OUR MINISTRIES

 

Below are some of our ministries. Because we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of members and our community, some programs might not be listed yet.

Children & Family

 

Kidz Kamp is offered Sundays after worship during the school year from 10:45 am to 11:30 am for children through 5th grade. During the summer we offer Vacation Bible School for students 3 years old through 5th grade. Day Camp is also held for students in 1st through 5th grade. Other family activities are held throughout the year, including a monthly activity and movie night. See our event page for upcoming events.

Youth

 

Our youth program includes confirmation classes, service projects and several activities throughout the year. Youth often have an active roll in worship services. In the past some of our youth have worked at Lutheran Lakeside Camp in Spirit Lake, Iowa, sharing their faith with others. Activities especially for youth are scheduled throughout the year.

Wider Ministries

 

Our wider ministries team helps with local as well as community needs. This includes gathering items for organizations, hosting "joyful noise" each month to collect funds for organizations, organizating volunteers, delivering meals on wheels, organizing Angel Tree collections and more.

Worship & Music

 

The worship service takes many hands to complete all the preparations: acolytes and ushers, to Communion assistants and lectors. It is a wonderful way to help the church in one of its most important functions-communal worshipping of God.

 

Music is an integral part of worship. Emanuel's music programs include the Emanuel Choir and Da Band. Our youth and children also add music and drama at various times of the year.

 

If you are a member of Emanuel and would like to help with worship, please click on the buttons below to sign up through Sign Up Genius!

Women of Emanuel

 

The Mission Action Group Meets on most Wednesday mornings and in 2019 they finished 90 quilts to donate to Lutheran World Relief and local agencies. The women of Emanuel also help with several service projects.

Fresh Start

 

This is a Reentry/Reintegration program at Emanuel, working with the Church of the Damascus Road in Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Sunday Worship at 9:30am
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