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Advent services  

On Wednesday evenings in December our school children will lead us in Advent services to help us prepare for Christmas!  
Advent is Latin for "coming" and it is the time of the church that we wait for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas as we also wait for the final coming of Christ! 

The Advent services are as follows:
Wednesday, December 6: PreK Preschool classes and Kindergarten

(Tree lighting service)
Wednesday, December 13: First, Second and Third grades
Wednesday, December 20: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grades
All services begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Luke 2:6-7 "And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn" (ESV)

Worship with us

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 AM either in-person or online.

Upcoming events

Some things you won't want to miss!  

preschool and elementary School

Our Preschool provides education and care for toddlers up to PreK children.  We offer many scheduling options and we will work with you to find just the right one for your child.  
Our Elementary school provides K-6 children with the Christ-centered education that will help them grow into productive adults.  

About Us

Serving Riverside since 1908

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is a vibrant community of believers.  We believe God has a purpose for us, and by His grace, we are making a difference in the lives of our members and our community.  
Interested in joining us on this adventure?  Contact Us and we'll take care of the rest!

Our Ministry Team

Senior Pastor Steven Borst has been at Immanuel since 2008.  He and his wife, Kim, have 5 sons and enjoy traveling -- especially to  the beach.  He's an avid reader, enjoys sports, and really loves serving God's people.

Discipleship Pastor Robert Jones came to Immanuel in 2019.  He and his wife, Alison, have one daughter and one son, and enjoy having family adventures. He enjoys drawing and crafting new ways to share the Gospel with others.

Mrs. Jean Kempe is our Director of Christian Education.  She has served our children and teens at Immanuel since 2003.  She and her husband Nathan enjoy good food and good company.  Her favorite color is orange, and you'll recognize her by her joyful laugh. 


What is Discipleship?  How can you connect with Christ and others?  At Immanuel, you will be equipped to grow in your faith and be shaped by God.