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Messages from Pastor Molly

Post-Election Message by Montana Synod Bishop Laurie Jungling

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Watch the message or read it below.  Montana Bishop Laurie Jungling’s Post-Election Message “Clothed in Love” November 4, 2020 Christ’s grace and peace to you on this day following the election in our nation. Today you may be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and a waterfall of thoughts surging through your minds, bodies, hearts and […]

Weekly Prayers

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Called into unity with one another and the whole creation, let us pray for our shared world. Gracious God, we give you thanks for all the baptized in every time and place.  Strengthen our faith, and give us eyes to see you in the midst of our own trials and sufferings.  Restrain us from sin […]

No In-Person Worship – Why?

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

WHY We will NOT meet in-person for worship on Sundays or Wednesdays in July. Because the Christian is servant of all. We love our neighbors as we love ourselves. (Matthew 22:36-40) Remember that the neighbor always comes first and that what we do to the least of these who are members of our family [in […]

Christian Freedom during Pandemic: Wear a Mask

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

“The church has never been closed,” says ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. We have found different ways to gather, to study the Bible, to pray, to worship, and to serve our neighbors. As we continue the long haul of responding to the novel corona virus, we have heard voices about personal freedom regarding movement and […]

Prayers for this Week

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Gathered into the mystery of the Trinity, let us pray for the church, the world, and all of God’s creation. A brief silence. God of creation, you called everything into being. Sustain this world with your renewing care. Instill in us a deeper wonder for the created world you’ve called good, and a greater humility […]

Resuming Small Group Gatherings & Service Projects

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

June 2020 Co-Vid Prevention Procedures On June 1, as Montana enters phase 2 of the Governor’s Directives, Immanuel may resume gathering in small groups at the church provided they follow the guidelines below. We are taking slower approach than the Phase 2 recommendations due to the high number of vulnerable people in our church and […]

Worship Update re. Co-Vid 19

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

With the lifting of some of the Co-Vid 19 social restrictions in Montana, our leadership has been considering if, when, and how Immanuel could begin gathering for worship together at church instead of only on-line. We formed a worship team with council representation to address the hopes, challenges, and logistics for such a move. We […]

Mother’s Day Prayers

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Mother’s day is blessing for many, but for some it’s a reminder of hurt, sin and brokenness. Here are prayers that seek to embrace all of our experiences. Let us pray for the church, the world, and all of creation. Life-giving God, we give you thanks for our home in your eternal vision through Jesus […]

Stewardship – Good News!

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Immanuel was approved for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The funds have already been deposited into our account. What does this mean for Immanuel?  Our current plan for mission and ministry will continue through the summer. We will be able to pay our staff what they would have been earning before coronavirus, and they will […]