Immanuel Lutheran Events

Drive-In Movies

Focus Groups

Recital: Janz and Keller

Masks required indoors

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30am

Drive-In Movies

October 16, 2021

Drive-In Movie Double Feature

Saturday, October 16

Bring your family, grand-children, or just come and enjoy and old fashioned drive-in movie!


6:45 p.m. - Wish Dragon (child friendly)

8:30 p.m. - Black Panther (teen and adult)



In the event of rain or high wind we'll postpone the event.

Questions: or 

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Focus Groups

October 10, 2021

Focus Groups: Five Pillars

This spring we communicated a general plan and timeline regarding our efforts to develop a long-term plan that will guide Immanuel over the next 3-5 years. 

In September we released a summary of Council’s work thus far. We have received feedback that affirms the Five Pillars, or areas of ministry focus, that we have identified; however, it is important to give you an opportunity to provide feedback and input before we start the work of developing specific plans for each of the five pillars.

You are invited to attend one of two Focus Group sessions

We will provide an overview of the five pillars and ask for specific feedback and input. We will also solicit volunteers to participate in the next step which is to develop the specific plans. The dates and times of the two sessions are:

Please confirm your attendance by registering online.

For clarity, neither of the sessions will be hybrid. This is to ensure we can focus on either the in-person or virtual audience, rather than both simultaneously. Note that should the pandemic numbers dictate that the October 10th session needs to become a virtual session, we will adjust accordingly.

For the in-person session on Sunday, October 10th, we do ask for a confirmation of attendance so that we can plan to provide food for those in attendance and minimize waste. Again, please confirm your attendance by registering online.

Thank you for your consideration in attending.


Tony Szczepaniak, President (

Pastor Paul Nelson, Senior Pastor (

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Recital: Janz and Keller

October 15, 2021


Friday, October 15, 7 p.m.

Holly Janz, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Keller, piano, collaborate in a program that features Edvard Grieg’s masterpiece Haugtussa Op. 67, based on Arne Garborg’s epic poem cycle.  It details the trials of shepherdess, Veslemøy, and her struggle between this world and that of the spirits.

Also presented is a rarely-heard song set from Spanish composer María Rodrigo, as well as songs from Irving Berlin and William Bolcom.

Free and open to the public. More...

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Masks required indoors

COVID Protocol Update

Masks Required Indoors

Immanuel’s Reopening Task Force continues to meet on a regular basis to chart our best course thoughtfully and carefully through the Covid pandemic. At our latest meeting we looked at the latest data on transmission and positivity rates, as well CDC and Minnesota Department of Health recommendations, for our area. This latest spike of the virus has not relented yet and is placing severe strain on hospitals. There is also concern that transmission rates could rise with kids being back at school, many of whom are too young to have received the vaccine.

Until both transmission and positivity rates return to safer levels, we are again requiring masks to be worn by everyone while inside the church building.

The Immanuel Staff will be leading this push in keeping others safe and healthy, the exception being when worship and Confirmation leaders are distanced from others while leading. The Reopening Task Force will be weekly monitoring transmission and positivity rates and will adjust our Covid protocol as conditions change. We have appreciated the understanding and patience of all during this time of pandemic as we continually adjust our practices to the changing conditions of the virus. Thank you again for helping Immanuel keep everyone safe and healthy, and hopefully shortening the duration of this pandemic. 

I would also ask that you keep our Reopening Task Force in your prayers. It has been a challenge to sort through an abundance of data, differing recommendations, and rapidly changing conditions, all with the goal of making the most healthy and helpful recommendations for Immanuel’s Covid policies. I am grateful for the wisdom, diligence, and faithfulness each member of the task force has brought to this work. While we know that there are no perfect answers to how we meet the changing challenges of Covid, we will continue to do our best in keeping each other and our community safe while ministering to one another’s needs.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding in this continuingly difficult and rapidly changing pandemic. May God guide us through this time to a new day.


Pastor Paul

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Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30am

October 03, 2021

Join us for Livestreamed or In-Person Worship

Until both transmission and positivity rates return to safer levels, we are again requiring masks to be worn by everyone while inside the church building.

9:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship

10:30 a.m. - Contemporary/Informal Worship Outdoors

The outdoor service will continue through Oct. 10 (weather permitting).

This worship will be child-friendly and includes:

  • Take home activity bags with crayons, coloring sheets and small toy treat.
  • Bubbles and sidewalk chalk.
  • Lots of wiggle room on the lawn and playground.
  • An engaging message renewing you in God’s love and grace!
  • We will have chairs, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets!
  • If the weather is inclement we will move indoors.

We will livestream a service at 10:30am (either a rebroadcast of our 9am service or the 10:30am service).


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