Welcome to the Immanuel Lutheran youth page. You belong here. Christ's redeeming blood has made a place for you at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Christ himself calls you to the gifts of word and sacrament he has for you here.  

Who are we as Immanuel youth?

We are deeply rooted in our identity in Christ. We are people who have been washed by God’s own hand in baptism. We ask tough questions and seek answers in God’s word. We learn and grow in what it means to live faithful lives wherever God has called us. We seek opportunities to serve our neighbor and lead in the church. Most importantly, we receive the forgiveness and grace God gives to us in his word and sacraments. 

We are a family in Christ and we are here for YOU.

What are we studying?

The first Thursday of every month, we will have regular youth nights at the church. At each of these gatherings, we will study one topic that the youth have chosen. These include: science and the Bible, money and God, How do I talk to people about Jesus?, Why does God do what he does? Vocation, and much, much more. So join us every first Thursday at 6:30.

Youth Events

Ark Trip Postponed

Pastor Tibben and I have decided to postpone our trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky to see the Ark until the Spring.. Check back later for an update.

First Thursdays

Join us every first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm for fun, food, and Jesus. 

We will play games, eat snacks, and study Gods word. 

Our next gathering takes place on Sept. 7.

See you there!

Coming up

More youth event announcements coming soon!



St. Laurence BBQ

In case you missed our cookout on the 26th, here is a recap.

We gathered at Kickapoo for some good food and some fun. Everyone brought their own meat to grill. Jamie grilled his own steak for the first time- he cooked it a perfect medium rare!

After dinner, we played some games. Own led us in a game of kickball. Mrs. Demoss joined in the fun, too, and displayed some killer kickball skills. 

After Kickball, the kids played a giant game of hide and seek. Visiting Vicar Ethan (Deaconess Intern Rachel's Fiancée) even played the seeker. Hannah showed the younger players how the game is won, she was the clear victor!

Before we wrapped the evening up, we spent time together in prayer. God promises to hear his children and delights in our prayer. We each shared prayer requests and then took turns praying for each other. It was great to share our lives and concerns with each other and with God.

Youth Night was a blast!

August 3rd was the first of many regular get-togethers that will happen on the first Thursday of each month. We had fun with a photo scavenger hunt around the church. Congrats to team Penguin with a winning score of 25.5!

After we enjoyed a few slices of pizza, we sat down for Bible study. We looked at Ephesians 1:1-14. we learned about all of the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. Because of what Jesus has done for us, we have been chosen, made holy, predestined, adopted in to God's family, redeemed (bought), forgiven, united in Christ, given wisdom and insight, made known the mystery, made heirs, sealed with the Holy Spirit... and the list goes on. 

How do all these things we have been given in Jesus affect your life?

We can respond to that question in a lot of different ways. Some of the answers our youth gave were, "peace of mind," and "forgiveness." Great answers!

One big way it affects your life is that you now belong to God's people. You are part of our family. That means Christ calls you, along with all other Christians, to gather together, receive all of the gifts he has to give you in his word, and walk together in the faith. 

In other words, you belong here. 

Rock Climbing

The Youth had a blast rock climbing on Saturday! We climbed to new heights, ate some pizza, and learned about the kind of sure and certain hope we have in Jesus. Even Pastor joined in the fun on the rock wall! If you missed out on the fun on Saturday, don't worry, we have lots more in store for the coming year. 


Newsletter coming soon...

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Soaring as on eagles wings

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

Isaiah 40:31

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