Immanuel Lutheran Church
Thursday, December 03, 2020

Who We Are

 

OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH: We stand in the long tradition of the Christian church confessing the faith through the words of the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.   We also trace our heritage to the days of the Reformation and Martin Luther affirming l) that it is by God’s grace alone that we are made right with Him, 2) that it is by faith alone in God’s goodness that this rightness is possible, 3) and that the Scriptures alone speak to us the truth of God’s Word.    As a congregation we are a member of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
 
OUR HISTORY: In February of 1875 a group of residents in and around Tracy Station organized Immanuel Lutheran Church.   Four months later in June 1875 they had erected their first house of worship, the core of which (although remodeled through the years) serves as the nave of Immanuel Lutheran Church to this day.   The congregation has never been a large one, but for over 135 years it has faithfully supported the ministry of Word and Sacrament at this place. By God’s grace this ministry may proceed for another 135 years and beyond.  
 
TODAY: In Acts 2:42 it is said that the members of the early Christian church “devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”    That’s means that their lives as Christians revolved around  1) a study of the Scripture, 2) to sharing the Christ-like life, 3) to worship, and 4) to praying for one another and all others.   So it still is at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamlet IN—located in what is locally know as “New Tracy.” It truly is a matter of Faith and Life.