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 Adult Bible Study & Youth Experience at 9:15 am

Adult Bible Study on Wednesdays ~ Meal at 6:00 pm Bible Study at 6:30 pm

 Weekly Daytime Bible Studies ~  Thursdays at 10:45 am

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

Upcoming Events


21st Annual Community Church Festival
9th Annual ILC Christmas Market Vendor Form

 Join us every Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:30 am for our Regular Sunday Holy Communion Service.

FaceBook Live every Sunday at 10:30.  Follow the link at:



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.

Pastor Eric's Message, Sunday Bulletins & Monthly Newsletters

Shirley Stanush

May 2024 Newsletter

Celebrating the events on Pentecost, as narrated in Acts chapter 2, is to celebrate the beginning and the relevance of the church of Jesus Christ. This month, our magazine is dedicated to this great event. It is significant to recognize the church’s spiritual, moral, and social value as we support its goals to share God’s law and serve others through the grace of the Triune God.
The representation above should catch our attention that a woman is in the middle of what is supposed to be the disciples. This is supposed to be Mary, the mother of Jesus, who, according to the Bible, was one of the people who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
As we celebrate that the church was formed in the Jewish celebration of Pentecost, the fact that such celebration is the Harvest festival could be seen as an open invitation to all of us to experience the church as a place where fruits are expected and encouraged as Jesus’ disciples.
So, the body of Christ (us) is called through Pentecost to be the proper harvest for a broken society and to bring a new harvest into Christ’s church as we get more people into our midst. Let us be willing to be empowered by the Holy Spirit among us to keep preaching the good news that Christ is our Lord.

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Message from Pastor Eric Miletti
Shirley Stanush

Message from Pastor Eric – April

Christian Life After Easter
“Then go quickly and ten his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the death, and indeed, he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.
This is my message for you. “Matthew 28:7
The biblical text above is the angel’s message to “Mary Magdalene and the other Mary “l when they went “the first day of the week” to see the tomb where Jesus had been buried. This message is highly significant not just because it entails the message of the resurrection in the form of a third-person responsibility/action -Jesus’ resurrection here is the act of the Father (He has been raised)- but because the deferred of the public appearance of the resurrected2 because a matter of location. The risen Jesus wants to see his disciples in Galilee, not any other place.

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Immanuel Lutheran is centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our…


Immanuel Lutheran confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. We confess Jesus Christ as the Word of God incarnate, through…

Worship & Other Activities at Immanuel


*** All Dates Subject to Change****
  • July 28, 2024 Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
      • The meeting will begin immediately following Service. 
      • There will be ONLY ONE service on July 28, 2024 at 9:00 am
  • Aug 3 – Set Up for 21st Annual Festival –
        • Volunteers needed to move items from the Church to the Hall,
        • Set up at Chamber Hall,
        • cut vegetables in Chamber kitchen
        • and much more.  Contact Becca Reeves for more information.
  • Aug 4 – 21st Annual Community Festival at La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall.
        • Volunteers needed in kitchen,
        • drive thru
        • clean up after.
        • Contact Becca Reeves for more information
  • Aug 24 – La Vernia Food Pantry – 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Aug ?    Rally Day
  • Sept 2 – Labor Day  (Church office will be closed) 
  • Sept   – WoF Meeting date and time to be determined – Painted Church Trip Possible
  • Oct 31 – Reformation Sunday
  • Oct 31 – usually First Communions are celebrated
  • Nov 2 – La Vernia Food Pantry – 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • 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 Liturgical Year          
  • Nov 30 – Hanging of the Greens
  • 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 2024

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

Weekly Daytime Bible Study –  Thursdays at 10:45 am

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

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

Quilting Circle – Third Tuesday of Each Month – 9 am to Noon – 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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