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IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH - WEEKLY CHURCH SCHEDULE!
107 Scott St. @ William St.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 692-6200
Fax: (716) 692-3435...
ONE-HUNDRED-FIFTY YEAR CELEBRATION OF SERVIING CHRIST THROUGHOUT THE 2018 YEAR!
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH - Interim Pastor - Pastor Robert Rickus
SUNDAY MORNING - Adult Bible Study @ 9:00 a.m. Led by Pastor Rickus
SUNDAY MORNING Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.
SUNDAY MORNING - Children's Church time during worship @ 10:30 a.m.
MONDAY - Zumba - 12:00 p.m.
TUESDAY - Zumba - 5:30 p.m. / Help Your Back - 6:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY - Ladies Prayer Ministry Bible Study - 10:00 a.m.
All Ladies Interested in Bible Study and Prayer are Invited!
WEDNESDAY - Lenten Potluck Dinner - 6:00 pm Lorenz Hall
WEDNESDAY - Lenten Worship Service - 7:00 pm - Sanctuary w/Special Music presented by Recording Artist - Arthur Ward, each Wed. of Lent through March 21st.
THURSDAY - AA Group Meeting - 8:00 p.m
FRIDAY - 12:00 p.m. - Zumba.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is served at both Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning Services
SUNDAY MORNING RADIO LUTHERAN BROADCASTS:
8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour 3-0 (990 AM Radio)
8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour (820 AM Radio)
9:00 am - Lutheran 3-0 Hour (WXRL1300 AM Radio)
11:30 am - Television Sunday Service: Channel 26 WNYB (Cable 12)
Lutheran Worship Service from Ft. Wayne, IN. Scriptures Reading, Choral Music, Hymns, and Sermon. Service may also be seen on the website
We welcome all of God's children to join us in worship where being a Christian is always an ongoing work in progress! Jesus is the only living human being who walked upon this earth -Sinless. Through Faith, belief, prayer, confessing our sins, and our daily walk with Jesus we are saved though our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Grace of God! We all will be the benefactors of His Loving Forgiveness, Redemption & Salvation into Eternal Life!
"Enter to Worship and Learn, Leave to Disciple and Serve"
Pastoral Assistance: Members requiring pastoral assistance (funerals, hospital visits, etc. contact: Jim Karsten (880-7227) or Faith Ostwald (693-7882) to support in making any arrangements necessary.
Revised 3/11/18- Immanuel Facebook Editor: Ronald P. Moore (Ron)
Join us this Wednesday @ Immanuel Lutheran Church for dinner @ 6:00 pm and Lenten Service @ 7:00 p.m. with special music guest Arthur Ward. Scott @ William St. Tonawanda, NY 14150
+ SERVICE OF THE WORD +
The Second Sunday in Lent
February 25, 2018
Gradual Heb. 12:2...
[O come, let us fix our eyes on] | Jesus,*
the founder and perfecter | of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despis- | ing the shame,*
and is seated at the right hand of the | throne of God.
Old Testament Reading Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.
And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”
Epistle Romans 5:1–11
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Holy Gospel Mark 8:27–38
And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Collect of the Day
O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength. By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Touring Christian Artist with Music & Lyrics by Arthur Ward serving at Immanuel's Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship Services. Music: "Restless", "Hold My Life Together", "I'm Yours", "Savior", "Till You came to Me." ( www.arthurwardmusic.com)
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Tonawanda
As we think of yet one more terrible loss of young lives in a school shooting, we can only turn to Him whose compassion and love are the sole hope of this dark ...and dangerous world, so filled with hatred, violence, and sorrow. In the Psalms we join our Lord Jesus in His prayer and we find the words to pray when our hearts are so troubled we know not what to say on our own.
