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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.  
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Called to Glory - August 11, 2022
Funeral: Sept 17 - 1:00PM

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On August 11 at 6:30 am, Pastor Lowell Siebrass went to be with his Savior at the age of 85. Pastor Siebrass was Immanuel’s longest serving pastor, faithfully serving our church alongside his wife Kay for 35 years.

Pastor Siebrass was called in 1968 to be an associate pastor, and went on to become the senior pastor in 1978. During his tenure, he helped Immanuel move from our previous location on Magnolia to our current Alessandro campus. Working with Pastor Graumann, he broke ground on our land and helped oversee the construction of all our buildings. Our office building is dedicated in his honor.

During his tenure as senior pastor, Pastor Siebrass worked to call three associate pastors (Prust, Beyer, Jurkowski), our DCE Jean Kempe, and multiple other ministry staff. In 1992, he helped to start our Preschool, calling Connie Eisenbraun to be its director. He worked closely with Milton Pingel, and was a champion of our elementary school.

Pastor Siebrass had a pastoral heart. He was gentle and soft-spoken, showing Christ’s love and care to all whom he met. He was also a faithful leader, helping to build Immanuel into the ministry it is today. He loved the Word of God, and was known for his personal preaching.

Long-time member Ed Goeppinger reflected: “Pastor Siebrass was a close companion during the construction of our campus. We spent a lot of time together, especially in prayer. He was a wonderful pastor and friend.”

Head Care Minister, Carol Luther, shared: “Pastor Siebrass was a faithful and gentle man of God. He loved our congregation so much, and was protective of us. He spent a lot of time with our members. I so enjoyed working closely with him for our youth program and worship ministry.”

Head Elder, Chip Sartorius, added, “Thousands of lives have been touched by a great man and a great pastor over 35 years of service at Immanuel and 85 years as a child of God. Pastor Lowell Siebrass will be missed, but his memory will be etched on the hearts of those who knew him and loved him. A gentle and compassionate leader whose concern for self came second to duty and responsibility as God's servant.”

Please keep his wife Kay and family in your prayers as they mourn his passing. The date for the funeral is September 17th at 1 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.

The Immanuel community will be notified with more details as they are made so please update your email if you haven't done so in awhile.

“Well done, good and faithful servant…
Enter into the joy of your master.”
Matthew 25:21

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.  

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 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. 

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November 7, 2022
Immanuel Golf Classic