We welcome our new members to Immanuel this morning. Scott and Rachel Hrabik with children Maverick and Mallory. They transferred from St. John's Lutheran Church in Tecumseh, NE. Welcome to the family of God gathered here at Immanuel!
In the Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray, “Thy kingdom come.” How does God’s kingdom come? “God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.” (Small Catechism). Pray for your friend, or family member, that God would give them the Holy Spirit (through His Word) so that they may live by faith, and in love, here on earth and forever in heaven.
Candles: 2 or 4?
Have you ever wondered why sometimes there are 2 candles lit, and at other times there are 4? First of all, remember that all candles are used to remind us that Jesus Christ is present with us as we are gathered in His name, and that He is the Light of the world. The torches (the candles alongside the lectern) are always lit, reminding us that Christ is with us and speaks to us through His Word. In the services when we have the Lord’s Supper, the candles on the altar are lit to remind us that Christ comes to us in the Lord’s Supper. So sometimes there are 4 candles lit, and sometimes 2.
Bible Study Opportunities
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to study God’s Word.
Sunday Morning (10:15am): We continue with Hebrews, which is really a sermon that the Lord is preaching to us today. We are currently in the midst of Chapter 11. Grab a cup of coffee and join us!
Tuesday Morning (9:30am): Matins and Bible study will not meet on March 12th. Normal schedule resumes March 19th. On most Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. we have a Matins Service here at Immanuel. Matins is a service of Scripture and Prayer. Following the Matins Service we have a bible study at 9:30 a.m. We continue our study entitled “Myth or Faith?” Join us!