Posts from January 2018

Posts from January 2018

Food Drive for Crosslines

Donate Food Items For Those In Need Collecting Until Sunday, February 4 Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Stewardship Board is sponsoring a Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive to benefit Crosslines Ministries in Joplin. Bring non-perishable food items by the church or school all this week to help feed Joplin area residents in need. In cooperation with the Youth Ministry Super Sub Sale happening this weekend, anyone who brings a food item to donate will receive free chocolate chip cookies with the purchase…
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Visits to Redeemer Springfield and Nixa

Comfort at Redeemer Louie and Jackson Comfort Dogs and their team have been out spreading the message of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry! Along with their handlers Heidi, Beth, and George, the boys spent the past two Sundays (January 14 & 21) at Redeemer Lutheran Church‘s Springfield and Nixa, Missouri locations. The people at Redeemer are curious about Comfort Dogs, and interest is building for them to begin a Comfort Dog ministry of their own. Team Joplin hopes that…

Remembering Don Killebrew

Don J. Killebrew, Jr. December 26, 1938 — January 17, 2018 Immanuel thanks God for the eternal life in Jesus Christ given to long-time church member, Mr. Don Killebrew. Please pray for family and friends who mourn his loss. Judge Killebrew passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 and was buried privately with family gathered at his graveside. Pastor Mech officiated. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who…

Usher Teams Forming

Be An Usher It’s time once again to prepare a schedule of Usher Teams to serve in 2018. If you are not currently on a team and would like to serve as an usher please call Kimberly in the church office 624-0333. Men and women are both encouraged to help — teenagers can serve as an usher as well, and you can serve at the service you normally attend. New teams begin in February — don’t wait!

Give God Your All

A New Year and New Opportunities Stewardship Planning It’s a new year. It’s a time when we take stock of the year past in order to improve the year to come. It’s a time when we sit down to plan and implement what we want to accomplish and even change. Part of that is planning our stewardship for the coming year. Often we find this difficult and daunting and even joyless. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it…

Keep Christ in Christmas

From the Desk of Pastor Mech The signs started popping up in 1977, exactly forty years ago, on billboards, church lawns and other places: Keep Christ in Christmas. It was a reaction to the increasing secularization and commercializing of a Christian holiday which seemed to have forgotten Christ, a birthday celebration where they forgot the birthday boy. This message was shored up by equally clever and ubiquitous signs stating Jesus is the reason for the season. I don’t know how…