Special Thanksgiving Worship Service – Wednesday, Nov 22nd at 7 pm

Come worship with us on Wednesday evening at 7 pm and thank the one true God

In the Old and New Testaments, there are repeated admonitions to give thanks to God. Thanksgiving is to always be a part of our prayers. Some of the most remembered passages on the giving of thanks are the following:

“I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord” (Psalm 116:17)

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

“But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits[d] to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men” (1 Timothy 2:1).

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:16)

Of course, God’s greatest gift to us is the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. On the cross of Calvary, Jesus paid our sin debt, so a holy and just Judge could forgive us our sins and give us eternal life as a free gift.

Still not convinced you have anything to be thankful for? Please join us and we’ll gladly share the Good News with you and pray with you. If you’d like to learn more about the first Thanksgiving, recommend you visit https://www.gotquestions.org/thanksgiving-Christian.html.

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500th Reformation Anniversary Pictures, Links and Recipes

Over the past recent weeks, we’ve had to opportunity to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On October 22nd, many of you attended the Martin Luther Hymn Fest followed by the Oktoberfest. The following Sunday, October 29th, our worship service focused on the Reformation which was led by four ordained pastors from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Many of you asked for the potato salad, sauerkraut, and red cabbage recipes while others asked for access to the group photos taken of Reverend Jonathan Kern, Rev. Dr. Dennis Lucero, Reverend Robert Mann, and Reverend Jim Rivett. Below you’ll find the pictures and links to the recipes. We also provided links to youtube if you’d like to relive any of the music and commentaries from the Hymn Fest!

Rogers Red Cabbage

Shawneetown German Potato Salad

Link to Youtube playlist for all Martin Luther Hymn Fest segments

500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #1

500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #2

500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #3

500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #4

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Logo Signals 500th Anniversary of Reformation

Look for this logo to find special events to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

This logo takes many elements from Luther’s seal, which is the most easily recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was common in Luther’s day for people to create a seal or coat of arms for their families, and that seal told the world what the family cared about or did for a living. It’s no surprise, then, that Luther’s seal was all about Jesus!

At the center of Luther’s seal, and at the center of the Reformation 2017 logo, is a red heart in the middle of a white rose. (The heart and rose together are commonly referred to as Luther’s rose.) As Luther explained in one of his writings, “The heart in the middle of white rose shows that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. It immediately sets [the believer] into the midst of a white, joyful rose, not like the peace and joy the world offers. That is why the rose should be white, not red. White is the color of the spirits and all angels.”

At the center of that rose is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Jesus is the center and Rock of our faith. He has been since He came to Earth in the flesh, and He still is today. The word “still” bears witness to the ever and ongoing relevance of this one, saving truth for sinners.

Go to Immanuel’s events page on Facebook to find events related to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church is on YouTube & Facebook

YouTube Channel for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs

Facebook page for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs

Click on YouTube icon and you’ll go directly to our channel where you can find past sermons and special music.  Subscribe to our channel and you’ll be notified when new video clips are posted.  Click on the Facebook icon and you’ll go directly to our Facebook page.  ”Like” us and our posts will show up on your own Facebook home page.  Go to “events” and you’ll get up to date information on all the events at Immanuel.  Also on Facebook we post the links to sermons and music on YouTube.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs

Please join us in worship any Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Whether you’re out-of-town just visiting the area, are a seeker, looking for a new church home, or need someone to listen, come join us! We also offer multiple Bible Study classes both on Sundays after worship and throughout the week. We encourage everyone to dive into God’s Word — the answers are there!

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