Join us for in person Lenten Services each Wednesday at 11:00 AM & 6:30 Bible Study

February 17 - March 24

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 

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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




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FILC 2.28.21 News & Prayers


• We lift up Nathan who having treatments for cancer that is also affecting his kidneys, nephew of Lee Ann Visnapuu

• Prayers for Jeannie Lyle’s father who has Lymphoma

• Prayers for Liz Schuller as she may be giving birth shortly

• Prayers of strength, comfort and healing for Melody White who had rotator cuff surgery

• Please keep JR D’Amelio up in prayer as his surgery was cancelled due to recent diagnosis of A-Fib

• Prayers of strength and healing for the father of Celia Flores

• Prayers of wisdom to the doctors of Gary who is suffering with seizures, brother of Frances Scott

• We pray for safety, peace and comfort the crisis in Ethiopia

• We lift up Art Bye who is having many medical problems; skin radiation, heart problems, fluid in his lungs and prostrate problems.

• Please pray for God’s guidance with Veda Connor who is having her last eye surgery Feb. 25th

• All those effected by or are suffering from the corona virus

Our members celebrating a birthday this week:

3/1  Donnie White

3/5  Karen Deichmann

3/6  Julia Montano

Prayers of strength and healing for:

• Dimas Cuevas • Jason Gamino • Nate James • Donnie White • Karen Deichmann • Harriet Glass • Rosemary Thode • Martha Baker • Maria & Liberio, parents of Silverio Valdivia • Deliah who has a tumor • Juan Vargas • David, the nephew of Shirley Stager • Christy Gonzales • Mark, nephew of Karen Deichmann • Ayela • Gail Castro • Arcele Thompson

Prayers for:

• Mateos 

Prayers for God’s guidance, peace and safety

• Jorge & Estella Vasquez • Lucia Vivas • Mario & Christy  • Abbey Reyes & family

Prayers for God’s hand on these ministries:

• Christ the Life Lutheran Church • Board of Trustees • All those serving our country in the Military including Dimas Jr. & Veronica Cuevas, Benjamin  Brighton & David Newton

Please join us in person for Lenten Services each Wednesday at 11:00 AM and Bible Study at 6:30 PM

APARTMENTS FOR RENT The one bedroom apartment next door to the church is available right now.   800 sq. ft. Rent is $1800.00 per month with a $1800.00 deposit.  Talk to Gail for more details.  408-218-9998\This year the Soup Supper will not be served at First Immanuel, so Lydia Ladies are asking those who would like to participate, to make soup at home and share it with your families. This week’s soup is Joyce Bonnett’s Cream of Broccoli Soup.  Joyce was a member in the past and her recipe was chosen for our Feast of Goodness Cookbook in 1996.  We hope everyone will enjoy it on next Wednesday, the second Wednesday of Lent, February 24th.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

2 c. chopped broccoli (1 bunch)     

1 sm. onion, thinly sliced

3 green onions, green part only, thinly sliced

1 stalk celery, sliced

1 T. butter or margarine

½ c. water

2 tsp salt

Pinch of cayenne pepper

3 T. uncooked regular rice

2 c. chicken broth, divided                                   

½ c. half & half (optional)

Cook broccoli in boiling salted water, or steam. Drain; set aside.

Combine onion, green onions, celery, butter and water in 2-quart saucepan or small fry pan. Place over medium heat and simmer slowly for 2 minutes. Add salt, cayenne pepper, rice, and 1 cup broth, simmer for 15 minutes. Do not boil.

Place broccoli, onion mixture and remaining 1 cup broth into blender container, blend until smooth.

Combine half and half and soup mixture in a saucepan; heat and serve.


Sopa de Brocoli en Crema

2  Tazas de brócoli cortada en pedacitos
1 cebolla redonda (pequeña) cortada en rebanadas delgadas
3 cebollas verdes, use solamente la parte verde y córtela en rebanadas delgadas
1 Tallo de apio cortado en rebanadas
1 Cucharada grande de mantequilla o margarina
1/2 taza de agua
2 Cucharaditas de sal
1 Pizca de pimienta Cayena
3 cucharadas grandes de arroz crudo
2 tazas de caldo de pollo
1/2 Taza de leche semi descremada (opcional)
Cocine el brócoli en agua hirviendo con sal o en vapor. Drene el agua y ponga el brócoli a un lado.
Combine la cebolla redonda, la verde, el apio, la mantequilla y el agua en un sartén pequeño. Cocine mezcla a fuego lento por 2 minutos. Añade la sal, la pimienta Cayena, el arroz, y una taza del caldo de pollo, cocine por 15 minutos. No lo deje hervir.
Ponga el brócoli, la mezcla de las cebollas y la otra taza del caldo de pollo en la licuadora hasta que se vuelva en crema.
Combine la leche semi descremada con la mezcla de la sopa en un sartén, caliéntela y sírvala.

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