All Activities Cancelled through April

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and to comply with social distancing guidelines, Immanuel's Board of Elders has CANCELLED all activities at Immanuel through the end of April.  This includes worship services, Bible classes, fellowship activities, etc.  The Board is following guidelines from CDC and local health authorities, and will notify you when the situation changes.


Paper Products Collection

Toilet paper ... Paper towels ... Tissues ... 
New this year -- hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.) -- unscented or lightly scented, please.

Help provide these basic necessities to members of our community!  Did you know paper products and basic hygiene items cannot be purchased with a SNAP card (food stamps)?

Bring a package of toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, or hygiene items to the church office by April 5 (call ahead to make sure someone will be in the office).  We will deliver the donations to the Volunteers of America Food Bank shortly after Easter.

Questions?  Contact a member of Immanuel's Board of Expanding Ministries (Becky L., Susan C., Marbeth S.) or the church office.  Thank you!


Call Day is April 28

Concordia Seminary has cancelled Call Day services and festivities.  However, third year students will receive vicarage placements, and graduates will receive pastoral calls.  Members, be watching your email to receive notification of whether or not Immanuel will receive a vicar, and where Nathanael B. is called to serve.


Spring Cleaning and FunDrive

Immanuel's annual Spring Cleanup and Value Village FunDrive have been TENTATIVELY rescheduled for June 20.  Check back for more information.

The Board of Expanding Ministries will again be collecting items during Spring Cleanup for a fundraiser.  Items donated will be taken to Value Village, which pays by the pound -- 25 cents/pound on soft items (clothing, shoes, purses, belts, linens, towels, sheets), 2 cents/pound on small household items, toys under 18", books.  Funds raised will be donated to a charity TBD.


Buy-A-Dot Campaign

Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW), located in Yucaipa, California, has launched its new Buy-A-Dot campaign to help purchase a new machine which produces the plates used in created Braille Bibles, as well as related expenses.

As one of LBW’s Ministry Production Centers, we know how important it is to produce Braille and Large Print materials for people who are blind or visually impaired who may not have other access to God’s Word.

Every single volume produced is given away free of charge to tens of thousands of people each year.  To make this happen, we rely on volunteers and donations!  Will you Buy A Dot and help us share God’s Word?

To make a donation:

  • Give your check (payable to LBW) or cash donation to Janet B.
  • Online go to and click on buy-a-dot at top of page.  (click here to go directly to buy-a-dot page)
  • Use your Thrivent Choice Dollars for LBW

Contact Janet B. in person, or contact the church office (425-252-7038 or for questions or more information.


Rainforest Explorers VBS

Vacation Bible School -- August 3 through August 7, 2020 -- 9AM to 12 noon daily 
Planning continues -- Save the dates -- More information to follow!


LWML Mite Box Mission of the Month

Washington/Alaska District (75% of Mite Box Collection) -- the following grants have not been paid in full: 
Aid to Washington-Alaska District Scholarship Fund; Opportunity Mission Outreach, Washington-Alaska District; Vehicle for Elliot and Serena Derricks-Lutheran Bible Translators; Musical Instruments for Native Youth Programs in Neah Bay-Lutheran Indian Ministries; Equipping People with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Share the Gospel; Seminary Education for New Pastors in South Sudan-Lutheran Heritage Foundation; Trinity HOPE-Haiti; Reaching Visually Impaired Inmates with God's Love-Lutheran Braille Workers.
$27,450 remains to be collected to distribute to nine grant recipients by June. 
Click here for more information on all of the grants. 

National Mite Box Mission Grant (25% of Mite Box Collection) -- Mobile Medical Mercy Mission Bus in Guatemala -- $100,000. 
Click here for more information on this grant.