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Visitation and Funeral Service for Lorraine Jacobson

Monday, July 31 at The Households of Bethany & Immanuel Lutheran Church

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Lorraine Jacobson, who passed away Thursday, July 27 at the age of 91. Her visitation and funeral service will be held Monday, July 31 at The Households of Bethany (Bethany Manor) at 9:30 and 10:30 A.M., respectively. Internment will follow at the Story City Municipal Cemetery. Lunch will be served at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 11:30 A.M. For a full obituary, please click here.

New Sermon Series begins July 23

Parables of the Kingdom

Have you ever heard a story that rattled around in your head and changed the way you see the world? Jesus told surprising stories that upend and reorient our lives. This weekend, Pastor Kurt begins a three-week series of messages on Jesus’ parables in Matthew 13. Here’s a sneak peek at Parables of the Kingdom:

•July 23 The Sower (Matthew 13:1-23) What’s this crazy farmer doing?

•July 30 The Weeds and the Wheat (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) What do you do when evil lurks in the field?

•August 6 Snapshots of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52) What does God’s kingdom look like in our lives and world?

Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 as these unsettling stories go to work on us.

Tech Volunteer Needed

Sunday mornings

We need several more members who are willing to volunteer to help at our sound and video desk on Sunday mornings. One person does the sound and recording. The other person works with the lights and the camera. You will be trained. Contact the church office or one of the pastors if interested.

We now have an online option to donate to Immanuel! You can make secure one-time or recurring donations from your bank account through Clover Donations (click here or on the icon below to set up an account). Immanuel is charged a small percentage of each online donation to provide this convenient option. We do not yet have the capability of accepting credit or debit cards; please contact us if you are interested in this possible future option. To find out more about other ways to give to Immanuel, visit our Giving Options page. Thank you for supporting our ministry!

YouVersion--the Bible app

Read the Bible anywhere for free

Did you know the Bible is now an app? YouVersion is a completely free app and website where you can read God's Word in a variety of translations. You can choose reading plans to get a little of God's Word in your life each day. You can even take notes, highlight and share verses with other people. Find it in an App Store or try it out at or

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