An ADVENTURE for ALL Ages!
This year VBS at Immanuel will be presented to you on our website in a digital format. Register now to receive more information and your Rainforest Explorer Adventure Pack!
It’s easy to get lost. That’s why we need Jesus! At Rainforest Explorers VBS, learn how Jesus is our ultimate guide in the rainforest and in life. He leads us to the treasure of eternal life, and He’ll never leave us!
About Holy Baptism -
As Lutherans, we believe Holy Baptism is essential to our lives as Christians. Christ commanded baptism, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19) In Holy Baptism, the Lord promises you the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit; Baptism is a gift to us from God. In his Small Catechism, Martin Luther provided a concise explanation for us: It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. (SC, Baptism, Second Part)
Holy Baptism is a sacrament because Christ established it and invited us to do it and because it delivers the forgiveness of sins Jesus won at the cross. Jesus suffered, died, and rose again in order to save people from the eternal death brought about by sin. Through His saving actions, Christ purchased and won salvation for all. Baptism delivers and bestows the benefits of Jesus’ redemption.
If you would like to learn more about Holy Baptism or if you would like to schedule a baptism please call the Church Office at 812-522-3118 to speak with one of our pastors.
The Growing in Christ Nursery Roll program offers our church the opportunity to share with families of small children the biblical and age-appropriate ways to talk to their children about Jesus.
When a child is baptized, Immanuel sets aside a Nursery Roll packet especially for that child. Periodically - for the first three years of the child's life – Don & Janet Sue Benter church send the family materials from the packet to nurture the child's spiritual, emotional, and physical development.
The Growing in Christ Nursery Roll packet contains: a13-month growth calendar with stickers, a Music CD, a Bible story booklet, twelve brochures for parents full of information for mom and dad about their child at various ages, and four milestone postcards. In addition, a name plate is added to a little lamb and added to the wall in the sanctuary where little ones can walk by and be reminded of their baptism each time they walk by.
Welcome! Children are important members of our worshiping community! We are committed to incorporating them into the life and mission of Immanuel congregation and to nurturing them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We take our responsibility for helping to raise the next generation of God's people very seriously!
Bringing children to worship will not always be easy, but it is an extremely important part of a child's spiritual growth! Even infants learn the rhythm of our liturgical worship service, and all children learn from the example of adults what it means to worship God. We trust that, together, we can provide a positive experience for our young worshipers.