian Conscience and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
- Board of Education/School Research Committee, 6:00 pm
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday Last Sunday of the Church Year
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am