Outreach Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Outreach Services

Enriching lives and fulfilling our calling.

Chaplaincy at Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Serving resident, staff and families’ religious and spiritual concerns through:

  • Pastoral care and visitation
  • Hospital visitation
  • Affirmation of individual beliefs of all
  • Weekly devotions at Buffalo Hill Terrace at 9:30 a.m. in the Library
  • Periodic Care-and-Share services
  • Memorial services
  • Christ Care Fund administration for employees in need

Weekly Sunday Worship Services

Buffalo Hill Terrace at 1:00 p.m.
Immanuel Skilled Care Center at 2:00 p.m.
Holy Communion served the first Sunday of each month

  • Seasons of the church year observed

Weekly Bible Study

Each Monday

Buffalo Hill Terrace at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium
Immanuel Skilled Care Center at 11:15 a.m. in the Family Room
The Lodge at Buffalo Hill at 3:00 p.m. in the Recreation Room

Ecumenical Bible Study

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Bible Study
2nd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

Church of Creston
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Catholic Communion Services

Buffalo Hill Terrace
Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room

Immanuel Skilled Care Center
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Family Room


Buffalo Hill Terrace holds weekly Devotions Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Library
Lenten Devotions

Weekly Devotion

Weekly Devotion

Psalm 111:1-3

Praise the LORD!

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,

in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

Great are works of the LORD,

studied by all who delight in them.

Full of honor and majesty is his work,

and his righteousness endures forever.

Pastor Larry Stappler

Pastor Larry Stappler

Director, Pastoral Care

A message from Pastor Larry…

Busyness!   It is everywhere.  People flitting from one thing to another.  I hear people complain about all the traffic and everyone seems to be moving all over the valley.  Now, being busy isn’t a bad thing as we all want to be productive in our work.  But, how many of us take the time to pause and reflect in the midst of our daily lives?

I know that is not easy to do.  Silence is one thing but quieting the mind quite another.   There is a story in the scriptures about Elijah who was hiding out because King Ahab and Queen Jezebel were out to kill him.  He experienced a fierce wind, an earthquake, and fire.  But it was “a sound of sheer silence” in which the Lord spoke to him and gave him a mission.  (1 Kings 19:1-18)  Then from Psalm 46 “Be still, and know that I am God.”   (Psalm 46:10)

As October comes upon us with crisp nights and beautiful colors, remember to take time.  Breathe deeply and remember to pause, pray, and reflect.  As we do, we may find ourselves a bit of peace in all our busyness and, who knows, maybe hear God in the silence.

Thank you for all you do to serve!  You are truly a blessing!

Blessings and prayers,