The abounding love of God to you!!!

Our Lenten journey continues!  What a blessing it is and has been to partner with St. Paul for our Lenten series on Prayer.  Join us on April 3 and 10 when we will explore Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ prayer from the cross at 12:10 & 6:30 p.m. On April 21, […]

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Grace and peace of Christ to you!

Our Lenten journey begins on March 6th with Ash Wednesday.  During worship you will be invited to come forward and receive ashes on your forehead in the sign of the cross.  The ashes are a sign or symbol of repentance, of turning back to God. Using ashes is “an ancient practice, often  mentioned in the […]

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Souper Bowl of Caring

Since 1990, young people have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food weeks leading up to the Big Game. Teaming up with local partners, these groups give 100% of donations to local charities, changing the nation’s largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring. More than $143 million […]

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Pastor’s Page

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance this day and always! As you may recall from my column last year, I love Valentine’s Day!  I appreciate how it prompts people to remind the people they love, that they love them.  In a sense, EVERYDAY is such a day!  Every day is a day that […]

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A Word from the Pastor

While studying at Wartburg College I visited my roommate’s hometown and stayed with her family.  I was visiting with her dad, Craig Mack, about Romans 12:1 which reads: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which […]

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Abounding love of God to you today and always!!!

Thank you for your on-going participation in the mission and ministry of Immanuel!  How you live, serve and give directly impacts others! As we prepare for Advent and Christmas I have been pondering the   bounty in each day.  Do you ever get caught up in busyness of the holidays or making sure to obtain just the […]

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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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