Sermons on Old Testament

Jeff Wilson Funeral – May 9, 2022

To the Glory of God and in Memory of Kenneth Jefferson “Jeff” Wilson Monday, May 9, 2022 — 10:00 am JEFF WILSON OBITUARY Kenneth Jefferson “Jeff” Wilson, age 85, Carl Junction, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at his home with family at his side. Jeff was born November 18, 1936 in Hominy, Oklahoma, son of the late Kenneth Taylor Wilson and Ann Ferrell (Bullock) Wilson.  He grew up in Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock High School.  He…

125th Anniversary Service – May 1, 2022

The 125th Anniversary of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri 10:30 am — May 1, 2022 — Divine Service, Setting One with Holy Communion Heavenly Father, We pray to see the future as You see it, so we may live the present as You will it. We pray we may be grounded in Christ as a Lutheran congregation, and guided by Your grace as we walk in forgiveness. We pray we are growing continually in faith as servants in Christ’s…

Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022

Witnesses to Christ: Mary Magdalene We have followed Jesus to the cross, the tomb, and now we follow Jesus out of the tomb as He rises from the dead and appears to another witness: Mary Magdalene. Jesus’ Easter morning resurrection appearance to Mary Magdalene might be unexpected. After all, Mary had endured a terrible past. Jesus had cast seven demons out of her in the early part of His ministry. But Mary is chosen to be this eyewitness, and she…

Easter Sunrise – April 17, 2022

Service for Easter Sunrise, the Resurrection of Our Lord Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | April 17, 2022 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 6:30 am Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. —John 20:1 Special thanks to all who helped to make this broadcast possible today:Rev. Gregory Mech, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter, Altar…

Maundy Thursday – April 14, 2022

Witnesses to Christ: Judas Iscariot Betrayed by Judas, one of His twelve disciples. Betrayed by Judas for thirty pieces of silver. Betrayed by Judas with a kiss—imagine that, a kiss! After betraying Jesus, Judas plunges into the depths of despair. He does not return to Jesus to seek forgiveness. But this Thursday, the night Jesus is betrayed, reminds us of the forgiveness, life, and salvation that Jesus provides for us in the Lord’s Supper. May we keep our eyes fixed…

Easter Vigil – April 16, 2022

Witnesses to Christ: Nicodemus Our journey following Jesus to the cross has ended. Christ’s work on the cross is finished. On this Holy Saturday, we wait, watch, and pray. Our attention this evening is focused on Jesus’ burial and coming resurrection. We watch as Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea bury Jesus in a new tomb. We see that Jesus’ words spoken to Nicodemus in John 3 are bearing fruit. Nicodemus has followed Jesus and is born again from above as…

Good Friday – April 15, 2022

Witnesses to Christ: John, the Gospel Writer Our journey to follow Christ through witnesses to Christ arrives now at the cross. Tonight, we view Christ on the cross through the author’s eyes—John, Apostle and Evangelist, the beloved disciple, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of James. By John’s witness, we view Jesus beaten and bloodied. We hear His words of forgiveness and fulfillment. We see Him shedding His blood for the life of the world. As we sing and…

Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022

Service for Palm Sunday and Confirmation Day Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | April 10, 2022 | Divine Service, Setting One (8th Grade Confirmation and Holy Communion at 10:30) | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am Holy Week 2022 is here. Join us for special services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 7pm. Thank you for supporting Immanuel Lutheran financially. Use our Givelify app! Learn more at immanueljoplin.com/GIVE. Martin Luther School is Joplin’s…

Midweek of Lent 5 – April 6, 2022

Service for Lent 5 Midweek Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | April 6, 2022 | Lenten Midweek Service | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 4:00 or 7:00 pm Happy Anniversary to us! Immanuel Celebrates 125 years serving Joplin in Jesus’ Name, 1897 to 2022. Celebration Weekend is coming the first weekend in May. Learn more and RSVP at immanueljoplin.com/125 Join us for special Lenten Services at 7pm during Holy Week (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday). On Easter Sunday…

Lent 5 – April 3, 2022

Service for the Fifth Sunday in Lent Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | April 3, 2022 | Lent 5 — Divine Service, Setting Four with Holy Communion | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am Lent 2022 is here! Join us for a special Lenten Service, Wednesdays until Easter at 4 or 7pm. We stream our worship services, and hope you will join our online community if you are unable to attend in person. Welcome! immanueljoplin.com/LIVE We…

Midweek of Lent 4 – March 30, 2022

Service for Lent 4 Midweek Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | March 30, 2022 | Lenten Midweek Service | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 4:00 or 7:00 pm Happy Anniversary to us! Immanuel Celebrates 125 years serving Joplin in Jesus’ Name, 1897 to 2022. Celebration Weekend is coming the first weekend in May. Learn more and RSVP at immanueljoplin.com/125 Lent 2022 has begun! Join us for a special Lenten Service, Wednesdays until Easter at 4 or 7pm. We stream…

Lent 4 – March 27, 2022

Service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | March 27, 2022 | Lent 4 — Divine Service, Setting One | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am Lent 2022 is here! Join us for a special Lenten Service, Wednesdays until Easter at 4 or 7pm. We stream our worship services, and hope you will join our online community if you are unable to attend in person. Welcome! immanueljoplin.com/LIVE We hope to see…