Worship with us virtually!

Please join us for our FB Live Worship Service on Sunday at 9:00 am.

There will be NO worship services or groups at Immanuel until further notice.

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.


Office Hours:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday-Friday

Christmas and New Year's Office Hours:

Christmas Eve: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Christmas Day: Office Closed

New Year's Eve: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

New Year's Day: Office Closed

Worship Schedule:


Worship: 5:30 pm


Worship: 8:00 am & 10:30 am

Sunday School: 9:15 am

Fellowship/Story Hour: 9:00 am

Summer Worship Schedule (starts May 25):


Worship: 5:30 pm


Fellowship/Story Hour: 8:00 am

Worship: 9:00 am


515 5th St. NE
Independence, IA 50644

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

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April 3 - Fire
“Is not my word like fire, says the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:19

Have you ever built a campfire? It can be fun to roast marshmallows, sing songs, tell stories, or sit by the fire to keep warm. Fire can be useful, but it is also very powerful, which is why we need to treat fire with respect. Sometimes fires start for other reasons, like human carelessness or when lightning strikes a tree. When we see forest fires or house fires on the news, we might feel sad or even afraid – but did you know that some pine trees have cones that need the heat of a fire to sprout? Fires are one way that nature makes space for new plants to grow. The ashes left behind after a fire can also act as fertilizer for the soil. Isn’t it cool that God works for good, even through something like a forest fire, helping new life to spring up in the future?

Jesus, thank you for turning even scary things, like the cross, into new life for everyone! Amen.

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April 2 - Wolf
“The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6

So often this verse brings to mind all the wonderful changes that God will bring about in the wolf. The wolf will no longer hunt or terrify the lamb. It will cease to be cunning. Its motivations will change. But that isn’t the only thing God is doing. God also transforms the lamb. The lamb is able to trust that God will care for it. The lamb is able to know that in spite of the obvious danger, God is present. The lamb needs to know that it is loved and valued in God’s kingdom. Only then will it not run at the site of the wolf. God’s transforming power touches all of us. In God’s kingdom all are changed, everyone is valued and invited to use our gifts to be faithful disciples.

Dear God, transform me so that I can trust and love you. Amen.

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Upcoming Events

Coffee at Em's Coffee Shop
Men - 7:00 am
Women - 9:00 am


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SWAG: Text @SWAG2511 to 81010
BLAST: Text @BLAST2511 to 81010
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RPG: Text @RPG2511 to 81010
Sunday School: Text @ILCSS to 81010


Friday Mornings at 9:00 am
in the Fireside Room