Worship Hours

  Worship with us Sundays at
  

8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
and Mondays at
6:30pm

 

Sunday School & Bible Classes
9:15 - 10:10am

 

 

Communion Schedule

 

1st & 3rd Sundays - 8:00 am
2nd & 4th Sundays - 10:30am
5th Sunday - Alternating Services
2nd & 4th Mondays - 6:30pm

 

Communion offered after 10:30am
 service on non-comunnion services

Children in Worship

 

The Board of Evangelism
has created a pamphlet

"Encouraging
Children in Worship"

       
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The Funeral Service
 
A Christian funeral is a worship service that reflects our great hope in Jesus Christ.  During the service we give thanks for the person who has died as a person whom our Lord created and redeemed.  We also receive comfort from God’s Word as we proclaim the death and life of Jesus Christ.
 
It is the privilege of every member of Immanuel to receive a Christian funeral from the church and burial in the church cemetery. (At the family’s discretion a funeral service may be conducted at the funeral home or graveside.)
 
•Since the funeral service is God’s opportunity to speak to us, eulogies, personal testimonials, and readings by friends and family are not incorporated into the service.  (A time for personal reflections can be provided at the funeral home on the evening prior to the service or at the funeral luncheon.)
 
•The Order of the Funeral Service follows the liturgical tradition represented in our hymnal, the Lutheran Service Book.
 
•At the beginning of the service a white pall, representing Holy Baptism, is placed upon the casket as a visible reminder that the deceased and all of the baptized are covered with the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
 
•The pastors are glad to incorporate special or meaningful Scripture passages in the service.  Some families choose the Scripture readings for the funeral service but most families ask the pastor to choose the readings for the service.
 
•The singing of Christian hymns, especially Easter hymns is appropriate at the Christian funeral. The average funeral service includes three hymns.  Again the family may have selections in mind or they may ask the pastor to choose appropriate songs.  (Any of the songs in Lutheran Service Book or other approved songbooks of our Synod are fit for use at a Christian funeral.  Other songs and hymns must be approved by the pastor.)
 
•An organist will be provided for the service.  Soloists and instrumental music may be arranged by the family.  Again, the pastor should approve any songs or music that is not already in common use within our congregation.
 
•The preacher for the funeral service is generally assigned by the pastors based on a rotating schedule and their availability.  Requests for a specific preacher are honored if possible.
 
•A bulletin for the service will be prepared by the church office.
 
•A Committal service is conducted at the graveside, weather permitting. The committal service may also be conducted at the church.
 
The Luncheon
•At the request of the family the church will make preparations for a luncheon to be served following the funeral service.  This  service is provided by volunteers from the congregation. Please speak to the pastor or call the church office as soon as possible to request this service.
•Although it is difficult, the family is asked to indicate how many people they expect to attend the luncheon.
•Side items and desserts are donated by members of the congregation.  The family is billed for the cost of paper supplies, main menu items, and other incidentals.
•At the family’s discretion a donation may be offered to the hosting organization for their service.
 
General Information
•The pastors are available to assist you with your questions and concerns.  If you are in need of pastoral care at any time please contact Pastor Hahn or Pastor Boyer at the numbers below.
•Following the death of your loved one, the pastor may suggest that you receive a visit from a Stephen Minister to walk with you during the grieving process.  You may also request such a visit.
•Non-members.  Members of other congregations of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod may receive Christian burial from Immanuel’s sanctuary with the blessing of their home pastor.  At the discretion of the pastor, Christian burial from the funeral home may be offered to non-members who were known to be of a Christian faith and life and who had received ministry from the pastors prior to their death. 

 

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  Immanuel Lutheran Church
800 East Bay Street
Sebewaing, MI 48759
(989) 883-3050
 

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