Sunday Service @ 9:30am | Sunday Bible Study @ 11:00am
8310 MacArthur Blvd. Vancouver, WA
As a community, we believe the unconditional love of God has the power to change lives. We share our faith in order to point to that healing love’s presence in the world. Each of us have our own story of faith to share. For some, our faith has been the foundation that has sustained us through rocky roads and relationships. For others, or story is yet to unfold as we have felt the dead ended isolation of not fitting in, or being different from who people expect us to be. At Immanuel Lutheran Church, we welcome you to come as you are, share where you’re at, and journey with us into the future God has in store for us as individuals and as a community.With Christ as the center of our community, we:•Welcome the diversity of all people•Proclaim the gospel of love and forgiveness•Serve the community’s needs•Care for people in their joys and concerns•Grow people’s relationships with God
Women of ImmanuelFirst Thursday of each month (September-May)at the Kamlu Care Center1000 NE 82nd Ave. in Vancouver9:30 amSunday Bible StudySunday at 11:00amJoin us in further discussion on the day’s scripture and sermon topic.Safe Haven After School ProgramSchool Days, including early release days3:00-6:00 pmChurch Choir PracticeWednesdays at 7:00 pmSeptember-MaySings during worship 2x/monthBook StudyMondays at 12:30 pm Currently reading:“The Great Spiritual Migration” by Brian McLaren.Upcoming Book:“Conviction” by Marcus Borg.DORCAS Disciples2nd and 4th Fridays of the month10:00 am-12:00 pmWork on your crochet, knit, embroider or other craft projects in fellowship with others.ResoucesELCA WebsiteSouthwestern WA Synod WebsiteFreeClinics.orgWHOprogram.orgLutheranWorld.org
Welcome to the season of Advent. Advent is the beginning of the Church Year formost churches in the Western tradition. It begins on the fourth Sunday beforeChristmas Day, which is the Sunday nearest November 30, and ends on ChristmasEve (Dec 24). If Christmas Eve is a Sunday, it is counted as the fourth Sunday. Itis also defined as “the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.”Join us for Advent Midweeks on Wednesdays beginning November 30th:•Potluck Meal 5:30pm•Holden Evening Prayer Service 6:30pm•Christian Hospitality Bible Study 7pmJoin us for Christmas Events throughout December:•Giving Tree – Bring children’s socks, underwear, sweatpants by the 11th for our local schools.•Choir Concert & Cookies – December 18th at 3pm•Christmas Eve Family Service 5:30pm•Christmas Eve Service 10pmA big part of our advent this year will be an emphasis on living out our guidingprinciple of “welcoming the diversity of all people.” In order to better embodythis principle as followers of Christ, the Transformation Renewal Team issponsoring a 6 week bible study on practicing hospitality. Hospitality is a keyingredient to our guiding principles because it influences our ability to transformlives by sharing our faith in God’s love and grace [our purpose statement].During this study we will emphasize the joys we can realize by being inviting,welcoming, receiving, and caring in all our contacts. These are interactivesessions that will help us to realize how we can grow together and success isrealized through everyone’s participation and input.We hope and pray that each of you can fully participate in these sessions that willstart the first week of Advent (beginning November 27th) and will have the sametopic reviewed in each of three groupings where we regularly gather; SundayBible study after church, Monday book study, and Wednesday at 7pm after themidweek services. The content each week will be the same in each of these threesessions, but different participants may lead the sessions.Let’s have a great Advent entering this new church year!