Updated October 22, 2020

Immanuel News

Church and School Office Hours | Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm with Scrip from 8:15-4:15. The school is a locked unit with the security system in place. When visiting press the “white” doorbell and you will be buzzed in. Please note: Church/School offices will close at 4pm on Wednesday’s for the next few weeks due to staff meetings. 

Immanuel In-Person Worship | Masks required at ALL in-person services. Service times are Wed, 6pm and Sun. 8:15 and 10:45am. The 10:45 service is live-streamed on Facebook, starting at 10:30. Walk-up Communion is available on Sun. 12-12:30pm with all of the precautionary measures remaining in place. 

Discipleship Hour |  Sundays from 9:15 - 10:15 in person and live streamed on Facebook for those who cannot join in person. Lessons are an Old Testament overview. Stay after the 8:15 service and or come early before the 10:45. If you attended church Wednesday, you are welcome to come as well.


Homeschool Bible School | Anywhere! Anytime! We are bringing the “Sunday School” classroom into your home! Register for lessons, materials, songs, videos, and the opportunity to share the fun you’re having with other families! https://immanuelrapids.com/church/discipleship-hour

Check out the attached sheet for more Bible Study opportunities or click HERE.

Drive-Thru Trick or Treat | Enjoy a drive-thru Halloween experience, including candy, costumes, games, photos, prizes and more! Immanuel is offering a drive-thru Trick or Treat in the Church parking lot on Saturday, October 31 from 1-3pm. We will have limited-contact stations set up outside and also a backdrop for family pictures if your family chooses to participate. We are still looking for donations and volunteers. If you would like to donate candy, stickers, glow sticks and/or volunteer to help with a variety of stations at the event, please contact Tara at: tdarling@immanuelrapids.com or 715-423-3260. Monetary donations are also accepted to help towards treats. Donations can be dropped off at the church office. Click HERE for more info.

All Saints Day | November 1, 2020

If you have a loved one who passed and you would like their name mentioned during the All Saints Day Worship, we invite you to send us their names. Please email or call the office and we will add them to our list.  

Community News

SWEPS Food Drive | We have kicked off the SWEPS food drive and we are off to a GREAT start. As of today, Oct. 21 we have $894 donated. Last year more than $1,870 worth of food was donated and with your generous donations we hope to surpass that amount this year. We are collecting monetary donations only this year and if you would like to donate, please bring your donation to church and drop off in the SWEPS grocery basket in the narthex, stop in the church office and donate in person, or mail your donation to the Immanuel Lutheran Church office at 111 11th St. North, Wis. Rapids, WI 54494. Prayerfully consider donating and helping those less fortunate in our community. We thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Donations will be collected through November 1st. Help us reach $2,000 this year… we can do this!

Aspirus Blood Donation Drive | The final October blood drive is Wed, Oct. 28 from 2 - 7pm. Appointments are encouraged to promote social distancing. Held at the former East Jr High School Music Room, 311 Lincoln Street, Wis. Rapids COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma 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 and would like to donate, Please call: 866-566-5900.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner | St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 14th Ave. South will be hosting the Community Thanksgiving dinner this year. St. Paul’s is taking this over from St. Luke’s. The dinner will be delivery/take out only with reservations required and is offered from 11am-1pm on Thanksgiving Day. There is no cost for the meal, but a free will offering is accepted. Reservations will be taken from Monday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 17 by calling 715-600-3560 between 9am and 4pm. Everyone is welcome! Volunteers are encouraged. Questions? Call Michelle at 715-600-3560 or Nicole at 715-572-4629. Thank you!

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. Click HERE for the Love INC website.

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.

Stay Connected Spiritually

Immanuel’s Worship Service |  In-Person Worship has resumed on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 8:15am & 10:45am with a Facebook Live-Stream at the 10:45 service. 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 | Discipleship Hour has started on Sundays from 9:15 - 10:15 In person and Live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ILCRapids.  Our lessons are on an Old Testament overview.  Download handout HERE

Weekly Lectionary Readings  | Click here for readings

Lutheran Bible Translators | October 2020 Prayer Calendar

Lutheran Bible Translators | November 2020 Prayer Calendar

Portals of Prayer | October - December 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


Lutheran Hour Radio Program

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

Weekly Schedule