In early May Immanuel Lutheran Church conducted a survey to gather input from our members on possibly changing our worship times this fall to 8:30a & 10:15a. If you would like to view the results of this survey, please see below.
Immanuel provides meals for the The John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester, MA six times a year. We serve on the last Saturday of the odd numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, November). Immanuel recruits volunteers to provide and prepare the meals, including desserts, for about 75+ patrons. We also need a few volunteers to heat and serve the meal at the John Street Baptist Church in Worcester on these dates (with 8:30a/prep & 10:30a/serving shifts).
"The mission of the John Street Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is to serve the Lord by providing good food to his people to nourish the body and the soul." So if you would like to help (members and non-members of Immanuel), please call our office at 508-829-4416 to participate in this greatly appreciated and rewarding ministry!
Christmas Celebration Vacation Bible School is scheduled for August 10-14, 2015. VBS is for children 4 years old to children who will be entering 6th grade in the fall. The cost is $20 per child with a $40 family max. Click on this link Vacation Bible School - August 10-14, 2015 for more information.
"The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community." Immanuel Lutheran Church was asked by Dismas to provide dinner for its participants about 5-6 times a year (on the 5th Thursday of the month for months with 5 Thursdays).
But our visits to Dismas are really two-fold. First is to provide the meal. Second, and equally important, is to interact with the residents who are most thankful for those who come and eager to show the work and animals and produce of the farm.
If you or your family would like to participate in this unique program to help people released from incarceration to adjust in healthy ways to live in the community, please contact Immanuel or visit www.dismashouse.org/programs/dismasfarm.
Below are some pictures of Immanuel's gym and kitchen area. We rent out our gym at the rate of $40 an hour, and we rent out our gym AND kitchen for $45 an hour (partial hours accepted too). Please visit out gym reservation page (under the "GATHER people" tab) to see availabilities. Simply call our office at 508-829-4416 to book a reservation. Ask for Jen.
Immanuel’s 2015 Lenten Devotional Booklet is now available. We thank everyone who contributed a reflection for this year's booklet. Hard copies are available at the church, or you can view the entire booklet below (click "Continue Reading"). Enjoy each day's reading!