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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Experiencing "God With Us" in all stages of life

WELCOME TO EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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.

WHO WE ARE CALLED TO BE

Emmanuel has always wanted and strived to have a connection with the community. As we grow, continuing to reach out and make connections to the community should be our over-arching umbrella. This will be done purposefully and systematically, as we cannot just expect people to come to us. We will need to utilize various focus areas and venues to teach and encourage current members to share their faith so others may know Christ’s love through Emmanuel.

We can do this by serving the needs of God’s people in all stages of life, with particular emphasis on…

  • Young families
  • Youth and young adults
  • Special needs populations

in our church and community

We can accomplish this by becoming...

  • Deeper through Discipleship (growing in faith)
  • Stronger through Worship (being nurtured in God’s Word)
  • Warmer through Fellowship (developing relationships with God’s people)
  • Broader through Ministry (serving God’s people)
  • Larger through Evangelism (sharing our faith with others)

SERVICE TIMES

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).

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS & ALL OF GOD'S CREATION

    Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be holding its annual blessing of the animals on Sunday, October 5 at all of our worship services. We ask that you bring a picture of your pet(s) to place on a large picture board that will be placed up by the altar. We will offer a blessing on all of our pet friends during a special worship giving thanks to God for creation, especially our friends as pets.

    In addition, we will be thanking God and asking for God's blessing on all other aspects of creation, including the fall harvest. Therefore, bring pictures of your flower gardens, vegetable gardens or any other aspect of creation (sunsets, mountains, fields, etc.) to place on a picture board as well.

    So, get those pictures ready for our October 5 worship!

    We are also going to be doing a focus on “Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue” from Northville. Waggin’ tails Dog Rescue does not have a formal shelter or kennel, but provides foster home opportunities for dogs in need of rescue or finding a permanent home. More information can be found on their web page at Waggin’tailsdogrescue.org. Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue also provides a service to the community called “Full Bowls Full Bellies Pet Food” which provides food for cats and dogs, cat litter, and other needs. The goal of this program is to provided needed essentials for people in financial need to be able to keep their pets. As a way of supporting this service to the community, we are going to be collecting donations of money, dry or canned dog food or cat food, food dishes, or toys.

    * ** IN ADDITION, Emmanuel Lutheran will be joining with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (39020 Five Mile Road in Livonia) for its 5:00 PM Saturday worship and Blessing of the Animals on October 4. Please bring your pets (leashed, caged, restrained in some way) for a blessing as part of the focus on God’s care for all of creation.

    The Blessing of the Animals & All Of God’s Creation is held in connection with the saint day of St. Francis of Assisi in October. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was known for his love for all creation and his kindness and compassion to all creatures. October 4 is the traditional feast day to commemorate his life and ministry.

    CARE OF GOD’S CREATION

    As part of our celebration of God’s Creation on October 5, we will also be offering outdoor service opportunities as we care for God’s creation. Service opportunities will be made available following all three worship services and include outdoor projects around the church property, elderly home projects and participating in the 2014 Livonia-Garden City CROP Walk to fight hunger locally and abroad. Sign-up sheets for these projects and pledge forms (CROP WALK) will be made available in the gathering area at church. Come and help care for God’s creation as we ask for God’s continued blessing on all creation!

     
    PICTURES FROM SERVICE SUNDAY
    Did you miss Service Sunday and want to see what happened?  Did we have you so busy that you never looked up?  We have a gallery of photos from this event that are now available for your viewing.  Click here to view the gallery.