July 2018

Is It Worth It?

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  Have you noticed how many of the Biblical accounts center around food?  This summer we will base our worship on these accounts to see the love, mercy and grace of God in our lives.  Today we encounter two brothers who are more concerned with themselves and the things of the world than they are with the Lord.  We find ourselves in this same position.  Scripture points us to a better place.




June 2018

Famine or Feast?

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  Have you noticed how many of the Biblical accounts center around food?  This summer we will base our worship on these accounts to see the love, mercy and grace of God in our lives.  Today we hear about the ungrateful son, the arrogant son, the party son, the hungry son, the repentant son, the loved and accepted son—the prodigal son, who is invited to a great feast.




We’re Empty

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  Have you noticed how many of the Biblical accounts center around food?  This summer we will base our worship on these accounts to see the love, mercy and grace of God in our lives.  Today we are invited with Jesus and His disciples to a wedding in the City of Cana, where the wine runs out!




God’s Menu

AS WE GATHER

When we think of fast food we think of drive-thru’s, burgers, fries, and low-fat caramel macchiato.  In Exodus we gain a different perspective on fast food.  The Passover started in conjunction with the 10th plague in Egypt, the death of the first born son.  The Israelites prepared a meal that they could eat in haste as they awaited the freedom that God was about to give them.  As our series, Heaven’s Kitchen continues we focus on God’s amazing story of deliverance surrounding the Passover meal.




Forbidden Fruit

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  Have you noticed how many of the Biblical accounts center around food?  This summer we will base our worship on these accounts to see the love, mercy and grace of God in our lives.




May 2018

Family Conflict—Family Peace

AS WE GATHER on this day of worship, we give thanks to the Lord for the families in which He placed us.  As we do, we search His Word to see how, within the bonds of family, we can live in peace with each other and with the desire to serve Him by loving one another.




An Unconventional Family

AS WE GATHER

We don’t often think about Jesus family life as a child.  Today we look at the lone lesson that focuses on Jesus family while he was a boy.  Imagine raising the Son of God as you child.  Mary and Joseph had the privilege and challenge of doing so.  Yet Jesus obeyed all the commandments including the 4th Commandment, Honor your father and your mother.  As God’s forgiven children we are encouraged to show love, mercy, and obey.  We obey our parents… and follow God’s will and His ways.  We are His precious children.




There’s No Place Like Home

AS WE GATHER on this Mother’s Day we give thanks to the risen Lord who proclaims to us the joyous message of life in Him.  The Lord has established our homes and families as places where His love, mercy and forgiveness are proclaimed.  Today we praise the Lord for family and friends who celebrate with us life and life eternal.




BOLD Plan

AS WE GATHER we acknowledge that this is a special day in the life of First Immanuel Lutheran. We are taking a step of faith by making a commitment toward the vision God has given us.  This is a high point in our BOLD Enough campaign. Today, in worship, we will experience the transforming power of the Gospel as God breathes new life into us. Ready? Take a deep breath…




April 2018

BOLD Leader

AS WE GATHER in worship our sermon series is, BOLD Enough, focusing on role models from the Scripture who were BOLD Enough to live their faith in dynamic ways.  Moses was called by God to lead His people, but Moses was reluctant.  He found excuses after excuse to down the Lord’s call.  The Lord reminded Moses that He would guide Him and the Children of Israel.  Moses, by faith, took up the call and provided leadership through His God-given gifts.