What We Do




If you are interested in joining Emanuel's talk to the Church Office.


The New Member Class is offered for those who are curious about Emanuel's and what it means to be Lutheran, and also for those who are interested in membership. For those coming from different denominations or other faith backgrounds, this class provides a supportive setting in which to learn more about Lutheranism. For those with a Lutheran background, it can be a time to ‘brush up’ on Lutheranism. You are not obligated to join by taking this class.


The session consists of five classes held on Sunday mornings, each on a different topic. At the end of the five-week session, if the individual has made the decision to join and feels comfortable calling Emanuel's ‘home,’ he or she has the opportunity to join the church. The new members are welcomed into the life of the congregation on the fifth Sunday during the 9:00 service.


The sessions consist of the following topics, not necessarily in this order:


§ Lutheran History

§ Introduction to Lutheran Theology

§ Sacraments

§ Worship & Music

§ Emanuel's History

§ Welcoming Sunday - New Members are welcomed into the life of the congregation during the 9:00 a.m. service.


If you are interested in joining the New Member Class, you may jump in at any time! Remember, there is no obligation to join Emanuel's just because you take the class. We will be glad to have you participate!


For more specific information, please contact the church office at 830-379-5046.

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