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FIL Ministries wants to help equip you to live out your faith. Every day. We are dedicated to creating and curating high quality content for you. Continue to check here for resources and helps for reaching up to God, reaching in to each other, and reaching out to the world. 
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In the third year of our “Bold Enough” campaign, we are talking about being “Bold Enough to Share.” In our three-week sermon series, we are going to be intentional about being:

  • Bold Enough to Share Our Heart – We share our heart with the God who first shared His with us through creation, salvation and sanctification
  • Bold Enough to Share Our Home – Our personal homes and our church home is an important place for us to share in life together.  Family devotions and small groups are places God uses to foster faith.
  • Bold Enough to Share Our Hope – God has given us hope, and we don’t keep that to ourselves. We will be bold enough to share the confidence we have in the cross to others.


After the craziness of Covid, we are all having to pivot to a new normal. We are trying to figure out what life, relationships, work, money, etc. look like. Romans 8 is a pivot chapter in the book of Romans. Everything hinges on this. Our new life in Christ is marked with life and peace instead of chaos and death. We are marked with freedom instead of slavery. We pivot from worry into prayer. We pivot from condemnation to victory. What an essential chapter for us to be immersing ourselves in this summer!

July 11/12: Pivot into Peace
July 18/19: Pivot into Freedom
July 25/26: Pivot into Hope
August 1/2: Pivot into Victory
This sermons series focuses on the last words of four Biblical figures.  Each will give us an important key to healthy living.
MOSES- The Word of God
JOSHUA- The Word of Faithfulness
JOSEPH- The Word of Commitment
STEPHEN- The Word of Forgiveness
JESUS- The Word of Confidence
As we follow Jesus, we have opportunities to walk away or walk by
 faith. We can confess with the Psalmist, “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell
what's behind the door
 in the tents of wickedness” (Ps. 84:10), or we can turn aside to open doors of darkness and evil. We know what’s behind the door of darkness–death. And we know what’s behind the door of faith–true life.
Week 1: The Door of Doubt
Week 2: The Door of Jealousy
Week 3: The Door of Deceit
Week 4: The Door of Unfairness
Week 5: The Door of Desire
Week 6: The Door of Death
what are you waiting for sermon series
Jesus began his ministry by proclaiming, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel!” (Mark 1:15) Almost 2,000 years later, his call to us remains the same. Pride, fear, insecurity, anxiety, being busy or distracted can keep us from following. But the time is now; God’s Kingdom is drawing close. Jesus invites us to leave behind our baggage and immediately follow him.  What are you waiting for?
SEEING 2020: Navigating a Lost World
Working our way through 1 Peter, we kicked off 2020 by considering how to navigate this world according to God’s will. 
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WITH: Living a Connected Life in Christ
With- God’s middle name. CLICK HERE to listen to what it means to be WITH: God with us and Us with others.
TRUTH: The Ultimate Reality Check
Seeking Our Identity, Security, and Meaning in the Right Place. CLICK HERE for your reality check.
CALLING? A Journey through Jonah
Are you questioning your purpose? CLICK HERE to walk with Jonah, a man who questioned his calling.

Confirmation for Children and Teens

What is Confirmation

  • Confirmation, at First Immanuel Lutheran, is an educational process whereby a baptized Lutheran studies the Lord’s Supper, baptism, and other teachings of the church based on God’s word and expressed in Luther’s Small Catechism. 
  • On Confirmation Day, they will publicly confess that the teachings of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, grounded in the Word of God and expressed in Luther’s Small Catechism,  are correct.  They also commit to being active in worship and receiving the Lord’s Supper at First Immanuel.  

Confirmation on Wednesday Nights for 5th grade and older

  • Night Class Confirmation is designed for 5-8th grade students (extended into high school as needed) to study a 4 year curriculum that teaches:
    • Old Testament
    • New Testament
    • 6 Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism
    • Defending and expressing the Christian faith (apologetics), and review of the Sacraments
Night Class in Person 
  • We meet Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00pm (During Lent and Advent 5:30-6:30pm) from September – May.
  • All students gather in the fellowship hall for a half hour of devotions before heading off into 3 or 4  class groups.  

To Sign Up for the 2020-2021 Evening Class Click Here:  

Night Class Home Study 

  • Schedules are getting busy and we recognize that sometimes there are conflicts on Wednesdays.  We are building an online class to fulfill the requirements of the Old and New Testament from home.
    • Students will go to a link on our website, read the Bible lesson, take notes as needed.  
    • To assess and make sure students are remembering the lessons, quizzes and tests will be a part of the curriculum.
  • Students must complete both the Old Testament and New Testament courses before entering our Catechism class.

