A Brief List of Current and Upcoming Events at Immanuel Lutheran Church

  • Hanging of the Greens, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th
    On this day we decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. Volunteers welcome!
  • St. Nicholas Party, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th
    Swing with David Buddin at this year's party featuring David on piano, Gaku Takanashi on bass, Al Quirong on tenor saxophone, and Vi Quirong on vocals. The band will play from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Christmas carol sing-along, and supper with hams and pot-luck side dishes and desserts. (In our undercroft.)
  • Christmas Eve 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 24
    Pre-service music, beginning at 6 p.m. featuring the Immanuel Choir with brass ensemble and Baroque instruments
    Music by Charpentier, Hassler, Paminger, de Leeuw, Vitasek, Feltz, Britten, Gjeilo and traditional carols and hymns
    Perhaps out-of-town friends and relatives can join you for Christmas Eve this year. They could still make it home at a fairly reasonable hour. It is a beautiful service.
  • Christmas Morning, 11:00 a.m., Thursday morning
    The Christmas Morning liturgy of Holy Communion with the Immanuel Choir featuring soloists, trumpet, harp & organ.
    Music by Reger, Dandrieu, Praetorius and traditional carols and hymns
  • Name of Jesus, 11 a.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015
    This is a good way to start the New Year: remembering the name of Jesus we bear as we head out into this new year of our Lord 2015.
  • Epiphany Sunday, 11 a.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015
    Part of the fun of this high festival is that we burn some of the frankincense from the Three Kings procession at the start of the liturgy.
  • Monday Evening Bible Class, 6:30 p.m.
    Our topic is "The Gospel According to Saint Mark." The class is held in the Martin Luther Room, which is two doors to the right of our church steps, at 122 East 88th Street. The class will take place most Monday evenings, but you may wish to call the office to verify any particular Monday (212-289-8128).
  • ARTEK Early Music Ensemble 2014-2015 Season
    The ARTEK early music ensemble, led by Immanuel's Music Director Gwendolyn Toth, has many concerts upcoming, some of which will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church. For the full schedule and details as well as ticketing information, please visit the ARTEK website.
  • Our Meals-on-Heels program needs volunteers. Please click here for more details.

For more details on these and other events occurring at Immanuel Lutheran Church, please read the latest edition of our newsletter, the Immanuel Messenger.


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