Immanuel Lutheran Events

Empty Bowls

Good Friday Choir Rehearsal

Ash Wednesday

Savannah’s Ordination

Youth! Rejoice!

Congregational Meeting

Hops & Hope

Recharge Wednesday

Sunday Worship

Empty Bowls

February 21, 2023

Empty Bowls

Fundraiser for PROP

Thursday, Feb. 21

Join your neighbors in a fundraiser for PROP and enjoy a bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a beverage as a way to remember what we all have in common: “Everybody Eats”

Soup. Handmade Bowls. Silent Auction. Local Entertainment.

At St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie.


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Good Friday Choir Rehearsal

February 08, 2023

Good Friday Festival Choir

In this short-term musical event, we invite all to join Reformation Choir for this special season to enrich both your, and our congregation's, Good Friday worship.

Lent, and especially Good Friday, is a somber, mysterious, and glorified season in which your voice can add to our Lenten experience!

We will be presenting:

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, February 8 - April 4, 7:45 p.m.

Good Friday Worship: April 7, 7 p.m.

Please sign up online - Good Friday Festival Choir - and contact with any questions.


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Ash Wednesday

February 22, 2023

Journey of Repentance

Lent is a journey of repentance. This Lent we examine each step of the repentance process including acknowledging pain and suffering that sin causes, asking God for help, seeking mercy, being honest about our sin, asking for forgiveness, and inviting God to change us for the better.

May God renew us in this journey of faith and repentance!

Weekly Themes

February 22, Ash Wednesday:The Journey of Repentance - Psalm 51
March 1, Help me, O God - Psalm 102
March 8, Do not Condemn me, O Lord - Psalm 6
March 15, Acknowledging my sin to you, Lord - Psalm 32
March 22, Forgive me, O God - Psalm 130
March 29, Change me, O God - Psalm 52 

Lenten Resources for Families

Lenten Service Project: Baby Care Kits for LWR

Wednesdays of Lent

February 22 – March 29

Ash Wednesday Worship, February 22

12 p.m. - Worship with Communion and the imposition of ashes. Followed by a light lunch. Volunteers are needed to serve the lunch.

7 p.m. - Worship featuring Holden Evening Prayer.  Communion and the imposition of ashes. Livestreamed.

Wednesday Schedule During Lent

12pm - Worship. We gather for prayer around the cross.

5pm – 6:15pm: Wednesday Café. Volunteers are needed to serve the lunch.

5:30pm - 8pm - Nursery Available

5:30pm – Holy Commotion

5:30pm – Cornerstone Youth Choir

6pm – 7:45pm – Confirmation

6pm – 6:50pm - Praise Ringers

6pm – 6:50pm – Adult Faith Formation (The Lenten series, Journey of Repentance, will begin March 1)

6:15pm – Ascension Choir

7pm - Worship will feature the beloved Holden Evening Prayer Service, and include a short message reflecting on our Lenten theme.

7:45pm – Reformation Choir

Spring Break Weeks (March 22 & 29)

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Savannah’s Ordination

February 19, 2023

9 a.m.

By the grace of God and the call of the church Savannah Olaphson will be ordained and installed into the Ministry of Word & Service, Deacon!

Bishop Ann Svennungsen of the Minneapolis Area Synod will be presiding.  Pastor Paul Nelson will be preaching.

This service will be livestreamed (see the video below).

The color of the day is red; Deacons and Pastors are invited to vest and the congregation may also choose to wear red in celebration.

Reception and fellowship to follow.

Learn more about the rostered role of Deacon, Minister of Word & Service.


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Youth! Rejoice!

February 26, 2023

Youth! Rejoice!

Youth Lead Worship, Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

Join us for a celebration of Immanuel’s youth and a fundraiser for our youth! It is a morning that includes a Pancake Breakfast, Silent Auction and Youth leading worship as we celebrate how Christ is at work in their lives!

Silent Auction and Breakfast to Benefit Immanuel Youth

Pancake Breakfast, 8:15-10:30 a.m.

Silent Auction: 

Youth Leading Worship

In-person and livestreamed worship:

Donations of Auction Items, Cash/Gift Cards and Retiring Offering

To Make a Silent Auction Donation

The youth will donate 10% of the proceeds to benevolence. The remainder of the proceeds will be allocated to students participating in summer 2023 trips/activities like Camp Wapo, Backpacking, Service Learning trips, retreats, ski trips, camping trips, game night, etc.

The youth appreciate your continued generosity and support!

Donate to the Youth Scholarship Fund

If you'd like to make a donation to support the Youth Scholarship Fund, to subsidize the cost of youth participation on church trips and events, please make a donation in one of the following ways:


We pray that this event will further encourage our youth to participate in youth activities at Immanuel that will inspire their continued growth in a relationship with Christ.

Questions? Contact Paul Erdmann:

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Congregational Meeting

February 05, 2023

Meeting to Call Deacon Intern, Savannah Olaphson, as Deacon

Sunday, February 5, Immediately following the 9 a.m. service in the sanctuary

We will be voting to call Savannah Olaphson, as an ordained Deacon to serve 30 hours a week in the areas of worship, Social Concerns and Caring Ministry.

Ministry Roles of this Position Include:

Learn More:

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Hops & Hope

February 21, 2023

Book and Discussion Group

Join us each month as we read a book on faith, justice and what it means to find hope in Christ amid a messy and complex world. Each month we will read a book related to Immanuel’s  “Just Like Jesus” theme and will gather at a local brewery to discuss and explore how the words we read impact the lives we live. All are welcome to join, whether you finish the book or not. 

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan

Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boom Island Brewery

We decided to continue focusing on Palestine and will be reading the book, The Lemon Tree. You can find the description of this book below:

In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Based on extensive research, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.

Please let know if you have any questions.

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Recharge Wednesday

February 01, 2023

Wednesdays: Recharge Together

We live out faith together! We gather to connect, recharge, support and encourage one another.  

#LifeTogether #WeNeedEachOther #AllAreWelcome

9:30 a.m. - Women's Bible Study - God’s Extraordinary Church: Studies in Ephesians

5 - 6:15 p.m. - Wednesday Night Cafe'

5:30 p.m. - Holy Commotion

5:45 p.m - Cornerstone Choir

5:30 - 8 p.m. Nursery for children birth - 3

6 - 7 p.m - Handbells

6:15 p.m. - Confirmation

6:15 p.m. - You, Your Faith and the World: Social Statements of the ELCA

7 - 8:30 p.m. - Servant Song

7:30 p.m. - Reformation Choir  |  Adult Faith Formation ends

7:40 p.m. - End of Confirmation

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Sunday Worship

February 05, 2023

Services can be watched live or at anytime immediately following the service.

9 a.m.  - Traditional Worship

10:30 a.m. - Contemporary Worship

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