Immanuel is a friendly group of Christians gathered around God’s Word and the hope and love only He can give.
We invite you to come and visit us. Sunday mornings begin at 8:45 with Adult Bible class in our basement Fellowship Hall. The children meet for Sunday School at the same time in a room just off the Fellowship Hall. We have a traditional, historical, and liturgical Divine Service at 10:00 every Sunday morning. Please come and receive the gifts of forgiveness, salvation, and life that our gracious Lord freely gives in the Divine Service.
For members of our church, or another congregation in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, we also administer the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in accordance with Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions each Lord’s Day. It is celebrated in the joyous confidence that we receive to our mouth, under the bread and wine, Christ’s true body and blood for the forgiveness of sins. Besides individually receiving Christ’s gift of forgiveness in the Sacrament, all those who commune at our altar also make confession of the faith that we believe and teach in the LCMS, thereby witnessing to our doctrinal unity in all the articles of the Gospel. If you are not a member of the LCMS, we kindly ask you to arrange for a time to meet with Pastor Tuell before communing at our altar for the first time. We thank you for honoring this historic practice of the LCMS and the historic Christian church.
What We Believe
Immanuel is a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). More of what the LCMS believes can be found at https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs.
Scripture Alone: The Bible alone is the true, inspired Word of God for all people, and all teachings must be based upon it.
Grace Alone: All humans were originally created good in the image and likeness of God, but turned away from God. As sinners, we are saved only by the undeserved love of God. This grace is a free gift of forgiveness, peace, hope, joy, and eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Faith Alone: God’s grace is ours, not because of who we are or what we’ve done or haven’t done, but only because of belief in Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection to forgive our sins.
We believe the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions contained 1580 Book of Concord are a clear explanation of the Scriptures’ essential teachings on God, Jesus, salvation, and the Christian life.
Specific teachings relating to the chief parts of the Christian Faith are summarized in the Small Catechism of Martin Luther.
- The Ten Commandments
- The Apostles’ Creed
- The Lord’s Prayer
- The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
- Confession and the Office of the Keys
- The Sacrament of the Altar
Should you desire to learn more about our beliefs, please contact Pastor Tuell.