We teach, proclaim, and live Christ in all things

Immanuel is a growing, Christ-centered faith community in the heart of Alpena. We'd love to have you, too.

Visit Us

Join us for worship

Immanuel worships every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and on Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m.

We have Bible studies every Sunday at 9:15am (in between services).

Wondering where to go or what to do? Check out the FAQ on the right or watch a recording of one of our past services.

We want you to feel at home at Immanuel. If you're planning a visit, let us know by filling out the form below. We'll join you for worship and answer any questions you might have.


  • Where is Immanuel Lutheran Church Located?

    Immanuel is located at 351 Wilson Street in Alpena, just north of the intersection of US-23 N and Johnson Street. There are entrances to our parking lot off of US-23 N and Wilson Street.

  • When are worship services held?

    Worship services are held every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. In addition to our regular worship services, we hold many special services throughout the church year.

  • How early should I get there?

    If you’re a first-time visitor, we recommend getting to church 15-20 minutes early so that you can sit wherever is most comfortable for you.

  • What should I wear?

    Come as you are! You won’t feel out-of-place at Immanuel. Most people tend to wear business casual.

  • What is a church service like?

    Services at Immanuel follow the order of service that you will find in our bulletins and on the screens in the sanctuary. While the content of each service changes from week to week, the core elements—confession and absolution, Bible readings, hymns, a sermon, and prayers—are always there. Hymns at Immanuel are accompanied by either an organ or piano.

  • What is Holy Communion?

    Holy Communion—also called the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper—is a sacrament of the church first instituted by Jesus Christ and celebrated by Christians ever since. As Lutherans, we believe that His body and blood are truly present in the bread and wine we serve at the altar. All confirmed members of Immanuel or another congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are welcome to participate. If you have questions, feel free to ask one of the pastors or ushers before the service starts.

  • Do you have Bible studies?

    Yes! There are typically a few different Bible studies going on at any given time at Immanuel. Please check our calendar for more information.

What We Believe

Saved through Christ

Immanuel is a church that believes that all of us are dearly loved children of God.

Jesus Christ—the only begotten Son of God—lived, died, and was raised from the dead to save us from sin, restoring our relationship with God and enabling us to live lives of discipleship, repentance, and thanksgiving.

We are part of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. We understand our faith through the confessions of Martin Luther and other great reformers in his tradition.

Read Our Full Statement


Grow in your faith

Immanuel offers plenty of opportunities to help nurture and grow your faith, through programming that communicates Christ’s eternal truths through your daily life and through opportunities to share your God-given talents and abilities with the wider church.

We’re blessed to be an active part of the Alpena community. From our summer services at the Band Shell to our services at local assisted living and memory care facilities, we seek out opportunities to share God’s love with our neighbors.

Learn more about some of our ministries below: