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 Join us in person or on our YouTube Channel for Sunday morning worship at 9:00 am.

Who We Are
Our mission is simple...
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord in how we Love, in how we Live, and in how we Give.

We are an active, growing, and energetic congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org) and the Northeastern Iowa Synod (www.neiasynod.org).

We offer both contemporary and traditional worship services and offer faith building opportunities for people of all ages.

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Wednesdays:
Evening Worship @ 6:15 pm
 
Sundays:
Worship @ 9:00 am
Sunday School @ 10:15 am (Sunday School runs from the 2nd Sunday in September-the 1st Sunday in May)

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Sunday Worship Services are currently offered in person and livestreamed on our YouTube Channel .

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Youth & Children's Ministries

2022-2023 Sunday School, Youth Group, & Confrmation Registration

Please register each of your children for the appropriate groups by clicking here!

CONTACT US

512 5th St. NE
Independence, IA 50644

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Phone: (319) 334-2511
Fax: (319) 334-4596

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Youth & Children’s Ministries ANNUAL registrationIt is very important that all students register for youth groups, confirmation, and Sunday School each year. This assures we have up to date information for the students and permissions for them to participate in select activities. Please register each of your children for the appropriate groups using the QR code in the weekly announcements or going to forms.gle/gox6tHsBFzabuWjeAFORCE - High School Youth BLAST - 7th/8th Grade Youth SWAG - 5th/6th Grade Youth Confirmation - 8th grade and older Sunday School - Pre-school through 6th grade ... See MoreSee Less
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Immanuel’s Children depend on us for their faith formation. Please prayerfully consider helping raise up our kids to love Jesus and help them know how much Jesus loves them! Sunday School will be using the GROW curriculum again this year. The series was well received last year and the Parish Ed committee has chosen to stick with it again this year. Classes will learn through video, activities, and small group lessons. We are hoping to have 2-3 teachers for each grade so volunteers do not have to teach every week. Please contact Gina DeBoer (youthdirector@immanuelindee.com) if you are willing to serve Immanuel in this way or if you have any questions. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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At a child’s baptism, Immanuel promises to place the Word into the hands of our children. To fulfill this promise, the Parish Education committee will present Bibles to 3 year old children and 3rd graders on Rally Sunday, September 11, 2022. If you would like to sponsor a Story Book Bible for a 3 year old, the cost is $20. Student Bibles being presented to 3rd graders are $25 to sponsor. A list of students is available in the church office. Bibles will have a plaque in the front with the student’s name, date, and sponsor's name on it. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please join us in worship on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00am for our annual back to school blessing. Students of ALL ages are encouraged to bring their backpack to church and receive a special blessing as they begin a new school year. Teachers and school staff are invited to come and receive a blessing and prayer as well. ... See MoreSee Less
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There’s an African proverb that goes like this, “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is now.” I guess that means I’ve been procrastinating about things I haven’t thought of yet. Really, though, how often do we get to a situation in life and wonder why we didn’t do something or say something earlier? Or maybe we quote an old American proverb that says, “Hindsight is 20/20.”What I really like about that African proverb is that it also points out that doing something late is better than doing nothing at all. I think sometimes people feel that a late contribution or action is not worth the trouble. Why bother?In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells the story of a wealthy and powerful man who is going on a lengthy trip, presumably a business trip, and so he sets up a few of his servants to care for some of his wealth. Two of the servants do very well; the third did nothing. The servants who did well were given more responsibilities because they earned it; the one who did nothing was thrown out with nothing.God has entrusted us with much – knowledge and wisdom, compassion and hospitality. God has also entrusted us with each other and this beautiful and wonderful planet. The real question is what are you going to do with all that God has entrusted you with?We know how to supply clean water to underdeveloped regions of the world. When is the best time to start doing it? We have the knowledge and resources to recycle almost anything. When is the best time to start doing it? We know there is wage inequality in many, many different directions. When is the best time to start doing something about it?The best time to start working on all of our environmental problems is twenty (or more) years ago. But now works too. The best time to find a solution carbon emissions is 50 years ago. But now is a good time to start. When is the best time to start loving your neighbor? This all seems a bit pushy, I know, but sometimes we need a little reminder that it’s never too late to start living the life God created you for. Or maybe you need a little reminder to get back to caring for this world God placed you in. Or maybe you’ve been hard at work with all the God has entrusted you with, making everything just a little bit better.So plant a tree, or a flower, or grass. Take that beer can out of the garbage and put it in the recycling. Say hello to all your neighbors, not just the ones you like. Donate to the food pantry. Swing by City Hall just to say thank you to everyone who works there. Send a note to all the teachers you know, telling them that you’ll be praying for them this school year. This is only a partial list of all we could be doing.It’s not too late to make a difference in this world. Invest the gifts God gave you and change the world.Rev. Greg DeBoer ... See MoreSee Less
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Unfortunately, because of all the rain and threat of more showers to come, we are canceling the campfire service tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Immanuel Lutheran Church- Indee
Monumental VBS Day 5 ✔️ God is surprising. What a wonderful week!! The best sound ever = 130+kids and 50+ volunteers singing "Awesome God" ❤️❤️❤️✝️ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Immanuel Lutheran Church- Indee
VBS worship in place of our Wed night regular worship. All songs streamed under CCLI License #1724248 & CCLI Streaming License #20216693 ... See MoreSee Less
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Last night of VBS tonight! Remember to bring school supplies to donate. We especially need blunt scissors & pencil sharpeners. Thank your for your generosity toward this project! ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Events
YOUTH MESSAGES & UPDATES

SWAG: Text @SWAG2511 to 81010
BLAST: Text @BLAST2511 to 81010
FORCE: Text @FORCE2511 to 81010
Confirmation: Text @ilcconfirm to 81010
Jr. Choir: Text @ilcjrchoir to 81010
Sr. Choir: Text @SRCHOIR2511 to 81010
RPG: Text @RPG2511 to 81010
Adult Confirmation Partners: Text @ilcpartner to 81010

COFFEE & CONVERSATION AT EM'S

Wednesdays: 7:00 am (Women) & 9:00 am (Men)

BIBLE STUDY

Join Pastor Greg in the Fireside Room on Fridays at 9:00 am.

SCRIP CARDS

Shop with Scrip to support the many ministries at Immanuel. Order online at www.shopwithscrip.com or through the RaiseRight app. Contact the church office for the enrollment code so Immanuel gets the credit when you're shopping!