Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church


To the members of LWML:
We will not be meeting tomorrow, March 23rd. If you need a Spring Quarterly, please contact me so I can deliver it to you. Julie Stranz
RE: Church services and studies suspended for Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.

Church leadership has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and how it relates to our church family, the community, and our mission.

The situation is rapidly changing and I am well aware that opinions vary widely on how best to respond to these circumstances. Please know that I have been in communication with Pastor Hoover, Head Elder Howard Smith, and Vice-Chair Dr. Bob Good and the group has very carefully considered the most currently available public health information while making the decision to suspend worship services and Sunday school sessions this weekend.

Pastor Hoover is in Colorado celebrating the newest addition to his family and returns early this week. Dan Zuhone has prepared a message that we will disseminate electronically. Details forthcoming. In the meantime, please pray for all those affected by the virus, our healthcare and public health professionals, and our video crew that hopes to get Dan's message to you asap!

Ed Thomas

Immanuel Lutheran Church Board of Directors Chair

Then Jesus told them, "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So then, the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."
Mark 2:27-28

Join us for one of our worship services:
Saturday @ 5pm
Sunday @ 8am Traditional Worship
Sunday @ 10:45a Contemporary Worship

Operating as usual


Immanuel Lutheran Church's cover photo


We contemplate how we can prepare ourselves and others for the arrival of Jesus through our proclaiming. "The might of your awsome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness." Psalm 145:6


We celebrate the upcoming arrival of our Savior through songs and shouts of praise as we prepare for Him. "Sing praises to the Lord, O you His faithful ones, and give thanks to His holy name." Psalm 30:4


We think about ways in which we can take more time during this season to communicate to our God through prayer. "But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the aboundance of your steadfast love, answer me." Psalm 69:13


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We consider ways in which we can ponder the meaning of the birth of our Savior through the reading of Scripture and through reflection. "We ponder your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple." Psalm 48:9


"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15


Join us for a series of special services for Advent! Starting this weekend! "Prepare the way of the Lord, make straightin the desert a highway for our God." Isaiah 40:3


Our Young at Heart Bible study group raised just over $1,000 for the Charleston Fire Thanksgiving Baskets this year. May the gifts and blessings we receive be the same gifts and blessings we share.


Isaiah 54:13 “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”


Recognizing all of those "extra" helpers who are "extra" special and much needed in our schools on a daily basis!


Join us for Week Three of our November Sermon Series: Happy Endings!


Matthew 5:40-43
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”


Thank you for your service! 1 Corinthians 16:13
"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong."


Central Illinois District-LCMS

Meet the the Immanuel Lutheran Campus Ministry 2020-2021 Student Leadership Team! Supporting our campus ministry means supporting these students as they become future leaders of our schools, churches and so many careers in the world! We are helping them learn the basic foundations and how faith can be used in the world!!

Help us to continue supporting our students to prepare them for the world!! Any donation helps, $1 or $5-or anything more-will be matched 100%!! Your donation will be doubled instantly!! Have questions or seeking more information? Check out the links here! We thank God for each of you daily! Please continue to pray for our students and campus ministries!

#keepingchristoncampus #supportourcampusministries #collegeistough #weneedjesus #wecanhelp



Join us Saturday @ 5pm or Sunday @ 8am and 10:45am


Rachel Comfort Dog

Most of these beautiful leaves now lay down on the ground, but remember:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday & today & forever.” Hebrews 13:8

#lcck9comfortdogs. #seasons #fall
#firmfoundation. #God’screation


Bless someone at work today with a donut! Don't forget to grab one for yourself!


Rachel Comfort Dog

Whatever the outcome:
“Aim for restoration, comfort one another, live in peace, and the God of love & peace will be with you.”
2 Corinthians 13:11
#vote. #Godisincontrol #lcck9comfortdog. #pray


Each food basket costs approximately $40 to create. Any monetary donations are appreciated. Donations can be designated in an offering envelope or brought to the church office.


You don't want to miss Week One of our November Sermon Series!


Join us Saturday's at 5pm or Sunday's at 8am and 10:45am for our November Sermon Series.


Rachel Comfort Dog

Pastor Hoover & Rachel Comfort Dog celebrated Reformation Day this past weekend. #martinluther #lcck9comfortdogs #grace #pastorappreciationmonth #letthepeoplerejoice

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; It is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8.


Back by popular demand...Immanuel's Preschool is taking Butter Braid orders through Monday, November 9th!! Contact [email protected] to get your order form!


Immanuel Lutheran Campus Ministry

ILCM takes the lake...Charleston Lake that is 🍁 enjoyed spending time with friends in God’s creation


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This Saturday and Sunday will be the final chapter to our October Sermon Series! Come join us!


Immanuel Lutheran Preschool

ILP is selling butter braids, cookie dough and frozen pizzas to raise money for new classroom items. We are turning in the orders by Nov. 9th and it will be delivered Nov. 16th!
••••Checks can be made out to ILP••••
Let us know if we can get you some tasty treats before the holidays!


You don't want to miss Part 3 of our "Being the Church" Sermon Series this weekend! Saturday @ 5pm and Sunday 8am or 10:45am!


October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Don't forget to show your Pastor just how much! Thank you for all you do Pastor Ken!

Welcome to Immanuel

We are currently hosting worship services on Saturday at 5pm and then again on Sundays at 8am and 10:45am. Please join us, all are welcome here!

God has given Immanuel Lutheran a unique mission field here in Charleston Illinois. As a CHURCH, Immanuel serves the community in and around Charleston. As a PRESCHOOL, Immanuel serves young children and their families through a faith-based educational program. As a CAMPUS MINISTRY, Immanuel serves the students, faculty and staff of Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College.

These three significant ministries make up Immanuel Lutheran: a Scripture-based, Gospel-motivated, Mission-minded, Compassion-driven Church, touching hearts and changing lives with Jesus.

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902 Cleveland Ave.
Charleston, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:30
Thursday 07:30 - 15:30
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