Events Calendar

Events Calendar


Mar 19 – 23, 2018

MLS Spring Break

Martin Luther School On Break March 19 through March 23, 2018 Spring Break is here for Martin Luther School in Joplin, Missouri! Although the school offices will be closed, messages will be checked daily. We thank God for our teachers, staff, students, and families. We pray you’ll be able to use your time to rest, relax, and enjoy some family time. School resumes on Monday, March 26. See you then! Martin Luther School is now enrolling for Fall 2018. Learn…
Mar 21, 2018
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MLS Chapel

Weekly Service for Martin Luther School Besides daily devotions in the classroom, the students of MLS gather with other students, teachers, staff, families and more for our Chapel Service each Wednesday in the church sanctuary. Led by Immanuel’s ministry staff of Pastor Mech, Mr. Schamber, or Mr. Glaskey, Chapel is a brief, family-friendly, Jesus-focused worship service. Join us as we hear God’s Good News and respond with singing, prayer, and praise! All church and school families are welcome. (Friends from…
Mar 21, 2018

Ruth Guild

Sewing Group Meeting The Immanuel Ruth Guild has been active for decades, meeting on Wednesday mornings to complete various sewing and quilting tasks. Some bring their own projects to work on. Others spend time making quilts and other handmade items to share with those in need. Would you enjoy being a part of the Ruth Guild? Join the ladies this week on Wednesday! They would love to have you.
Mar 21, 2018
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Lenten Worship Services

Wednesdays In Lent Worship Service at 4:00 or 7:00 pm Family-Friendly Meal served between services, from 5:00 to 6:45 pm. Read our LENT DAILY DEVOTIONS. Join us each Wednesday between now and Easter for our 40-day journey with Jesus to the cross, featuring our Lenten Worship Services. The season of Lent serves not only as a time to meditate on the suffering that Christ endured on our behalf but also as an opportunity to reflect upon our own Baptism and what…
Mar 21, 2018

Bell Choir Rehearsal

Join the Handbell Choir Immanuel’s Handbell Choir meets at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays to rehearse for upcoming church services. Do you have rhythm or read music? We could use your willing heart and hands to be a handbell ringer. Experience not necessary. Learn More Wednesday Lenten Services Join Immanuel’s Adult Choir What We Believe About Us at Immanuel Lutheran
Mar 21, 2018

Choir Rehearsal

Sing in the Adult Choir Immanuel’s Adult Choir sings God’s praises with a diverse catalog of choral pieces, from traditional chorales and hymn settings to more modern selections. The Adult Choir is a mixture of male and female voices with varying age and experience. They welcome new singers to join them. Mrs. Susan Ideker, director, and the rest of the choir gather for their next rehearsal in the Church Building Sanctuary, Wednesday at 8:00 pm, following the Lenten Midweek Service.…
Mar 22, 2018

Men’s Bible Breakfast

Men Fed by the Word Join the guys from Immanuel for their Thursday morning Bible Breakfast! Enjoy a cup of coffee, a simple meal and an hour of studying God’s Word together every week, starting at 6:30 am. All men are welcome.
Mar 22, 2018

Prayer Group

How Can We Pray for You? A small Prayer Group gathers weekly to pray for the needs of our church, school and community. Prayer requests are gathered from the church bulletin, and from folks contacting the church office throughout the week. Do you need prayer? Contact us, and this faithful group will lift you up in prayer to the One who hears and answers—Jesus Christ.
Mar 24, 2018

POWERwalk Service

Saturday Power Walk 2.0 Join us on Saturday Evenings for our Power Walk Service at 6:00 pm. We study God’s Word as we take a walk through the Bible together and enjoy some contemporary music along with prayer, praise and preaching! On the 4th Saturday of each month we enjoy live Gospel-style music by some of our own very talented musicians. Come check it out—bring someone! We are currently “walking” through the New Testament. Check out the POWERwalk Reading Plan!
Mar 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Worship Services at 8:00 and 10:30 am This Sunday before Easter is the last Sunday in Lent. The day commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a blessing of palms and a procession in which the whole congregation often carries palms. The day is also marked by reading the story of Jesus’ passion (the word used to describe Jesus’ death comes from “suffering,” which is one old meaning of passion). Some of the Palm Sunday palms are kept…
Mar 25, 2018
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Sunday Services

Join Us Sunday Immanuel has two Sunday Services for your convenience, at 8:00am and 10:30am. Worship lasts about an hour, and is held in a traditional worship space with organ-led hymns and liturgies as well as bold Bible-based preaching from our pastor, Rev. Greg Mech. Projected readings, lyrics and more are a helpful modern convenience. What to Expect Have you been to Immanuel before? If not, check out What To Expect and get answers to your questions about parking, worship…
Mar 25, 2018

Fellowship Bible Study

Join Pastor Mech in the Church Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning for the Fellowship Bible Study. This group of more than 50 adults enjoy learning together about a variety of topics throughout the year. The class is open to all adults, and is held between the two Sunday services from 9:15 to 10:15 am. Bring a Bible along if you like, pour a cup of coffee and have a seat! Details of the current topic are found below. for the…
Mar 25, 2018

Sunday School

Growing in Christ Come to Sunday School and get your whole family “Growing in Christ!” Children from 3 years through 8th grade are welcomed every Sunday morning, beginning at 9:15am with great snacks, activities, crafts, and fun Bible learning too. Come on over to the School Building between services, and a friendly volunteer will greet you and help you find your child’s group. Several age-appropriate groups feed young faith in a safe, nurturing, fun environment. Our curriculum’s goal is to provide…
Mar 27, 2018

Ministry Staff Meeting

The full-time Ministry Leadership Staff meets weekly to plan, coordinate, evaluate and encourage. Our pastor, principal, director of Christian education and other office staff may be unavailable for phone calls or office visits during this important hour each week.
Mar 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Worship Service with Holy Communion at 7:00 pm This is the Thursday in Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter). The day is a time for remembering The Last Supper. The name comes from the Latin word “Mandatum” for “commandment” as Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment; that you love one another.” At the conclusion of this service, altars are stripped of any ornamentation and crosses are removed or veiled to mark the solemnness of…
Mar 30, 2018

Good Friday

Good Friday 7:00 pm Worship Service | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Prayer Vigil The Friday in Holy Week is a time for remembering Jesus death. Scripture records that Jesus hung on the cross from noon until 3 PM. Our congregation traditionally observes a prayer vigil and an evening service. This is the second day of special observance for which fasting is recommended. One should use discretion in decided how best to observe this day. There is no celebration of…
Mar 31, 2018

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 7:00 pm Worship Service Holy Saturday is the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, marking Jesus’ time in the tomb. Immanuel hosts a special Easter Vigil service to mark the day. This service is appropriate from after sunset on Holy Saturday until sunrise Easter morning. This was the traditional time of baptism in the early centuries of Christianity. This service begins in darkness and a new fire is lit, from which the Christ candle is…