To Signup for 2020-2021 New Testament Home Study Click here:  

Confirmation at First Immanuel School
  • The religion curriculum K-6th grade teaches the Old and New Testament
  • In 7th grade, there begin 2 separate educational tracks.  
    • Confirmation:  This track is for those who are and will continue to be members of First Immanuel.  Both tracks are taught by the pastors of First Immanuel.
      • 7th grade members of First Immanuel will study the 6 Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. 
      • 8th Grade Confirmation students will study how to defend and express their faith in Jesus Christ as well as review the Lutheran Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
    • Faith Foundations
      • This class is for those who will not be members of First Immanuel.
      • Strong Biblical Foundations will be taught:
        • Apostles Creed focusing on our Triune God
        • The Ten Commandments
        • Prayer 
        • Confession and Forgiveness
        • Applying the Bible to life

Mission of the Month

Thank you for your support of our Mission of the Month missions. If you have suggestions for missions to support please share them with our Director of Outreach & Missions, Karl Roeske, at  KRoeske@fils.org.
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Local Mission Opportunities

Twice a month, the first and third Tuesday, groups from FIL help serve meals to men, women and children that come looking for help. We travel as a group from FIL, leaving at 3pm, returning by 6:30 pm. You may be called upon to serve the main meal, desserts, and occasionally help in the kitchen. Close-toes shoes, conservative dress and a willingness to selflessly serve are the only requirements!

The Saukville Community Food Pantry was started with several religious and community organizations to fill a need for food in Ozaukee County.  Assistance is needed on distribution days, stocking and organizing the pantry and delivering donated food collected at FIL and ROL to the pantry.
Refuge House is truly “a place of refuge” where women and children who have no place to  reside as they prepare for the birth of their babies.  The live-in houseparent provides a loving and caring family atmosphere where moms can learn parenting and life-skills, further their education and acquire job skills.  Most importantly, the mothers have the opportunity for regular Bible study, prayer and worship so they can grow in their walk with the Lord. Many opportunities are available at the home and the Blessed Again Resale Store that supports this ministry.
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Adopt A Highway
Three times per year a team of 8-12 people from First Immanuel walk the edge of Wauwatosa Rd. between Pioneer Rd. and Western Rd. to clean up refuse. Time commitment is for approx. 3.5 hours and you will help keep Cedarburg the beautiful town that it is! 
kroeske@fils.org or call the church office at 262-377-6610.

Funds provided by the FIL Endowment helped build this school for special needs children. Thanks for your continued support of the First Immanuel Endowment!

 Past Missions

Feed My Starving Children 

We partnered with Concordia University Wisconsin, along with many other churches in the area to raise money and pack meals for malnourished children around the world. We packed just under 400,000 meals!


Fighana kidsrst Immanuel hosted a short-term mission to Ghana January 9 – 20, 2017. This was the third time we have visited this wonderful country to work side by side with Pastor Solomono Salam Ayagri, his family, and other church workers to reach more Ghanaians with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Our work included Gospel outreach to children and adults, malaria net distribution to remote villages, and some light construction work.  



The focus of the short-term mission trips to Guatemala is Gospel outreach, children’s ministry, other additional work including construction projects. Our group worked alongside members of Jesus es El Camino congregation in La Majada, Guatelmala.  This mission trip takes place annually.
Prayer cannot be overestimated! Prayer moves the hand of God. First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries is a family of faith dependent upon prayer and committed to God’s sovereignty. 
If you have a prayer request you can submit it below on our prayer wall. A group of volunteers will lift up these prayers throughout the week.

Erin Greve, October 19, 2020 - 2:09 pm

My father was diagnosed with cancer. His overall health is not good to begin with. My friend, Ellie is experiencing a decline in health as well. Prayers for comfort and peace for both of them.

Anonymous, October 18, 2020 - 8:43 pm

My little sister (junior in high school) went back to mental rehabilitation hospital last night for the second time in two years after a suicide attempt. We are not able to visit her due to COVID restrictions and is limited to 2 phone calls a day. Please pray not only for her healing, but that my parents would have the strength and wisdom to guide her and that we would find doctors who are able to help her complete her healing totally; also that she would be able to pick back up in school and understand the material that she will miss while in the hospital. My little sister is not a Christian and does not know the peace of God during this hard time.

Anonymous, September 30, 2020 - 3:15 pm

Terri Hintz, September 16, 2020 - 2:55 pm

Please pray for my Aunt who has left us to be with Jesus. She will be missed by all of her family. She is now at Peace.

Anonymous, September 6, 2020 - 2:51 pm

Pray that all may go well with the opening of our schools and that students, teachers and staff stay healthy so that school can stay in session. Pray against anxiety of the students and teachers going back in this new environment.