Giving  Challenge for Lent

Our focus for Lent will be to assist the FISH food pantry at First Methodist Church in Sterling.  They are in need of non-perishable food items as well as cash donations. The youth will assist by collecting a noisy offering each Sunday. All food items are welcome, but they are is asking specifically for the […]

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IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

2017 Lenten Services   Our Lenten mid-week worship each Wednesday is at 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel.  Below is the schedule.   March 8                                              March 15                                            March 22 Interim Pastor Dan Stalker                 Pastor Katie Gallegher from               Pastor Bob Burton from from Trinity Lutheran                         First Lutheran, Prophetstown             Bethesda Lutheran Sermon:  The Creed                            Sermon:  […]

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Time is running out to direct 2016 Choice Dollars

Anyone who owns a Thrivent Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, or Annuity product may qualify for a program that Thrivent is offering called “Choice Dollars”.  The program, “Choice Dollars”, puts Thrivent members more directly in charge of designating where their benefit money goes.  If you didn’t receive a letter, it may be that your policy is […]

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Call Committee Update

A Skype interview (over the internet) was conducted with a third candidate on February 16th.  The committee decided this candidate could be a potential fit for Immanuel therefore this person will be visiting Immanuel and our community for a formal interview on March 10th. The second candidate interviewed in November 2016 who withdrew now has […]

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Palm Sunday Breakfast

The congregational breakfast on Palm Sunday will benefit youth events and activities.  All are welcome and invited to participate.  More details to come in the April newsletter.  Thank you in advance to all members who help support the breakfast!

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ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston in 2018

The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering theme has been announced: “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING” “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God.” [Ephesians 2:8] The gathering is June 27 – July 1, 2018. Current 7th – 11th grade students are eligible to attend […]

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Last month St. Paul, St. John’s and Immanuel Lutheran churches sent 9 Jr. High students and 3 adults to a youth Quake in the Dells.  We FOUND ourselves among 500 fellow Jr. and Sr. High youth and their youth leaders together in worship, service, learning, swimming and having a blast throughout the weekend.  The Quake […]

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1 sermon 3rd lent march 19 2017

This story that we just heard is a big story – numerous characters, a lot of dialogue, a complex geographical and social history behind it.  This story is a hard one to preach because of its complexity.  It is also a very familiar story – we think we know it because we’ve heard it so […]

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1 sermon mid week lent Baptism

Have you ever been to the headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park in Minnesota?   An easy to follow path leads hikers to the place where the mighty Mississippi begins.  It’s a beautiful place. But if you did not know what you were looking at you would have no idea that this is […]

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