Serve

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

In the congregration

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. Contact Pastor Cindy if you’d like to participate.

Altar Guild members prepare the “holy things” we use during worship: readying communion and setting up the altar. This is a great opportunity for families who wish to serve together. Contact Chris Cherwien for more information.

The Improvers meet Thursdays to complete maintenance projects within the church and squeeze in a little socializing. The Imps tackle everything from small repairs, preventive maintenance, and yard work to special projects. They keep the church property in working order and have a good time doing it! Contact Doug Wangensteen for more information.

In the community

Supporting Community Partners:

  • Lutheran Social Services provides vital services to homeless youth in our community.
  • Keystone Community Services provides emergency food service to those in need.
  • Interfaith Action has many outreach programs to meet the needs of our community.

Wilder Child Development Center. Every Christmas, we fulfill wish lists of the families in the preschool program. Look for information about this opportunity in November.

Christian’s Toy Box began after 8-year-old Christian Osen was a victim of childhood leukemia. During the Christmas season, toy and gift donations are accepted at Immanuel and delivered to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Minnesota while online contributions can be made year-round through giveMN.

Rake-A-Thon is a morning of community service in the fall.

In the world

Bega Kwa Bega. Immanuel partners with 2 congregations in Iringa, Tanzania. We exchange prayers and visits, and provide funding for several projects including scholarships for secondary students, microfinance and planting trees.

Common Hope supports our brothers and sisters in Guatemala. Immanuel sponsors provide scholarship money for students, ensuring they have what they need to get an education.