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Embarrassing. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Embarrassing | Advent Devotion

Embarrassing Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 7 And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take…
Change. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Change | Advent Devotion

Change Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Friday, December 6 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard ….” Luke 1:11-13a It must have been rough for Zechariah. For years and years he and his wife had been praying…
The Days of Herod. Dawn is coming. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri.

The Days of Herod | Advent Devotion

The Days of Herod Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Thursday, December 5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah … Luke 1:5a “In the days of Herod,” says Luke. It’s easy to skip over those words, to treat them as a date and nothing more. Yet if we do that, we miss something important. Who was this Herod, king of Judea? Well, he was a genius in some ways—a great builder in particular. But…
Keeping Promises. Watch and wedding rings. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri.

Keeping Promises | Advent Devotion

Keeping Promises Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Wednesday, December 4 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and they shall call His Name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:22-23 Back in the late 1970s, my future husband was in a prison camp in Vietnam with a friend of his, Ben. Ben was a jeweler, and he promised that one day, if they both…
Show Us The Father | Advent Devotion 1

Show Us The Father | Advent Devotion

Show Us The Father Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Tuesday, December 3 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. … No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known. John 1:14, 18 “Show us the Father,” said one of Jesus’ disciples on the night before He…
A Deep Dive Into The Ordinary | Advent Devotion 2

A Deep Dive Into The Ordinary | Advent Devotion

A Deep Dive Into The Ordinary Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Monday, December 2 Jesus, when He began His ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat … the son of Esli … the son of Josech … the son of Elmadam … the son of Nathan, the son of David … Luke 3:23-31 and following Have you ever heard of an underground river?…
Big and Tiny | Advent Devotion 3

Big and Tiny | Advent Devotion

Big and Tiny Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Sunday, December 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-3 Advent for us starts where it always has—with the One who created everything. It starts with God the Father, who made us and loved us—…
Call His Name Jesus daily advent devotions 2019

Advent Devotions 2019

Call His Name Jesus Daily Devotions for Advent | Coming In December 2019 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 1. Each day’s Advent Devotion will include: a short Scripture reading a devotional thought a prayer reflection questions Advent Devotions are brought to…
advent candles immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri

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 2019 begins on Sunday, December 1.) See Also Daily Devotions For Advent 2019 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…
Fundraising Nearly Complete For Joplin's Next Comfort Dog 5

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…