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    At Immanuel Lutheran Church we confess that Jesus from Nazareth rose from the dead on the Sunday after He was crucified. In light of His resurrection we believe everything that He and His apostles said. His apostles are people that He chose to speak for Him. Therefore we believe that His crucifixion is a sacrifice before God that takes away our sin and the sins of the whole world (1John 2:2). Because our sins are forgiven we have been spared God’s just condemnation and we look forward to rising from the dead ourselves and living forever with God in eternity.
    We base these beliefs on the writings of the apostles and prophets which is Holy Scripture or the Bible. Our congregation subscribes to the Book of Concord as a correct exposition of Holy Scripture and therefore it contains the most comprehensive statement of our beliefs. We encourage you to check both of these books to learn more about what we believe and do.

(Adapted from the 2001 125th anniversary book and other church records)
    The earliest records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands, Illinois, go back to the year 1870. Pastor H. Grupe of St. John's Lutheran Church, Champaign, a circuit rider, began mission work at Philo, Sidney, Sadorus, Flatville and among the newly arrived settlers from Germany in the Broadlands area. Pastor Grupe served the area occasionally from 1870 until his departure from St. John's in 1875. Immanuel's Kirchen-Buch records three marriages and seven baptisms performed by him during those years. The first baptism performed among these German Lutherans in Raymond and Ayres townships was Johann, son of Johann Heinrich Edens, in July 1870. The first marriage, according to this congregation's records, was performed by Pastor Grupe on February 9, 1870; this ceremony united Johnann Schumacher and Katherine Edens. Services during these initial five years were held in the Fairview schoolhouse, two-and-one-half miles north of Longview, Illinois.
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Wednesdays in Lent
Wednesday evening service in Lent at 7:00
Also on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:00

Easter Sunday as announced

Thanksgiving Eve:
Holy Communion at 7:00

Christmas Eve:
6:00 Sunday School Children's Service
11:00 Candlelight Holy Communion Service
Christmas Day
10:00 Festival Holy Communion Service

Bible Classes
Sunday mornings at 10:15 - September through July:
Sunday School and Bible Classes for all ages, three through adult

Wednesday mornings at 9:00: September through May
Evening Series as announced
Men's Bible Breakfast at 7:30 am (Broadlands Cafe)
(Second and Fourth Saturdays)
  Summer Vacation Bible School - as announced

Membership Classes:
Junior Confirmation Classes: Wednesdays at 5:30 September through April
(Sixth through Eighth Grades)
Adult Inquirer's Classes - as announced

High School:
Youth Group on Wednesday Nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm
High School Bible Study On The First and Third Sunday Nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Ladies Sewing 9:00 am 1st Monday
Knitting/Crochet Group 7:00 pm 3rd Monday
Altar Guild
Adult Choir
Men's Club

Pastor H. Grupe Before the congregation was organized: approx. 1870-1875
Pastor E. Martens 1876-1878
Pastor E. Baumann 1879-1883
Pastor C. Mueller 1884-1887
Pastor B. Graupner 1887-1888
Pastor C.F.J. Johanning 1888-1899
Pastor H. Hafner 1899-1904
Pastor Carl Boevers 1905-1912
Pastor Robert Krenzien 1912-1921
Pastor William Klautsch 1922-1939
Pastor Paul E. Kerkhoff 1939-1954
Pastor Robert Wunderlich 1955-1963 
(Pastor Wunderich was the only pastor of Immanuel to die while in office.)
Pastor Allen Brutlag 1964-1977
Pastor Dean Wachholz 1978-1990
Pastor Dymann Jurivec 1991-1997
Pastor Lynn Podoll 1998- 2008
Pastor John Sharp 2009- present
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