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Parish News for Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

24 October 2021

 

God Declares Us Righteous Unsheathing His Word Against All Evil

“‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1.1—2.3). The Father speaks, and it is so. His Word accomplishes what it says. He created all things out of nothing through His Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father’s creative Word became flesh in Jesus Christ, that He might restore fallen creation and save fallen man. To the nobleman whose son was deathly ill, Jesus says, “Go; your son will live” (John 4.46–54). And in the very hour Jesus spoke, the nobleman’s son was made well. The Word of Christ still accomplishes what it says. In baptism, absolution, and the Lord’s Supper, He declares His life–giving forgiveness to you, and it is so. This saving Word of God is the sword of the Spirit by which you are able to fight off all the onslaughts of the devil (Ephesians 6.10–17). “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

 

Parish News 

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Scot Mullins.

One God, many gods   College students are exposed to many faiths while on campus. Our study this semester provides an opportunity to learn about the religions of the world through the lens of Christianity This week’s lesson is Jehovah’s Witnesses.  All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.

Reformation Dinner   Join us next Sunday following Divine Service for our traditional German meal of bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, and homemade treats donated by our wonderful cooks here at Immanuel.  Please complete the bulletin insert or contact leslie@ielcth.org if you would like to volunteer.

GivePlus is changing to Vanco Mobile.  All current participants in online giving through GivePlus will be receiving an e-mail from Vanco in the near future with instructions.  You can download the new, free, Vanco Mobile App at Google Play or Apple App store.  If you have set up recurring gifts, no action is required.  Those recurring gifts will continue to be made as scheduled.

All Saints’ Day Divine Service   will be Monday, November 1 at 7pm. Please submit your loved one to be named during the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed by completing the bulletin insert or contact the office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org.

Euchre Tournament and Chili Cook Off   is coming up on Saturday, November 6, from 5-8pm.  Sign up to make your chili and vie for the title of best chili at Immanuel! Tasting begins at 5. Bring your change to vote for your favorites. Euchre tournament and other games will begin at 5:30 with prizes awarded at 7:30. Sign up outside the church office or on the bulletin insert. $5 suggested donation for attendance at this YPI hosted fundraiser.

Converts to Lutheranism Series   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week we’ll be hearing stories from guests who are adult converts to Lutheranism.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

Prepare for Next Sunday

Revelation 14.6-7; Romans 3.19-28; St. John 8.31-36

Hymns: 578 – 555 – 585 – 644 – 865 – 656

 

Order of Daily Prayer

L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.

R Make haste to help me, O Lord.

     Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

     as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 90

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] Ephesians 1.1-23; Micah 6.1-9

  [T] Ephesians 2.1-22; Isaiah 58.1-14

  [W] Ephesians 3.1-21; Isaiah 59.1-21

  [Th] Ephesians 4.1-32; Jeremiah 31.1-22

  [F] Ephesians 5.1-33; Jeremiah 31.23-40

  [S] Ephesians 6.1-24; Isaiah 48.1-22

Hymn of the Day or Month Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (655)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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