There are many ways to enjoy and participate in the ministries of Immanuel Lutheran. We invite you to serve and be served, learn and grow with us.

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Worship takes place at 8 and 10:30am on Sunday mornings. Bible Studies begin the weekend after Labor Day and through May and take place between early and late services.

Sunday School . 3 years old to 6th grade

Youth group . 7th to 12th

Adult Bible study in church & school


Dates: December 1-2-3, 2023

  • Join the pilgrim throng on its way to Bethlehem to be counted.
  • Listen to the shepherds recount the angel's message proclaiming the Christ's birth.
  • Hear the words of the prophets recall the ancient promises of the Savior.
  • Experience the city alive with villagers living out the daily life of an ancient marketplace.
  • Realize the terror of Roman rule and subjection to a foreign power.
  • Feel poverty and homelessness as you make your way from the inn to stable.

God comes to you in human flesh—a baby lying in a manger.

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Frequently asked questions:

Where are you located?

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located in the community of Frankentrost, at 8220 E. Holland Rd. (M-46), just five miles east of I-75 (exit 149A) and Saginaw, Michigan. We are a sister community to Frankenmuth.

How about accessibility?

The church and school are completely accessible. Outdoors, where the actual "journey" takes place, involves being able to walk in wintry weather.

The journey follows a paved walkway. In December there is always the possibility of ice and snow. Each situation depends on ability and mobility. We have mobility-equipment available for those who might benefit during the outdoor journey.

How long should I plan for the experience?

The actual journey takes about twenty minutes. The wait in church before your guided trip begins can be an hour or more, depending on the crowd. (But don't worry, everyone in church will get to go.)

Prepare to enjoy waiting in church—you'll hear and join in singing traditional Christmas carols and songs. After the journey, you'll get a chance to visit and enjoy refreshments in our school. Planning an evening around the event is a good idea.

Is there a charge?

There is no cost to visit the Living Nativity. We accept free-will offerings, and use them to support the presentation. Naturally, there are costs involved. Recent gifts paved the path, which is much appreciated. The Living Nativity is our church's gift to you out of our love for the Savior—so you may know about God's greatest Gift: His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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MOST Ministries, an LCMS recognized service organization and SOE organization based in Ann Arbor, provides the opportunity for members of Immanuel to become missionaries and share the Good News of Jesus Christ as well as serve God's people around the world by participating in 1-2 week long mission trips both overseas and in the United States.  Immanuel's past missions include Haiti, Mexico, Latvia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, Belize and South Africa.

Throughout the years, our projects at Immanuel have involved Eyeglass Clinics, Vacation Bible Schools, English as a Second Language camp, Construction, Water Filtration, Skylight installation, and Health & Hygiene projects.  It has been a wonderful opportunity and blessing to be able to share God's message of love and salvation by serving the people of these countries.

There is an ongoing collection of eyeglasses and sunglasses for future eyeglass clinics through MOST Ministries.

Our annual Community & Congregation Mission Auction held the 1st Sunday in March to help defray team expenses.

We invite members of Immanuel or any Christian individual 14 years and older to consider participating in a mission trip.  This experience will change your spiritual life in ways you cannot imagine.  Fundraisers, private donations, and an annual auction help provide funding for our trips. For more information about future mission trip opportunities, please contact MOST Ministries team leaders Dennis and Roxann Leidel, 989-652-2719


Organists, pianists and other instrumentalists serve our Lord with music during our worship services. The choir schedule is shared by Adult Choir and Adult Handbells, Cherub Choir and Children's Choir, Children's Handbells and a Trumpet Player. If you are interested in joining or would simply like more information about a group, please contact a director.

If you would like to leave a phone message for any director, please contact the church office at 989-754-0929.