March 31, 2015


Welcome to Immanuel!


We invite you to join us for worship and fellowship and to see if this might be the right congregation for you.  Our congregation is known for its warm hospitality to all visitors, as well as its rich liturgical and musical traditions and hands-on social ministry projects.


We believe that God comes to us in Jesus Christ through the preaching of the word of God and the administration of the sacraments of Christ.  The Holy Spirit creates and enlivens faith through these outward means of grace.  This faith is actualized in works of love for our neighbors near and far.


This Week at Immanuel...

Sunday, March 29:

The Service of Holy Communion at 10:30 am

Monday, March 30:


Tuesday, March 31:

 Adult Choir rehearse at 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 1:


Thursday, April 2:

Thursday Daytime Quilters 10am to 2pm
Maundy Thursday Service 12noon
Maundy Thursday Service 8pm

Friday, April 3:

Good Friday Service 12noon
Good Friday Service 8pm

Saturday, April 4:

Easter Vigil 8pm
Breaking the Lenten Fast Party! 10pm

Sunday, April 5:

Easter Sunday
Cafe Immanuel/Easter Breakfast 9am
Resurrection Festival Eucharist at 10:30 am




FOR MARCH 29, 2015


Dear Friends in Christ,

This Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday. Our opening rites recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall, receive our palms and then move into the sanctuary. The Palm Sunday Gospel from Mark is to be read. Once we have completed this gathering rite, we move on to the Passion of our Lord.


The Passion reading and the sermon will be woven together. Working from an idea from Bishop Rowen Williams, I will be moving from place to place in the church.  Each location will signify one sort of stop along the way. Bishop Williams says that Mark’s Gospel may have been formed by an early form of the “stations of the cross” as believers in the years before the destruction of Jerusalem followed the way in prayer and meditation.


This is the beginning of the week we call Holy.  Holy Week marks that time from the entrance into Jerusalem to the suffering, death and burial, and then the resurrection of our Lord. Our liturgies direct us in reading and in prayer. We do not re-enact what happened in history. Instead, we remember them as we participate in Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and the Resurrection. May God grant us a blessed Holy Week.


In Peace and Hope,


John, for the time being your Pastor



Sunday, March 29: Palm/Passion Sunday Eucharist 10:30 AM

Thursday, April 2: Maundy Thursday Noon and 8:00 PM

Friday, April 3: Good Friday Noon and 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 3: Easter Vigil 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4: The Resurrection of our Lord

     9:00 AM: Cafe Immanuel


     10:30 AM: Resurrection Festival Eucharist


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Service Bulletin for March 29, 2015

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Service Bulletin for March 22, 2015

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Service Bulletin for February 1, 2015

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Immanuel Lutheran Church

616 Lake Street

Evanston, IL 60201

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