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Feb
7
Sun
Lutheranism 101 (class) @ Our Undercroft
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Every 1st Sunday of the month, at 10 a.m., downstairs in our undercroft.

  • Unique monthly content.
  • No prerequisites.
  • Learn about our services, beliefs and fundamental understanding of God’s word.
  • Taught by Pastor Fryer and Jim Miller.

See flyer below or download directly at this link.

Download (PDF, Lutheranism_101.pdf)

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Transfiguration Sunday @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am

When a congregation celebrates so important an
anniversary as the one we celebrate today, it is
absolutely essential that we rejoice not in what is
subject to change, but rather in what does not change. We
rejoice in God who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We rejoice in His immutable grace and mercy and glory that
bless our days. Because of God’s changelessness it is a
special blessing that we are beginning the anniversary
festivities on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.
You see, the transfiguration that took place on the holy
mountain is far more than a onetime historic event. It is that,
but for us it is far more. Immanuel Church is a house of
transfiguration. It is a holy place in which God who is with us
is at work transforming and transfiguring the members of the
congregation who gather here on each Lord’s Day and Holy
Day.
From Rev. Dr. Thomas Nelson Green’s sermon
For the 150th anniversary of Immanuel Lutheran Church
Transfiguration Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Like some enthusiastic athlete, this young year of our Lord 2016 is speeding
onwards toward an early Easter. That means everything else is early too. In fact,
Ash Wednesday (February 10) is less than a month away. Transfiguration Sunday,
then, will soon be upon us. It is a historic Sunday for us — the liturgical beginning
of our congregation back in 1863.
For me, Pastor Thomas Green’s quote above has become definitive in my
understanding of the great festival. The Transfiguration of Our Lord is not just
about Jesus, but also about us — about those who are “in Christ” (Romans 8:1).
To use Pastor Green’s great line, Immanuel Church is a “house of transfiguration.”
Our church is a holy place in which God transforms and transfigures us. Our
church is radiant, then, not only with the beauty of our architecture, but even more
with the loveliness of our Beautiful Saviour, and with the splendor of the
sanctified lives into which Jesus longs to lead us.
Try to worship often this Epiphany Season. And then let’s have a great Lent
and Holy Week season here at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
God bless you all.
In Christ,
Pastor Gregory P. Fryer

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Special Voters Assembly @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Feb 7 @ 12:30 pm
Feb
8
Mon
Monday Evening Bible Study @ Martin Luther Room (in church office)
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Gospel of St. Luke

6:30 p.m. on most Mondays during the academic year, beginning February 1st, 2016 
(call the office at 212-289-8128 to confirm if class is on)

St. Luke’s Gospel is probably the loveliest book ever written. And it is true! In it we find the Christmas story with the “shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” Only in St. Luke do we find the beloved parables of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) and the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). This liturgical year is the year of St. Luke, and so let us make this Gospel the subject of our Monday Evening Bible Study, beginning February 1st.

office_door

One of the nice things about our Monday evening class is that you should feel free to attend as you are able. If you must skip some classes, that’s okay. Simply join us when you can. In the Sunday worship folder the day before, we try to remind people what we will be studying on Monday evening. And you can always email me to get on track.

Our class takes place in the Martin Luther Room, in the brownstone next to the church on 88th street,
(two doors to the right of the church steps).

Pastor Gregory P. Fryer

 

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Feb
9
Tue
Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Supper @ Our undercroft
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

More details to come.

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Feb
10
Wed
Ash Wednesday (afternoon liturgy) @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Feb 10 @ 12:15 pm
Ash Wednesday (evening liturgy) @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm
Feb
13
Sat
Meals on Heels @ Parish office (122 East 88th Street)
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am

Meals on HeelsEvery Saturday since 1987, volunteers from the Immanuel congregation, and their friends and associates, have provided a hot meal to shut-ins referred to Immanuel’s Meals on Heels program by Search and Care, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help frail and isolated older people live safely and independently in their own homes on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Two teams handle the weekly meals program: those who cook and those who deliver. Cooks can choose to prepare anywhere from 5 to 10 to 20 or more meals consisting of a hot entree, a vegetable and optionally a dessert. Tins are provided, and the program coordinator adds bread and a bottle of milk. Those who volunteer to deliver then take the meals to each of the participant’s apartments on Saturday morning beginning around 11 a.m.

Meals on Heels 2For more information on Meals on Heels, to volunteer, or or to make a financial contribution, contact Coordinator Davida Goldman. She is reachable at work during the day at 212-627-2288, or via this e-mail: davida (at) firstthings.com

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Feb
14
Sun
The First Sunday in Lent @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am
First Communion Instruction @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Feb 14 @ 12:15 pm

Sundays, right after the liturgy, in the chancel

(Classes will be short; done in time for Children’s Choir rehearsals.)

February 14, 21, and 28

Jesus loves the little children and wants them to come unto him (Mark 10:13-16). So, it is a joy and a privilege to prepare our little ones for First Communion. Let’s have three sessions of First Communion Instruction this coming February. I mean for these classes to be simple and child-like, aiming to prepare children to come into the presence of Jesus Christ through the Holy Communion. Parents are welcome to attend these sessions too along with their children. All the children of the world are welcome to these classes. Even very little children are welcome. If they are not yet baptized, we should do that great sacrament first. Do not worry if your child cannot make one or more of these classes. We can make individual arrangements in that case. If you would like your child/children to participate, please call Parish Secretary Karen Rombey in the church office (212-289-8128) or send her an email (krombey@juno.com)

Pastor Fryer

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Feb
15
Mon
Monday Evening Bible Study @ Martin Luther Room (in church office)
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Gospel of St. Luke

6:30 p.m. on most Mondays during the academic year, beginning February 1st, 2016 
(call the office at 212-289-8128 to confirm if class is on)

St. Luke’s Gospel is probably the loveliest book ever written. And it is true! In it we find the Christmas story with the “shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” Only in St. Luke do we find the beloved parables of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) and the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). This liturgical year is the year of St. Luke, and so let us make this Gospel the subject of our Monday Evening Bible Study, beginning February 1st.

office_door

One of the nice things about our Monday evening class is that you should feel free to attend as you are able. If you must skip some classes, that’s okay. Simply join us when you can. In the Sunday worship folder the day before, we try to remind people what we will be studying on Monday evening. And you can always email me to get on track.

Our class takes place in the Martin Luther Room, in the brownstone next to the church on 88th street,
(two doors to the right of the church steps).

Pastor Gregory P. Fryer

 

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Feb
17
Wed
Midweek Holy Communion @ Martin Luther Room (in church office)
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm