If your home is in the local area, and you do not yet have a church that you call “home,” let this website be your appetizer. Then come for the main course by worshiping with us, joining us in Bible study, or chatting with me or one of our other staff people about life in Immanuel.
Church means connecting with Christ and with other people. Let’s get together soon!
Pastor Steve Bongard
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Worship is the beginning and the end of everything that we do at Immanuel. Word and sacraments, liturgy and song, prayer and thanksgiving immerse us in the triune reality of God—Father, Son
Jesus called disciples and taught them how to live in God’s kingdom. Our vision for learning, therefore, is Christ’s very own: to teach people in such a way that they come to love and trust Christ, live with him, and do what he commands as participants in God’s story.
We are passionate about serving our neighbors, following the example and teaching of Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve, and who promised that what we do for the least of these we do for him. As we use our gifts and abilities to promote the good of others, we are trained by the Spirit and grow to be like Christ.
Lutheran churches like Immanuel are creedal churches. We subscribe to creeds (or “confessions”) which state what we understand to be the teachings of the Bible.
The Lutheran church derives its name from Martin Luther (1483-1546), an Augustinian monk whose posting of the 95 Theses on October 31,
Significantly, the very first documents included in The Book of Concord are the three ancient universal creeds compiled during the early, formative years of the Christian era — the Apostles’ Creed (ca. third century A.D.), the Nicene Creed (fourth century), and the Athanasian Creed (fifth and sixth centuries). Luther and the other writers of these confessions did not want to be doctrinal innovators. They, together with their contemporary descendants, maintain that we believe and teach nothing more and nothing less than what Christians through the ages have always believed.
Immanuel is a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Included in the Book of Concord is the Small Catechism. Written by Martin Luther in 1529 as a simple tool for teaching the faith in the home, it continues to be used in Lutheran churches today and remains one of the most profound summaries of the basics of the Christian faith and life