Happy Christmas and Advent Greetings!
Since I decided to only have this website and shutdown ohiobookmart.com, I decided to make ads for Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS), where I'm an active member, as blog posts. Once you've read this blog post, please feel free to read the other blog posts and to visit the other pages.
About: Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) is a conservative and Confessional Lutheran congregation in The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday and for most major holy days. We believe, teach, and confess, that Jesus died to save every single person from death, Hell, the grave, Satan, Satan's demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their own personal sins. We believe, teach, and confess, that there are only two Sacraments and those two Sacraments are Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe, teach, and confess the Holy Trinity to be the One True God. Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are the Holy Trinity. We believe, teach, and confess, that Jesus won our Salvation on the True Cross. We believe, teach, and confess, that Holy Baptism aka Water Baptism saves the baptized, that Yahweh adopts the baptized as His children in Holy Baptism, that the baptized are connected to Jesus' Death, Burial, and Resurrection in Holy Baptism, and the Holy Spirit lives inside of the baptized from the point of Holy Baptism onward, while He is ever present and present everywhere. We believe, teach, and confess, that Holy Communion is not merely a symbol of Jesus' Death on the True Cross, but rather Holy Communion is the literal Body and Blood of Jesus, while it remains bread and wine.
Address: 2120 Lakewood Avenue Lima, Ohio 45805
- Church Office Phone Number: (419) 222-2541
- Office e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Church Website: http://www2.wcoil.com/~immanuel/
Bible Verse of the Month:
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His Shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."-- Revelation 22:21 King James Version (KJV 1611)
December Holy Days and Festivals without Masses at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lima, Ohio:
- St. John of Damascus Day (Theologian and Hymn Writer) (December 4, 2020)
- St. Nicholas Day (Patron Saint of Germany and Turkey) (December 6, 2020)
- St. Ambrose of Milan Day (Roman Bishop and Hymn Writer in Spain) (December 7, 2020)
- Daniel the Prophet and the Three Young Men Day (December 17, 2020)
- Adam and Eve Day (December 19, 2020)
- Katharina von Bora-Luther Day (Wife of Martin Luther and Mother of his Children) (December 20, 2020)
- St. Thomas Day (An Apostle of Jesus Christ) (December 21, 2020)
- St. Stephen Day (First Christian Martyr) (December 26, 2020)
- St. John the Evangelist Day (An Apostle of Jesus Christ, Gospel Writer, Epistle Writer, and Revelator) (December 27, 2020)
- David Day (Ancient Jewish King) (December 29, 2020)
- Eve of the Name and Circumcision of Jesus (December 31, 2020)
December 2020 Events:
- Sunday Masses 10 AM in December 2020:
- Second Sunday of Advent: December 6, 2020--Mass
- Third Sunday of Advent: December 13, 2020--Mass
- Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 20, 2020--Mass
- Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols: December 24, 2020 7 PM
- Christmas Day Mass: December 25, 2020--Mass 10 AM
- First Sunday of Christmas: December 27, 2020--Mass
- Sunday Morning Masses at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lima, Ohio resumed Sunday June 7, 2020 and on our plan is to continue having in-person Sunday Masses for the rest of 2020. Our pastor, Reverend Michael Phillips, will continue to download services to our YouTube channel, "Immanuel Lutheran Church - Lima, OH," for those, who are ill or who fear getting ill from the Corona Virus or anything else for that matter, to watch at home.
- Sunday Morning Bible Studies 9 AM Every Sunday in June 2020
- Every Sunday in December 2020
- Topics: Scripture Readings of Day and/or Hymn of the Day
- Please wear face masks and/other coverings before and after Sunday Morning Bible Study.
- Wednesday Night Bible Studies 6:30 PM (These should hopefully resume sometime during Advent, Christmastime, or Epiphany.)
Immanuel Lutheran Church's Response to the Corona Virus and Reopening Protocols:
- What Immanuel Lutheran Church is doing to hold in-person Masses safely:
- Hand shaking is gone again at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lima, Ohio.
- Face masks and/or other facial coverings are now required for in-person Masses at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lima, Ohio. If you do not own a face mask, then you can either call/text me at (567) 712-8026 or get one for free, when you attend in-person Mass.
- Our church building is being sanitized to keep worshippers safe during the Mass.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the church for your use inside of our church building and you are encouraged to bring your own hand sanitizer or hand washing wipes.
- Restrooms will be opened for you to use, while you are worshipping at Immanuel before, during, and after the Mass.
- Some pews will not available to sit in during the Mass to promote social distancing.
- Hymnals have been deemed safe for weekly use without sanitation and they will be returning home to the hymnal racks in the pews. Worship folders and bulletins will be handed out.
- Voluntary offerings are to be placed in the plates, which shall not be passed around as usual for a while due to the Corona Virus and which shall be laying on the shelf in the back of the sanctuary.
- I am happy to report, that you are again permitted to kneel at the kneelers in front of the Altar during Holy Communion. :)
- If you are sick, then please stay home and watch the service video(s), which Reverend Phillips is posting on YouTube.
- If you attend in-person Mass at Immanuel and you find out, that you have the Corona Virus or that you were around someone, who has it, then you must call the church office immediately and let us know. Everyone must be informed according to current church and state health protocols.
Our YouTube Channel has our Sunday Masses available to watch from the comfort of your own home and there is no need to wear a face mask, if you attend Mass online.
Link to our YouTube Channel:
Thank you, Happy Christmas, and Advent Greetings!
James W. O'Flannery, President and Founder of Ohio Irish Lutheran Press (OIL Press)