Immanuel Lutheran Church
of Suttons Bay, Michigan
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Sunday Worship Schedule:
8:30 and 10 am Sundays

6:30 pm Wednesday Evening Prayer

Sunday School: 9 - 10 am
September - May

P.O. Box 206
203 N. Lincoln Street
Suttons Bay, MI  49682
231 271-3671
office@suttonsbayimmanuel.org





Welcome!

Immanuel Lutheran Church, established in 1890, is congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

We are a living, growing family serving God by sharing the word of Jesus Christ with each other, our community, and the world.

We believe in the Trinity, the Bible as the revealed Word of God, and in the saving Grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus and we welcome people of all ages, races, and backgrounds as we seek to minister in the name of Christ and grow in faith.

We practice open communion. All who come forward with open hearts and hands will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Lutheran Christians are a diverse group of people, convinced that the Holy Spirit is leading us toward unity in the household of God. Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are connected to the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.
 
Lutheran Christians believe in the Triune God, and that we are part of God’s unfolding plan.
When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere and of every time.
When we study the Bible and pray, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.
When we serve others and address social issues that affect the common good, we live out our Christian faith.

We invite you into this community of Christian faith. Welcome, and explore.



A fresh look at Pentecost

Fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, on a day called Pente-cost, the Christian church was born. Because Pentecost was a holiday celebrating the harvest (a bit like our Thanksgiving), the apostles and a large crowd had gathered to celebrate in Jerusalem.

Many people had assembled near Peter and the other followers of Christ when “[F]rom heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind … ” (Acts 2:2 ff, NRSV). Then tongues of fire descended on everyone in the crowd.

After the wind and fire descended, all sorts of languages, known and unknown, came out of the crowd. Each person spoke “about God’s deeds of power” (verse 11). No wonder Luke wrote, “All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’” (verse 12).

The whole affair was mind-boggling and life-changing. The Holy Spirit had come upon many people; they knew God was powerfully at work in their midst.

On Pentecost many years ago, some 3,000 people came to believe in Christ. That’s why today Christians remember this powerful event as the birthday of the church. Pentecost occurs on May 20 this year.  The Newsletter Newsletter, May 2010 reprinted with permission



Green
Green is the traditional liturgical color for the weeks after Pentecost (as well as the season of Epiphany). The Pentecost season largely overlaps with spring and summer, which is fitting because green symbolizes growth: growth of plant life and crops, and growth of the church in discipleship and faith.

The Newsletter Newsletter, June 2013 reprinted with permission

 

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