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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…
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…

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…
resurrection rolls. taking faith home. family devotions. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Resurrection Rolls

Taking Faith Home A Weekly Resource to Encourage Your Family | Today’s Excerpt and Scripture | Thursday, April 25 RITUALS AND TRADITIONS Celebrate Easter by making “Resurrection Rolls.” Ingredients: One can of crescent rolls 8 large marshmallows 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 Tbsp. of cinnamon The white marshmallow symbolizes the purity of Jesus. Dip the marshmallow into butter and roll in the mixture of butter, sugar, and cinnamon as a reminder of the spices placed on…
little things. lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Little Things | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Little Things Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Wednesday, April 17 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered … Luke 22:61 It was the little things that caught Peter. A servant girl making conversation at the front gate— “You’re not one of these disciples too, are you?” she asks, possibly with a look at John, who had just talked her into letting Peter in. Another question from someone else a little later. A remark about his…
our place or his? lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Our Place Or His? | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Our Place Or His? Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Tuesday, April 16 Judas turned aside to go to his own place. Acts 1:25 How do you feel about Jesus’ betrayer? It would be interesting to take a survey. I suspect a lot of people would say very angry things. After all, what he did was terrible. He betrayed the innocent Son of God into the hands of His enemies and brought about His death. Surely many people would use…
growing to serve. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri. youth ministry.

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…
two of a kind. lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Two Of A Kind? | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Two Of A Kind? Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Monday, April 15 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on His right and one on His left. Luke 23:33 There were two of them. Two robbers, both condemned to death, one on either side of Jesus. There wasn’t much to choose between them. Both were criminal. Both were helpless. Both were dying. And to begin with,…
hosanna. lent holy week devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Hosanna | HOLY WEEK Devotion

Hosanna Daily Devotion for Holy Week | Palm Sunday, April 14 Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise. Matthew 21:16 After Jesus cleared the temple of the people who were selling animals, people who were blind or lame started coming to Him there to be healed. There were little children in the temple that day, too, probably there with their parents to worship. The little ones began shouting praise to Jesus: “Hosanna to the…
a death that gave life. lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

A Death That Gave Life | Lent Devotion

A Death That Gave Life Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, April 13 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. Matthew 27:52-53 What a shock it must have been. Imagine a family in Jerusalem, busy at home a couple of days after Jesus’ death, when a knock comes at the door.…
the son of god? lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

The Son Of God? | Lent Devotion

The Son Of God? Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, April 12 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54 The centurion and his soldiers were keeping watch over the dying Jesus. As the hours wore on, they heard those words mentioned again and again: “The Son of God … the Son…
in the shadow of the cross. lent devotion. people of the passion. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

In The Shadow Of The Cross | Lent Devotion

In The Shadow Of The Cross Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, April 11 They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. John 19:24 It’s a grim picture—Jesus hanging on the cross, while beneath Him, several Roman soldiers gamble for His clothing. It’s tempting to condemn the soldiers for what they were doing. It’s offensive. They shouldn’t be doing that! But from their point of view, they were only doing their jobs. They had taken…
standing by. lent devotion. people of the promise. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Standing By | Lent Devotion

Standing By Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, April 10 “Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once send Me more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53  When we think about the people involved in Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death, we often forget the invisible ones—the ones behind the scenes watching. But Jesus reminds us when He says to Peter at His arrest, “Do you think that I cannot appeal to…