Welcome to First Immanuel Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
374 S. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

† 408-292-5404 † office@firstimmanuel.org † fax 408-297-8748

"Proclaiming Christ to the Nations"

Service Times
9:00  AM    Divine Service
10:15 AM     Bible Study/Sunday School
11:30 AM     Servicio Divino
12:30 AM    Catecismo/ Estudio Biblico

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—all so 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


Contact Information

First Immanuel Lutheran Church
374 South 3rd Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone (408) 292-5404
Fax (408) 297-4748


  • FILC 10.14.18 News & Prayers

    REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK: We thank and praise the Lord for our faithful women of the Lutheran Women’s Mission League Please keep Joan DeMay-Baker up in prayer as she prepares for several surgeries • We lift up Liz for God’s comfort, health and well being during her pregnancy • Mark who is critically ill, nephew of Karen Deichmann • Prayers of comfort and healing for: Paul GessoTeresa Cuevas, Gail Castro, Arcele Thompson and Harriett Glass • Please keep the Midwife of Liz • Deena Steward, Chris Schieber & Jeanne, daughter-in-law of Eloise, Jesus Lopez up in prayer as they are under-going cancer treatments • Prayers for Emma & Mateos • We hold up Mario & Christy and Abbey Reyes & family for God’s guidance, peace and safety Christ the Life Lutheran Church C.O.M.E. All those serving our country in the Military including Dimas Jr. & Veronica Cuevas,  Benjamin  Brighton & David Newton

    Our members celebrating a birthday this week:

    10/16  Lee Ann Visnapuu

    10/17  Kevin D’Amelio

    10/18  Ayele Workeneh


    Our members celebrating an anniversary this week:

    10/14  Marvin & Tatiana Pinada ~ 23 years

    10/14  Chris & Corazon Schieber ~ 1 year


    FALL FESTIVAL ~ Saturday, October 20th 10:00 – 2:00.  Food, Nerf, RC Cars, Water Games and Raffle.  Help needed on Friday at 6:30 to set up, during the event and after clean up. Sign up to help in the narthex. 

    THANKS - to our church family for your prayers and words of encouragement for the Gesso family. We have received so many blessings each day through the prayers by all of you. The Lord has granted us His guiding hand each day and provided medical support for the weeks ahead. We so appreciate our church family and the love given to us at this time.


    Greeters needed We are in need of Greeters for the 9:00 Service. Come 15 minutes prior to the service to greet and also greet after the service. Rotation of greeters is about once every 2 months. For more information, contact Gail 408-292-5404 gail@firstimmanuel.org


    Operation Christmas Child –

    There is a variety of ways to support Operation Christmas Child:

    *          donate items for the boxes  (small cars/trucks, stuff animal, erasers, sharpeners, etc)

    *          donate funding for items for the boxes

    *          donate funding to cover the shipping cost  - $9.00 per box

    *          fill a shoebox on your own


    There are pre-printed boxes available.  Please bring your completed gift boxes and/or gifts for the boxes to church by Sunday, November 4th.  If making a cash/check donation, (rather than a shoebox) please mark it “shoebox” fund – it could be put in the collection platesFor more information, please contact Beth Braun at (408-892-9790) or bethimar@yahoo.com


    MITES FOR MISSIONS/LWML Sunday On Your Mark, Get Ready, Save! We will be collecting mites on Sunday, October 14th as we celebrate LWML Sunday. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. In fact, the LWML has collected over $100 million dollars since 1942. Yes … these coins have and will continue to make a difference. Stop by our table in the narthex to contribute your mites or to find out more about what FILC’s Dorcas Guild and Lydia Ladies are all about. We’ll have copies of our Bible Studies, scrapbooks, Mission Projects and more available for you to review, as well as donuts in the Parish Hall. Contact Martha Gong or Sherry Lawson (or any of the ladies wearing purple) for more information. Thank you for contributing to our Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world.



    We are now forming our Congregational Christmas Party Planning Committee and need help! Please contact Martha Gong (mothra95035@att.net) if you are interested in helping plan our Christmas Party this year. Our first meeting will be scheduled shortly, so sign-up to help now!




    HALLOWEEN COSTUMES DONATED this past year will be distributed on a first come first served basis starting Oct. 9th while supplies last. If you have any additional costumes to donate, please put them in the C.O.M.E. barrel in the Choir Room by October 9th.


    WITH WINTER APPROACHING, there is a need for sleeping bags, blankets, warm hats and gloves as well as men's coats. We can also use backpacks, rolling suitcases, sheet sets, towel sets, disposable shavers and gallon zip lock bags.


    OUR GIFT BASKET WORK PARTY will be the morning of November 3rd starting at 9:30am in the C.O.M.E. building. We still need medium sized baskets, books for children, art supplies, small toys, new stuffed animals and 2019 calendars. Please bring all donations by October 31st. See you there!


    MARK YOUR CALENDAR to volunteer for the CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION DAY, Thursday December 13th! Work a few hours in the morning starting at 9am or early evening starting at 4pm. Watch the Sunday bulletins and November Newsletter for more details. RSVP your volunteer time to Georgette Soto at 408-723-0342. Please leave a message with the times you are available.


    Thank you for your continued support and prayers!



    VOICE OF THE MARTYRS has a conference at Calvary Chapel on Saturday, November 3, 2018 fro 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  1175 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, 95118.

   October 2018   

This Week's Events



Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Young Adult Bible Study
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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