Immanuel Lutheran Events

Redeemer Cookout

Loaves & Fishes

Serve Tacos at Cornerstone

Feed My Starving Children

Vacation Bible School

Redeemer Cookout

July 10, 2019

Partnership with Redeemer Lutheran, Minneapolis

Our mission partner, Redeemer Lutheran Church (1800 Glenwood Ave), is in the city for good!

Immanuel has a long-standing relationship with Redeemer: assisting with their summer block parties and supporting the building of the Glenwood Project (a 2800 square foot duplex across the street from their church. Students from Luther Seminary and Augsburg College live there and receive hands on training in urban ministry).

Redeemer Community Cookout

Wednesday, July 10
Help prepare and serve brats and other picnic food for the free community picnic at Redeemer. Food is provided by Immanuel for this evening meal. Sign up online.

Donate a bike to Venture North

Give Your Bike New Life by Donating it to Venture North, a part of Redeemer Center for Life.

Your tax-deductible bike donations are needed for mechanic training and Earn-A-Bike programs for youth. Venture North, the Star Tribune’s 2015 Best Bike Shop for a Cause, is a full-service bike shop, so you can also bring the bike you still ride in for a tune-up! Venture North is located at 1830 Glenwood Avenue, Mpls and is open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get more info at

Immanuel’s Promise Fulfilled with $100,000 Gift

Immanuel Congregational President Beth Hansen and Pastor Paul visited our partner congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church, in north Minneapolis, to fulfill a promise we had made a few years ago. Redeemer formed a plan to tear down a blighted property across the street from the church and build a duplex for Student housing. The plan is for students from Luther Seminary, Augsburg College, and others interested in urban ministry, to live in the property for a reduced rent in exchange for service in the neighborhood. Immanuel not only provided volunteers to work on the construction, but promised $100,000 from our nest capital campaign to help pay for this new housing ministry.

Redeemer Lutheran, MinneapolisOur Opening Doors Capital Campaign included this commitment of giving as a way of continuing to grow, not only our benevolence, but our connection to this vital ministry partner. Thanks to the generosity of all those who pledged to the Opening Doors Capital Campaign, Immanuel raised the money to meet this commitment.

At Redeemer’s Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 20th, Beth Hansen, our congregational president, and Pastor Paul fulfilled this promised gift as they presented Redeemer with a check for $100,000.

Redeemer’s congregational President Jess Felton thanked the congregation for this generous gift, and for the vital partnership we share that is a blessing to both congregations as we work together to share the love of Christ with one another and with the world. Pastor Kelly Chapman also added his thanks, and looks forward to where God will lead our partnership in the future.

Again, thank you for all the ways in which you support God’s ministry at and through Immanuel. Remember to fulfill your intention for giving and generosity this year by making a year-end-gift to Immanuel.

May God continue to fill us with the Holy Spirit and inspire us to be bold, faithful, and generous!

New Year blessings,

Pastor Paul

Immanuel members supported the Redeemer congregation's Harrison neighborhood block party. Called to care. Sent to serve.

Posted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie on Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Loaves & Fishes

July 11, 2019

Providing nutritious meals to the hungry

Serve a Meal

Thursday, July 11
Help prepare and/or serve the evening meal at the St Stephens Loaves and Fishes site in Minneapolis. Food provided by Immanuel. Linda Herzog is there to direct volunteers. Sign up online.

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Meal Ministry

For more information: Loaves and Fishes Minnesota.

To volunteer with Immanuel’s team contact: Linda Herzog.


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Serve Tacos at Cornerstone

June 25, 2019

Helping victims of domestic abuse

Taco Tuesdays at Cornerstone Shelter

June 25, 4:30- 7 p.m.
Prepare and serve Tacos to Cornerstone guests. Immanuel member Brian Vik is there to direct volunteers. 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Bloomington.
Sign-up online.

About Cornerstone

In 2016 Immanuel gave away almost $190,000 of our offerings to support other ministries, including $10,000 to Cornerstone.  Cornerstone serves adults and children traumatized by unhealthy, destructive relationships based on power and control.  Understanding the intersections between domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking Cornerstone provides comprehensive services and support for victims of interpersonal violence, helping them to build healthy and violence-free lives for themselves and their families.

In addition to financial support, Immanuel members play a hands-on role in supporting Cornerstone families.  Each Tuesday night Cornerstone families attend support groups and other learning opportunities and a meal is provided.  On the 4th Tuesday each month, a crew of 4-7 Immanuel volunteers, led by Brian Vik, provide the Taco Tuesday meal at Cornerstone’s Bloomington facility.  For Bev Osekowsky, being a regular participant in Taco Tuesday is a wonderful way to “give back” in her community and to support a program that is changing lives.  She says she experiences directly, through the smiles on their faces, what this evening of respite means for the Cornerstone moms.  For Sharon Peterson, another regular on the Taco Tuesday crew, life experience has given her a true appreciation for the mission of Cornerstone.  She is thankful that the generous and faithful giving of the people of Immanuel helps support the work of Cornerstone.  Both Bev and Sharon are grateful that God has given them this opportunity to do this work. 

Immanuel has:

An Immanuel member shares about volunteering at Cornerstone:

We are always looking for volunteers to help:

More information about Cornerstone


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Feed My Starving Children

June 19, 2019 - June 19, 2019

Women’s Ministry at Feed My Starving Children

Wednesday, June 19 5:45- 7:30 p.m.
All women, their families and friends help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children. All children 5 and older are welcome. Please sign up at the Registration Desk or online.

Call Bev Osekowsky at 952-934-5824 or email for more information.

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Vacation Bible School

July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019

VBS 2019

Roar! Life is wild, God is good!

9 a.m. to noon

Join us!

Registration is a 2-step process

  1. Sign up online
  2. Submit payment online

Youth & Adult Volunteers

More Information

We offer:

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