It was a wonderful weekend at Immanuel. Good Friday services are on the increase at Immanuel. That is very good. In many places Good Friday worship is less and less part of Christian piety. Good Friday at Immanuel had in excess of 400 people in attendance, the largest ever.
After journeying through the sorrow of the cross, record crowds worshipped the resurrected Christ on Easter Sunday. There were 114 at Easter sunrise at the cemetery chapel. The chapel seats about 100. There were 361 at 8 a.m. at the church and a near capacity crowd of 451 at 10:45. Total Easter attendance was 926, first time ever over 900.
Music and message brought home the great Good News of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who died and rose for all. Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!
Turnout was outstanding with great weather and lots of families with children. Thousands of eggs were hunted and found by the youngsters. To see some of the activities in progress and the children posing with Easter Bunny click on this link: Easter Hunt Pictures.
This was the 4th year Immanuel hosted the event. Each year it has grown with more families and more activities for the children.
Warm thanks to all our vistors for coming to join us. Thanks also to all the dedicated Immanuel volunteers who prepared for months to make this event fun for everyone.
This Saturday, April 12th is Immanuel's Community Easter Egg Hunt in Krog Park. Registration begins at 10am. Children 0-9 are welcome. Bring your own basket and camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! There will also be balloon artists, face painting and free hotdogs to the first 300 registrants!
An overflow crowd of in excess of 500 people were at the first event in this season's Concert and Speaker Series at Immanuel. The East Central College Choirs, 2 adult and one children's, were wonderful. The "Psalms of the Season" they performed were beautiful and inspiring. Immanuel's Concert and Speaker Series is quickly developing a reputation for quality events.
The next concert is "Gateway Ringers", a premier hand bell choir out of St. Louis. That concert is Friday, June 6.