Our Beliefs, Mission, & History

We Believe

The holy Bible is the true and inspired Word of God.   It is the only source of truth and spiritual life.  

God tells us through his Word...

There is only 1 true God who exists in 3 persons ~ the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  
The Father is God.  The Son is God.  The Holy Spirit is God.  Yet they are not 3 gods, but 1 holy God.

God is holy, perfect in love and perfect in justice.  
Perfectly just, he cannot ignore sin.  Perfect in love he could not bear for his children to perish for eternal life, 
so he sent his only Son to die on the cross to wipe away our sins!

We cannot get to Heaven by our own efforts.   
Because of his great love for us, God gives us saving faith as a gift through Baptism and through his Word.  
This faith he gives the blessings he won for us on the cross.  
The forgiveness of all our wrongs,  salvation, and eternal life are gifts from God received by faith. 
Then he nourishes and sustains that saving faith through time in his Word.  

 Our lives have meaning because of God's love for us.   
Because God loves us, we love others and strive to seek and carry out God's will.

Come...  Gather, Grow, and Go with Us!

Our Mission

At Immanuel, we will make disciples by...

Growing in God's Word through worship, teaching God's Word to children and adults,
 and training believers in God's Word for service;

Gathering around God's Word for worship and fellowship;

Go into the world proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in our community.


Our History:  

1866 - Formal meeting registered at the Recorder of Deeds
1867 - A church is built
1910 - A larger church is built
1963 - Significant remodeling and added Fellowship Hall
1977 - Immanuel Lutheran School begins
1980 - School building is constructed
1997 - Built additional classrooms and a gym
2010 - A modern worship area built
2018 - Construction of New Christian Life Center & Classrooms begins