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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Events

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…
bible study together

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. Thursday Mornings at 9:30 am with Pastor Mech in the Church Building Fellowship Hall Sunday mornings at 9:20 am with Bill Ideker in the Church Building Sanctuary Dig deep into the Bible and discover its many truths and blessings. You’ll explore Scripture…
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Sunday Services

Immanuel is re-opening slowly with careful concern for COVID-19 safety. If unable to attend in-person, you can find our services and sermons on FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE. We also post worship broadcasts to our WEBSITE and PODCAST an audio-only version. 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…
Bible Study Hour 1

Bible Study Hour

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. (NOTE: Classes have resumed at limited capacity, with careful social distancing and mask use. Capacity is now about 25.) 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…
hands in. Ministry Staff Meeting. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Ministry Staff Meeting

Ministry Staff Meeting | Tuesdays at 9:45 am 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. Get To Know Our Leadership Ministry Staff Rev. Gregory Mech, Pastor Mr. Jeremy Schamber, School Principal DCE Jason Glaskey, Youth & Family Ministry Reach Out To Us! Immanuel Lutheran Church (office) | 417-624-0333…
welcome handshake. board of assimilation meeting. immanuel lutheran church lcms. joplin missouri.

Assimilation Meeting

Assimilation Board Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm on the First Tuesday of Each Month | Assimilation 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…
sheep and shepherd. elders meeting. Board of Elders. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Elders Meeting

Caring For People, Faithfully Serving Elders Meeting | 7:00 pm on the First Tuesday of the month 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…
children leading chapel

MLS Chapel

Weekly Chapel Service for Martin Luther School Wednesdays in the Church Sanctuary and Streamed LIVE | 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. (NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Chapel is being live streamed only for now.) Led by Immanuel’s ministry staff of Pastor Mech, Mr. Schamber, or Mr. Glaskey, Chapel is a brief, family-friendly,…
advent candles immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri

Advent Service

Wednesdays in Advent — Worship Together at an Advent Service! Advent Worship Service at 7:00 pm (Online or In-Person) Family-Friendly Meal served before the service, beginning at 5:30. (Sorry, NO MEALS this year due to our current COVID-19 protocols.) Read our ADVENT DAILY DEVOTIONS. Join us each Wednesday in December until Christmas for a special weekly Advent Worship Service. Advent is a four-week season of preparation and anticipation as we get ready for Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus,…
men bible breakfast immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri

Men’s Bible Breakfast

MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST 1st & 3rd 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 Thursday mornings 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 morning Bible Breakfasts, the Immanuel Men’s Group…
hands holding a seedling. stewardship meeting. 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 | Stewardship Meeting 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…
christian education meeting. children and teacher learning together. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Christian Education Meeting

Providing Christian Education Opportunities for All Ages Christian Education Meeting | 6:30 pm on the Second Tuesday of the Month 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…
martin luther school joplin missouri

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…
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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…
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. christmas nativity manger immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri lcms

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas By Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Services by Candlelight at 5:00 and 7:00 pm NOTE: Our Services will be streamed LIVE for those exercising extra caution due to COVID-19. Find us on Facebook and YouTube. There’s nothing more beautiful than the Candlelight Service at Immanuel on Christmas Eve Night! We invite you to join us in our yearly tradition. Bring friends and family and sing to the Christ Child with familiar Christmas hymns. Experience splendid melodies from our choirs and musicians.…
christmas ornament cross reflection immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri

Christmas Day Service

Christmas Day With Holy Communion Christmas Day Service at 10:00 am NOTE: Our Services will be streamed LIVE for those exercising extra caution due to COVID-19. Find us on Facebook and YouTube. Christ the Savior is born! On that first Christmas, only a few experienced the miraculous happenings of the night before, but word was spreading. Fewer still knew the significance of this baby’s birth. Jesus has come to do no less that save the world! This perfect, tiny child,…