Immanuel Lutheran Church is located in Escanaba, Michigan and easily accessible along Michigan State Highway 35. Our neighborhood includes the Escanaba High School, senior assisted living facilities, grade schools, nursing homes, medical facilities, several churches, and residential developments. In many ways Immanuel is here to help.
Christ’s love for us all was demonstrated through His life, death, and resurrection. The connections He made with people during His ministry and the stories told about those connections is a demonstration to us about caring for each other in all of life’s circumstances.
Our website is the well of information we have built to serve visitors and members alike who need to stop their busy life and take a “drink”. Come with us to explore the many ways the church community at Immanuel continues to learn about sharing Christ’s love. Consider joining this ministry.
Housekeeping Issues: Please, please remember to lock the exterior doors when you leave… and give them a tug to be sure they are locked.
Watch for falling snow from the roof as you approach the office entrance.
Wednesday, we will gather for soup-sandwich supper at 6:00 pm. Worship & conversation based on a video series titled “Nooma” begins at 6:30 pm. I’m looking forward to sharing this with you and through this experience growing closer to God with you. I pray you will be able to participate. Pr. Dennis.
The Senior Companion Program is looking for individuals at least 55 years of age or older who have a passion and desire to be a volunteer to help other seniors. We cover Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties. You will receive a non-taxable stipend and transportation reimbursement. If interested, or for more information call Community Action Agency at (906) 786-7080 Ext. 144.
ILCW meeting will be March 26 at 7:00 pm. Beside the business meeting there will be devotions and dessert. All women of Immanuel are invited to attend.
First Communion Class… Parents… if you have a child(ren) who are 4 years old and older and feel they are ready to begin practicing and learning about our Lutheran practice of receiving Holy Communion you are invited to join us on Sunday March 24 at 11:30 am following worship. It is a complete parental decision if you believe your child is ready to participate. First Communion will take place on Palm Sunday April 14. See Pr. Dennis for further conversation.
Immanuel Choir practices will take place after the mid-week Lenten services in March and April. Here are the dates we plan to practice.
March 27 at 7:30 pm
April 17 at 7:30 pm
April 21 (Easter Sunday) at 9:30 am.
Holy Week in April:
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm.
Good Friday, April 19, 6:30 pm. Special worship will be something you will have never experienced in the Lutheran Church and I assure you it will be an experience you will never forget. You will leave this service a changed person.
Delta Conference Women’s Spring Cluster will be at Bethany on April 27. All ladies are invited. We don’t have the time yet but will let you know as soon as we do.
Remember you can go online to register for Fortune Lake Summer camp. Their complete schedule, all necessary forms and information are on line too. Scholarship applications can be gotten from Pr. Dennis or the office.
June 17-21 is Women and Kids week.
June 23-26 is Grandparent/Grandkid week.
These are great bonding experiences for adults and their children or grandchildren.
Mo’s Group will be meeting on Thursday March 21 and Thursday April 4. Then back to Wednesday on May 1. All are at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to this time of fellowship and learning.
Synod Assembly May 16-18 is coming to Escanaba and will be held at Bay College and at Immanuel, Bethany, and 1st Lutheran Gladstone for various activities. Immanuel is scheduled to host a breakfast on Saturday morning May 18. I have pledged 30 servants to help with a variety of activities. I hope we can show the synod delegates great Immanuel hospitality.
Plan to attend Immanuel’s church picnic on Sunday July 28. It will be at the Ludington Park Pavilion.
Worship will be at 10:30.
The picnic will begin at 11:30.
On August 24, 2019, Mission of Hope Delta County will take place at the fairgrounds. This is a community effort to help every mother, father, child, man or woman know that God provides hope through being a community. This is NOT a day of “free” handouts, but a “hand up” by providing opportunities to bring dignity and hope.
To put on an event of this stature will take many volunteers. Immanuel is going to be an event sponsor, so our name is going to be in all the advertising, and we are going to need many of you to help. There are going to be at least 18 opportunities to serve and volunteer in a variety of ways. There are sign-up forms posted so that you can look over and decide how to use your gifts and passions for service. I am looking for 30 faithful servants from Immanuel to participate. I hope and pray you will be enthusiastic and excited servers sharing the love of God with our community.
Sunday at 10:30am
This Week at Immanuel
Sunday, March 17
8:00 pm AA meeting
Monday, March 18
12:00 noon, XYZ. Guest speaker will be Gayle DeShambo with hospice.
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, March 19
9:00 am Sewing
Wednesday, March 20
6:00 pm Soup-sandwich supper.
Sign-up sheets are on the front counter.
6:30 pm Lenten worship
Thursday, March 21
Deadline for Parish Life articles
6:60 pm Mo’s Group
Friday, March 22
10:00 am – 3:00 pm VA support groups
Saturday, March 23
Serve lunch at Salvation Army
Immanuel Lutheran Church
600 South Lincoln Road
Escanaba MI 49829