Welcome to the website of Lebanon Lutheran in Whitehall, Michigan. We are proud to have been serving this community and the wider church for over 144 years. We are a community that values the ancient tradition of the church and yet embraces the modern questions of faith.
We share an -arms-wide-open approach to the world — confident in God’s grace and liberated by our faith, we welcome you as a whole person — questions, doubts, complexities, and talents.
We greet each new day with hopefulness, inspiration and sleeves rolled up. We are proud members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America, celebrating its 25 years, and of the Northwest Lower Michigan synod.
Here you will learn a little bit of what we are about. But come and see. Worship is at 8:00 am and 10:15 am, with an Adult Forum at 9:00 am.
Worship on the Lawn will take place each Thursday evening at 7:00pm. Bring a lawn chair and your mask. Communion will be offered. Worship will be cancelled for bad weather.
On Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 pm we will have Worship on the Lawn! This will be a socially-distanced worship service with masks required. Hand sanitizing stations will be available. The bulletin for our return worship service can be found below. If you are not comfortable on the lawn and wish to remain in your vehicle, you may listen to worship with audio available on 106.3 FM from the parking lot or near the parking lot. Additional information is contained in the bulletin. Welcome Back!
Per order of the Governor and CDC, Lebanon Lutheran will remain closed until further notice.
Worship Service will be available here on Sundays at 10:15 am and each week’s video will be archived on the videos page. You may find updates regarding schedules here as well as on our Facebook page – Lebanon Lutheran ELCA /Lebanon Lutheran.
Stay tuned to WZZM 13 for weather-related closures.
Capital Campaign Update 2/2020
The Capital Campaign Committee members are Glenn Eaton, Kristine Jordahl, Mike Snell, Pastor Ogden and Curt Crouch.
Thank you to all the folks who folded letters and stuffed envelopes with pledge cards on Sunday, February 16th. The letters were taken to the post office and should be delivered soon. As the letter and pledge card indicate, prayerfully consider what you can give above and beyond your normal giving. Also keep in mind that we had a poor budget year in 2019 and used up some of our surpluses. Pledge cards can be put into the offering plate or returned to Curt Crouch.
The project for 2020 is the painting of the inside of the sanctuary. We have a bid from Paul Potter for $15,000. This includes painting the sanctuary and redoing the stenciling. The bid was from March of 2018, so we expect the cost to be a bit more. In conversations with Pastor, Paul has said he would like to begin the work in November after his outdoor painting season is done.
We have gone over the $34,000 mark and currently have $10,000 in the bank towards this next project. This puts us in a very favorable position. The 2021 project is painting the lounge and skylight area. The bid for that was $7,550. If sufficient funds come in the 2020 calendar year, we would ask Paul to do both jobs at once.
The committee would like to thank the congregation for your continued support of these projects.