Gather together. Be empowered by the promises of God. Be sent out into the world as disciples of the living Christ.

Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church!

We’re glad you’re checking out the website!

At Immanuel Lutheran Church we gather, empower, and send all people as disciples of the living Christ.

Founded in 1919 by Swedish American Lutherans, Immanuel is a congregation of  Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Today our congregation is blessed with people from many backgrounds and Christian experiences.  We may be over 100 years old but our love for our community of Ceresco and our world is young and alive!


Please explore our site and come and visit us – you are always welcome!  If you need to reach Pastor Scott, please call or text him on his phone at (402) 499-4444.

The “COVID 15”?  This past year and a half have been a challenge for many people to keep from gaining too much weight.  Most people have struggled to maintain their weight during the pandemic, with 61% of American adults reporting undesired weight gain or loss in the past 17 months.

According to a recent WebMD poll of more than 1,000 readers more than half of the respondents said that they’d gained weight “due to COVID restrictions” disrupting their health routines.  Some 54% reported that they were exercising less and 68% admitted that they were snacking more.

Join for Sunday morning worship at 10:15 a.m. as Immanuel has a three-part message series on “wellness” as we study God’s Word and apply it to our whole life.  Our message themes will be:

Sunday, September 19 – “Healthy Body”

Sunday, September 26 – “Healthy Mind”

Sunday, October 3 – “Healthy Soul”

Wellness and health are more than just thinking about what God desires us to be and do.  It takes more than just some self-help approach to eating certain foods, exercising or being on a sports team.  Wellness involves our WHOLE self – mind, body and spirit.  It’s being totally “IN” with God.

Sunday School for children and adults is at 9 a.m.   Our adult class is led by Pastor Scott as we complete our study of “The Purpose Driven Life” and our children are learning about prayer this Fall season.

God is alive and working in the lives of our community. We invite you to come celebrate the full life that He gives us through worship, fellowship, growth, service and sharing the story of His work in our lives.

At Immanuel, we remember that God gives hope and purpose in challenging times. That’s why we, as God’s people, seek to find creative ways to tell our world about Him and His ways.  It’s also why we encourage and support one another as a church.

If you wish to join us as we gather online, please click the link below.


 Please click on the button below if you wish to give your offering online.  Thank you for supporting Immanuel’s mission and ministry in sharing God’s love in our world.






 We are a community of faith that believes God has created each of us ‘on purpose for a purpose’.  We celebrate the gift of life as we live God’s grace and generosity in all we do.  We are a welcoming place that understands that all of us are in different places in life as we seek to grow in our relationship with God.




Immanuel’s youth recently enjoyed being in God’s great outdoors on our annual Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) trip to northern Minnesota on May 24-29..  Although the weather was cold we had a great time together.  Our next youth trip to the BWCA will be in early August 2022.


Immanuel’s Pastor – Rev. Scott Larson