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Worshiping God together "in person" is essential and brings together God's word, prayer and fellowship.  We also recognize people may not feel comfortable at this time due to COVID.  If so, please join us ONLINE LIVE each Sunday at 10:15 via the link below. 



Serving the community

Tuesday Lemonade Stand -free

Each Tuesday during the month of JUNE from 2-4 pm.   Come grab a cup of lemonade and a snack right in front of church.  Need prayer?  Need to talk?  Have questions about God?  You are loved and we want to hear your story.  Come as you are.  Bibles and tracts are available.


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Thursday Hot Dog Outreaches -free

Every Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm during the months of June and July.  Hungry?  Grab a hot dog, chips, drink and gather together with the East Side community and East Immanuel Church!  There will bubbles for the kids!  Volunteers will be available for prayer needs and/or questions about God.  


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For Youth


Rocky Railway VBA - free

Kids 4yrs -5th grade

August 3-5 from 5:30-7:30

Hop on the Rocky Railway as we see how Jesus’ power pulls us through.  Each day at Rocky Railway Vacation Bible Adventure, kids track through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.



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FCA PURSUE Sports Camp - free

Kids 1st - 5th grade

July 13,14,&15 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Join our friends from FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) for 3 days of fun activities and learning about Jesus.  

REGISTRATION coming soon.


Wednesday Refuge Schedule for Youth

Email Tracy Monson at to sign up or for more information.


June 9 - Refuge at church from 2-4 pm

June 16 - Feed my starving children from 2-4

June 23 - Refuge at church from 2-4

June 30 - Boating/tubing and Fishing 2-4

July 7 - Refuge at church from 2-4 

July 14 - FCA Camp begins on June 13-15 from 5:30-7:30

July 21 - Wild Mountain -  all day event 10-6 pm

July 28 - Refuge at church from 2-4

August 4 - VBS begins on August 3-5 from 5:30-7:30

Augst 11 -  no youth group

August 18 - Lake Elmo Park reserve (swimming and huge playground) 2-4

August 24 (TUESDAY)  Top Golf from 2-4


Worship Time 10:15 a.m. Sundays

Worship Time 10:15 am Sundays

We are meeting in-person.  Social distancing and sanitizing procedures are in place. Please plan to bring and wear your mask. Please join us for worship.  

We love you, but please stay home if you are feeling sick or have been sick within the past 12 days.  

Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Kids church and nursery are provided during the service. Following the service, please join us for a time of treats and fellowship. The food shelf is also available after the service for anyone in need.

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The body of Christ praying for our siste

East Immanuel Welcomes Shiloh Karen Baptist Church October 2018



Purpose Statement
East Immanuel is committed to serving Jesus Christ as an Army of 
Disciples that will affect the world for Him through worship of God, 
witness to the world, and a ministry of love to one another.


Confession of Faith
East Immanuel accepts all the canonical books of the Old and 
New Testaments as a whole and in all their parts as the divinely 
inspired, revealed, and inerrant Word of God and submits to this
as the only infallible authority in all matters of faith and life.

(Taken from East Immanuel Lutheran Church Constitution)

East Immanuel has a legacy of standing for  God’s truth. At its most basic, this church

has stood for the sanctity of God’s Word (the Bible), the sanctity of life (which

starts at conception), and the sanctity of marriage (with the definition of one man, one woman).

While we love all people, believe them to be made in the image of God and created equal,

not all ideas are equal and we will stand for God’s truth no matter what society or popular

opinion may say. We stand upon the Rock (the Lord Jesus) and His Word,

and not upon the “shifting sands” of our time.

We teach "Essential Doctrine Made Easy" by  Norman Geisler to all new members.



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   It is truly an honor and privilege to serve God and the Kingdom of Heaven here at East Immanuel. My family and I have been at East Immanuel for over 10 years and love the ministry. It is an exciting time to share the love and truth of Christ to the community.

     We believe the church is called to be "salt and light," and He has called East Immanuel to be just that in such a time as this. We stand on the timeless truths of scripture and on the foundation that is Christ (see Matthew 7). We stand against anything that would twist, modify, or water down God's Word. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we strive to teach Christ crucified and how to live in the power of His resurrection.

