Church History (1867-1967)

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In 1967, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mankato celebrated its 100th Anniversary. A booklet “Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church — 1867 Centennial 1967” was created. This booklet is reproduced here.

Immanuel Centennial (1867-1967)

The Festival Services

One Hundred Years of Grace


Years of Growth

New Construction

Shift to English

Teacher Shortage

Kindergarten Started

Faculty Enlarged

Organizations in the Church


Centennial, Continued

Coming of Crisis

Loss of a Principal

Synodical Problems

Synod Fellowship Suspended

Seeds at Winter Haven

Withdrawal from Synod

Others Withdraw

Immanuel College Started

School at Winter Haven

CLC Organized

Anniversary Planning Starts

ILC Moves to Eau Claire

High School Faculty Enlarged

Centennial Project

Second Century Dawns


Immanuel in Its Centennial Year

Immanuel Grade School

Immanuel High School

Sunday School

At a Church Dinner

At the Church Picnic

Humble Beginnings: ILHS