Our Sunday worship is organized around the proclamation of the Word of God and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Join us either in-person or on Zoom.

At Immanuel, you’ll find a caring community built around meaningful worship and service to our  neighbors. Pastor Mark Sloss provides a timely scripture-based message each week.  To view a recent sermon, click here.

Friendly People

Immanuel is a comfortable place to explore through worship, service projects, community meals, and Bible study.  It’s easiest to get to know us after worship on Sundays, when we share coffee, treats, and conversation in the Fellowship Hall.  As a community, we mark celebrations and hear about upcoming events.

We always welcome children to participate fully in worship, including at Communion. We don’t mind a “joyful noise” at all, but just in case they (or their parents) need to slip away for a bit, we have dedicated spaces just for kids. There’s a baby room with a changing table and a crib with clean sheets. For older kids, we offer an attended nursery with furry friends ready to share stories. Come worship with us!

Socially Aware

Immanuel works to help our neighbors on local, national, and international levels.  Our Farmers’ Markets raise thousands of dollars to support local organizations like the YWCA Domestic Violence Services, the Hillside Pantry, and many others.  Proceeds also support the work of ELCA World Hunger.  Our quilting group created 125 beautiful quilts entirely from donated fabric. These were distributed in the community and across the globe.  Come serve with us!

Casual Dress

Immanuel welcomes all worshipers, dressed up or dressed down. Come as you are!

Ancient Ritual, Contemporary Faith

Immanuel practices ancient traditions centered on a faith for today.  Liturgy with beautiful music creates an environment for introspection and the examination of today’s problems through the Lutheran lens.  We love to sing with organ, piano, or a capella, guided by our choir.

Immanuel follows the traditional church calendar, marking different seasons with special services like candlelight Christmas Eve, the Great Vigil of Easter, Advent, and Lenten Evening Prayer.  Come celebrate with us!

Immanuel’s building is handicap accessible.  Enter off the courtyard facing Sherman Street to use the elevator.

Pastor Mark Sloss

Pastor Mark Sloss began his call as Immanuel’s Pastor in March of 2021, having served other congregations in Kentucky, Indiana and Florida. He’s a trained Spiritual Director and has served as a Conflict Management consultant to other congregations. He grew up in Bradenton, Florida, and is a graduate of Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, both in Columbus, Ohio.

With his wife, Susan, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors; hiking, biking and kayaking being the three preferred modes of traversing through nature. He also enjoys playing pickleball and racquetball. Other hobbies include home brewing and gardening. Susan and Mark have three grown married children. Benjamin (Tracie) with grandson, Ethan, and granddaughters, Lily and Grace, live in LaGrange, IL, where Ben is a pastor at Grace Lutheran Church. Daughter, Rebecca (Chase Lenon), is an Occupational Therapist in Indianapolis. And daughter Anna (Aaron Silco) is working on her Master of Divinity degree at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, IL. Anna and Aaron are currently on internship in Nebraska.

Pastor Mark says, “I’m excited about serving as Immanuel’s pastor, a place that welcomes all, worships deeply, nurtures spirituality, and seeks justice for the downtrodden and oppressed.” At Immanuel we are We fed by faith that flows into action, feeding others with God’s love.

Meet our new pastor! Click here to watch Pastor Mark’s Greeting video.

Music

Whether it’s the majestic sounds of our tracker organ, the soaring choral and guest musician works, or the full voiced participation of our congregation, the music of Immanuel is indeed special.

Sermons

Each week, we hear God’s word through Scripture and sermons that connect that word to our daily lives. You can view the sermons here.

Bulletins & Newsletters

Interested in seeing what our worship is like, or did you miss last Sunday’s service? Here are copies of the weekly worship bulletin and the monthly newsletter.

Life Events

Are you looking to observe and celebrate important events in your life? Immanuel Lutheran offers a place of welcome.