Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting church and home, Emmanuel equips people
to love God and serve others as Christ loves us.


Emmanuel is a congregation located in Livonia, Michigan.  It is made up of about 450 baptized and averages around 150-175 in worship. With an average age of 39, we have a lot of young families and children and continue to seek ministries that will meet their needs. We are supportive of the diverse variety of family struggles in today's society.

We are affiliated with the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) which has its national headquarters in Chicago. In Michigan, we are part of the Southeast Michigan Synod.



                                                A - Accept All

                                                B - Build Faith Through Engaging Experiences

                                                C - Connect Church With Home

                                                D - Do Caring Acts of Love & Service


Vision: By connecting church and home,

Emmanuel equips people to love God and serve others as Christ loves us.



Welcoming All

Engaging worship

Caring Service

Openness to Ideas

Supporting Members & Families

Faith Formation at Church & Home


Sunday - 8:00 am Traditional worship (Holy Communion every week)

Sunday - 9:30 am Contemporary worship using liturgy and songs in today's language and a variety of musical instruments. (Holy Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays)

Sunday - 11:00 am A variety of Liturgies and music both contemporary and traditional. (Holy Communion every Sunday)

Nursery (birth to 4 years old) is available during the 9:30 am worship. Sunday School for all ages (Preschool through adult) is during the 9:30 am worship (not during summer months).


    EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH FOR MAY - Schools in Tanzania
    During the month of May, we will be highlighting Emmanuel’s relationship with the Dongobesh Lutheran Church in Tanzania. The Southeast Michigan Synod (SEMI) and the Mbulu Diocese in Tanzania have been companion synods since 1990. In 2006 Emmanuel developed a relationship with Dongobesh Lutheran which is part of the Mbulu Diocese. Bishop Nicolaus Nsanganzelu of the Mbulu Diocese will visit Michigan to attend the synod assembly May 15-16. Emmanuel will host a presentation given by Bishop Nsanganzelu about the Mbulu Diocese and its ministries on Sunday May 17th from 6-8pm. This event will be open to the community. During each Sunday in May, a different aspect of the Mbulu ministries will be highlighted. We will be collecting funds for scholarships & classroom supplies for the Dongobesh Secondary School (high school) and the Dongobesh School for the Deaf. There will be an auction of handmade items before and after the 9:30 service on May 17 as a fundraiser. Auctioning donated items is a way of donating offerings at Dongobesh Lutheran.

    Dongobesh Secondary School is an agricultural boarding facility supported by the Mbulu Diocese. Approximately 300 young people between the ages of 15 and 25 study Physical Sciences, Mathematics, English, Swahili and Agriculture in a practical setting. A nearby farm, owned by the school, provides hands-on experience and necessary food for the students. As many of the students come from poor families or are orphans they have difficulty paying their school fees of approximately $650/year. From 2001 - 2012, SEMI has sponsored scholarships for 43 students. We will be collecting funds for scholarships as well as classroom supplies for the May Emphasis of the month.

    The Dongobesh School for the Deaf is a collaboration between the Tanzanian government & the Mbulu Diocese. The school provides meals and housing for 100+ students ages 6 - 16. Primary education subjects are taught by seven teachers and vocational skills of sewing, carpentry or masonry are taught when materials and staff are available. There are no tuition fees for these students but there is a great need for classroom supplies, additional staff and programs such as sign language training. Handicapped students are marginalized in society and public funding is minimal. 
    Bishop Nicolaus Nsanganzelu presentation
    Guest speaker Bishop Nicolaus Nsanganzelu will speak at Emmanuel on Sunday May 17 about the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania, the Mbulu Diocese, our sister congregation in Dongobesh and the ministries that they support. There will be opportunities to ask questions and refreshments will be available. The event is scheduled from 6-8pm and is open to the community. There will be a sign up sheet in the hallway if you can bring cookies. 
    Handmade items needed!
    Do you craft? Sew? Woodwork? Bake? Garden? Calling all crafters, cooks/bakers, woodworkers and artists of all mediums. We need items for the May 17th auction to raise monies for the Dongobesh Secondary School and the Dongobesh School for the Deaf. At our sister church in Dongobesh this is a weekly means of collecting offerings. In lieu of cash, crops from gardens or farm animals or handmade items are given by parishioners and auctioned at the end of the service. Proceeds are given to the church. Please sign up on the sheet in the hallway if you can donate items. The event will be held in the fellowship hall before and after the 9:30 service on May 17th. 

    GOOD NEW DAY CAMP 2015 - June 15-19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Day Camp is for children age 5 (by June 1, 2015) through completing 6th Grade.

    Registration packets are located online (click here) or in the church office.  Early-bird registration is $60 for the first child in the family $55 for the second child, and $50 for each additional child in the family.  After June 1, registration is $65 per child.  Contact Judy Cook at 248-442-8822 or judy@emmanuel-livonia.org for additional information.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MONDAY, JUNE 8th.