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Announcements

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Youth Helping On Easter Weekend

Immanuel Youth Making A Difference The youth of Immanuel will continue their tradition of spending Holy Saturday serving our congregation and neighborhood with service projects. Youth and their families are invited to participate as we set up and prepare foods for the Easter Breakfast in the gym, fill eggs for the children’s Easter Egg Hunt, clean and scrub the church buildings inside and out, work on landscaping around the property, and go out into the neighborhood, helping to do yard clean-up…
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In Memory of Jackson Comfort Dog

Thanking God For More Than Eight Years Of Gentle Service It is with great sadness that we share the unexpected passing of our beloved Comfort Dog, Jackson. While playing and enjoying the warm sunshine with his brother Louie earlier this afternoon, Jackson died very quickly of an apparent heart attack. In the Summer of 2011, Jackson began serving as the official Comfort Dog of Martin Luther School in Joplin. With a joyful, gentle disposition and irresistibly-soft, golden fur, Jackson visited…

What Is Lent?

FAQs About Lent What is Lent? Learn about this 40-day season of the church year leading up to Easter (Note: Lent 2019 begins on Wednesday, March 6.) See Also Daily Devotions for Lent 2019 Come to A Lenten Service Q: What is the significance of Lent? A: Early in the Church’s history, the major events in Christ’s life were observed with special observances, such as His birth, baptism, death, resurrection and ascension. As these observances developed, a period of time was set…
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LENTEN Devotions 2019

People Of The Passion Daily Devotions for Lent | Coming March 6 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri is here to share Good News with you. Easter is coming, and it’s all about Jesus—the Savior of the world. Remembering His journey of love and suffering to pay the penalty for our sins at the cross, prepare your heart with us with daily devotions for you and your family, beginning on March 6. Each day’s Lenten Devotion will include: a short…

Dwelling Among Us Still

An encouraging word from Immanuel’s Stewardship Board. Originally published in the January 2019 Epistle Newsletter. It is no secret that God calls us to be generous with the gifts He has given us. Throughout the Bible, we read that just as God has generously given to us, so are we to give generously one to another. As Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35) and…
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What Is Advent?

FAQs About Advent What is Advent? Learn about this four-week season of the church year leading up to the celebrated birth of Jesus at Christmas (Note: Advent 2018 begins on Sunday, December 2.) See Also Daily Devotions For Advent 2018 Come To An Advent Service Q: Why does the church year begin at Advent, what is the history of Advent, and what is the history behind the Advent candles and wreath? A: The word “advent” is from the Latin word for…
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Advent Devotions 2018

The Coming King Daily Devotions for Advent | Coming In December Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri is here to share Good News with you. Christmas is coming—and more importantly—Jesus The King is coming. Remembering His birth at Christmas, prepare your heart with us with daily devotions for you and your family, beginning on December 2. Each day’s Advent Devotion will include: a short Scripture reading a devotional thought a prayer reflection questions We invite you to join us weekly…
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New Bible Topic: The Cost Of Freedom

Galatians Bible Class Sunday Morning Fellowship Bible Study with Pastor Mech in the Fellowship Hall | 9:20 to 10:15 am Pastor Gregory Mech’s Sunday Morning Bible Class continues with a brand-new topic. Meeting in the comfort of the Church Fellowship Hall, all adults are welcome to pour a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, open a Bible, and join in the conversation. The group of up to 50 participants is diverse in age and Bible knowledge. Whether you choose…
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Youth Shoe Drive Progress

400+ pairs Gathered So Far Youth Shoe Drive | Collecting Now Through November Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth have been collecting gently-worn, used and new shoes since early October. These shoes are being bundled to be sent overseas to help families in underdeveloped countries. Our young people are motivated! They have been searching closets at home and spreading the word. A couple of enterprising youth have been going throughout their neighborhood, asking for shoes left over from local yard sales. To…
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POWERwalk Returns in November

Saturday Services, Version 3.0 Saturday Evenings, beginning on November 10 | 6:00 to 7:00 pm Part of Immanuel’s mission statement declares that we are “Grounded in Christ.” This means that the people of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin are committed to providing opportunities for folks to worship, to hear God’s Word proclaimed, and to study the Bible together. POWERwalk has been an opportunity to do just that. In our first walk through the Scriptures together (version 1.0), we read the…
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October 27 Trunk Or Treat

Trunk Or Treat Parking Lot Party Saturday Evening, October 27, 2018 | 4:30 to 7:00 pm Trunk Or Treat at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin has become a neighborhood tradition that you won’t want to miss! More than 1,000 children and their families come to our church and school parking lot at 26th and Connecticut for free candy and games, costume contests and inflatables, plus great music and a free supper inside. Check out these pics taken at Trunk Or…
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National Youth Gathering Sign Up

Real. Present. God. Sign Up for the LCMS Gathering Trip | Now through September 15, 2018 High Schoolers from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin have been attending the every-three-years National Youth Gathering since the 1980s! Hosted by the Youth Ministry Office of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the Gatherings host more than 25,000 Lutheran youth and adult leaders, who spend five days together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others. Now through September 15 is the time for the…