Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Experiencing "God With Us" in all stages of life


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.


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)


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).



    A Farewell Celebration for Dorothy Trent

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Joint Worship Celebration @ 9:30 AM

    Potluck Brunch to follow worship



    We will be celebrating the ministry of Dorothy Trent while also bidding farewell to Dorothy on Sunday, August 10 with a combined worship service at 9:30 AM followed by a potluck brunch. We will gather together in worship at 9:30 am to give thanks for Dorothy’s ministry as well as bid her farewell and godspeed. The service will combine different elements from our normal Sunday worship services.


    Following worship, we will have a potluck brunch in the fellowship hall as we further remember Dorothy and share memories and times spent together. Please sign up in the hallway of the church for the potluck. We are asking folks to bring one of the following: fruits & vegetables, breads (rolls, bagels, muffins, etc.), deserts, or milk. Ham and chicken will be provided as well as a cake in honor of Dorothy.


    There will also be a table for gifts and cards for Dorothy on August 10.


    Please make plans to join us on August 10 as we celebrate the ministry of Dorothy Trent at Emmanuel!


    Workshop of Wonders VBS - Imagine and Build with God!

    August 4-8, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    VBS is open to all kids entering Preschool (potty-trained, please) through 6th Grade in the fall.  Music, Games, Bible Stories, Science, Crafts, and lots more!  Registration fees are $5 for one child in family, $10 for families with 2 or more children.  Families who register prior to July 27th will receive a VBS Music CD.  Registration forms are located in the church office and narthex, or contact Judy Cook at 248-442-8822 or e-mail at judy@Emmanuel-Livonia.org if you would like the forms e-mailed to you. 


    For more information and registration forms, click here.

    Summer Children's Church
    Summer Children's Church runs from Sunday, June 1st through Sunday, August 31. Children's Church is for kids age 4 through completing 2nd Grade. We are using fun, interactive lessons from the popular "VeggieTales" DVD's. Class is held in the Preschool Classroom during the 9:30 Worship Service. There will be NO Class on June 29th (Family Camp) and July 6th (Holiday).  
    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.