October 2016  
Today's Events


Jr. Choir
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Sr. Choir
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Bible Search



SWAG (5th & 6th) Activities...

  • Sat, Nov 5, 10-12 noon @ church Pink Polka Dot activity.
  • Mon, Nov 21, 1:30-3:30 pm Board Games at Prairie Hills, meet a church first.

BLAST (7th & 8th grade) Activities…

  • Sun, Oct 30, Reformation Rally bake sale, silent auction, meal.  2 pm Trick-Or-Treat for canned goods.
  • Sat, Nov 19 6:30-9:00 pm Movie Night at church.
  • Sun, Nov 27, 2:00-4:00 pm, Games at Prairie Hills, snacks at church.

FORCE (9th—12th grade) Activities...

  • Sun, Oct 30, Reformation Rally bake sale, silent auction, meal. 
  • Sun, Nov 6, 6:00 pm, Yahtzee at Prairie Hills.
  • Sun, Nov 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, OCC Shoebox shopping.
  • Sun, Nov 20, 7:00 pm Force Group at church.
  • Sun, Nov 27, 7:00 pm Force Group at Church.


Immanuel Lutheran Church Sunday School


Sunday Lessons                             

9/18 God’s Promise to Abram                       

9/25 Joseph; The Promise Threatened         

10/2 The Promise of Passover                      Text Box: OfferingsOperation Shoe BoxLSI, Lutheran Services IowaCamp EWALURetrieving Freedom

10/9 Israelites forget God’s Promise 

10/16 Samuel is Promised to God

10/23 God’s Promise to David

10/30 Widow of Zarephath:  God provides

11/6 Jonah:  Finding God in the belly of a fish

11/13 A vision of God in the Temple



  • Sunday School Students will be singing on Oct 30 &

      Nov 20 at the 10:30 service

  • Christmas Program practice starts Nov 27 at 9:15

      during Sunday School

  • Christmas Program will be held Sunday, Dec 18 at

      the 10:30 service


























































Contact Us  
Immanuel Lutheran Church
512-5th Street NE
Independence, Iowa 50644
Map  •   Directions
Phone (319)334-2511
Fax (319)334-4596
Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm M-F
  • Holy Communion Every weekend
  • 8:00 AM
    Sunday Morning Worship
  • 9:00 AM
    Sunday Fellowship/Story Hour
  • 9:15 AM
    Sunday School
  • 10:30 AM
    Sunday Morning Worship
  • 5:30 PM
    Saturday Night Worship
Endowment Scholarship Form
Weekend Announcements

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Oct 22-23


Outdoor Electric Sign

Outdoor Electronic Sign Update – We are halfway to our goal. Please help us move forward to get our church sign in place. Do you need some Greeting Cards or a Pocket Calendar or both? The Evangelism Committee is selling greeting cards/pocket calendars between Sunday services.

Items available: 

  • Christmas cards (12 cards/box) 
  • All Occasion cards (12 assorted cards/box: birthday, get well, sympathy, anniversary, etc.)
  • 28-month planner pocket calendar (clear vinyl cover, extra note pages)

    Price: $6 per box or per calendar. 

    These are all Christian-based items and are of very good quality. Come check them out between church services or in the church office during the week.

Bible Study

Friday Morning Bible Study, 9:00 am in the Fireside Room…All you need to bring is your Bible, an open mind, and a desire to get to know God a little bit better.

Coffee & Conversation

Wednesday Mornings! 


Church Van


Oh....the places we will go!  The Youth Board is excited to kick-off a fundraising opportunity to support the purchase of a 15 passenger van for Immanuel. The van will be used for many youth events and will also be available to transport Immanuel members to worship services if/when they are unable to transport themselves. Donations (with 'Van Campaign' in the memo line) can be placed in the offering plate or given in the church office.


Youth Messages & Updates

SWAG, text @g9e32 to the number 81010

BLAST, text @7hdae to the number 81010

FORCE, text @fcag6 to the number 81010

Jr Choir, text @ilcjrchoir to 81010

Scrip cards

Shop With Scrip to support new ministries at Immanuel. Order on line at www.shopwithscrip.com or there are order forms at the church