Here in person you can hear the Good News of Jesus proclaimed with power and relevance. Here in person the Good News of Jesus finds expression in a variety of music. Here in person you can grow in your understanding and living as one who is baptized. Or, if you’ve never been baptized, you can talk with someone who can share with you the wonder of life as a baptized child of God. Here in person you can gather with the baptized around the Lords table to receive his nourishment – the body and blood of Christ in the Lord’s Supper – for your life’s journey. Here in person you can get involved with other people in serving Christ’s world in a variety of ways.
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
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, 1517 sparked the Reformation. The documents presenting what Lutherans believe, teach and confess as Christians were assembled and published in 1580 in The Book of Concord. We confess the teachings of the Book of Concord because we believe them to be a faithful exposition of what the Bible itself teaches.
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.
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