• Confrence
  • SJSU to FILC
  • Childrens Message
  • The Sanctuary
  • The Sanctuary
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Service at the Park 2019




Welcome to First Immanuel Lutheran Church

Missouri Synod
374 S. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

† 408-292-5404 † office@firstimmanuel.org †

"Proclaiming Christ to the Nations"

Regular Service Times

9:00 AM Divine Service - 10:00 Sunday School

11:30 AM Servicio Divino 

Thank you for visiting our website!

Serving more than just Sunday worship, we offer education, growth and fellowship opportunities that focus on God’s Word and learning to live in His love—also we can realize  a  deeper service to and connection with His larger family.  We welcome you to become a part of what Jesus came to give each of us—

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10:10


Relationship and growth groups

    •  Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
    •  Adult and Youth Confirmation Classes
    •  Youth Group
    •  Music Program - Chancel Choir,  Bells,    Youth Choir
    •  Small Groups - Bible study, fellowship, service
    •  Quinceañeras, Posada, & other cultural events



FILC 9.25.22 News & Prayers



·      Prayers of peace and comfort for Macario Potente who is in hospice, father of Melody White

·      We lift up Gema Schuller as she is fighting an infection in her toe.

·      Prayers for Franklin who is having trouble breathing after heart surgery, Pastor Schuller’s uncle

Prayers of strength and healing for:

Colleen Isaacs, Gail Rhan, Jean Schieber’s sister, Shirley Stager, Sarah Mello, Gabrielle DeMay, Beth Lazatera, Veda Connor, Christy Gonzales, Mark, nephew of Karen Deichmann, Arcele Thompson, Art Bye, Cindy Neilson, JR & Lyn D’Amelio, Carol Cook, Ralph, Jeannie Lyle’s father, Donnie White, Martha Baker, Dan Whitney, Yvonne Wagner, Nathan, Nephew of Lee Ann Visnapuu, Stephanie Anderson, sister of Ben Anderson
Our Members Celebrating a birthday this week:

9/27 Dimas  Cuevas Jr.

9/28 Denise Machuca

9/29 Jorge Vasquez

9/29 Miguel  Gonzalez

9/29 Jocelyn Cervantes

9/30 Alanis Valdivia

Prayers for God’s hand on these ministries:

• Lutheran Church of Our Savior • C.O.M.E. • Sunday School • All those who are struggling, are homeless, are suffering from depression or mental illness

GARAGE SALE RESULTS ~ The garage sale brought in $702.00 so far.  Thank you to all for your donations and support!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Every gift-filled shoebox is a tool for evangelism and discipleship for a local church around the world.  At Operation Christmas Child outreach events, boys and girls hear the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ and receive a tangible expression of God’s love through one of our prayerfully packed shoeboxes. Each and every person at First Immanuel Lutheran Church is an active participant in OCC.  Everyone is involved by their prayers, cash, donations, crafts, sewing and/or crochet (or knitting).  I’d like to encourage y’all to write a letter or fill in one of the coloring pages (located on the OCC table in the narthex).  Please return the message to Beth Braun or leave it on the OCC table. It is looking like we’ll have 120 boxes this year so we really appreciate if you write or color more than one page.  These letters often become cherished items for the child. We are finishing up on filling the shoeboxes.  We are in need of WOW (legos, trucks, dolls) for the 2-4 year old boys and girls.  If making a cash or check donation (make it out to First Immanuel), please mark it “shoebox” fund – it could be put in the collection plate or mailed to the church. Thank you for all your support in this ministry.          

CONTINUING EDUCATION in Cupertino!   Course, offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and hosted by Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Cupertino, CA.  The course is scheduled to be a three-day event, intended by the instructor for both clergy and professional church workers AS WELL AS laity.  

Topic:  Principles of Biblical Interpretation for Everyone

Instructor:  The Rev. Dr. James W. Voelz

Dates:  September 27-29 (Tue, Wed, Thur) 

Including… Daily Chapel 

Wednesday ‘Side-Bar’ Discussion:  “Post-Modernism, Critical Race Theory, and the Interpretation of Scripture” 

Wednesday Gemütlichkeit and Cookout (Parsonage) 

The link, for registration and course description/information:

https://www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/continuing-education/cupertino-california/ Pick up a registration flyer in the narthex.

You’re Invited to the Meet and Greet Pastor Baue along with some light entertainment on Friday, October 7th from 4:00 – 7:00.  This will be a potluck “happy hour”. The Braun Residence 4147 Snowbank Ct. San Jose, CA 95135 RSVP to Beth at (408) 892-9790

CONFERENCE AT FILC Have you ever sung the hymn “What is this bread” Lutheran Service Book 629?  The author of this hymn Reverend Fred Baue is going to talk about what inspired him to write the hymn along with other hymns he has written.  He will also be presenting on a book he wrote called, “The Spiritual Society”.  Though the book was written 20 years ago many of his predictions have come true as to the direction our society has gone.  We will start the conference    

with Matins and end the conference with Vespers.  The Conference will be Saturday, October 8th at 10a.m. at First Immanuel.  The cost of the conference is $20.  This will include the book (The Spiritual Society) and lunch.  Please preregister on the sign up sheet in the Narthex.

ALL WOMEN INVITED!  Join us as we meet with other sisters-in-Christ for an uplifting day of Bible study, singing, inspiration, good food and socializing. “The Gift of Listening” Bible Study Leader:  Rev. Aaron Putnam, City Director, LINC Bay Area Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lutheran Church of Our Savior 5825 Bollinger Road, Cupertino, CA A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration: $15/person (pay at the door) (Scholarships available, if requested.) Please RSVP by 10/17/22 by phone or email to: Linda Bradley, 650-704-6472, lindalwml@sbcglobal.net. LWML’s 80th Anniversary “What’s Your 80?” An Ingathering of 80 items for the C.O.M.E. Ministry at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, San Jose. Help us collect 80 of the following items: men’s and/or women’s NEW underwear and/or socks in sizes: small, medium and large. Bring the items with you. Sponsored by LWML Zone 18 

  September 2022  
This Week's Events


Bible Study
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Young Adult Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Church Clean Up
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bible Search
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