The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
In the name of Jesus, we bid you welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Here the faithful of Christ gather weekly around God's Holy Word and Sacrament, hungry and thirsty for the heavenly food of forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. Here the same Jesus who died for our sins and rose again comes to dwell with His people, to bless them with His Holy Spirit, and to strengthen them in their lives of love and service to their neighbor. We invite you to visit Immanuel and join us in receiving the good gifts of our loving and merciful God and Savior who says: "Come to Me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Rev. Paul Beisel, Pastor
Sunday Divine Service 10:00 am
For this worship service, the Immanuel bus picks up our members at Cedar Ridge at 9:30 am and at Ashbrook at 9:40 am.
For information on bus pick-up, please call Bruce Thies (373-1230) or Steve Waggoner (373-3173).
Other Worship Opportunities
Matins -- Tue/Thur at 8:30 a.m.
Service of Corporate Confession & Absolution begins Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m. and will be held on the first Sunday of each month. Members may use this opportunity to prepare themselves for reception of the Lord's Supper and to practice self-examination before coming to the Sacrament.
Lenten services begin on Ash Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. and continue through Holy Thursday.
Holy Thursday Divine Service and stripping of altar - 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service of the Word - 12:00 p.m. Service of the Sacrament - 1:15 p.m. Choir Contata - 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday Vigil of Easter with Holy Communion - 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Communion Service is at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast and children's activities. Easter Day Divine Service is at 10:00 a.m.
We worship at 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and Ascension Day Eve.
We worship at 10:00 a.m. on Christmas morning with Communion.
Communion is celebrated every Sunday. Surely the Lord is present not only in His House but in us!
Led by God's Word, we desire that the people who receive Holy Communion are:
Guests are welcome if they are a member in good standing of a sister LCMS congregation who have been instructed in the faith. All other guests are asked to please visit with Pastor first.
In the beginning...
was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning
All things were made through Him,
and without Him was not
anything made that was made.
In Him was life,
and the life was the
light of men.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has
not overcome it . . .
And the Word became flesh
and dwelt among us,
and we have seen His glory,
glory as of the only Son
from the Father, full of
grace and truth.
JOHN 1:1-5; 14
If Christ had not been raised from death
Our faith would be in vain,
Our preaching but a waste of breath,
Our sin and guilt remain.
But now the Lord is ris'n indeed;
He rules in earth and heav'n:
His Gospel meets a world of need--
In Christ we are forgiv'n.
If Christ still lay within the tomb
Then death would be the end,
And we should face our final doom
With neither guide nor friend.
But now the Savior is raised up,
So when a Christian dies
We mourn, yet look to God in hope--
In Christ the saints arise!
If Christ had not been truly raised
His Church would live a lie;
His name should nevermore be praised,
His words deserve to die.
But now our great Redeemer lives;
Through Him we are restored.
His Word endures, His Church revives
In Christ, our risen Lord.
Lutheran Service Book 486
Bible studies &
EVERY SUNDAY- 8:45 a.m.
Sunday School - PreK - 8th grade
High School Bible Class
Adult Bible Classes
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES
For a complete list with times and locations, please visit the Education page.
CATECHISM & CONFIRMATION PREPARATION CLASSES
begins in September. Vicar Spratt teaches the 5-6 grade Old Testament class and Pastor Beisel teaches the 7-8 grade Catechism class. These classes meet from 4:15-6:00 p.m. Please visit the Education page for a printable copy of the 7th & 8th grade Catechesis assignments for 2016-17.
After School Program
Wednesdays 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. for grades K-4 September 9, 2015, to March 9, 2016.
Through our after-school program called Voyages, students are encouraged to build on the firm foundation of God's Word for life. They learn about music, art, kindness, sharing, and caring for their neighbors. If you have any questions, please contact Director Liz Wieting at 648-2127. To learn more, please visit the Education page of this site.
Tuesday before each
3rd Thursday of January, April, July
and October (Elections in October)
(See the "About Us" page for
officers and committees
EAT OUT MONTHLY GROUP
Discover where this fellowship
group will be eating next by checking
your bulletin or The Link.
Therefore let everybody regard his Baptism as the daily garment which he is to wear all the time.
Every day he should be found in faith and amid its fruits, every day he should be suppressing the old man and growing up in the new. If we wish to be Christians, we must practice the work that makes us Christians. But if anybody falls away from his Baptism let him return to it. As Christ, the mercy seat, does not recede from us or forbid us to return to Him even though we sin, so all His treasures and gifts remain. As we have once obtained forgiveness of sins in Baptism, so forgiveness remains day by day as long as we live, that is, as long as we carry the old Adam about our necks.
(Martin Luther, The Large Catechism, 84-86).
Rev. Paul Beisel, Pastor
Vicar Aaron Zimmerman
THE LINK, Immanuel's monthly newsletter, is mailed to every family. If you're not receiving this informative and helpful communication, please contact Sandi at the church office.