There is a pressing need for a confessional Lutheran church and classical school in the nation’s capital. God has richly blessed Immanuel with faithful Scriptural teaching, an overflowing communion rail, and school classrooms bursting at the seams. We need to seize this moment. Now is the time to cement Immanuel’s place in Alexandria for generations to come. This capital campaign will raise funds to do just that - enhance the sanctuary, build more classrooms, and improve our aging facility. We ask God's help to grow in grace.
The members of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School have spent the last few years giving much thought to how God has blessed us, put us in a position of growth, and how we might respond to the need to improve and expand our aging facilities. On Sunday, October 26, 2014, members of Immanuel-Evangelical Lutheran Church gathered for their semi-annual Voters Assembly meeting to discuss the next steps in Immanuel’s building and renovation plans.
We are excited to share that Immanuel will be implementing the plans Rust | Orling Architects have prepared for renovation and expansion. This includes new kitchen and bathroom facilities adjacent to the undercroft, elevators in church and school, the addition of five classrooms to the lower school building, as well as refurbishments to existing classrooms, restrooms, and office space in the lower school building. We anticipate breaking ground for these projects this coming June. Immanuel also entered into an agreement with McCrery Architects to prepare a master plan for sanctuary renovations, including increased lighting and a more accessible communion rail.
Simultaneously, the congregation approved a financing plan through the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), which will provide needed resources beyond our one million dollar Growing in Grace Capital Campaign goal. We are now in the process of submitting our formal application with LCEF for a line of credit not to exceed four million dollars.
We are ever-mindful of Psalm 48: “Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers, consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever.” We undertake this project asking God to bless it not for our own glory, but for the purpose of telling the next generation the saving gospel of Jesus.
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