About Immanuel Lutheran Church

About Our Church

Our present worship facility is an architectural gem dating from 1908. Those familiar with architecture will recognize it as a Gothic Revival design done in “cream city brick,” both being popular at that period of time. But even the architecturally-challenged will appreciate the excellent acoustics which the church provides for up to 400 worshipers. The comfort of the worship facility is enhanced (in the summer) by air conditioning.

Of particular interest in the church are the:
Altar – an intricately carved work of art which lifts the eyes and thoughts of the worshipers toward the heavens.
Stained Glass Windows, the largest of which is the “Lost Sheep” Window in which Jesus, the Good Shepherd, rescues a beloved sheep from danger. Other windows include the “Garden of Gethsemane” window, the “I stand at the door and knock” window, the “Risen Jesus” window and the “Good Shepherd” window. View a slideshow of the windows.

A modern, covered handicapped entrance (with restrooms) on the north side of the church allows easy access to the main level of the church. Additional restrooms, a “children’s cry room” and Sunday School rooms are located on the lower level of the church.

Our Mission Statement

As men, women, and children united in faith and worship by the Word of God, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod exists to make disciples throughout the world for time and for eternity, using the gospel in Word and sacrament to win the lost for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the glory of God.

Learn About WELS

WELS is a group of nearly 400,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations across the United States and Canada united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love. We are committed to a common calling—encouraging each other in our faith and sharing God’s gift of a Savior with the rest of the world.

What’s in a name?

Our acronym stands for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We admit, it’s a mouthful. But each word is significant.

Wisconsin is where three pastors serving German immigrants joined together in a common fellowship more than 150 years ago. Today, it is still where more than half of our membership calls home—but now we have congregations spread all across North America and missions spanning the globe.

Evangelical is a Greek word. Literally translated it means “gospel oriented.” It is an apt description, for the gospel of Jesus Christ is at the core of all we believe and proclaim.

Lutheran refers to those who adhere to the teachings of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reformation in Germany. God used Luther to point out the errors of the church some 500 years ago—that salvation was something that must be earned. It was Luther who once again made clear that salvation is received through faith in Jesus as a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8,9).

Synod literally translated means “walking together.” As a fellowship of Christians, we walk together as individuals and congregations sharing a common bond of faith in Jesus articulated in the Lutheran Confessions.

We invite you to walk with us.