© 2018 by East Immanuel Lutheran Church. Humbly created by God's faithful servants.


2018 Christmas Eve



COVID - 19​ Updates

April 5, 2020

We continue to trust in God's sovereignty through this time.  Our government has extended the nationwide social distancing guidelines of no more than 10 people at a gathering through April 30.  All services, bible studies, youth groups and activities will be on hold until this time. We will reassess after April 30.  

Pastor Chris and Barb Zimple continue to be in the office with adjusted schedules.  They will continue to be here for you, pray for you and answer your questions.  As the church of Jesus, it is all of our duties to be praying for each other, calling each other and continuing to spread the good news, even in these times. Many blessings to you all.  


We have created a new FACEBOOK page titled “East Immanuel Connect.”  This was designed for us to stay connected through this time through prayer request, sharing fun photos, inspiring verses and more. To be added to the FACEBOOK group:  Go to facebook and type East Immanuel Connect (in the search bar)  


 We encourage you, if able, to continue to tithe.  We have a “donate” tab on our website to make online contributions or you can use snail-mail! :)  



March 20, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,


Times like these can be scary and unsettling.  This is real and unprecedented. HOWEVER, because we have the promises of God,  while there is anxiety and fear; there is not despair. While there is uncertainty; there is not hopelessness.  One of the greatest promises of God is that He is sovereign and completely in control. We take great comfort knowing that God is on the throne and never sleeps or slumbers.


East Immanuel’s leadership team and elders are reacting to the Coronavirus in the following ways.  Please understand this situation is fluid, so plans may change suddenly. We will be updating via the website and email.  


  1.  All Sunday Worship services are canceled until further notice.  The government has set new guidelines of no gatherings of 10 or more for at least the next 15 days, probably longer.  We WILL be providing an online service with Diane leading us in worship and Pastor Chris delivering his Sunday message beginning this Sunday.  The link will be sent out via email and on our website each Saturday night.


   2.  Wednesday Night Lent has been canceled.  This was a difficult decision considering we have plenty of “social distancing” but we will adhere to the guidelines of no gathering of 10 or more.  We will reassess in 2 weeks.


  3.  Youth group, the Taste of E.I and the Easter Egg Hunt are canceled.  


  4.  We have created a new FACEBOOK page titled “East Immanuel Connect.”  This was designed for us to stay connected through this time through prayer request, sharing fun photos, inspiring verses and more.  This is a place for us to strengthen and encourage, not to voice frustrations or negativity. If you are struggling please call Pastor Chris for council.  He is happy and able to talk. 651-776-2358


** to be added to the FACEBOOK group:  Go to facebook and type East Immanuel Connect (in the search bar)  OR email Tracy at tmlynn121481@yahoo.com and ask to be invited. 


  5. We encourage you, if able, to continue to tithe.  We have a “donate” tab on our website to make online contributions or you can use snail-mail! :)  



Sunday Worship - April 5

SUNDAY Music LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtDWPYfergM&feature=youtu.be

SUNDAY Sermon LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHXaQuptWo&t=17s


Wednesday Lent Video -- April 1  Making Much of His Name

Recovering Redemption (Part 12) - Making Much of His Name



If you are not on our church email list, please request to be put on it by emailing Barb at eiline@juno.com.  This is the most efficient way to receive current information. 


Worship Time 10:15 a.m. Sundays

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.

Worship Time 10:15 am Sundays

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.



   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 - (Youth ages Kindergarten through 12th grade)  Meets on Wednesday nights throughout the school year from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Refuge Schedule for February and March:

EVERY WEDNESDAY during February and March 5:30-7 at Church!


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).


Photo Album

2018 - East Immanuel's First Parade!

Welcome, Karen Church!

Fellowship in the Word

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

     truth with Pastor Chris.

Prayer Time

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

Men's Bible Study

    Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Resumes 9/11/19.

Women's Bible Study 

    Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Resumes 9/11/19.




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.

VACATION BIBLE ADVENTURE - (July 23. 24 and 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm for KIDS.) 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 or children at tmlynn121481@yahoo.com.

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!

TOY DRIVE - (every December.) East Immanuel and partner churches donate hundreds of gifts to bless the children of East St. Paul. Parents come to the church to pick out the perfect gift for their little ones. The opportunity to serve, pray, and connect with the parents is a blessing to our congregation and a great way to plant seeds of faith in their hearts



Sunday Worship - April 5

SUNDAY Music LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtDWPYfergM&feature=youtu.be

SUNDAY Sermon LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHXaQuptWo&t=17s

Sunday Worship - March 29, 2020

SUNDAY Music LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryMaAIlFyAc&feature=youtu.be 

SUNDAY Sermon LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiXm0CWg4uo

Calendar of Events


Contact Us

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

651-776-2358        eiline@juno.com

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and tax-deductible.