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Parish News for Quinquagesima

Quinquagesima

03 March 2019

Faith Alone

The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see (St. Luke 18.31–43). Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and rise again, but they cannot understand or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy. This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior, for he calls Him “Son of David.” Indeed, Jesus is the Lord’s anointed, the keeper of sheep (1 Samuel 16.1–13) who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind, who is not puffed up, who never fails us (1 Corinthians 13.1–13). Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Isaiah 35.3–7) to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness, but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through death into life.

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Scot Mullins in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

Adult Bible Class   meets at 9am in the Parish Center with Pastor Sutton, studying Hebrews 11, the faith of the Old Testament saints.

Tuesday Night Theology   is on Tuesday at 7pm, taught by Vicar Cornwell. Our society has blurred the definitions of man and woman far from God’s intention. Come and join us as we learn from God’s Word who God has made us to be as men and women in Christ.

Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet   is Tuesday, April 9 in the Sports and Recreation Center at Rose-Hulman. Dinner is free but includes a free will donation opportunity to the CPC. Immanuel is hosting a table to support the cause of life in our community. Please join us. Contact Pastor Sutton (pastor@ielclth.org), or our host volunteer Barbara Seliger (bseliger51@aol.com) before March 31.

The Season Of Lent   begins Wednesday with imposition of ashes in the Narthex from 6:45-7pm, and the Divine Service for Ash Wednesday beginning at 7pm. Plan ahead for attending Midweek Lent Vespers and dinners on the following Wednesdays in Lent.

Prepare for Ash Wednesday—7pm

Joel 2.12-19; 2 Peter 1.2-11; St. Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21

Hymns: 607 – 440 – 419 – 418

Prepare for Next Sunday

Genesis 3.1–21; 2 Corinthians 6.1–10; St. Matthew 4.1–11

Hymns: 663 – 656 – 714 – 421 – 572 – 562

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.

Psalm 31

Scripture Readings:

[S] from Divine Service

[M] St. Luke 6.1-35; Exodus 24.1—25.9

[T] St. Luke 6.36-49; Exodus 31.18—32.35

[W] St. Luke 7.1-10; Exodus 33.1-23

[Th] St. Luke 7.11—8.3; Exodus 34.1-26

[F] St. Luke 8.4-56; Exodus 34.27-35

[S] St. Luke 9.1-27; Exodus 40

Hymn of the Day or Month I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name (734)

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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