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

Map   |   Directions

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

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Palm Sunday Processional infromation; Here are some palm branch coloring sheets. Please print them off to color or create your own palm branches with supplies you have at home (construction paper, wrapping paper, felt, newspaper, paints). Once your brances are complete, take a short video of your family parading with the brances. Send the video to youthdirector@immanuelindee.com by Sat, April 4th at 9am. We will create a virtual Palm Sunday Processional with the videos we receive. The processional video will be used during FBLive Palm Sunday worship on Sunday, April 5th.
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March 31 – Rain
“God turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.” Psalm 107:35

Rain turns cracked dirt
into mud waiting to be squelched
under rubber boots
or even
between bare toes.
I turn my face upward.
This way
no one knows
if the drops come from
the sky or
my eyes.
They fall off my cheek
onto the dirt,
running along the cracks,
Afterwards, new growth.

God, you make rain to fall on the righteous and the wicked, on those springing into joy or falling into pain. However I feel, you are with me, transforming me as water wears down rock: gently, slowly, certainly. Thank you for bringing me into new life through Jesus. Amen.

Shared from storyboardingchurch.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/lions-and-camels-and-goats-oh-my.pdf
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March 30 - Fleas
[David said to Saul], “So who is Israel’s king coming after? Who are you chasing? A dead dog? A single flea?” 1 Samuel 24: 14

Sometimes people like to re-tell a Bible story from a different angle or from the viewpoint of a different character in the tale. This is the story of Saul and David told by Felix the flea:

Felix was scared. He could hear the tramping of soldiers’ feet. It shook the ground so hard he fell right off the dog’s shaggy tail. Felix only felt safe when he was tucked safely deep inside the matted fluff. But now, he was out there, all alone, on the sandy ground. Toes, lots and lots of human toes, all bare and boney, scuffed the sand. He was terrified of being stomped!

And then, could it possibly be any worse? David’s voice, high and sad and angry all at once, saying to the man with the shiny crown on his head,

“Who are you chasing? A single flea?”

“Me?” squeaked Felix? (But being a flea, no-one heard him).

“What did I do? What am I going to do?! Oh no!! I’m being hunted!!”
said Felix.

Just then, David chuckled, and ruffled the dog’s head, who wagged his
tail (Felix’s favorite tail), as it flopped down in the sand, next to David and right on top of Felix, who couldn’t be happier.

He did what all fleas do when presented with a dog’s furry behind, he leapt on, and burrowed comfortably back into the warmth and the safety.

That was close! Felix was once again, the happiest a flea could possibly be!

Holy God, you made every single one of us, from Kings to tiny fleas. You have given us a place to be safe, and a place to be brave as we be the best “me” we can be. THANK YOU! Amen.

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Upcoming Events

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Men - 7:00 am
Women - 9:00 am


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Friday Mornings at 9:00 am
in the Fireside Room