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Easter Sermons on Revelation

Throughout the Easter season our Epistle Lessons all come from the Book of Revelation.  It’s all about Christ, and it’s almost all comforting — not terrifying.  Those Epistle lessons will also be the basis of our sermons.  Come, worship the Triune God in the power and truth of the resurrection.  For the seven congregations in Asia that first received John’s letter, the…

“CrossWords” midweek Lenten series

Lent is a time for forgiveness, renewal, and grace.  This Lent we’re focusing upon the words of our Lord from the cross in a series called “CrossWords.”  Join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm in the Chapel of Immanuel Lutheran Student Center.  A simple supper will be served at 6pm in the basement.  Our Student Center is located at 303 N Clay Street,…

Welcome, students!

It’s great to have students back!   Martin Luther was a campus pastor.  It’s true.  Today, Campus Ministry is a crucial part of Immanuel’s ministry in Macomb.  It’s one of our closest mission fields … and home to many mission partners.  Students:  we’re here to bring you God’s truth and grace in Jesus.  Word and Sacrament ministry is our chief way to…

All Saints Day special Service focuses on Muslim neighbors

Sunday, November 1, Immanuel holds one special morning Service at 10:00am.  Held at Immanuel Lutheran Student Center, 303 N Clay Street, this Service will include Rev. Hesham Shehab as our guest preacher.  Rev. Shehab is a former Muslim who now proclaims Christ as Lord.  All are welcome. This special 10:00am Service replaces our normal two-service format for this Sunday only. Rev. Shehab…

Christmas! In July!

Join us for a fun and relaxed evening at Immanuel Church, 906 E Grant Street, on Saturday, July 25.  From 7:00-8:00pm we’ll be serving snow cones, having fun, and meeting neighbors.  All are welcome.  You can decorate Christmas cookies, toss a snow ball (well, water balloon), sing a Christmas carol, or just sit back and make a s’more around the fire. Free…

Ice Cream Social for all neighbors…

…and everyone is our neighbor, right?  So, you’re invited! Friday, June 19, 6:00-8:00pm at Immanuel CHURCH (906 E Grant St).  Rain or shine!  Be our guest.  It will cost you nothing.  We simply want to get to know more of our neighbors in Macomb.  There will be vanilla ice cream, plus an assortment of toppings and baked goods, plus plenty of chairs.…

VBS is June 15-18, 2015

VBS has begun, and it’s going well!  You can register children for VBS at the door.  Join us! PARENTS!  KIDS!    Discover His plan! Discover His purpose! In Camp Discovery VBS, your children learn that Jesus works in and through us! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore four* tree-mendous Bible accounts where God works in His people to save…

Lutheranism 101 Class

Interested in what we believe and practice?  Whether you’re a life-long Lutheran who wants to revisit the Bible and Catechism, or someone just looking, you’re welcome in our Catechism Bible Study.  Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm at our Student Center (303 N Clay St.), beginning January 29, 2015.  If you have questions about the class, just contact Pastor Burdick.  He’ll be glad to talk!…

Bethesda Servant Project blesses many

“Called By Name” (Isaiah 43:1) was the theme for our Family Servant Project in Springfield, June 22-25.  In concert with two LCMS congregations from Quincy, we served people who live with developmental disabilities in Bethesda homes — and they blessed us, too!  We painted the bedrooms of Bethesda friends (in colors they chose!), and hosted them at Camp CILCA for a day of…