On a day to day, week to week, month to month basis, we experience God and change lives through our connections with each other, through worshipping together, and by serving people in need throughout Missoula and the world. Paul promises that through sharing with our church, “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12).
People give gifts to Immanuel on a regular basis to support the FOUR PILLARS of Ministry at Immanuel.
Four Pillars of Annual Ministry
Loving God through Worship & Music
“Worship every Sunday morning sets the tone for my week. I thank God for all the gifts I have been given. I leave the service at peace, knowing that I have been forgiven, ready to start the week with a clean slate.” Ray Smith
Sunday worship, Advent/Lent mid-week worship, singing, bands, choirs, praying for each other and the world, reading Scripture, preaching forgiveness and purpose, funerals, weddings, Baptisms, Holy Communion, Website livestream, projection, bulletins
Forming Faith-Filled Followers
“Mick Hanson, who was also my pilgrim throughout my three years of being in Confirmation, influenced my faith in God. He encouraged me to stay connected with God and taught me that God is always with me.” Haley Wolsky
“At camp, I learned that Jesus loves me and helps everyone. I saw God in my counselors and my faith grew at Bible study and all the worships.” Maddie Voller
Learning hour, Baptism and Holy Communion classes, Confirmation, Youth Intern, Vacation Bible School (VBS), Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (FLBC), Men’s Bible Study, Naomi Circle, Churchwide Youth Gathering, and Adult Education & Forums
Creating Christian Community, Care, & Connection
“I joined the Book Study “The God We Can Know.” Being new to Missoula and Immanuel it was an answered prayer to find people living in and with Jesus, interested in learning and growing who offered comradery, care, friendship and hope!” Edith Cranor-Buck
Our adult son, Mike, lived only six days after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. A prayer shawl from our church was delivered to our room. Mike was excited as I wrapped it around him. “How did they know to make it Butte High Purple?” he asked. This kindness lifted our hearts and brightened our dark days. Thank-you, Immanuel. Judy Beaudry
Visitation, pastoral care, pre-marital counseling, prayer chain, shared meals, prayer shawls, funeral receptions, brown bag lunch, bazaar, smorgasbord, newsletters, website and communications, Council, Administration
Transforming Lives through Service & Mission
On family had been in Family Promise for over a year. They started the program without custody of their children and unemployed. They left the program employed, with custody of all three children. They had their first home cooked meal in over 400 days in their own home. (Nancy Marks)
One of the ways we show Jesus’ love to the WMS students through our Flagship classes is to simply be a caring, trustworthy adult who listens to their life story with encouragement and without judgement. Twelve-year-olds reveal a lot of personal issues when they’re in a non-threatening environment. (Judy Wellert)
Preschool, Family Promise, Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC), Washington Middle School Flagship Class, Emmaus Campus Ministry, Montana Synod, Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry, Global Missions, ELCA World Hunger, Giving Tree, Project Homeless Connect, Back to School Bash, AA, Better Way, WORD, Music with Disabilities, Missoula Manor, Habitat for Humanity, Carol Graham Home, Poverello, Missoula Food Bank, Baby Care Kits, Lutheran Social Services-MT, Immanuel Lutheran Communities-Kalispell
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