Immanuel has called their first Pastor! The congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the North American Lutheran Church will conduct the installation of Pastor Gary Blobaum on Sunday, November 24th, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sumter, South Carolina. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Worship services at Immanuel are Sunday at 9am with Sunday school at 10:30am and Wednesday Bible study at 7:00pm. We are co-located at St. John United Methodist Church, 140 Poinsett Drive, Sumter, SC. We invite you to come study the Bible us.
Join us for Sunday School each week at 10:30AM. We offer classes for preschool, elementary, high school and adult.
Our current study in our Adult class is:
'If you Want to Walk on Water, You have to Get Out of the Boat.
Come study the Bible with us and see what God is building!
Meet new people, grow your faith and learn about the Word of God. Bring a friend and join our youth classes.
We offer an Adult Bible Study the first and fourth Wednesday evening of each month at 7pm.
On the second Wednesday of the month we have a Council meeting at 7pm.
Pastor Blobaum leads a worship service at Covenant Place on the third Wednesday at 6:30pm.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." (Proverbs 9:10)
Our Prayer Ministry meets every Saturday morning at 9:00am in the Chapel. Special prayer requests are always welcome. You may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer requests are confidential unless we are asked to share them with the Pastor and/or the congregation.
Please join us after our 9AM Church Service on Sundays for fellowship, coffee and light refreshments. On Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM join us in the Fellowship Hall for supper with St. John UMC before we begin our Bible Study Class.
Welcome Pastor Gary Blobaum
Pastor Gary Blobaum and his wife Amy come to Immanuel from Oregon, IL. Pastor Blobaum graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and from Christ Seminary-Seminex with Masters of Divinity in 1979. He previously served parishes in Millville and Hollsopple, Pennsylvania; Marion, Iowa; and Oregon, Illinois. He also served as Hospice Chaplain in Illinois. Pastor Blobaum is a member of the Society of Holy Trinity, an order of Lutheran pastors dedicated to the renewal of the Lutheran church and ministry.
We praise God and welcome Pastor Gary and Amy Blobaum to Sumter!
Free Christian Library
On Sept. 20, Immanuel Lutheran Church's "Free Christian Library" opened for business. All the books are Christian, and they don't have to returned or traded.This gives everyone access to Christian books they can keep in their home and read over and over again. There are books for everyone from children to adult. It's Imannuel's way to minister to the community any time of the day. The Library is located close to the street outside Immanuel Lutheran Church which shares a building with St. John United Methodist Church at 140 Poinsett Drive. Orrin Mahaffey built the library and Ray Davenport made the signs.
Adult books were donated by Pastor Bob Huggins of St. John United Methodist Church. Others who want to donate new or gently used Christian books may drop them off at the church during regular business hours.