Immanuel Lutheran Church


3000 West Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 345-8090

Missouri Synod

Life Together

May 2019 Pastor’s Newsletter There is a new Pew Research Report (January 31, 2019) on the relationship of religion to health, happiness and civic engagement around the world. The summary may or not be surprising to you. Religious people, who attend church regularly, are measurably healthier, happier and engaged in civic actions! While believers can rely on God to help manage their suffering and endure hardship whether active members of congregations or not, those who regularly attend services have the added support of social connections. Earlier research, Pew pointed out, indicates that friendship is a key factor. “Those who frequently attend a house of worship may have more people they can

Lent is Preparation

Lent is a time of Preparation 1. Concerning baptism, baptise thus: Having first rehearsed all these things, "Baptise, in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost in running water; 2. But if thou hast no running water, baptise in other water, and if thou canst not in cold, then in warm. 3. But if thou hast neither, pour water three times on the head "in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost." 4. And before the baptism let the baptiser and him who is to be baptised fast, and any others who are able. And thou shalt bid him who is to be baptised to fast one or two days before. (Part VII of the Didache, circa the First Century.) I laughed when I read the part about baptizi