Join Us Sunday Mornings for Worship at 8:00 am and 10:30 am

Face Book Live Stream at 10:30 am

Coffee Fellowship at 9:00 am

Sunday School for all Ages at 9:15 am

Adult Bible Study on Wednesdays

Meal at 6:00 pm Bible Study at 6:30 pm

 Golden Age Bible Studies Thursdays at 10:45 am

Women’s Bible Study Wednesday at 10:00 am and Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Events

February 2024 Calendar

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Message from Pastor Eric Miletti

The Year Upon Us

Every New Year should come with instructions on how to prosper, warnings to teach us in advance what not to do, and many recommendations to do better in life but guess what, they do not. New year’s come to us full of surprises and without warnings, sometimes too fast, and others give us no time to prepare for what is coming. No surprise there; we called all this life. Different from what some so-called Christian preachers tell us, we have no way to control what is God’s own business: our future. The only thing we can do regarding total control of our future year is to trust the Lord.

Of course, there are spiritual ways to prepare to face what is coming. Becoming more committed to our faith community, taking more time to meditate, reading the Bible (in private and community), and sharing God’s experiences and love with others are ways to prepare. Unsurprisingly, all these spiritual practices point to a growing process of solid hope in the Lord facing life’s uncertainties.

The book of the prophet Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 31 reads, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” First, the text teaches that hope in the Lord will renew our strength. Everything that follows -soar on eagle wings, run and not grow weary, and walk but not faint- has to do with our inner self regarding our spiritual life. I believe this because there is no conditional clause to circumstances or situations (bad or good). In other words, no matter what is happening to us or around us, the word of God promises to sustain us through hope in the Lord. Hallelujah! And this is our confidence as we look into the uncertainty of the new year. God is with us.

Let us remember this and walk by faith into the new year, not by sight ( 2 Corinthians 5:7). We should actively seek to grow in the hope of God’s promise. This spiritual discipline of growing in hope should be our primary task. After all, these promises are for us to claim this year, 2024, and forever.

God Bless You All,

Pastor Eric M. Miletti

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Worship & Other Activities at Immanuel

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER for 2024

*** All Dates Subject to Change****
Jan
  • Jan 16-18  NALC Pastors’ Conference – Orlando, 
  • Jan 21 – Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, 1 service 9 am
  • Jan 27 – La Vernia Food Pantry
  • Jan 28 – Women of Faith Luncheon / Meeting
Feb
  • Feb 2 – Senior Saints Dinner 5:30 pm
  • Feb 14 – Ash Wednesday – Drive Thru 9 am – 5 pm, Spaghetti Dinner 6 pm – 7 pm, Service 7 pm
  •  Feb 21, 28 – Wednesday Evening/Mid-Week Lenten Suppers & Services, Meal 6 pm, Service 7 pm
Mar
  • Mar 6, 13, 20 – Wednesday Evening/Mid-Week Lenten Suppers & Services, Meal 6 pm, Service 7 pm
  • Mar 24 – Palm Sunday 7:30 am to process,10:00 am to process
  • Mar 28 – Maundy Thursday 7 pm Service
  • Mar 29 – Good Friday 10 am Cross Walk, 7 pm Service
  • Mar 31 – Easter Sunday Sunrise at 7 am & 10:30 am Service
April
  • April 6 – La Vernia Food Pantry
  • April 20 – South Texas Mission District Ingathering – Three Rivers
May
  • May 3 – Sisters in Christ Dinner 6:30 pm
  • May ? –  Ministerial Alliance Senior Luncheon @ Chamber of Commerce
  • May ? –  Confirmation Retreat
  • May 5 – Church Picnic 10 am Service
  • May 12 – Mother’s Day, Graduate Recognition Sunday
  • May 19 – Pentecost Sunday, Confirmation Day if applicable
  • May 27 – Memorial Day  (Church office will be closed)
June
  • June 9 – WoF Honor Men of Immanuel Banquet
  • June 15 – La Vernia Food Pantry
  • June 16 – Father’s Day
July
  • July 4 – Fourth of July  (Church office will be closed)
  • July – Vacation Bible School
  • July – Confirmation Camp
  • July 21 or 28 – July Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Aug
  • Aug 4 – Community Festival
  • Aug 24 – La Vernia Food Pantry
  • Aug ?    Rally Day
Sept
  • Sept 2 – Labor Day  (Church office will be closed) 
  • Sept   – WoF Meeting date and time to be determined
Oct
  • Oct 31 – Reformation Sunday – usually First Communions are celebrated
Nov
  • Nov 2 – La Vernia Food Pantry
  • Nov 3 – All Saints’ Sunday – recognize departed and baptized
  • Nov 3 – Women of Faith potluck luncheon and Meeting
  • Nov 19 ? –  Community Thanksgiving Service
  • Nov 20 – Thanksgiving Eve Service
  • Nov 21-22 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday* (Church office will be closed)
  • Nov 23 – Decorating of the Church
  • Nov 24 – Christ the King Sunday – last Sunday of the year          
  • Nov 30 – Hanging of the Greens
Dec
  • Dec 7 – Christmas Market
  • Dec 14 – Cantata
  • Dec 14 ? – Senior Saints’ Luncheon
  • Dec 15 – Cantata
  • Dec 15 ? –  Sunday School Program       
  • Dec 24th & 25th  – Christmas Services – Times to be determined
  • Dec 29 – Service of Lessons & Carols ?

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Ministry Schedules for 2023

Sunday Worship at 8:00 am and 10:30 am – Coffee Fellowship at 9:00 am – Sunday School for all Ages at 9:15 

Council Meetings – Contact Church office for dates and times

Men of Immanuel Breakfast – Second Saturday of Each Month – 8:30 am

Women of Faith Meetings – Third Sunday of Each Month – Noon

Golden Age Bible Study –  Thursdays at 10:45 am

Ladies Bible Studies Wednesdays at 10:00 am and Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Alpha Club – Beginning in August – Dates TBD

Wednesday Adult Bible Study – Meal at 6:00 pm and Bible Study at 6:30 pm

YACHT ~ Young Adults Church Team – 6:30 to 8:00 pm ~ Check Website, Facebook and Newsletter for dates

Peacemakers Grades 6-8 – Wednesday Nights – 6:00 pm Contact Jana Clarke for Schedule

Children of God – Contact Bridgette Faglie for more information

Bell Choir – Contact Adrienne Stone or Patrice Goodman for more information

Choir Practice – Contact Adrienne Stone or Patrice Goodman for more information

Sewing Circle – Third Tuesday of Each Month – 9 am – Do not need to know how to sew, just tie knots

Festival Committee Meeting – Contact Jacy Reeves or Becca Reeves for schedule

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