Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Events

Mar 20, 2019
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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 20, 2019
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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…
Mar 20, 2019
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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 in March and April 2019 until 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…
Mar 21, 2019

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 23, 2019

POWERwalk Service

Saturday Power Walk 3.0 Join us on Saturday Evenings for our Power Walk Service at 6:00 pm. In this weekly Saturday service, 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 book of Genesis.…
Mar 24, 2019
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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 24, 2019

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. Galatians: The Cost…
Mar 24, 2019

Sunday School

Cross Explorations Come to Sunday School at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, and get your whole family growing in Christ as we explore the Bible together! Children from 3 years through 8th grade are welcomed every Sunday morning, beginning at 9:15 am 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…
Mar 24, 2019
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Young Adults Group

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 is welcome to…
Mar 25, 2019
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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…
Mar 26, 2019

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 – 31, 2019
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Windermere Jr High Retreat

Weekend Trip for Middle School Students Camp Windermere – Lake of the Ozarks | March 29-31, 2019 The Missouri District Lutheran Jr High Retreat is returning this Spring on March 29-31 around the theme, “ONE”. Our focus this year is on the Sacrament of the Altar and preparing for Holy Communion. Our presenter & worship leader is Rev. Matthew Gonzalez, pastor in The Bronx, New York City at Trinity Lutheran Church. New band! This Spring, Bread of Stone returns as our band for the…
Apr 2, 2019

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. Are you interested in learning more about Assimilation at Immanuel? Contact the head of the Assimilation Board, Janet Dowell (417-850-6775‬).
Apr 2, 2019

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…
Apr 8, 2019
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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…
Apr 9, 2019
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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: Sunday School and Children’s Ministry 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. Kurt Kollmeier or contact the church office at (417) 624-0333.
Apr 16, 2019
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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. Ron Repplinger.
Apr 18, 2019
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…
Apr 19, 2019
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…
Apr 20, 2019
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…
Apr 21, 2019
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30am. Worship with Holy Communion at 8:00 and 10:30am. Breakfast. Egg Hunt. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

Easter Services

Easter 2019 Is Resurrection Day! Worship Services at 6:30, 8:00 and 10:30 am He is Risen! The time of Lent is over. Holy Week has passed. Jesus, who died, is most certainly alive! Join us at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri as we celebrate all that God has done for us through Jesus Christ His Son. Forgiveness, Life, and Salvation have been won, and our victory over sin, death, and the power of the Devil is certain. Join us…