Pastor's Update

Oh, For A Faith!...

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh...

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Let the little children come to me.

I pray you never have to experience this, but what would you say in this scenario: A friend or family member’s child dies. What do you say to them? And before you answer, the child has not been baptized. The child did not know or believe that Jesus is Savior. What do you say to...

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Living Stones

When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, 2 “Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, 3 and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you...

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Keeping Christ First 75 Years Ago

It was seventy five years ago that a group of Christians gathered to keep Christ first. Even though yet to be named, on the afternoon of February 15, 1942, this congregation met for the Organization Service to officially be recognized as a Lutheran family of believers in La Crescent,...

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Anniversary Reflections

It was just over seventy five years ago, when on November 16, 1941, a group of Christians gathered for the first time in La Crescent, MN to worship the Lord, hear his Word, and begin a ministry that still thrives today. But why you might ask. Members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, South...

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Not Ready

“Wait! I’m not ready!” We have heard this phrase many times, in many different scenarios. Maybe it was your young ones who were trying hard to get clothes or coat on as you were going out the door to play. Maybe it was your spouse getting ready for a night out. Maybe it...

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For Such A Time As This

We are living in interesting times. There has never been a presidential election such as this in the history of our nation, and people may be wondering what the future has in store for us. The world and society keeps changing. The values and morals of yesterday are not necessarily the...

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Apple of His Eye

Did you know the Bible talks about apples? No, it’s not the fruit that Eve ate and gave to Adam. In fact, the Book of Genesis doesn’t name the fruit. The Bible mentions apples a handful of times. In fact, Moses writes in Deuteronomy about the Lord watching over Jacob and being...

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Come Together

This past summer we have come together with different purposes with different people. We have come together for family reunions, for fireworks, for picnics, for sporting events and concerts. Generally speaking, that’s what we do as humans, we come together. That is also what we do...

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Who Is My Neighbor?

Who is your neighbor? With all the violence in our nation, and in light of the Dallas shooting, we should ask ourselves, “Who is our neighbor?” As our community continues to grow more diverse than ever before, and maybe we don’t know...

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