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 […]Read more
Category Archives: Pastor
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! […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Pr. Bree’s Page
“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,”which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 Advent is a time of expectant waiting and is celebrated the four Sundays and weeks prior to Christmas Day. Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin, and throughout Advent we await fully celebrating the coming of […]Read more
Thank you to everyone that donated to the noisy offering in October. You donated over $168.25. These gifts will be combined with the November Noisy Offering will be used to provide Christmas gifts for LSSI and Nachusa youth who otherwise would not have a Christmas. Thank you for giving generously! Thank you to everyone who […]Read more
A Word From Our Pastor
The abounding love of God fill you always! “They [the baptized] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42, NRSV). Acts 2:42 illuminates how early believers in the Gospel spent their time… learning, in fellowship, sharing meals together and in prayer. Throughout our lives and […]Read more