Since 1898, Immanuel Lutheran Church has proclaimed that God is with us through Jesus Christ. In 1898, the first gathering–thirteen people of Swedish heritage in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Berglin–quickly grew into a vibrant community of faith. By 1905, the construction of new church home was well underway.
Sixty years ago, we outgrew that church home on Alder Street. We simply needed more space to grow into the Body of Christ. We needed a larger sanctuary, and most of all, members said, “we need a modern and well-equipped church school for our children.” Those children could run up and down the stairs, no problem! For stories and photos check out Our History webpage
From a new church on South Avenue, to adoption ceremonies in front of the Luther Wall in the sanctuary, to expanding the Hemgren room to include accessible space for welcome and fellowship, to hosting homeless families through Family Promise today, our mission and ministry through the tremendous gift our church building has always been about God’s people nourishing our faith, connecting with each other, and reaching out to serve those in need.
Now, in our time and place, God invites us to Build Up the Body of Christ gathered here in new ways. Our church is experiencing a time of health, vitality, and excitement for the future. We want to be an open and welcoming congregation and continue in our mission to “share the love of Christ with all.”