About Us

OUR VISION

Emmanuel’s vision is to be God’s hands and feet on this earth. We do this through our Key Objectives, which embody our distinctive nature:

  • weekly family-focused contemporary worship catering for all ages;
  • active participation of laypeople;
  • commitment to children’s and youth ministry and home groups;
  • partnership with Concordia Lutheran College;
  • mission focus: local, national and overseas;
  • harmony and active participation with other Lutheran Congregations; and
  • involvement in ecumenical initiatives.

We love to welcome and connect with newcomers! If you would like to know more about what we do to fulfil our Key Objectives, keep exploring our website. If you’re interested in membership, contact us.
 

WORSHIP

Worship services at Emmanuel are informal and contemporary. Our variety of bands means that we are able to utilise classic worship songs with new expressions of worship. Through the Holy Spirit’s guidance, worship services at Emmanuel are planned around a theme, and often make use of other elements such as dramas, videos, activities within the service, etc. to convey the Gospel message.
Sundays 9am
You’re welcome to join with us as we gather together in worship. Emmanuel worships every Sunday morning at 9am at the Concordia College Chapel (map). On the third Sunday of every month, we hold our family service Enlighten. Enlighten aims to bring our children into worship and engage the young (and young at heart).
Children’s Ministry
During worship (except during School Holidays and on Enlighten weekends) we hold Children’s Ministry for kids ages 4-12. To see what they are up to, check out  the children's ministry page..

Enlighten - Emmanuel's Family Worship Service

Come and join us in our Family Service, Enlighten, which we hold once a term at 9:00am at Concordia College Chapel.

There are a range of family-focused activities during the service include:
  • plays, puppets and games
  • children involved in all parts of the service
  • and much more...
“Enlighten” - Ephesians 1:18
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you……

Guiding Principles

Christ above everyone and everything

Jesus Christ is Lord!
He is true God, my Lord, who has redeemed me from death and from the power of the devil with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, so that I may be His own, live with Him and serve Him in everlasting righteousness.
Jesus has risen from the dead, lives and reigns eternally.

All are welcome

Jesus welcomed everybody – children, infants, the physically and mentally ill, prostitutes, social outcasts, the poor, destitute and hurting. Everyone who wanted to come to Him was welcome. Everyone’s relationship with Jesus starts at the foot of His cross where not one of us has anything to boast about!
‘The church leaders complained that Jesus welcomed sinners and ate with them…Jesus declared there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons' (Luke 15:2,7).

Love changes us

Would you say that your life ever changed for the better because someone beat you over the head with a rulebook, lectured you, or terrified you? We all know that just doesn’t work! What really makes the difference in our lives is love. In order to thrive, everyone needs love. The love that makes the REAL difference in life is the love of God showered on us through Christ Jesus.

Learn what you can offer

Everyone has skills, gifts and talents to bless others and contribute to the well-being of the fellowship of believers and the wider community. It’s time to throw out old clichés, to listen and hear God’s call on our lives in new ways. Let’s be prayerful people of purpose and vision sharing the Gospel as pastoral leaders train and equip us according to our God-given gifts.

Share Jesus and His love

The love of Christ sets you free. It changes you! When you know Jesus, all that matters is your faith that makes you love others (Galatians 5:6). Jesus frees and emboldens you to do the impossible! Give yourself courageously to be part of what God is doing in His world. Like Peter and John, tell your friends, co-workers, footy team, club… we cannot keep quiet about what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20).
Dare to do the impossible, for with God nothing is impossible!

 

OUR TEAM

While everyone at Emmanuel is important and called into the work of the church, we have leaders among us who help us to achieve our key objectives. To make contact with any of our team here, please contact the church office. Contact us


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PASTOR:

Chris Janetzki

 

 
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ADMIN OFFICER/CHILD SAFETY COORDINATOR:

Alexia Elson 

 

 
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CHURCH COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON:

Lois Sanders

 

 
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PASTORAL CARE TEAM CHAIR:

Peter Rudolph

 

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA

Emmanuel is a member of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). The Lutheran Church is the largest Protestant church in the world, with over 70 million members. The LCA website tells the story of Australian and New Zealand Lutherans, following Jesus Christ – where love comes to life. Whoever you are, whatever your story, you're welcome here with us.

Lutherans have a strong sacramental focus, which we use to enhance our worship and provide the means of grace to the world. Through the water and the word in Baptism, and the bread and wine, and the word in Holy Communion, the church shares in the promises of Jesus that we will be a part of the salvation that he has achieved for us, and the work that he is doing in the world. The church facilitates worship and relationship between us and God.
To worship God means to honour him in everything we are, say and do.

Worship also describes what happens when people gather together in congregations. In this worship, which is open to everyone, we meet Christ and receive his gifts of forgiveness, hope and life. Public worship is all about God serving us; God coming to us in a way that we can hear, see and taste.

God speaks through the reading of the Scriptures, the word of God. God also listens as we pray for the church, the world and each other. God feeds his gathered people, through a holy meal of bread and wine, the body and blood of Jesus. God leaves his presence with his people by blessing them and sending them on their way to be salt and light in the world (Matt 5:13-16).

The framework of worship dates back to the earliest Christians. Lutherans share this heritage of worship with other Christians as a symbol of unity with them through baptism. Lutherans love singing hymns and songs as a way of praising God and encouraging one another. Through these songs we proclaim God’s word and his goodness with our own lips.

Lutherans believe that worship isn’t so much about what we do, but about what God does for us.
 

POLICY DOCUMENTS

At Emmanuel, we strive to live upright lives, as God has called us to. As you surf our website, engage with our ministries, or join with us in worship, any information that is collected will be used in an upright and honest manner. We will not sell or give your information to any third party and will keep anything that you share with us confidential. It’s our desire that your experience with us is uplifting and beneficial. Please view our full privacy policy for more information.

The LCA's policies and procedures give us practical guidance to help us to care for and protect God's people and to encourage the good use of his gifts to us. The LCA's policies and procedures reflect the LCA’s core values and help us to reflect God's love to each other and to all who come into contact with us. Please view the LCA Policy documents for more information.