Inspired by the conviction that God made us all unique and valuable
We welcome you to bring your whole self with your own perspectives, abilities, ethnicity,
gender identity and orientation, and cultural background to this community where all belong and have purpose.
Sunday Service @ 9:30am | Sunday Bible Study @ 11:15am
8310 MacArthur Blvd. Vancouver, WA
As a community, we believe the unconditional love of God has the power to change lives. We share our faith in order to point to that healing love’s presence in the world. Each of us have our own story of faith to share. For some, our faith has been the foundation that has sustained us through rocky roads and relationships. For others, our story is yet to unfold as we have felt the dead ended isolation of not fitting in, or being different from who people expect us to be. At Immanuel Lutheran Church, we welcome you to come as you are, share where you’re at, and journey with us into the future God has in store for us as individuals and as a community.With Christ as the center of our community, we:•Welcome the diversity of all people•Proclaim the gospel of love and forgiveness•Serve the community’s needs•Care for people in their joys and concerns•Grow people’s relationships with God
Sunday Worship ServiceSundays at 9:30 amWomen of ImmanuelFirst Thurs of each month (Sep-Jun)Immanuel Lutheran Church9:30 amSunday Bible StudySunday at 11:15amPines Coffee - 8086 E Mill PlainSunday School11:00 amSafe Haven After School ProgramSchool Days, including early release days3:00-6:00 pmChurch Choir PracticeWednesdays at 7:00 pmSeptember-MaySings during worship 2x/monthBook StudyMondays at 12:30 pm Currently reading:“The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama & Desmond TutuDORCAS Disciples2nd and 4th Fridays of the month10:00 am-12:00 pmSept - MayWork on your crochet, knit, embroider or other craft projects in fellowship with others.Quilters1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of each month9:00 amSept - MayResoucesELCA WebsiteSouthwestern WA Synod WebsiteFreeClinics.orgWHOprogram.orgLutheranWorld.org
Upcoming OpportunityTanzania BoundInternational Health Partners improves health care for the people of Tanzania by integrating medical knowledge, techniques, and best practices within the East African culture. They employ and train local health care professionals and rely on the generosity of others to build resource-efficient facilities without sacrificing the care of patients. The organization has solely focused on improving health care in Tanzania for the past 10 years and currently operates the largest nursing school in the country and recently opened the doors to Phase 1 of a new pediatric AIDS hospital that will eventually serve as a training facility for pediatricians across Eastern Africa. Paula and Denny Lofstrom, the Founders, recently returned to speak at Immanuel Lutheran Church and continue our long history of support and partnership. Now the people of Immanuel are forming a team to travel to Tanzania to volunteer for 10 days with International Health Partners and learn more about what they're doing and how we can increase our support. Please support our mission trip by attending a fund raising event, giving to Go Fund Me, or contact us at 360-694-3661 to explore more ideas. Go to IHPTZ.org for more information.
Welcome to Lent at Immanuel Lutheran ChurchMarked with the sign of the cross on our foreheads, we enter into this season honest aboutour failings, fears, and everything that holds us back from living fully into the image ofGod. The spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and service are tools for us to use tore-center our hearts, minds, and hands on the God we know in Christ Jesus.The Spiritual Discipline of Prayer/DevotionThis Lenten journey with Christ to the cross is centered on God’scall of baptismal living. Our devotionals this year lead adults andfamilies into daily living of our faith.“Living: The Gospel Life” edited by David Mead – Dailydevotions for Christians on a mission“With Our Savior” by Claire McGarry - Family devotions forLentMay this time in prayer and devotion open us to living our faith inour everyday lives.The Lenten Discipline of FastingThe practice of fasting includes giving something up for Lent but this practice can be made moremeaningful when we replace what we’ve given up with something that brings us closer to God. Forexample, if you’re giving up television time you could add time to spend with God in prayer or ifyou’re giving up your daily coffee from a coffee shop you could give some money toward a cause thatserves the community. We pray you will make time to pause during your week to join us for LentenMidweek events:Lenten Soup Suppers, Wednesdays at 5:30pmPrayer around the Baptismal Font Services, Wednesdays at 6:30pmThe Lenten Discipline of ServiceConnecting with God individually and as a community leads us out into the world to serve thecommunity’s needs in our daily lives. This Lent we will be supporting the 2019 Tanzania Boundpartners that will visit in August:International Health Partners improves health care in Tanzania by integratingmedical knowledge, techniques, & best practices to train local health care professionals& build hospitals like the Zinga Children’s Hospital.Red Sweater Project improves education in Tanzania by providing qualityeducation at Mungere School that is culturally sensitive, supports genderequality, and is environmentally friendly.Holy Week Services PreviewMaundy Thursday 6:30pmGood Friday 6:30pmEaster Vigil 6:30pmEaster Sunday 9:30amEaster Brunch 11am-12:30pm