"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

- Ephesians 2:8

Lutherans build their lives on Jesus Christ. They believe Jesus Christ is the only, perfect, son of God. They believe that Jesus died for them and for every person in the world. And Lutherans believe that Jesus rose from the dead and lives for them -- and for all people who believe in him as their Savior

A Caring Family Sharing
God's Love and Forgiveness

A caring family of baptized Christians bound together in the forgiveness which God has provided all people through His Son.

This family exists to announce this gift of forgiveness to individuals of all nations and cultures through the preaching of God's Word and the administration of the Sacraments. Emmanuel instructs young and old according to the confessional standard of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and reaches out through forgiving relationships, working to connect all members of the family through caring friendships.

The History of Emmanuel Lutheran Church

A Walk Through Emmanuel's History


Established 1867
Emmanuel -- God With Us

historic-churchIn 1867, St. Paul Lutheran Church, currently located at 1125 South Barr Street, decided to split into two congregations in order to better serve its members. At a special meeting this new parish adopted Emmanuel as the church name and petitioned to join what is today known as the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. St. Paul presented the new congregation with the property in the 900 block of West Jefferson, on which a house and a two-room school already stood. With this simple school began Emmanuel commitment to Christian education and service to its members, and the West Central neighborhood in which it stands.

The staff at Emmanuel Lutheran Church is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. We welcome you to contact anyone of us with questions or concerns that you may have.