Immanuel Lutheran Events


Holy Week & Easter


Campfire Vigil


Youth! Rejoice!


Families Moving Forward


Lenten Worship



Holy Week & Easter

March 25, 2018 - April 01, 2018

Palm Sunday

March 25
8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday

March 29
7 p.m. with Holy Communion and music by Servant Song.

Prayer Vigil
Maundy Thursday - Good Friday
As faithful friends, we sit quietly in the Sanctuary, contemplating his great compassion and love for us.  We might pray silently, read scripture or meditate at the prayer stations provided. Signup coming soon.

Campfire Vigil
8 p.m., Maundy Thursday - 7 p.m. Good Friday
As Jesus prayed in the garden called Gethsemane shortly before his arrest, he asked his disciples to keep vigil with him, to stay awake and support him in his hour of need.  True to our fallible nature, Peter, James and John were asleep in no time.  In the centuries since, Christian disciples around the world have marked this night by staying awake, watching and praying with Jesus in the hours leading up to his crucifixion and death.
Families (children, youth and adults) and adults (young adults through seniors), can participate.  Details or signup online.

Good Friday

March 30, 7 p.m.
The Seven Last Words of Christ by Dubois.  Featuring the Reformation Choir, orchestra and soloists.

No Saturday evening worship.

Easter Sunday, April 1

6:45 a.m., Sunrise Service
8 a.m., Featuring Immanuel Brass
9:15 a.m., Featuring Immanuel Brass and Reformation Choir
10:45 a.m., Featuring Immanuel Brass and Servant Song

A light breakfast of rolls and fruit will be served 7:30-10:45 a.m.

Nursery is available at all services except the 6:45 a.m. Sunrise Service

 

 

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Campfire Vigil

March 29, 2018

8 p.m. Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m. Good Friday, (March 29-30)

Stay with me.
Remain here with me.
Watch and pray. . .Watch and pray.

Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”  He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated.  Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.”  Matt 26:36-38.

Now the slaves and the police had made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they were standing around it and warming themselves. Peter also was standing with them and warming himself. John 18:18

As Jesus prayed in the garden called Gethsemane shortly before his arrest, he asked his disciples to keep vigil with him, to stay awake and support him in his hour of need.  True to our fallible nature, Peter, James and John were asleep in no time.

In the centuries since, Christian disciples around the world have marked this night by staying awake, watching and praying with Jesus in the hours leading up to his crucifixion and death.

Who can participate:

What do we do:

How do we signup:

If it is raining or snowing Immanuel will provide a canopy for shelter.

 

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Youth! Rejoice!

February 25, 2018

Youth! Rejoice!

Join us for a celebration of Immanuel’s youth and a fundraiser for our youth!

It is a morning that includes something for everyone:

Pancake Breakfast

Support the youth of Immanuel and join us for a great breakfast on Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:45-10:45am. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Suggested Breakfast Donation:

Donations for the youth will be received:

The youth will donate 10% of the proceeds to benevolence.  The remainder of the proceeds from the breakfast and auction will be allocated to individual youth accounts so that each of the participating youth can use their account to assist with payment toward youth activities like Camp Onomia, backpacking, mission trips, retreats, ski trips, camping trips, lock-ins, etc. 

We pray that this event will further encourage our youth to participate in youth activities at Immanuel that will inspire their continued growth in a relationship with Christ. 

Youth and adult volunteers can signup online.

Questions?  Contact Paul Erdmann paule@immanuel.us

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Families Moving Forward

February 25, 2018 - March 04, 2018

Ending homelessness one family at a time

Volunteers are needed to help provide for guests in our building: set-up, clean-up, greet on Sunday, cook an evening meal, cook a hot breakfast on Saturday, provide evening hospitality, host overnight and do laundry. 

Sign-up to volunteer the week of February 25 - March 4

We will be hosting families:

Volunteer with Families Moving ForwardFamilies Moving Forward (FMF) is a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  FMF provides services to families during the day and a network of Twin Cities churches hosts the families in their buildings at night. 

The families are tightly screened before they are accepted into the program and only 14 people are accepted at a time. Each evening they are transported by FMF to the church.  We provide an evening meal, hospitality, a “bedroom” for each family, and breakfast each day during the week.  Families are bused by FMF back to the day shelter each morning where they are able to shower and work with FMF staff to get the pieces of their lives back in order. 

Families Moving Forward is aligned with Immanuel’s vision: Called to care. Sent to serve.

For more information:

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Lenten Worship

Lent: Living Faith

This life that I live now, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me. Galatians 2:20

Wednesdays in Lent

February 14 - March 21

Our Lenten theme is “LIVING FAITH”, focusing on how we live out faith in our daily lives. Each week we will raise up how our faith inspires and instructs the different aspects of our daily lives.

Worship Times
12 p.m., Lessons and Hymns in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for a soup lunch immediately following the service.
7 p.m., Worship with Holden Evening Prayer.

February 21: LIVING FAITH through Devotions and Prayer
February 28: LIVING FAITH at Home
March 7: LIVING FAITH at Work/School
March 14: LIVING FAITH in our Neighborhood/community
March 21: LIVING FAITH in the World

Faith Formation in Lent

Table Talk

February 21 - March 21 (Not Ash Wednesday)
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
During our “bridge” time between dinner and worship during Lent, we will be having “Table Talk” over coffee in the atrium, inspired by Martin Luther’s practice of gathering folks around the table to talk about faith and life matters.  We invite you to join us for “Table Talk”, which opens with a brief reading from the Lenten devotional You Are the Way, followed by just 2-3 questions about how we connect faith and life, as it relates to the theme of “Living Faith” (see above) and the focus for worship that evening.  If you would be interested in being a “table host” for one of the weeks during Lent, please contact Pastor Angela at angela@immanuel.us. 
Come journey with us through Lent!

Faces of Christ

February 18 - March 18
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., Library

Where do you see the face of Christ? During the season of Lent you are invited to gather with Kim Rathjen on 5 Sunday mornings for a study that will help us dive more deeply into who Jesus is for us, with us and among us today.  This interactive, small group based study will help you to meet and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ, both here and afar.  Come for all 5 weeks or when you are able – bring your Bible and let’s grow together in faith! Contact kim@immanuel.us with your questions.

Lent in a Bag

#LivingFaith
Lenten ResourcesPick up a selection of Lenten resources for you to use in your home.  Items will be available from February 4 - 14 (Ash Wednesday). Please:

Take-home items include:

Some items are limited and available until depleted.

Holy Week Cube Jesus Loves Me Lent is Trending You Are The Way - Pocket Devotions for Lent

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Campfire Vigil

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