Updated April 21, 2021

Immanuel News

Immanuel Service Time Changes | Pastor Kevin Ader is leading worship services at both Immanuel and St. John. Please see temporary service times listed below. This temporary schedule provides four opportunities to worship and we encourage you to attend the service that fits your schedule best at either church. Here is the schedule of service times and locations:

Wednesday 6:00 pm @ Immanuel

Saturday 4:00pm @ St. John

Sunday 8:45am @ St. John

Sunday 10:45 am @ Immanuel (in person and live streamed)

Please keep Immanuel and St. John in your prayers as we seek God’s guidance to provide for our pastoral needs today and in the future.

Please note: Discipleship Hour starts at 9:30am.

Pastor Ader in the Office | Pastor Ader will be in the Immanuel office on Wednesdays after 1:00pm. We welcome anyone who would like to stop in and talk with Pastor to stop by on Wednesday’s. If you would like to call and set up a time to meet with him, please call the church office.

Discipleship Hour | This summer we will shift gears a little bit when it comes to our Discipleship hour. Our adult study will continue to meet at 9:30 on Sunday mornings, and we will be looking at wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

Home Bible School | Home Bible School will also shift a little for the summer, and rather than having lessons and videos every single week, families can sign up for an activity kit with 6-8 lessons to use throughout the summer. Any family is welcome to register for a summer kit, even if you have not been participating previously. Please contact Tara for more information at tdarling@immanuelrapids.com.

Community News

Aspirus April Blood Drives | The final blood drive will be Monday, April 26 ~ 2 pm to 7 pm. Appointments are encouraged to promote social distancing and located at the former East Jr High Music Rm 311 on Lincoln Street, Wis. Rapids. COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donations is a potentially life-saving treatment for critically ill COVID-19 patients. If you have had COVID-19, and it has been at least 14 days since your last symptom (or 14 days since your positive test if asymptomatic), please contact the Blood Center if you are interested in donating COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma at 1-866-566-5900.

Spiritual Conversations Workshop | Coming May 1 from 8:00am - Noon... this spiritual conversations workshop is put on by Lutheran Hour Ministries and will start on May 1st via Zoom, led by Dionne Lovstad-Jones of LHM. She will train Christians on how to engage in having spiritual conversations with people outside the church. People will be able to go to LACF (Lakes Area Christian Fellowship) church for the workshop or participate via Zoom from their homes. Click here to register: https://www.lhm.org/LACF/

Feeding Our Communities | FOCUS has again partnered with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the USDA to distribute free boxes of food. The drive-through food pantries will be Tuesdays through April and May, at the Wisconsin Rapids City Garage, 1411 Chase St, from 10am - 12noon while supplies last.

Click HERE for the April distributions. The May schedule will be coming out soon.

Camp Luther Women’s Retreat | October 1-3, 2021 - WOMEN, take care of yourself for a change! We understand that life is chaotic. The pressures of work, home, volunteering, caring for others, and life's responsibilities can be overwhelming. Join other women as we step away from those pressures for a weekend and restore our bodies, minds, and spirits. Be filled with God's Word and return home refreshed, confident in the woman God made you to be. Amy Meyer will lead a Bible study created just for us: Connecting with Your Creator in His Creation. Together we will explore how to release control, restore calm, and renew creativity. Register today! For more information and to print the registration form: https://campluther.com/adult-events.

Ways to Give

How can I give to Immanuel?

As a church community we rely on you and your financial support. There are a number of ways to give to Immanuel and they are listed here:

Bring your Offering with you to Worship | If you are coming to In-Person Worship, there will be an offering basket upon entering and also near the exit when giving.

Giving by Mail | Mail your offering to..

Immanuel Lutheran Church

111 11th St. N

 Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494

Give By Text | If you have a cell phone and texting abilities… Just text the dollar amount to 715-955-4686.

Automatic Giving | Go to - www.immanuelrapids.com/give-and-pay

Simply Giving |  Simply Giving (formerly called Joyful Response)  is now available and here is how you can sign up for this. Click Here to print out the form. Fill it out and mail to Immanuel Lutheran Church at the address above along with a cancelled check. 

Why Do We Give? |  We cannot do this without you! We tithe to continue supporting the mission of Immanuel. Giving is our faithful response to God’s many blessings.

Lutheran Hour Ministries


The Lutheran Hour radio program is broadcast on the following radio channels, at the times listed.

WAXX 104.5 FM | 6:30 am WSAU 99.9 FM | 8:30 am

WCWI 106.1 FM; KAWZ 88.7 FM | 9:00 am WRVM 91.3 FM; WRVM 101.3 FM | 10:00 am

WDLB 1450 AM; WDUX 92.7 FM; WDUX 800 AM | 8:00 am

You can also access the Lutheran Hour schedule online at https://www.lutheranhour.org/programguide.asp

Portals of Prayer | April - June Portals of Prayer are available. Stop by the church office or call 715-423-3260 if you prefer to have it mailed to you. Want the Portals of Prayer on your smartphone? Download the Portals of Prayer by going to: Portals of Prayer Mobile app

Stay Connected Spiritually

Join us for In-Person Worship |   Wednesday @ 6:00PM // Sunday @ 10:45AM | Holy Communion at all services - Masks Required

The 10:45 service is Facebook Live-Stream with the stream starting at 10:30. Walk-up Communion is available on Sunday from 12-12:30pm with all of the precautionary measures remaining in place. Masks are required at all services.

Live Stream with Immanuel | Links to Immanuel Worship

River Cities TV | Worship Service weekly and it will be aired on River Cities TV on Sunday’s at 3pm and Wednesday’s at 10am on Solarus/channel 3 and Charter/channel 985.

Discipleship Hour |  Sundays from 9:30 - 10:30 (new time) in person and live streamed on Facebook for those who cannot join in person. Everyone is welcome.  https://www.facebook.com/ILCRapids.  

Our lessons are on an Old Testament overview. 

Download Discipleship Hour Sheet

Love INC (Love In The Name Of Christ) | Love INC brings hope, love and assistance to those in need in our community. Through their partnership with local Christian Churches, volunteers, community organizations, and Love INC affiliates, they offer assistance, guidance, love and hope to our neighbors, enabling life-long transformation. Immanuel Lutheran Church has partnered with Love INC to help those in need in our community. 

Click here for the April  2021 newsletter.

Weekly Lectionary Readings  | Click here for readings

Lutheran Bible Translators |  April 2021 Prayer Calendar

Weekly Schedule