Immanuel Lutheran Events

Service of Remembrance

Thanksgiving Worship

Families Moving Forward

Trunk or Treat

Faithful Parenting in the Digital Age

Service of Remembrance

November 01, 2018

Service of Remembrance
Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m.

Alan Wolfelt wrote “In some ways, love and grief are very much alike; they both have the power to forever change our lives.  Just as I must surrender to love, I must surrender to my grief.”

Losing someone we love is one of life’s most challenging passages. As people who have suffered a loss we invite you to attend the annual Service of Remembrance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1.

This service will be simple including scripture, music and prayer.  We will light candles in memory of our loved ones and there will be a time for fellowship and refreshments at the end. We hope you will consider attending. Even more, we hope you will invite others to join with you. 

The Bible makes it clear that our grief is relieved by the hope and promise of the resurrection, but also by the community we enjoy with others.  Please come and be healed by this community.

All are welcome.  Child care will be available.

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Thanksgiving Worship

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

7 p.m.

Join us in giving thanks for God’s abundant blessings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.  We are thankful for God’s light that guides us, God’s word that inspires and instructs us, God’s creation that gives and sustains our life, the new life we have in baptism, the freedom to gather and worship, and for the gifts of community, friends, and family that make our lives so good.

Join the festival choir to enrich our worship service.

Bring a food donation for PROP (People Reaching Out to People, our local food shelf).  Bring your donation into worship and during the service the congregation will be invited forward, bringing it to the altar area.

Immediately following the service enjoy a piece of pie!

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Families Moving Forward

November 04, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Ending homelessness one family at a time

Sign-up online to volunteer the week of Nov. 4 - 11

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. 

More about Families Moving Forward

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:

If you have questions please contact or submit the form below.

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Trunk or Treat

October 27, 2018

Trunk or Treat3 - 4:30 p.m.

What you need to do:

Mark your calendars to provide a trunk, bring your trick or treaters, or better yet – both!

Sign up to provide a trunk!

Trunk or Treat 2018

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Faithful Parenting in the Digital Age

October 24, 2018

Wednesday: October 10, 24 & November 7
6:15 p.m.

No class on 10/17 (MEA) or 10/31 (Halloween)

“Scary?  Crazy?  Clueless?“  Is this how we want to be?  Although this is how kids have described their parents when it comes to technology and social media, naturally we would like to think that we’re approachable, informed, realistic, and compassionate.  How do we get from here to there?  Gather together to explore what it means to parent faithfully in the unending challenges and blessings of the digital age.

This Stepping Stone will include:

For parents/caregivers with children of all ages.

Questions?  Contact Pastor Angela at

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