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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 | 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. At Trunk-Or-Treat, church members and school families decorate the…
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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…
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Twin Sheet Set Drive

STEWARDSHIP DRIVE BENEFITTING LAFAYETTE HOUSE The Stewardship Board is collecting new twin size sheets and pillow cases for the Lafayette House. We have placed a container in the church lobby to collect your donations. Let’s fill it up multiple times! Founded in 1978, Lafayette House began as a short-term option for women who needed a safe place to stay overnight to escape domestic violence. Today, Lafayette House is a sanctuary for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence…
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Happy 8th Birthday Comfort Dogs

Jackson And Louie Celebrate Their eighth Birthday in June LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry | Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School | Joplin, Missouri June is the month for Comfort Dog birthdays! Happy 8th birthday to Louie and Jackson, the Joplin Comfort Dogs! Summer 2018 also marks the seventh year of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry in Joplin. Jackson and Louie are a part of a partnership between Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School in Joplin, and Lutheran…
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Summer 2018 Youth Calendar

Summertime Fun In Christ What a summer! Immanuel-Joplin Youth are out of school and having a great time with the summertime change of pace. More relaxing, staying up late, summer jobs, sports and swimming, family vacations — and Youth Group! Check out the Summer 2018 Youth Calendar as you stay connected to God’s Good News and your church family too.   Learn More Youth Ministry at Immanuel Saturday POWERwalk Service Join us on Sunday Morning! About Us at Immanuel-Joplin  

Buy One Get One Book Fair At MLS

scholastic Book Fair At Martin Luther School May 7-11, 2018 in the Gym | Buy One, Get One Free! School families, congregation members, and the community are invited to the gym at Martin Luther School in Joplin for the upcoming Book Fair! Get lots of affordable books into the hands of children you know, and stock up for summertime reading! The books are BOGO – buy one, get one free! Martin Luther School is located at 2616 Connecticut Ave in…
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Comfort Dogs At The Seminary

Regional Comfort Dog Conference Concordia Seminary in St. Louis | Saturday, April 14, 2018 Louie, Jackson, and their handlers had a great time at the bi-yearly Regional Comfort Dog Conference in St. Louis this past weekend! Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog teams from all around Missouri, southern Illinois and Tennessee gathered to worship, learn, network and connect. More than 70 people and their various Comfort Dogs came to the campus of Concordia Seminary for the day. What fun! Comfort…
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Now What?

Now What? Daily Devotion for Easter | Easter Monday, April 2, 2018 Read Luke 24:1-11. When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. (Mark 16:1) Joseph and Nicodemus didn’t have time to do a proper burial for Jesus that Friday evening. Though they did the best they could, the women who followed Jesus were not satisfied. They planned to come back early Sunday morning…
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A Homely Beginning

A Homely Beginning Daily Devotion for Lent | Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 20:1-9. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. (John 20:6-7) It seems so tidy, somehow. When the disciples look into the tomb, they see the linen cloths…
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Access To The Father

Access To The Father Daily Devotion for Lent | Good Friday, March 30, 2018 | Holy Week Read Luke 23:44-46. And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. (Mark 15:37-38) Imagine what it would feel like to be a priest going about your duties in the temple that Friday, getting ready for the Sabbath. You would be doing it nervously, in near-darkness—the sun’s light…