Dr. Martin Luther, A Beggar Before God

Last year was the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, and to celebrate we at Immanuel Lutheran, E. Peoria, produced a musical written by our very own Pastor Craig Stanford. Pulling in wonderful performers from the area community theater, the dinner theater was a great success! Instead of dinner theater, this year, we are going to be holding the performance at the Apollo Theater in downtown Peoria! Read our announcement mailer right here, and feel free to connect with us via email or on facebook.


Most importantly, we are holding auditions in August. If you or someone you know is even slightly interested in being a star on stage, please come try out! Auditions will be held at Immanuel Lutheran (526 E. Washington St., East Peoria).

  1. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6PM-8PM
  2. Friday, August 24, 2018, 6PM-8PM
  3. Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1PM-3PM

You may bring your own song, music, or recording (including on your phone) to your audition or you may sing one of the selections Blisse Stanford will provide.

Just a note to let any prospective cast member know. Last year the people of Immanuel provided finger food and other easy dinner selections available to eat prior to rehearsals. We did this to help make life a little less hectic for our cast and crew and to show our appreciation for being a part of this production. We plan to do the same this year. It was also a great way for the cast to get to know each other and have a great time in the process.

Divine Service

Our church is located at 526 E Washington St in East Peoria, and Divine Service with Holy Communion is at 9:00 AM every Sunday. We hope to see you there!

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If you want a reason for why you should consider visiting us or even just think about looking into Lutheranism, check out this essay on Lutheranism

And check out our interactive presentation about Lutheranism and Immanuel. It’s a great starting point!