Adult Ministry

Get involved at Immanuel!

Women's Choir
Men's Choir

The Women’s Choir is led by Donna Bernau. Ladies practice before the service on Sunday mornings. See you there! 

The Men’s Choir is rich in tradition since it began back in 1923. The Men’s Choir is an opportunity for men to serve God with their talents of music. It is open to all confirmed men of the congregation.

Men's Club

The Men’s Club is a member of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League of the LCMS. Its purpose is to promote the Gospel ministry of Jesus Christ. Within the organization, good Christian fellowship is fostered. Men’s Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m.

The Immanuelites meet at 7:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The Immanuelites meet for Bible Study, fellowship, and service within the congregation. The group is affiliated with the L.W.M.L. (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League). It works for mission projects at the local, national, and international level, as the group decides.

Adult Bible Study:
Adult Bible study is held after each Sunday morning service. It is usually led by Pastor Bernau, but there may occasionally be guest teachers. All members are welcome to join and encouraged to suggest ideas for future Bible studies. We hope to see you there!

Ladies Bible Study
Ladies Bible study is held on Tuesday or Wednesday nights.
A MOPS-style Bible study is held Friday mornings at 8:15 on school days. Babies and toddlers are welcome!

Adult Confirmation Classes:
For adults from a non-Lutheran background who wish to become members, a 10 to 12 week period of instruction is required. Those can be done individually or with a small group. Call Pastor to schedule those meetings.

Church Greeters:
Individuals, couples, and families are invited to volunteer by signing up to greet members and guests each Sunday and holiday. Watch the Sunday bulletin and listen for announcements for sign-up.

Altar Service:
Open to all members of the congregation (individuals or couples: husband and wife, mother and daughter, sisters, friends). Altar service includes caring for the flowers, linens, dusting of Chancel appointments, changing paraments by the liturgical calendar, and cleaning communion ware. Two people serve each month.

Funeral Lunch Committee:
All adult ladies of Immanuel are assigned to a Funeral Committee which serves lunch after funerals at Immanuel. There are four groups which rotate these duties. Usually each group serves about once per year.

Other Educational Opportunities

Immanuel Christian Youth (ICY) Group
Sunday School/Wednesday Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Immanuel Lutheran School

Other Service Organizations

Sunday Morning Donuts & Coffee
Community Blood Drive
Parent Teacher League (PTL)

Guatemala Mission Team

In 2016, Immanuel entered into a 5 year commitment with Immanuel in Gaylord and the community in Las Cruces, Guatemala. Each year a mission team has traveled to the impoverished village of Las Cruces. They have helped the community by providing CPR training, working in the school, hosting VBS, going on home visits, adding a chimney to the school kitchen, and adding a cement floor to the community center. 2021 will be the fifth and final year for the mission team!

The February 2020 Mission Team
Teaching the books of the Bible (in Spanish) to the 1st graders.
A typical home in Las Cruces