OUR CHURCH

 

We are part of the Western Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

INCLUSION STATEMENT:

Come as you are!

Be who you are!

Make us a better community, congregation and people!

 

Come as you are!

Bring yourself, dressed in your favorite comfy clothes

Bring your gifts, your pain, your hope, and your fears

Bring the traditions that have helped you and hurt you

Bring your experiences that have made you and broken you

Bring your mind, ready to engage and question and grow

Bring your heart, open to discern and delight

 

Be who you are!

If you are young or old and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color of skin, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are married or single, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are gay or straight, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are transgender, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are a man or a woman, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you cannot hear or see, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are sick or well, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are happy or sad, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time, and you come to Emanuel, we will be better because of you.

And make us a better community, a better congregation, and better people.

 

We’re excited to be with you and to have you with us!

OUR PASTOR

 

Pastor Stephany Sanborn is currently our supply pastor as we go through call process. Pastor Stephany most recently served as Chaplain at Maple Crest Care Center (nursing home) in Omaha for four years. For most of her 30 years of ministry, were in congregations of the Western Iowa Synod.

In December 2019 Pastor Kara Knutson will be 

 

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30am
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Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-0499 (712) 323-9665

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