     My goal is to share the transformational and eternal, life-giving message of our Savior through verse-by-verse teaching, holding to the promise of Isaiah 55:11, "that my word that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return void, but accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."

     No matter who you are, or where you are in your faith journey, we would love to have you join us and experience the amazing grace of God!


For the Glory of God - Pastor Chris Monson



Wednesday REFUGE - beginning September 9

- (Youth ages Kindergarten through 12th grade) 

every Wednesday during the school year September -  May from 5:15-7:00.


Our mission on Wednesday nights is to create a safe, enriching environment where the seeds of faith can be planted and nourished in the hearts of our youth. Youth of all ages may join us for dinner, Bible trivia, devotions, games, and dessert. We divide into appropriate age groups.

SUNDAY KIDS CHURCH - (K-5th grade)  East Immanuel loves helping kids understand God's Word and nurturing them towards a deeper relationship with Jesus. A fun, hands-on approach through our curriculum helps kids remember and treasure the Word of God.

We love having children in church to give them the opportunity to worship with their families until their dismissal to KIDS CHURCH after the worship set. At that time, the children will meet their teacher upstairs in the kids church room while their parents continue with the Worship Service.


NURSERY -  (Birth to 4 years old) Nursery is provided on a weekly basis during the Sunday Worship Service. We have loving nursery workers who care for and play with your child.


OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS throughout the year include the Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, and the Hallelujah Festival (see Outreach).







Fellowship in the Word

    Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 10:00 a.m.  Coffee, snacks, and Bible

     truth with Pastor Chris.

Prayer Time on Sundays

    Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in the Fireside Room.

Adult Sunday School

     Sundays at 9 a.m -10 a.m.

Men's Bible Study

    Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.  

Women's Bible Study 

    Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  



East Immanuel believes we are to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We want to be a bright light in a dark world. Our church is on one of the busiest corners in East St. Paul, MN. We have an amazing opportunity to reach the neighborhood with God's love through different events throughout the year. East Immanuel is takin' the Gospel to the streets.


(Every Spring before Easter) - A hunt for over 2,000 candy-filled eggs, face painting, crafts, food, and the true story of Easter.

HOT DOG OUTREACH - Every Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm during June and July!

VACATION BIBLE ADVENTURE - (August 3, 4 and 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for KIDS.) Kids 4 years old to 5th grade. Join us for a 3-day camp full of Bible stories, games, crafts, singing and more. The curriculum is all designed to strengthen each child's relationship with Jesus. Email Tracy Monson to register your child at

HALLELUJAH FESTIVAL - (every October for FAMILIES.) A fun, safe, family event with food, carnival games, face painting, moonwalk, and more. The Gospel Message is always shared!


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East Immanuel Church  1173 Payne Ave., St Paul, MN 55130  


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Hot dog Outreaches - $1,500 

This is a relationship building outreach.  We usually serve around 40-50 people.  An outside event. Incredible, organic faith conversations. 


Wednesday Night Youth Dinners- $2,000 

Each Wednesday our inner-city youth come to youth group for devotions, small groups, games, and dinner.


Vacation Bible School - $800 (fulfilled for 2021 - thank you!)

 A summer outreach event to the community.  Usually attended by 30-40 kids from the neighborhood.  80 percent of these kids do not know who Jesus is.  


Youth Summer Outreach Outings (fulfilled for 2021 - thank you!)

 These outings are designed for relationship building for our youth.  It gets them out of the city and into an environment that is fun and safe.  This is the best relationship building time we get with our kids.

Castaway Camp - October $200/kid 

All fall high school camp experience during MEA.  This is the kids FAVORITE experience.  We watched kids experience God in amazing ways last year.  

Hallelujah Festival, October Event - $700

A fun filled family event with carnival games, prizes, food, a gospel message, firetrucks and more.  This event draws 200 people from the neighborhood.  

East Egg Hunt -$600 ( fulfilled for 2021 - thank you!)

A fun, safe family event in March.  Over 2,000 “hidden” eggs, face paint, tattoos, snacks and of course, The Gospel Message is ALWAYS shared!