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

And one of them, a lawyer, asked Jesus a question to test him.

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Matthew 22:35-40

Pastor Larry Stappler

Pastor Larry Stappler

Director, Pastoral Care

A message from Pastor Larry…

March is a month of many changes.  March brings daylight savings time on the 8th.  And with longer days come the early flowers and the budding of trees.

In March we also continue in the season of Lent on a 40 day journey, excluding Sundays, toward the cross and the empty tomb.

Like last year, I invite you to Lenten Devotions which will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Library at Buffalo Hill Terrace, at 11:15 a.m. in the Family Room at Immanuel Skilled Care Center, and at 3 p.m. in the Lodge at Buffalo Hill.  They will be Wednesdays beginning March 4th. These are times of prayer and scripture and can be a help with our journeys.  They last typically 15-20 minutes.

I conclude with the words of Paul and they are my words this month to you.

“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, have the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.  Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”      Philippians 2:1-4

May you have a blessed March and Lent!!