July 2021


Luke 4:18, “Unrolling the scroll Jesus found the place from Isaiah where it is written, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

His name was Captain Michael Dayton. I never personally met the man. But what he did had ramifications down to the very present. In fact, I wouldn’t even be here typing this to you to read if he didn’t exist or had died early in childhood.

I found out several months ago that Capt. Michael Dayton is a distant relative. His family helped to found Dayton, Ohio. But more importantly, he was a person who served in a Connecticut regiment in the Revolutionary War in the 1700’s. I think I found this all out while going onto the website Ancestry. com

And then I remembered that there was a hereditary society open to people who could trace their family line to anyone who fought, served, or aided in the battle against Great Britain. Eventually, I turned in all my documentation and joined the group, “Sons of the American Revolution.” My dad and I both joined. And so If you ever drive by my house you’ll see two flags: 1) the American flag and 2) the S.A.R. flag. It’s a nonpartisan, non-political group dedicated to education about the freedom for Independence and keeping the real history of American intact.

I didn’t write all that to boast about myself or my family tree. Because the real battle that we face daily is with the tyranny of world, our own sinful flesh, and the Devil.

And the only family tree that counts is that of my Christian family tree. A tree in which God the Son dies on to end the war, even though the battles continue every day for us.

The only family tree that has eternal results is the one in which I was grafted into, adopted into, by Holy Baptism. And all the faithful men and women of old who fought the good fight of faith, who weren’t perfect, but more importantly…forgiven are my spiritual relatives.

And now, I’m forgiven, you’re forgiven…through Jesus of Nazareth, who I’ve never met personally, but I’ve met through my fellow Christians and through the Lord’s Supper. And what Jesus did had more ramifications down to the very present than my far distant relative Michael Dayton.

As we enter the month of July and celebrate the 4th of July, 245 years later we should be reminded of the men and women who dared to lose their lives, property, and freedom for an ideal and a cause greater than themselves. But as Christians, we should also remember that nearly 2,000 years ago the great tyranny and oppression of our sins and the bondage to the devil was fought and won. Not with cannons and help from other nations, but with a Sinless Lamb.

The war has been won through Jesus’ incarnation, death, and resurrection and that freedom from His sacrifice is something that we dare not forget. We dare not fall into spiritual amnesia of what price it took to win us and be claimed as God’s own.

The war is done, but the battle continues. Keep steadfast in your daily battles through the Word of God and through His Sacraments. Attend your Father’s House, receive his gifts in the Divine Service, and know that if the Son has set you free, then you are FREE indeed.

In Christ,

Pr. Tim McCall

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Looking for a Christian Early Childhood Center that seeks to share the love of Christ and care for Children?  Then we might be the place for you.

Please call Immanuel ECC for more information on how to schedule an interview! 785-238-5921

Immanuel is a KDHE Licensed Childcare Center for children age 2 1/2 and up. and our teachers are licensed with the State of Kansas Dept. of Ed. and hold degrees in Education.


Our staff is all trained in First Aid and various educational techniques. Immanuel accepts DCF childcare assistance and is a Child and Adult Care Food Program participant

10:30 AM Sunday after worship:

The Bible and self defense. What does the Bible say?  Are we to be pacifist or can we defend ourselves?  Learn more at our Adult Sunday School.  


We will meet in the conference room following 9 am worship.  ..  Join in person or on Facebook Live.  Bring your bible!  


July, 2021         
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All are welcome to join the Worship Service.  We use an order of service that can be followed along in our hymnal or on the projected screen.

If you feel unsure, you can still wear a mask.  We won't judge you.  

From Ancient times the Church has noted that Holy Communion is for baptized Christians.  It is also a confession of unity and faith when you commune with a Church Body; i.e. when you partake of the Eucharist you are saying publically that you are in doctrinal agreement with the Biblical teachings from the Bible and as explained in the Book of Concord-our confession of faith for the past 500 years.  


Holy Communion is for members of the LCMS or Christians who have talked previously to the pastor.  If you have questions about Holy Communion or how we worship you are encouraged to call the pastor who will answer any question.

If you would like more information on what we teach and believe you can visit our Church Body Website at: www.lcms.org  




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Making a Difference

 Our mission at Immanuel Lutheran ECC (Early Child Care Center) is to lead children and their families to know and to love Jesus. 

    Our center was created to meet the needs of young children. Immanuel Lutheran offers a Christ-centered program to help each child develop as a person and as a child of God.


Why Immanuel ECC for your child?

  • Immanuel offers Christ-centered Education for young children.

  • Immanuel is a KDHE Licensed Childcare Center for children age 2 1/2 and up. and our teachers are licensed with the State of Kansas Dept. of Ed. and hold degrees in Education.

  • Our staff is all trained in First Aid and various educational techniques.

  • Immanuel accepts DCF childcare assistance and is a Child and Adult Care Food Program participant

  • Immanuel has military subsidies available through NACCRRA/ChildCareAware @ gsa.gov

  • Call our Director for enrollment info at: 785-238-5921 

Community Involvement

Pastor McCall is a member of the Geary County Ministerial Association.  An organization of community religious leaders and social services.  We also support the local food pantry and can provide contact information for those in need

Other outreach and faith growth opportunities that we support or encourage:

  • Geary County Ministerial Association

  • 6:30 am Saturday Men's Morning Bible Study Breakfast at Stacys

  • Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

  • Ladies Quilters 

  • LWML

  • Summer Home Bible Study

  • Community VBS 

  • Operation Barnabus-Ministry to the Armed Forces and their families

  • Open Door 

  • Sundown Salute Parade Float

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What we believe from the Holy Bible

  • We believe in the Triune God.  Scripture reveals that there is only one true God, not three gods, and He has revealed Himself in three distinct persons in one divine being. God the Father who created us, God the Son Jesus of Nazareth who redeemed us and God the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us.

  • We believe God created the world out of nothing by his almighty Word over a period of six, natural days.

  • We believe the Bible is inspired or "God-breathed" and wholly true. It is the Book above all books.

  • We believe that by a miracle of the Holy Spirit, the eternal God received a body in the virgin Mary. The name, Jesus, means "Savior." Jesus came to save all people form sin, death and eternal punishment. All who believe in Jesus alone receive forgiveness and eternal life.

  • We believe that God works through means to give His gifts of grace to people. These means of grace are the Word (Bible) and Sacraments (Baptism and Lord's Supper). Through these means God gives forgiveness of sins, new power for daily living and the hope of eternal life.

  • We believe that God comes to us to give His gifts of grace each time we gather in His house of worship. As we come to worship and receive from God, we then have the opportunity to give back to God in our prayers, praises, and offerings.

  • We believe that there will be a Last Day when Jesus will return to judge all men. On that day there will be only two groups of people - those who placed their faith solely in Jesus for salvation and eternal life and those who rejected God's gracious invitation to trust Jesus for salvation and eternal life. Jesus will gather up those who believe and take them to heaven, and unbelievers will suffer punishment for eternity. 

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