Join Us Sunday Mornings for Worship at 8:00 am and 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 and Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Message from Pastor Eric Miletti
The Importance of Christian Education in Summer for Children
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.
There is nothing more significant in the Bible than when the text quotes Jesus. The reason is that Jesus of Nazareth, for Christians, is “the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrew 12:2), “in Him, we have redemption through His blood, the (and) forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7), and He is God incarnate in our world (John1:1-3). Therefore, everything that Jesus says is imperative, not an option. The Bible should only be seen, read, and understood from Jesus’ and His teachings’ perspectives. According to Dr. Martin Luther, the Bible is Christ’s cradle and swaddling clothes, as he writes in the third paragraph of his “Preface to the Old Testament,” which appeared in 1523 and then again in 1545. So, for us as Christians and Lutherans, the Bible’s whole reason is Jesus Christ.
This reasoning lies behind our efforts to reach and teach children about Jesus. Every summer at Immanuel Lutheran Church, we hold various events to fulfill Jesus’ words in our church. If the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to everything that childhood represents, we must, without hesitation, try to match our preaching and living as we serve the children of La Vernia, a beautiful and unique part of the realm of God among us.
Today I want to invite the whole church: the traditional members, the new members, parents, youth, elderly, leaders, and even frequent visitors to unite under our determination to follow Jesus, as we will not depart from our summer plans without personally blessing the children with God’s Word. Think seriously about how you can get involved, especially if you have never been part of our summer programs. Plan ahead of time to be there, to support with talents, time, and treasure. It is not just our responsibility but our calling from Jesus himself to proclaim and live the kingdom right here and right now.
God Bless You All!
The Rev. Eric M. Miletti
Worship & Other Activities at Immanuel
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER for 2023
- June 5-9 Mission trip to Puerto Rico ***CANCELED*****
- June 11 Women of Faith – Noon – Fish Fry for Men of Immanuel
- July 16-20 Vacation Bible School, 5:30-8:30
- July 30 – Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
- August 6 – 20th Annual Community Festival at La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall
- Sept 10 – Polka Spirit Band & Agape Gathering
- October 27-29 Women’s Retreat Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest
- October 29 Reformation Sunday
- November 22 Thanksgiving Eve Service
- December 2 Christmas Market
- Dec 9 – Senior Saints’ Luncheon
- Dec 9 & 10 Cantata
- Dec 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight
20th Annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Community Wide Festival
Come out and enjoy the 20th Annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Community Wide Festival August 6, 2023. The morning will start at 9:00am with Church Services. Then we will have begin serving our traditional Roast Beef dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, and Peaches, tea, coffee and desserts at 11:00 am.
The raffle tickets are ready to go to the printers so keep a look out. We have some great prizes this year! The festival will include County Store (start making your jams and jellies now), Cake Walk and to cap off the day our Amazing Live Auction. There will be games and bounce castle for kids! And Much More!
Come out and enjoy great food, fun and games and visit with friends!
Send Your Offerings
Send your offerings/tithes in through the mail or drop them off at the church office during regular office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The mailing address is: Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 168, La Vernia TX 78121.
Regular Sunday in person services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
The 10:30 am service is live streamed on Facebook Live.
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 – Third Monday of Each Month -6 pm
Men of Immanuel Breakfast – Second Saturday of Each Month – 8:30 am
Women of Faith Meetings – Third Sunday of Each Month – Noon
Wednesday Adult Bible Study – Meal at 6:00 pm and Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Peacemakers Grades 6-8 – Wednesday Nights – 6:00 pm Contact Tina Homeyer for Schedule
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
Sunday Bulletins & Monthly Newsletters
June Newsletter. 2023
Read or download our monthly newsletter here
Weekly Service Bulletin, June 4, 2023
Read or download our weekly bulletin here
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