Welcome to Immanuel

This church loves to come together to worship God, support one another in life and faith, and reach out to serve our neighbors.
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Our Mission & Vision

A welcoming community rooted in Christ, growing in faith, and serving with joy!

Worship is the heart of our life together in Christ.

Come join us please! We welcome you to worship and fellowship with us. Join with us in living out God’s mission for his people in and around Almelund. You and your family are invited to come be part of a community that celebrates key times throughout the faith life journey such as baptism, confirmation, weddings, and funerals.

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Sundays @ Immanuel

Sunday Morning Worship is at the heart of Immanuel’s ministry.. Worship provides a chance to connect with God’s through word and song, as we listen to God’s messages for us today. We welcome all who are seeking an uplifting spiritual recharge to come and worship with us.

Visitors and campers from nearby Wild River State park are invited to join. Come as you are! The worship schedule is below.

Worship Support

It takes a team of people to support each worship service: Ushers, Greeters, Lectors, Sound Tech, Altar Guild, Children’s Sermon Leaders, Nursery Volunteers, and more. How might you be called to use your gifts to support worship?

Worship

9:30 AM  ·  Sanctuary

each Sunday with Holy Communion the first and third Sundays of each month. Worship Other Ways (WOW) service the first Sunday of each month featuring Immanuel’s worship band.

Kids in Worship

Children are welcome in worship, and if you like, the nursery is open during worship for you use. Sunday school classes begin after the children’s sermon.

Sunday School

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Children attend Sunday school from approximately 10:00am – 11:00am, beginning after the children’s sermon.

Coffee & Conversation

10:30 AM  ·  Fellowship Hall

This congregation loves its coffee hour. Each Sunday after worship we come together in fellowship, a time to be community with one another and to welcome newcomers.

Adult Bible Study

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  ·  Fellowship Hall

During the school year, we gather for an exploration of God’s Word together through teaching and conversation.

Special Seasons

Lent Worship

Wednesdays during Lent  ·  11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Soup & Sandwich Meal · 12:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday  ·  7:00 PM
Good Friday  ·  7:00 PM
Easter Sunrise Service  ·  7:00 AM
Easter Celebration Worship  ·  9:30 AM

Christmas Candlelight Services

Christmas Eve  ·  4:00 PM & 10:00 PM

Worship

Holy Communion
Baptism
Dynamic Music
Holiday Festival Worship
Preaching and Teaching
Traditional & Modern Worship

Education

Sunday School
Summer Vacation Bible School
Presentation of Bibles
First Communion
Confirmation
Adult Bible Studies
Luther Point Camp

Ministries

Immanuel Quilters
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Itonya Parish, Iringa
Tanzania partnership
Youth Group Mission
WELCA – Women
Men of Immanuel

Community

Relay for Life
Almelund Threshing Show
Apple Festival
Family Reunions
Funerals
Weddings
Serving Auctions
4-H Events

Vision 2020

We’re on a mission to continue and improve out congregational vitality and faith formation across generations.

Who We Are

Our Pastor & Staff

Our small-but-mighty team at Immanuel works and serves this community together with joy and dedication. If you ever have any questions about life at Immanuel, you are welcome to reach out to our office. Expect a friendly voice on the other end. 

Pastor Marla Amborn

Pastor Marla Amborn

Pastor

Marla has served as pastor at Immanuel since being ordained in January of 2013. She responded mid-life to a call to ministry and attended Luther Seminary, graduating in 2012, after having worked in higher ed. Pastor Marla and her husband Randy, have one grown daughter, Marissa. Randy contributes his musical talents as part of the Immanuel worship Band.

Pastor Marla says, “An important focus for us as Christians is to love God with all your being and love your neighbor as yourself. We are recipients of God's amazing grace, so it is our responsibility and our privilege to live lives of love and service. As part of the Body of Christ we are all equipped with different gifts for working together to accomplish God's mission. When we all use our gifts in God's service, God's mission gets done.

Worship is the heart of our life together. I invite you to come and worship with us and join us in living into God’s mission in Almelund. You will discover that Immanuel truly is a welcoming community with deep roots in Christ. There is a place for you to be part of this Christian community as we grow together in faith and serve with joy.”

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37515 Park Trail

Center City, Minnesota 55012

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