Immanuel Lutheran Events

Welcome Sunday

Big Bingo Benefit for PROP

Sunday School Begins, Sept. 17

Haven House Update

Summer Worship Schedule

Welcome Sunday

September 10, 2017

Welcome Sunday!
One service under the tent outdoors!

Welcome Sunday tent - Join us! Immanuel celebrates the start of Sunday school, Confirmation and fall ministries as we once again gather for our Welcome Sunday outside, under the tent, so that we can all be together (This will be the only worship service on the 10th).

9 a.m. - Music begins
9:15 a.m. Worship begins with picnic to follow

There will be food, fun and activities for all ages to follow worship! Volunteers needed for prep and clean-up.

Bring a plate share!  If your last name begins with A - O bring a salad; P - Z bring desserts.  If you can’t bring anything, please come and join us! (Don’t forget to mark each bowl, cover, dish, etc. with your name.  Immanuel will provide serving utensils).

Please invite your friends and neighbors to come worship with us, stay for the picnic and join us as we are built into God’s community of faith we call Immanuel.

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Big Bingo Benefit for PROP

September 09, 2017

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Big Bingo Benefit for PROP!

We will gather under Immanuel’s Welcome Weekend tent for Bingo!

All proceeds will go to support the work of PROP (See more about PROP’s mission and services below).

Highlights include:

PROP - People Reaching Out to People

PROP - People Reaching Out to PeoplePROP’s mission is to: compassionately provide food and comprehensive support to our neighbors in need that creates a path towards self-sufficiency, helping people in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, who are facing financial hardship or crisis.

Primary services of PROP include: food shelf, short-term financial help, support for low-income families with children and teens, and support for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Volunteers Needed

If you’d like to help host this great community event please sign up online.

Big Bingo Benefit for PROP!


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Sunday School Begins, Sept. 17

September 17, 2017

Sunday School

Sunday School is offered three times/month, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., September - May.
Once a month is Sanctuary Sunday. All learning takes place in the worship service.

3 years - Kindergarten

1st - 4th Graders

Become a volunteer:

Questions about Children’s Ministry? Contact:

Cindy Paulson
Children’s & Family Ministry
952-230-0356 (direct dial)
952-937-8123 ex. 56

Note: 5th & 6th Grade attend God Squad, Sunday morning pre-confirmation classes.

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Haven House Update

Immanuel has a vision to help provide safe places for youth experiencing homelessness in the south-west metro.  An Immanuel member donated funds to help purchase a house for this project and Immanuel’s Kim Rathjen (Coordinator of Outreach) is working with a community-wide steering committee to make this collaborative vision become a reality.

Haven House Update - August, 2017

We Have a House!

This past month Immanuel purchased a house with the intention of making it available for transitional Youth Housing in Eden Prairie.  The house is located at 11140 Lanewood Circle – it is within walking distance of the Eden Prairie Mall (important for employment opportunities), is on a bus line, has 5 bedrooms (one will be used as a case manager’s office), and great community space.  Tom Herzog, John Urbanski and Kim Rathjen were involved in the final decision about the house, with input from Oasis for Youth staff who have experience and passion for housing young people safely. The purchase of the house was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor and funds from the Opening Doors Capital Campaign.

Immanuel continues to work with the newly forming non-profit Haven House with the goal of opening transitional housing for young adults aged 18-24 within the next year.  The Haven House Board continues to make steps towards making this dream become a reality.

The purchase of the house puts into motion some new projects needing specific gifts and skills. If you or someone you know would have time and the skills we need for the following projects, please contact

1) Communications, Fundraising and Marketing – We will need to start communication with the wider community, develop a plan for fundraising (perhaps a kick-off event planner?), and develop some ongoing means for communicating with stake holders. 

2) House Preparation #1 – at the urging of city employees in the housing department we have applied for a CBDG (Community Based Development Grant) grant from the City of Eden Prairie for the major rehab projects.  We will spend every penny we can that the city gives us, but there will be small projects that will come up as we prepare to make the house ready for tenants. Since the house will be owned by Immanuel it would make sense that Immanuel folks would take in interest in the ongoing maintenance of the house. 

3) House Preparation #2 – we have a whole house to stock!  The Prop Shop has agreed to provide furniture and anything else they can and have already asked for a list of needed items. We would like to involve a couple of people in figuring out what types of furniture will work for the spaces and to help develop a needs list.

It was less than two year ago that this God inspired vision started forming to serve young adults in our community. While it may seem like the process is taking a long time, others in the field tell us that we are moving along quite quickly.  We strongly believe that God is leading the way and that this leap of faith will result in many blessings for years to come!

Read more about this project

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Summer Worship Schedule

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
May 28 - September 3

9:15 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:45 a.m Contemporary Worship

Gather for refreshments and conversation in the atrium between the services, 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

If you miss a Sunday:

Faith in Culture: Revelation

August 13 - September 3
How do followers of Jesus stay faithful when the “pushes and pulls” of culture challenge?  From the 1st century to the 21st century, the answer is the same, follow Jesus!  Note: Revelation is more familiar than we might think. We sing it often in our liturgy and hymns.

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