F.A.Q.

Who is Emmanuel Lutheran Church?

We are a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We serve the Lord with proclamation of the holy gospel and the sacraments. We care and love for our members and welcome all to join us from our community.

  1. Plant, sustain, and revitalize Lutheran churches
  2. Support and expand theological education
  3. Perform human care in close proximity to Word and Sacrament ministries
  4. Collaborate with the Synod’s members and partners to enhance mission effectiveness
  5. Promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers
  6. Enhance early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and youth ministry
  7. Strengthen and support the Lutheran family in living out God’s design
  8. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a denomination that confesses the historic, orthodox Christian faith, a faith built on “the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” (Eph. 2:20).

The Bible is 66 books written by prophets and apostles of Christ as they were divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. The first book of Genesis was written by Moses ca. 1400 B.C. The last book, Revelation was written by St. John ca. A.D. 1890

It is the power of God for our salvation. “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31)

A lutheran is a person who believes, teaches, and confesses the truth of God’s word. The summary of our faith is found in the Book of Concord 1580. Our simple confession is taken from Luther’s Small Catechism

God has revealed himself and his work in making all things through his Holy Word. Jesus is the one who teaches us about the Trinity and the kingdom of heaven.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. Now the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2)

“For the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the one and only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known. 

(John 1:17-18)

Church is where God serves us. God speaks to us from His Holy Word, makes us his children in baptism and grants us divine mercy in Holy Communion. The Lutheran divine service makes use of our hymnal called The Lutheran Service Book. This book has a collection of psalms, hymns, Sunday morning services and rights for baptism, confirmation, weddings, and funerals. 

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