Immanuel's Food Pantry, our food bank, operates through the week, distributing food to families that need assistance. Immanuel church members have been very faithful in supplying the pantry with necessary non-perishable items as the pantry is continually in need of many staples: peanut butter, crackers, cereal, dry & canned beans, canned vegetables, canned tomato products, canned fruit, soup, tuna-salmon, pasta, rice, ramen noodles, macaroni & cheese, flour/sugar/baking mixes. Baskets are designated for your donations across from the mailboxes in the News & Information Hallway. We appreciate whenever you are able to help stock our food shelves!
Please contact the individual listed in charge of each event or group for these local missions.
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (the international church body of which Immanuel is a member) has a plethora of service opportunities available. They range from a week or two in length to five years or more, and include opportunities in the United States as well as around the world. The LCMS World Mission Board provides the information on the availability of mission projects and can help you find one that's right for you!
Immanuel gives direct support to Missionary Gail Ludvigson. Deaconess Gail Ludvigson serves in the Dominican Republic. Our support is part of the Together In Mission (TIM) program, with which Immanuel has been involved since the program's inception in 1982. Look for biographical info and current prayer requests from Deaconess Gail here.
In partnership with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) World Mission we work with partner church bodies and emerging church bodies worldwide. We have active work or mission relationships in approximately 88 countries. For administrative and strategy purposes, international fields are divided into four regions: Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America.
In each region, LCMS World Mission has indentified "priority platforms" through which we work to proclaim the Gospel, plant churches, train leaders, facilitate strategic mission development, and lead global mission multiplication.
- Africa - training national leaders, including pastors, evangelists, and lay leaders
- Asia - reaching people through education and human care ministries
- Eurasia - reconnecting people to their Christian heritage
- Latin America - training national missionaries