With great delight we welcome the sound of Immanuel’s bells summoning the faithful to worship once again.  For over one hundred years the three bells in Immanuel’s tower have sounded forth a joyful invitation, summoning all to hear the Gospel.  We pray that they will continue to make a joyful noise to the Lord for many years to come!
  
We are grateful to God for the faithful labors of all of those who were involved in the bell tower restoration. Special thanks to those who volunteered their services especially:  Troy Strieter who worked to restore the bells; Lary Houthoofd who washed the brick on the tower and church; and Larry Kuhl who helped with the bell restoration, welded new platforms for them, and who housed the bells during the tower repair.
   
   
Below is a representation of the German text found on each of the bells followed by an approximate translation.  
   
Large Bell Medium Bell
   

THE HY STUCKSTEDE B F CO ST LOUIS MO

GESTIFTET VON DEN FRAUEN DER EV LUTH

IMMANUELS GEMEINDE

ZU SEBEWAING MICH  BRINGET DEM HERRN
EHRE SEINES NAMENS

BETET AN DEN HERRN IN HEILIGEN SCHMUCK

PSALM 29 2

THE HY STUCKSTEDE B F CO ST LOUIS MO

GESTIFTET VON DEN FRAUEN DER EV LUTH

IMMANUELS GEMEINDE

ZU SEBEWAING MICH AD 1898

ALLE SOLLEN DEN SOHN EHREN WIE SIE DEN
VATER EHREN

JOHN 5 23

   

The Henry Stuckstede Bell Foundry
Company + St. Louis, Missouri  +  
Donated by the Ladies  + 
of the Evangelical Lutheran  + 
Immanuel Congregation 
+  of Sebewaing Michigan  +  AD 1898

The Henry Stuckstede Bell Foundry 
Company  +  St. Louis, Missouri  +
Donated by the Ladies  + 
of the Evangelical Lutheran  + 
Immanuel Congregation 
  + of Sebewaing Michigan  +  AD 1898

Ascribe the Lord the glory due His name. 
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
Psalm 29:2
That all may honor the Son, just as 
they honor the Father.
John 5:23
   
Small Bell 
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THE  HY STUCKSTEDE B F CO ST LOUIS MO

 GESTIFTET VON DEN FRAUEN DER EV LUTH IMMANUELS
GEMEINDE  ZU SEBEWAING MICH AD 1898

 SUCHET WAS DROBEN IST  COL 3 1

 

 The Henry Stuckstede Bell Foundry Company  + 
St. Louis, Missouri  +  Donated by the Ladies
  +  of the Evangelical Lutheran  + 
Immanuel Congregation  + 
of Sebewaing Michigan  +  AD 1898

 

  Seek the things that are above.
Colossians 3:1