He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless; he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net. The helpless are crushed, sink down, and fall by his might. He says in his heart, “God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it.” Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.... The Lord is king forever and ever...O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” Psalm 10, selected verses
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Tonawanda
Prayers ascend for the families and friends of those lost and injured in this most recent shooting in Parkland, Florida. There are no confirmed LCMS victims at ...this time, but there are LCMS people working at the school. LCMS churches in the area are reaching out in mercy. God grant our political and law enforcement leaders wisdom and courage to take preventive measures on the gun and mental illness issues which are so difficult. Have mercy upon us O Lord, for the sake of your blessed Cross. - Pastor Matt Harrison
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH - WILLIAM & SCOTT STREETS
TONAWANDA, NEW YORK 14150 - PHONE: (716) 692-6200
LENTEN EVENTS & EASTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE...
ASH WEDNESDAY - 2/14
6:00 p.m. - Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Service - Rev. Dr. Chris Wicher
Every WEDNESDAY Throughout LENT
6:00 p.m.- Sponsored / Hosted Lenten Dinner
7:00 p.m.- Service - Special Music Performance by Arthur Ward
PALM SUNDAY - 3/25
10:30 a.m.- Palm Sunday Worship Service
MAUNDAY THURSDAY - 3/29
7:00 p.m.- Maundy Thursday Worship Service
GOOD FRIDAY - 3/30
Noon - Prayers for Persecuted Christians
7:00 p.m.- Good Friday Tenebrae
SATURDAY - 3/31
7:40 p.m. - (Sunset) - Easter Vigil
(NO 5:00 p.m. SATURDAY SERVICE)
EASTER SUNDAY - 4/1
8:00 a.m.- Easter Worship Service
9:00 a.m.- Easter Church Breakfast - Lorenz Fellowship Hall
10:30 a.m.- Easter Worship Service
"HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED"
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH - FOUNDED - APRIL 1868
107 SCOTT ST. @ WILLIAM ST. - TONAWANDA, NY 14150
SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, 2018 - SERVICE OF 150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - CHURCH SANCTUARY - 10:30 A.M., FEATURING THE ROCKWELL BRASS AND VISITING CLERGY....
THIS IS A YEAR OF HONORING THE PAST, CELEBRATING THE PRESENT AND CHARTERING THE COURSE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, 2018 A LUNCHEON CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD AT BANCHETTI'S BY RIZZO BANQUET FACILITY - 550 N. FRENCH RD. AMHERST, NY @ 1:00 P.M.
ALL PRESENT MEMBERS, PAST MEMBERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, CHURCHES, FRIENDS, AND COMMUNITY INDIVIDUALS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THIS HISTORIC 150th ANNIVERSARY SERVICE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH @ 10:30 A.M. SERVICE IN CELEBRATION AND RECOGNITION OF IMMANUEL'S SERVICE OF CHRIST'S MINISTRY TO OUR TONAWANDA'S COMMUNITIES OVER THE PAST 150 YEARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE @ (716) 692-6200.
Update: 3/11/18 - Ron Moore!
Prayer of the Church
The Baptism of Our Lord
7 January 2018
In peace, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy....
For the baptized, that united with Christ in His death we may daily die to sin and rise with Him, set free from the dominion of sin and death, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the nations of the world still in darkness, that the Spirit would bring them life and light through the preaching of the Gospel and call them to the waters of the new creation, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For those who serve in the Office of the Ministry, that all their preaching and teaching may faithfully point to the Mightier One with zeal, as did St. John the Baptist, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all who make, administer and judge the laws of our land, that they be given wisdom, integrity and honor to serve according to God’s good will, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the lonely and homebound; the grieving and dying; and all who are afflicted in body, mind or spirit, that Christ would be their companion in solitude, their comfort in sorrow, their health in sickness and their life in death, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all who will partake today of the Holy Eucharist, that they be given grace to approach the altar with humility and faith, and so be strengthened by the Savior’s body and blood to live as children of the day, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the faithful departed who rest now in Christ, let us give God our thanks and praise, and ask Him to grant us our portion with the saints in light on the joyous day of Christ’s appearing, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.