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A History of Faith…

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrated its 160th anniversary  in January of 2013.  Those 160 years have seen tremendous changes in the city of Chicago, the nature of its communities, and the ways in which religious congregations confront the needs of the people in those communities.

Immanuel has a rich history of innovative ministry, dynamic leadership, and perhaps its share of Scandinavian stubbornness.  That history has included the formation of more than a dozen other congregations, as well as the establishment of a college, a seminary, a hospital, a publishing house, and social service agencies.  Throughout its history, the congregation has embraced a style of liturgical worship which was both traditional and open to the breath of the Spirit.

If you would like to learn more about Immanuel’s past, we invite you to review the following sections(coming soon):

 

  •  The early years
  •  Out of the ashes
  •  Learning and healing
  • Mother of churches
  • The Evald Era
  • Into a new neighborhood
  • Challenges of urban ministry
  • Vision for the future