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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Events

men bible breakfast immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri

Men’s Bible Breakfast

MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST First and Third Thursday Mornings in the Church Fellowship Hall | 6:30 to 7:30am Be a part of the Immanuel Men’s Group! Guys from our church, school, and community gather on the First and Third Thursday morning of each month from 6:30 to 7:30am for strong coffee, a tasty breakfast, and God’s Word to start their day off right. Our men’s ministry is always happy to welcome guests and new regular attenders too. In addition to Thursday…
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Sunday Services

Immanuel has ONLINE ONLY worship for a time because of COVID-19 safety. You can find our services and sermons on FACEBOOK. We also post them on our WEBSITE and PODCAST an audio-only version too. Join Us Sunday Immanuel Lutheran in Joplin has two Sunday Services for your convenience, at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. 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…
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Fellowship Bible Study

Join Pastor Mech in the Church Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning for the Fellowship Bible Study. This group of nearly 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 9:20 to 10:20 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. Christians And Social…
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Kids Ministry

Listen! God is Calling Come to Sunday Morning Kids Ministry at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, and get your whole family growing in Christ as we explore the Bible together. Kids Ministry at Immanuel is so much more than Sunday School! Listen! Listen, God is calling, Through the Word inviting, Offering forgiveness, Comfort, and joy. Tanzanian Hymn Children from 2 years through 8th grade are welcomed every Sunday morning, beginning at 9:15 am with great snacks, activities, crafts, and fun…
young adult group bible study immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri

Young Adults Study

Sharing And Growing Together Young Adult Bible Study | Sundays at Panera Bread | 9:20 to 10:20 am Be a part of Immanuel’s Young Adult Small Group! We gather for fellowship and Bible study each week at Panera Bread on 32nd Street in Joplin, then head to Immanuel Lutheran Church a few blocks away to worship together. Led by two of our young teachers from Martin Luther School, any young adult from their late teens through 20s and early 30s…
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LifeLight Bible Study

Join a LifeLight Bible Study The LifeLight Bible Study Program includes directed individual study, group sessions and review materials. Its purpose is to help you spend time in God’s Word and to apply His Word to life today. Three opportunities are available each week: Monday Evenings at 6:30 pm with Pastor Mech in the Church Building Fellowship Hall Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am with Pastor Mech in the Youth Building Sunday mornings at 9:15 am with Bill Ideker in the…
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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. 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…
welcome handshake. board of assimilation. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Assimilation Meeting

Assimilation Board Monthly Meeting Immanuel’s Board of Assimilation meets monthly to plan ministry and activities designed to welcome newcomers, connecting them to our mission, ministry and church family. Our Assimilation Meeting is normally held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Are you interested in learning more about the Assimilation Board at Immanuel? Contact the head of the Assimilation Board, Becky Wuerdeman. Contact the Church Office at 417-624-0333. Learn More About Us Worship This Sunday! What We…
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Elders Meeting

Caring For People, Faithfully Serving The Elders of Immanuel Lutheran Church assist the pastor in providing for the spiritual welfare of the congregation and also in assuring that the whole Word of God is faithfully proclaimed, and that the Sacraments are rightly administered. The Board of Elders meets monthly to discuss matters related to worship, the mission of the congregation, and to provide support for the pastor, ministry staff and other workers in the church. The regular Elders Meeting is held…
children leading chapel

MLS Chapel

Weekly Chapel Service for Martin Luther School Wednesdays in the Church Sanctuary | 8:30 am Besides daily devotions in the classroom, the students of Martin Luther School (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,…
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LifeLight Bible Study

Join a LifeLight Bible Study The LifeLight Bible Study Program includes directed individual study, group sessions and review materials. Its purpose is to help you spend time in God’s Word and to apply His Word to life today. Three opportunities are available each week: Monday Evenings at 6:30 pm with Pastor Mech in the Church Building Fellowship Hall Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am with Pastor Mech in the Youth Building Sunday mornings at 9:15 am with Bill Ideker in the…
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Choir Rehearsal

Sing in the Adult Choir Wednesday Rehearsals in the Church Sanctuary | 6:00 pm 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 generally gather for rehearsal in the Church Building Sanctuary, Wednesdays…
Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion at 7:00pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

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…
Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Darkness at 7:00pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

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 3:00pm. 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 Communion…
people playing dominoes. adult fellowship game night. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin, missouri.

Adult Fellowship Game Night

Game Night, Snacks, Fellowship and Monthly Fun for Adults Second Friday of the Month in the Church Fellowship Hall | 7:00 pm Join Immanuel’s group of fun-loving adults for a monthly game night in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. Open to everyone at no cost, the Adult Fellowship enjoys various games including dominoes, cards, and sometimes a board game too. Bring a snack to share, and get ready to laugh, unwind and relax with God’s people.…
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Service at 7:00pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

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…
bible institute immanuel lutheran church joplin

Bible Institute

Bible Institute 2020 Sunday Afternoons in February | February 9, 16, 23 | 1:30 to 4:00pm Bible Institute is fast approaching. As you may have heard, Immanuel’s FREE 2020 Institute will cover three Sunday afternoons: February 9, 16 & 23 . We will be looking at God’s Great Plan, a video-based series led by Rev. Wayne Palmer from St. Louis, MO. God’s Great Plan How do you defend the faith? How can you discern Law and Gospel from the Bible? How can you teach the…
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MLS School Board Meeting

The MLS School Board meets monthly to plan and oversee the operation of Immanuel’s mission outreach, Martin Luther School. MLS is a fully-accredited Christian Day School, serving students and their families from preschool through 8th grade. The school board consists of the board chairperson and school principal, plus several others from our church, school, and community. If you would like to learn more about the MLS School Board or Martin Luther School, please contact our principal, Mr. Jeremy Schamber at…
hands holding a seedling. stewardship. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Stewardship Meeting

Stewardship Board Monthly Meeting Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Church Fellowship Hall The Stewardship Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month to plan and coordinate various opportunities for the people of Immanuel to use their time, talents and treasures in service to Christ and His Church. The Stewardship team carefully assesses needs in our congregation, community, and world, seeking to match needs with the spiritual gifts and resources of God’s people in this…
children and teacher learning together

Christian Education Meeting

The Board of Christian Education meets on the second Tuesday of each month to plan and coordinate various Christian education opportunities. These ministries include: Kids Ministry (Sunday School and Children) Vacation Bible School Trunk-or-Treat Youth Classes Adult Classes Want to learn more about the Board of Christian Education? Contact the board chairperson, Mr. Larry Rula or contact the church office at (417) 624-0333. Christian Education Meeting The Board of Christian Education meets on the second Tuesday of each month to…
Youth in the field

Youth Night

Wednesdays Are For Youth Join us each Wednesday for Youth Night! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to Immanuel’s Youth Center, located just behind the School Building. Junior and senior high students and their friends enjoy a weekly feast and more, beginning at 5:45 pm. Food, Friends, Faith. Join us! 5:45 Food is served, followed by an organized activity in the gym or field. 6:45 Younger students head off to Midweek Confirmation Classes, while high schoolers feed their faith with…
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Church Council Meeting

Coordinating Mission and Ministry Immanuel’s Church Council works to coordinate the programs and activities of the various departments of the Congregation, with representatives from the Boards of Assimilation, Christian Day School, Christian Education, Elders, Evangelism, Finance, Property Maintenance, Stewardship, and Youth. The Council’s regular meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month. If you have questions or comments for the Immanuel Lutheran Church Council, please contact our congregational president, Mr. Darrell Ideker. Learn More About Us Assimilation Martin Luther School Christian Education…