Hello people of Immanuel! 

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance! (See Jude 1:2) Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, you have already received your 2018 stewardship packet.  This  fall the Stewardship Team and I are challenging you to consider the ways in which you live, give and serve! Stewardship is a way of life!  It […]

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Hello people of Immanuel! 

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance! (See Jude 1:2) October 7th is World Communion Sunday!  This is a time when people around the world intentionally  focus on our unity around God’s table; our unity in Christ.  This is the very UNITY that Christ prayed for in John 17, a UNITY that the Spirit […]

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Hello people of Immanuel!

Grace and peace to you!  “The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerstone).  This clipart and the above definition lead me […]

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Mercy and love of God engulf you today!

This summer we have had several opportunities as a congregation to participate in the kingdom of God with other congregations.  We had our Tri Church outdoor worship service with St. Paul and St. John’s in June.  In June, we also partnered with six other congregations for UNITE Service Camp where young people painted homes and […]

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The love and grace of God fill you today! 

Our delegates; Sue Dirks, Deb Gonzalez, Natalie Ramos and I participated fully in the 2018 Northern Illinois Synod Assembly June 15-16.  It was a great Assembly filled with an urgency to live in and live out God’s love!  The speakers for the event, Rev. Dr. Craig Nessan,  Rev. Dr. Stephen Bouman commended us into service!  […]

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Grace and peace of God to you!

Grace and peace of God to you! June 1 marks my one year anniversary of serving alongside you at Immanuel.     THANK YOU for your on-going partnership in the Gospel!  It continues to be a JOY and BLESSING to serve with you!  I look forward to our on-going journey in faith and life together!  May God […]

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A Word From Our Pastor

A few weeks ago I was both surprised and blessed by Autumn Roth, one of our young people.  As Autumn was leaving worship, she asked, “What do the letters INRI mean that are hanging above Jesus in drawings of him on the cross?”  This is an excellent question!  INRI are the Latin initials for the […]

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Grace and peace of Christ to you! 

Grace and peace of Christ to you!  I am delighted to be in my eleventh month of serving alongside you at Immanuel.  Thank you for your on-going partnership in the gospel!  I continue to strive to share time and make contact with each of our households over the coming months and years.  Please contact me […]

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A blessed MARCH to you!

A blessed MARCH to you!  May we all march with a song of praise in our hearts each day throughout March!  We have much to march joyously about…   We are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).  We are forgiven, redeemed from our sins (Ephesians 1:7, Luke 1:68).  We are sustained by God’s Holy […]

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Word From the Pastor

You may not know this about me yet… I love Valentines Day! I love, LOVE!  I love the idea that Valentines Day is based of St. Valentine who sacrificed himself to benefit others. I love that Valentines Day reminds me of God’s agape; God’s unconditional love! I love that Valentines Day is just an excuse […]

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