A Wonderful Church with a Welcoming Congregation
My entire family has been a member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church (FILC) since the mid-60's when Pastor Becker (emeritus) was the pastor. Most of the congregation lived in the medical center district, but with time, we moved into different parts of Chicago, but we still return to FILC every Sunday.
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In the past 40 years we had only 2 pastors, Becker and Carrier. Today we are Calling our 3rd pastor. We are currently having a congregational election and we will soon know who will be our spirtual shepard.
We are in the final stages of rennovating FILC, through a program called P.A.I.N.T. which is being coordinated by our Music Director, George E. Manning, III. The santuary is not completed, but it is absolutely beautiful.
We have a wonderful music ministry led by George E. Manning, III. George and his family used to live in the parsonage, he has been our music director for about 30 years. George is an accomplished musician and is so very talented in the old classic German music as well as today's contemporary Gospel musical venue. Once a year people from throughout the country join us in December for Majesty. A long term Christmas beautiful performance.
Our Divine Worship service starts at 10:30am on Sundays. We follow the traditional Lutheran / Missouri Synod liturgy. After service, that month's Birthday Club provide food and refreshment for Christian fellowship.
In a few weeks we will be having Vacation Bible Study for one full and exciting week!
I am running our of space here, but I hope that anyone who reads this review will join us at our Sunday Divine Worship. We are about to welcome a new pastor so this is an especially exciting period in the history of First Immanuel Lutheran Church!
Please join us and may the Peace of the Lord be with you .... always.