EMMANUEL’S MISSION STATEMENT

 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is a family of believers in God, called by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to welcome, nurture and equip each other for worship, witness and loving service to God and all people.  

 

WHO WE ARE?

 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  The ELCA’s membership is 3.8 million baptized members.  There are 9,500 congregations in 65 synods, in nine geographic regions.  The ELCA is a diverse church body, committed to growing in diversity and strengthening its global, ecumenical and interfaith relationships around the world.  Besides our local congregations, we operate eight seminaries, 26 colleges and universities, 50 or more lifelong learning programs, 14 high schools, 296 elementary schools, 1,573 early childhood programs, 145 camp and retreat centers.  The ELCA is committed to making the world a more just and peaceful place to live.  We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world – together.  This is Christ’s church.  There is a place for you here.

 

Emmanuel is a member congregation of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA.  The SD Synod consists of 212 congregations,

with 122,000 baptized members. The vision of our Synod is That All May Be Fed.  

Nurtured in Word and Sacrament, God sends us to become a joyful sign of God’s abundant blessing as we:  proclaim the good news of Jesus to every hungering soul, share compassion with all who suffer, and feed all whose bodies lack nourishment. The word synod means the ‘work we do together.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

 

*Prayer                            *Human Dignity                          *Gratitude                           *The Neighbor                         *Grace

 

We commit ourselves to: Pray without ceasing. Respect the sacred dignity of every human being. Cultivate a deep sense of gratitude to God, the giver of all good things. Seek out and befriend the neighbor. Remain humble in the conviction that our calling comes purely by the grace of God.  

All Are Welcome!

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