Immanuel is involved in mission work in many ways - both locally and overseas. Immanuel makes a point of giving a considerable portion of our annual budget to mission work. In addition to the funds we budget for mission, our loose offering on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve is always donated to various mission agencies. Our congregation supports local food banks, and broadcasts our services at a local nursing home. Members of our congregation have recently participated in overseas mission trips and have participated in local missions - such as prison ministry.
Our congregation's Evangelism Committee is continually discussing new ways of reaching out to our community. We recognize that Scripture implores every Christian to "be prepared to give an answer for the hope which is within us" (1 Peter 3:15)
Lutheran Women's Missionary League:
The LWML supports a number of mission projects, including A Place of Refuge which is a crisis pregnancy center in Milwaukee.
Lutheran Laymen's League: Every fall our LLL hosts a chicken barbeque which feeds four to five hundred guests. The proceeds from the barbecue, as well as member donations, allow the group to sponsor a number of mission projects each year.
Missions which our congregation currently supports:
Lutheran World Relief and Human Care
A Place of Refuge
The Joint Seminary Fund
Lutheran Bible Translators
The Lutheran Heritage Foundation
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Lutheran Hour Ministries
Lutheran Counseling and Family Services
Wheat Ridge Ministries
Mill Neck School for the Deaf
Individual missionaries serving both in the United States and overseas.
Lutherans for Life: Every January, our congregation recognizes the work of Lutherans for Life and collects a special offering to be used to benefit pro-life causes.