Immanuel Lutheran Church
                     of Almelund, Minnesota


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Sunday School Teacher meeting—Aug. 19, after worship.

Parent Meeting for Youth and Confirmation—August 22, 6:30 PM

Confirmation classes for students starting 6th and 7th grade and older will begin this fall. If you have a child this age or know of a grandchild, relative, or neighbor who would like to be part of our Confirmation program, please let them know about our parent meet-ing and also let Pastor Marla know so we can mail them an invitation.

Jason and DeeDee will also talk about Youth Group for grades 6-12 and the plans for the coming year. Lots of good things are happening for our youth. Please come and find out about it and be part of it!

Nursery Volunteers Jesus loved the little children. Do you, love them too? Might you be willing to volunteer in the nursery on occasional Sunday mornings? If so, please let Pastor Marla know. We need nursery volunteers beginning again in Septem-ber. The more helpers we have the less frequently any one person needs to help. Thanks for your willingness to support the young children and young families of Immanuel.

Let the Little Children Come!


Why do we welcome little children in Worship? In our baptismal service, parents and sponsors promise to bring their children to worship. Bringing children into the sanctuary is something like allowing a child to eat at the dinner table. Even though their manners are far from elegant, it is done so those children will learn and feel a part of the family. Inviting children to participate is the most powerful way to teach them. Children giggle, they poke, they ask questions and they swing their legs simply because they are children. Young children in worship may have bad moments, but it is their birthright as Christians to worship. Children learn by experience. This is how we learn to worship and become an active member of this church community. Children learn how to welcome by how they are welcomed.

What do little children learn when they attend worship? -It is important to experience and learn how to worship. -They belong and are welcomed to this special company of people. -The sights, sounds and feels of the sanctuary are good, though not always understandable. -Something is expected of them in this place, and they may respond in song, prayer, and offering. -They learn behaviors in worship that do not detract from a meaningful experience for others. Bringing a child to church can be a real exercise in aggravation. But then again, so are many other facets of parenting, and the rewards are well worth the effort. While we do not want our children to be disruptive or hamper the church’s worship, we must remember that baptized children are members of the church. Children should be among the worshipping people.


SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE: Worship begins at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.

We look forward to seeing you at church all summer! Children’s sermons and bulletins are available each Sunday for the kids, and worship bags are filled and ready to keep little ones occupied with quiet activities in the pew. All are welcome to worship!

Summer activities are in the planning stages. Watch for info in upcoming publications!

Thank you to our 2017-2018 Sunday School Teachers:

Loraine Rue, Diane Rothe, Tara Rothe, Teresa Carlson, Debra Scott, Julie Flodquist, Kris Koran vWed., June 6, 6:30-Sunday School Teacher Meeting

Holy Communion Training - March 18

The following students completed Communion class and their first communion at Immanuel can be during Holy Week at Maundy Thursday worship or on Easter Sunday. we welcome them to the Lord’s Table— Kaitlin Carlson, Henry Wyandt, Carter Rothe, Jasper Muggli

CHURCH NURSERY MINISTRY: The Nursery Volunteers will be available beginning at 9:15 each Sunday morning. We’re stocked up with new toys and eager for young visitors. You are welcome to bring your small children to the nursery. Please spread the word to those who have children of nursery age that they are welcome and invited to be part of our worship each week – and their kids will be well cared for. Pastor Marla

Jesus Loves the little ones like me, me, me! Jesus Loves the little ones like me, me, me! Little ones like me, sat upon his knee. Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me!


Scenes from our All-Church Christmas Program on December 17!

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Every first Sunday of each month:

The second through the last Sunday each month:

Sunday School aged children go to class after the Children’s Sermon.
We love seeing you at church at Immanuel!  Come often!  Bring your friends! 



We enjoy teaching all the kids who are coming to Sunday School!

We welcome volunteers to teach or help.  Let Sara DePoppe or Teresa Carlson know what you would like to do..

Sara: 612-790-8337

 Teresa:  651-214-9531

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Pray Hard! 

Talk to Jesus about your friends!

Do good to those around you! 

Don’t give up!


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