Immanuel Lutheran Events

Senior Adults, Guest Author

Volleyball League

Financial Peace University

Art Journaling

Christmas Worship

Senior Adults, Guest Author

January 18, 2018

You’re Sending me Where?

Eric Dregni
Did you go to summer camp, was it a pleasant experience, were you hauled kicking and screaming onto a bus bound for camp, were you homesick?  Let your mind wander back to those “good ol” days.  Is it important for children today to go off where no devices are allowed for a period of time?

We will come together to hear Eric Dregni, English and Journalism professor at Concordia University, share stories of some of the books he has written.  His latest book is a memoir about summer camp, in particular the Italian language camp in northern Minnesota where he serves as dean.  Early in his career, Eric spent three years in Italy because he wanted to live in the place with the best food in the world.  Part of that time was in Modena which is the birthplace of balsamic vinegar, Ferrari and Pavarotti.  Some of his books are In Cod We Trust, Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes, By the Waters of Minnetonka which is a history of the lake, and Vikings in the Attic.  There should be plenty of time for questions and sharing your stories. 

As usual we will gather at 9:30 for coffee.  Eric’s presentation will begin around 10:00 and lunch will be served around 11:30. The charge for the event, whether or not you stay for lunch, is only $8.

Signup online or at Immanuel.

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Volleyball League

January 04, 2018 - February 22, 2018

Winter League

January/February (Thursday nights)
League Play: January 4,11,18,25 Feb. 1,8
Tournament Play: Feb. 15,22

I loved getting back into volleyball”, “lots of fun!”, “Great fun as always”, were just a few comments after last year’s winter volleyball league at Immanuel.

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Financial Peace University

January 03, 2018

Financial Peace University

January 3 - February 7, 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future.

This isn’t your typical “money class.” Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun! More than 5 million families and individuals have taken FPU. The average family completing the course pays off $5,300 and saves $2,700 in just 90 days. That’s an $8,000 change in position! Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re a millionaire, FPU has something for you.

About the Presenter
Connie Portlas“My name is Connie Portlas.  My family and I have lived in the Minnetonka/Eden Prairie area since 1993. We enjoy everything that the area has to offer.  I have 5 children - 2 out of the house, 2 in college, and my youngest is a senior at Minnetonka High School.  I am a bookkeeper, a Realtor who has worked with bankruptcy and foreclosure, a property manager, and an office manager.  I enjoy helping others by hosting Financial Peace University classes.  I also bring my training as a Ramsey Solutions Certified Coach and experience to clients by teaching what Dave Ramsey teaches and help people budget and stay accountable.  I help sort out issues.  I live by the class rules - it works!”

If you’re interested in learning more about the class contact the office! We’re offering it at Immanuel Lutheran Church just for you starting Wednesday, January 3rd! 

Class sessions will meet for 6 Wednesday nights following café at 6:15-7:45 pm, continuing through February 7th (with one optional Saturday morning to be determined).

Cost: $99

Contact MaryKay at or register online.

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Art Journaling

February 10, 2018

Spiritual Growth through Art Journaling

February 10, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

This year Women’s Ministry decided to try a new approach to experiencing God in our lives. We are excited to introduce and host Lisa Lounsbury who will lead us with an amazing Art Journaling event.  It will be held Immanuel and will be for women and high school girls.  Lisa will be demonstrating several methods of creating a journal and then participants will be able to create their own.  Throughout the process Lisa relates how the creation of the journal is similar to how God works in our lives.

Lisa has developed the program Art Lab Rx which blends neuroscience, properties of art marterials and relevant life experiences to help attendees experience transformation and enlightenment.  Lisa states, “By applying the rich mixture of psychology, neurology, art, and theology to the canvas of my community, I have been given the gift of witnessing precious transformation,catharsis and enlightenment.  This is the hardest work I’ve ever loved.”

This event requires no artistic ability only the desire to be in communion with God and your thoughts. 

The fee, $40/person, includes a light breakfast and all art materials. 

Friends are welcome to join.  Print and share a flyer.

Signup online or at Immanuel

For more information contact Bev Osekowsky at or 952-934-5824.

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Christmas Worship

December 24, 2017 - December 25, 2017

Christmas Worship at Immanuel

Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24

10 a.m. - Family and Children’s worship
3:30 p.m. - Worship with Ensembles & Brass
5:30 p.m. - Contemporary Worship
9 p.m. - Family Blessing & Reformation Choir
11 p.m. - Worship with Communion

Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25

10 a.m. - Service of Lessons and Carols


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