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January 26, 2023

“Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Sunday is our Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting. There will only be one service at 9:00 AM. Please plan to attend.

If you want to help us organize and clean out, join us on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 12 noon in the Parsonage.

Choir practice continues on Tuesday evenings – handbells at 6:00 and choir at 7:00 PM.

Come to our Wine & Cheese Connections on Friday, February 3rd at 6:30 for a fun get-together of dancing and socializing with other women from La Vernia and the surrounding area.

Our New  Pastor Rev Eric Miletti

Eric M. Miletti was born and raised in Puerto Rico
He has a bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Divinities from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico. During his time at the Seminary, Eric was awarded by Global Ministries and the Seminary a full scholarship to study in Israel. He also did summer studies at Saint Mary of the Lake in Chicago and the Theological Seminary at Princeton University in New Jersey. Eric also was the President of the Student Council and student representative at the Seminary’s Board of Directors.
Eric has served his country as a US Army Chaplain for ten years. As a Chaplain (CPT), he served as a Deputy Commander at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, and as a Command Chaplain at Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) at Soto Cano Air Force Based in Honduras, Central America.
As a Pastor, Eric served as a Certified Mission Developer and Ordained Pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas. Later, he became a Director of Evangelical Mission (DEM) and Bishop Associate at the Southwestern Texas Synod of the ELCA.
As an academic, Eric worked for ten years as a University Professor of Humanities, Sociology and Religion in Universidad del Este, Universidad de Puerto Rico, and Universidad Interamericana, Fajardo. Moreover, Eric did write a religious article for the Caribbean Religion Encyclopedia of York University, Toronto, Canada. Additionally, he produced and hosted Red 96.5 FM Radio for three years, a popular Sunday radio program in Puerto Rico, Rites, and Beliefs.
During the Pandemic, Eric has been leading the Latin-American School of Theology LATAM as part of the ministries of the Latin-American Lutheran Synod. The online education for Spanish-speaking leaders through America offers History of Christianity, Theology, and Biblical Education as part of their curriculum. Eric is a certified Pastor of the LCMC.
Recently (August 2021), Eric M. Miletti published in Sevilla, Spain, from Mirahadas Editorial, his first book entitled Wailing of a Mighty Wind. The book is a philosophical view of the social predicament of Christianity as an Institution versus Christianity as a spiritual path.
Eric has been married to Lilia Miletti for the past thirty-six years. Eric and Lilia have two daughters, Leemarie and Rhodie, two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Immanuel Lutheran Church Facebook Live Stream Service is available here.


Regular Sunday in person services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.  The 10:30 am service will be live streamed on Facebook Live. 

With the lifting of COVID restrictions, we want to remain committed to the health and welfare of our congregation.  You are welcome to wear masks and social distance as is necessary for your circumstance.

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.




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