OUR CHURCH AFFILIATION
Immanuel is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, an organization comprised of 2.6 million baptized members of over 6,100 congregations.
"synod" is of Greek origin meaning "a meeting or assembly,"
and a "way or journey." We describe ourselves as congregations
"walking together," because our congregations all confess and
practice the same teachings of God’s Word. The Synod traces its
beginnings to 1947 when it was organized by 15 congregations, representing
German Lutheran settlements in various
serves in support of an on behalf of its local member congregations. Such
support includes Sunday school lessons, hymn books, resources for the ministry,
and worship materials. As a member congregation of the Synod we combine our
strengths and resources to do the things that an individual congregation is
unable to do. Through our support of the Synod we sponsor missionaries to other
countries, provide loan funds for building churches, and operate a health and
retirement system for full-time church workers. Synod congregations operate the
largest Protestant school system in the