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Happy 9th Birthday Louie Comfort Dog

In Memory of Louie Comfort Dog

Thanking God For A Life Of Gentle, Faithful Service March 5, 2021. It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved friend, Louie Comfort Dog. In his retirement, Louie quietly struggled with seizures for more than a year. He died peacefully at home, with many of his handlers and caregivers at his side, comforting him as he passed. In the Summer of 2011, Louie and Jackson the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs began serving as…
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Lent 2021 in a Time of Pandemic

From the Desk of Pastor Mech Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS and Martin Luther School in Joplin, Missouri is Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, and Growing to Serve since 1897… NOTE: Lent 2021 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Our Season of Repentance in a Time of Pandemic — Lent 2021 As with everything else in the last eleven months, Lent 2021 will be observed somewhat differently this year. Exhibit One is our ashless Ash Wednesday. I read the…
What is Lent? bowl of ashes and palms. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

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 2021 begins on Wednesday, February 17.) See Also Come to a Lenten Service Watch our Live Stream Article: “Lent 2021 in a Time of Pandemic” by Rev. Gregory Mech 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…
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Advent Devotions 2020

God With Us Daily Devotions for Advent | Coming In December 2020 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 Advent Devotions for you and your family, beginning on November 29 and continuing through Christmas! Each day’s Advent Devotion will include: a short Scripture reading a devotional thought a prayer reflection questions Advent…
Eyes On Jesus. Daily Devotions for Lent and Easter. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Lent 2020 Sermon Series | Eyes On Jesus

From the Desk of Pastor Mech Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS and Martin Luther School in Joplin, Missouri is Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, and Growing to Serve since 1897. Eyes On Jesus O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Gradual for Lent, based…
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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 2020 begins on Sunday, November 29.) See Also Daily Devotions For Advent 2020 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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Fundraising Nearly Complete For Joplin’s Next Comfort Dog

Tremendous Support After just two weeks of fundraising, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School is nearing their goal of funding the purchase and training of a new Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog for Joplin. Applying for Joplin’s next Comfort Dog will allow Immanuel Lutheran to commit to at least ten more years of serving those who are suffering and in need in the Four States area. Adding a new dog will also help the ministry’s now semi-retired Comfort Dog…
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Generous Support For Joplin’s Next Comfort Dog

First Week Yields Generous Results Raising $15,000 for a new Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog is a challenging task. As Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School began the Next Comfort Dog for Joplin campaign in the first week of October, hopes were high that people would learn of the need and respond. Just one week into the campaign, the team has already raised half of the money necessary for a new Comfort Dog. Applying for Joplin’s next Comfort Dog…
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Plans For Joplin’s Next Comfort Dog

Preparing For The Future As Louie Comfort Dog enters his senior years, and with the ministry’s recent loss of Jackson Comfort Dog, Louie needs help. To continue this important work, Immanuel Lutheran Church has decided to move forward with the Next Comfort Dog for Joplin campaign. Over the next two months, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School in Joplin hope to raise $15,000 to cover the cost of a new, specially-trained Comfort Dog puppy from Illinois-based Lutheran Church Charities. Comfort Dogs like…
Happy 9th Birthday Louie Comfort Dog

Happy 9th Birthday, Louie Comfort Dog!

Custard Night Meet And Greet At Freddy’s 6 to 9pm, Friday, June 14, 2019 Friday, June 14 is Louie Comfort Dog’s 9th birthday. Joplin is invited to help celebrate at Freddy’s Frozen Custard on Rangeline Road, between 6 and 9pm.  Show a blue “Louie Card” with his picture on it, and receive 10% off your custard or food order at Freddy’s all evening. Louie will be there on the patio to share his cards with you.  There will be a…
Growing to Serve. Youth Ministry. Day of Service. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Memorial Garden Youth Project

Youth Day Of Service Success 30+ Volunteers Thanking God, Giving 200+ Hours What a beautiful day! From setting up for the Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt to washing windows and trimming bushes to tearing out weeds and old bushes to shoveling and spreading several tons of gravel and replanting the memorial garden behind the school, your youth made us proud on the Saturday before Easter! Great job, Immanuel Youth!  Thank you to several adults who donated their time, equipment and…
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Youth Serving On Easter Weekend

Immanuel Youth Serving and 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…