Serve

Immanuel’s community takes seriously its call to serve others. Join us as we live out our faith in St. Paul and beyond.

How to help during the pandemic

Flea Market & Children's Carnival

Each fall, Immanuel holds a Flea Market during the last weekend in September. Items are accepted the week before the sale. All proceeds of the sale go to outreach ministry partners. A children’s carnival with live music is included on Friday night.

Feed My Starving Children

FMSC provides healthy rice based meals for children in danger of starvation in 70 countries.

Loaves and Fishes

On the third Saturday of each month, Immanuel members prepare and serve a meal for those in need at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul.  Donations of cookies are always welcome!

Lutheran Social Services

Immanuel supports youth homelessness programs, with projects such as providing meals, donating goods and raising funds for Rezek and Safe House shelters.

Keystone Food Shelf

Immanuel is a partner congregation with Keystone Community Services, providing emergency food service to those in need.  We have pledged to provide 300 pounds of food per month.  Food can be dropped off in the Snelling entryway.

Habitat for Humanity

Immanuel is a part of “Interfaith Builders,” with 6 other congregations in the MacGroveland community.  The group works on a Habitat project together each summer.

Hearts and Hammers

Each summer Immanuel members and our affiliated Boy Scout troop complete a small house painting project.  The commitment is usually 2 evenings and includes sanding and painting.

Bega Kwa Bega

Immanuel partners with congregations in Iringa, Tanzania.  We exchange prayers, visits, and provide funding for several projects including scholarships for secondary students, microfinance and planting trees. These are some of our students.

Care Team

Care Team members provide friendship and practical support to those in need within the congregation, including friendly visits, transportation, shopping, or respite for family caregivers. All Care Team members receive training and meet every other month for support and education.

Grants for living out your faith

Immanuel offers financial grants to members who would like to start or supplement a service project in the community.  Grants have sent a middle-school class to a play about autism, have sent school staff to a workshop on racism, have provided supplies for a new knitting ministry at a halfway house, and provided textiles for a nursing home chapel.  How could you make a difference in your community?  You can find more information here.