Immanuel Lutheran Church is located in Escanaba, Michigan and easily accessible along Michigan State Highway 35. Our neighborhood includes the Escanaba High School, senior assisted living facilities, grade schools, nursing homes, medical facilities, several churches, and residential developments. In many ways Immanuel is here to help.

Christ’s love for us all was demonstrated through His life, death, and resurrection. The connections He made with people during His ministry and the stories told about those connections is a demonstration to us about caring for each other in all of life’s circumstances.

Our website is the well of information we have built to serve visitors and members alike who need to stop their busy life and take a “drink”. Come with us to explore the many ways the church community at Immanuel continues to learn about sharing Christ’s love. Consider joining this ministry.


Until ALL Have a Piece of the Pie. The Outreach committee will again be participating in the world hunger project fundraiser.  Together with your help we will TAKE A BITE OUT OF HUNGER! Collection boxes are in the gathering area for you to put in your loose change. The collection will end on May 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Gonsowski at 280-4495.
Delta Conference Women’s Spring Cluster will be on April 27 at Bethany which will present the program “Bad Girls of the Bible, Loved and Forgiven.” Registration and coffee hour begin at 9:15 am. Fliers with more information are on the bulletin boards.
Early Childhood Program/Head Start is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. If you have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by December 1, 2019 and you are interested in receiving free preschool services, please contact your local Early Childhood Center or the administrative office at 906-786-7080 or 1-800-562-9131. They also serve pregnant moms and children up to age 3 in their head start program.
A Journey of Grief, is a bereavement support group presented by UP Health System Hospice. It is the last Thursday of each month. This month’s meeting will be April 25, 4:00-5:30 pm at St. Thomas Church, 1820 9th Ave N. For more information contact Gayle DeShambo,
Pot luch lunch in May will be on the 19th, not the first Sunday as usual.
The Mission of Hope meeting that was cancelled earlier because of the snow storm is rescheduled for April 25. It will be ath Bay College.
5:30 Team coordinator meeting;  6:40 pm prayer gathering;
7:15 community update.
Synod Assembly May 16-18 is coming to Escanaba and will be held at Bay College, Immanuel, Bethany, and 1st Lutheran Gladstone for various activities. Friday Morning May 17 Breakfast @ Immanuel. 
The congregations of the Delta Conference will each provide 10 Dozen Cookies 
New this year will be workshops which anyone, not just delegates, may attend. The workshops begin Saturday afternoon following the assembly. 
The cost is $5.00 per workshop. Topics covered will be: the blessings of generosity; healthy conversations; updating your church’s constitution; Lutheran immigration refugee service; faithful innovations; congregation vitality; lutheran theology 101; rooted and open, the common calling of ELCA colleges and universities; and prayer beads (additional $22.00 for supplies). The workshop registration deadline is May 1 and papers are on a table in the fellowship hall and in the office. Chris can email them to you too.
I have pledged 30 Servants to help with a variety of activities. A sign up is on the front counter for those service opportunities. I know we can show the synod delegates great Immanuel hospitality.  
On May 12 we will have an “Answer the Call” Sunday. The special offering will go into the Northern Great Lakes Synod Endowment Ministry to provide scholarships for the seminary students in our synod who are working toward becoming pastors.
We are invited to a Mother’s Day Pie Social on May 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Rock. Your choice of pie, ice cream and coffee or juice will be served. $5.00 donation will go the synod world hunger appeal.

Mark your Calendars for VBS June 18-21, 9am – 1pm @ Trinity Lutheran, Stonington The Delta Conference of our Lutheran Churches will be sharing Vacation Bible School this year. A transportation bus will pick up kids at Christ the King, 1st Lutheran Gladstone, and Calvary Rapid River each day departing at 8am and returning by 2pm. Volunteers are being sought for Setup, Snacks, Water, Stage Prep, Games, and Program Helpers. Please contact Sue Young at or 906-280-2760 for more info. Registration forms are available on the gathering area counter and the office.


Sunday at 10:30am

What’s New?

This Week at Immanuel

Friday, April 19
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
VA support groups
6:30 pm Good Friday. Special worship will be something you will have never experienced in the Lutheran Church and I assure you it will be an experience you will never forget. You will leave this service a changed person.
Sunday, April 21
8:00 pm AA meeting
Monday, April 22
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Deadline for May Parish Life articles
Tuesday, April 23
9:00 am Sewing
Thursday, April 25
9:00 am RICC
Friday, April 26
Office will be closed
10:00 am – 3:00 pm VA support groups
Saturday, April 27
10:00 am Baby shower


Sunday School 2018 / 2019

Letter to parents
Registration and release form


Immanuel Lutheran Church
600 South Lincoln Road
Escanaba MI 49829