Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
04 September 2022
Faith Comes from Hearing
A man who was deaf and therefore also had an impediment in his speech was brought to Jesus (Mark 7:31–37). In the same way, all are by nature deaf toward God and therefore also unable to confess the faith rightly. For “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:9–17). Jesus put His fingers into the man’s ears, and He spat and touched His tongue. Even so in Holy Baptism, water sanctified by the words of Jesus’ mouth is applied to us; and the finger of God, that is, the life–giving Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 3:4–11) is put into our ears in the hearing of the baptismal Gospel. Jesus’ sighing “Ephphatha” opened the man’s ears, and his tongue was loosed to speak plainly as Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah, “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book” (Is. 29:18–24) So also, He who sighed and breathed His last on the cross for us has given us to hear and believe in Him and has opened our lips that our mouths may declare His praise.
Adult Bible Class Adult Bible Class topic: Justification: “Am I Good Enough for God?”
YPI Dinner and Hiking at McCormick Creek State Park – Join us at the beautiful McCormick Creek State Park at 5pm on Friday, September 9th for some outdoor adventure. Bring your dinner (pack a picnic or pick up a pizza – whatever suits your family) and meet us at the park. We’ll eat dinner together and then choose a hike or two to tackle. RSVP to Kristin Schulz by text (812-970-5834) or e-mail (email@example.com). Let’s have some fun!
Youth Catechesis Class will begin Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 am. Every child who has entered 5th grade and older is welcome to attend. Please speak to Pastor Meyer or call the church office for more details.
Sunday School Rally Day Please join us on September 11 for the start of our new Sunday School Year. Everyone will meet in the Sanctuary for our Sunday School opening and then breakout to their classes by age group. It’s time for you to recommit to the study of the Scriptures. BE a good example to others while feeding yourself with God’s Word.
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.
Genesis Bible Study… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon. Pastor Weedon recently started a study on The Book of Genesis. You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.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.
Altvater Family Thank-you. The Altvater Family would like to thank everyone at Immanuel for their prayers and assistance with the funeral of Charles Altvater and meal following.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- First Sunday of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
- Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
- Youth Catechesis begins, 9:00 am
- YPI Dinner and Hiking at McCormick Creek State Park, 5:00 pm
Next Sunday Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
- Sunday School Rally Day/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am