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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

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Our History

Groton Scandinavia Evangelical Lutheran Church was formally organized on December 21, 1907.  One year later a constitution was adopted and the fifteen charter members signed their names to this document.  In January 1908, the Ladies Aid was organized with nine charter members.  A Luther League was organized early in the history of this congregation. There were some difficult years with occasional worship services and other meetings held in homes or at the German Lutheran Church.  In 1916 there were ten families who were members of the congregation.  In 1920 a building committee was appointed.  In 1924 or 1925  the ladies were given the privilege of voting in the congregation’s business meeting, a new constitution was adopted and the name of the congregation was changed on Feb 25, 1926 to First English Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the fall of 1928, the congregation purchased property for a new church.  At this time, the congregation still numbered fewer than twenty families but when the church building was finished the debt was only $2,797.00.  The new church was dedicated on Sept 8, 1929.  During the years, the Ladies Aid had purchased most of the inside furnishing including pews, altar, and baptismal font.  The next few years were difficult and the mortgage was paid off in Feb 1945.  In the years ahead, the program of the church was nurtured, a choir was organized and Trinity Lutheran Church of Houghton became a parish with Groton.  In 1948, a parsonage was purchased. As the congregation grew, a new church was needed.  In Oct 1961, they voted to build a new church and changed the name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  A new constitution was adapted which was the model prepared for the merger of the American Lutheran Church in 1961.  On Palm Sunday, April 7, 1963, the first service was held in our new church. On August 4 & 5, 2007, Emmanuel celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with a worship service, reunion choir, children’s choir, catered mean and wonderful fellowship. From a very humble beginning of a few families it has grown now to some 249 families with a total of 447 baptized members and 344 confirmed.  We continue to be dedicated in working together to the Glory of our Lord, as Jesus calls us.

About Emmanuel

Membership

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Groton currently has about 249 families with a total of 477 baptized members and 344 confirmed.

Opportunities for Fellowship

Emmanuel is proud of an outstanding choir, has an active altar guild, a rapidly growing and very involved Sunday School program, active women’s Bible study groups/circles, a Luther League youth group which plays an active role in the church, and a church-wide Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA) group which is constantly involved in mission projects to reach out through Christ to others in our community and throughout the world.  We invite you to join in any and all of these groups!  Emmanuel also offers an adult Bible study at various times throughout the year.

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© 2016 Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

About

Our History

Groton Scandinavia Evangelical Lutheran Church was formally organized on December 21, 1907.  One year later a constitution was adopted and the fifteen charter members signed their names to this document.  In January 1908, the Ladies Aid was organized with nine charter members.  A Luther League was organized early in the history of this congregation. There were some difficult years with occasional worship services and other meetings held in homes or at the German Lutheran Church.  In 1916 there were ten families who were members of the congregation.  In 1920 a building committee was appointed.  In 1924 or 1925  the ladies were given the privilege of voting in the congregation’s business meeting, a new constitution was adopted and the name of the congregation was changed on Feb 25, 1926 to First English Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the fall of 1928, the congregation purchased property for a new church.  At this time, the congregation still numbered fewer than twenty families but when the church building was finished the debt was only $2,797.00.  The new church was dedicated on Sept 8, 1929.  During the years, the Ladies Aid had purchased most of the inside furnishing including pews, altar, and baptismal font.  The next few years were difficult and the mortgage was paid off in Feb 1945.  In the years ahead, the program of the church was nurtured, a choir was organized and Trinity Lutheran Church of Houghton became a parish with Groton.  In 1948, a parsonage was purchased. As the congregation grew, a new church was needed.  In Oct 1961, they voted to build a new church and changed the name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  A new constitution was adapted which was the model prepared for the merger of the American Lutheran Church in 1961.  On Palm Sunday, April 7, 1963, the first service was held in our new church. On August 4 & 5, 2007, Emmanuel celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with a worship service, reunion choir, children’s choir, catered mean and wonderful fellowship. From a very humble beginning of a few families it has grown now to some 249 families with a total of 447 baptized members and 344 confirmed.  We continue to be dedicated in working together to the Glory of our Lord, as Jesus calls us.

About Emmanuel

Membership

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Groton currently has about 249 families with a total of 477 baptized members and 344 confirmed.

Opportunities for Fellowship

Emmanuel is proud of an outstanding choir, has an active altar guild, a rapidly growing and very involved Sunday School program, active women’s Bible study groups/circles, a Luther League youth group which plays an active role in the church, and a church-wide Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA) group which is constantly involved in mission projects to reach out through Christ to others in our community and throughout the world.  We invite you to join in any and all of these groups!  Emmanuel also offers an adult Bible study at various times throughout the year.

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