10:15 am Communion
Communion takes place each Sunday. All baptized Christians are welcomed, children and adults.
Sunday School and Confirmation
Adult Choir, Bell Choir and Liturgy Instruments provide music during worship. * on hold during the current Covid 19 restrictions*
Lent and Advent Services
Worship and suppers are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
DVD’s of Sunday worship or special events are available upon request to the church office. Youtube videos of worship are also on this website for your convenience.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY
Offered for one week and lasting all day. A small fee is charged to cover expenses and staff. K-6th grades are welcome. * 2021 DayCamp is FREE for this year!
Attended care for young children during the 10:15 am worship is provided.
LYO – (Lutheran Youth Organization) **Please call ahead for these activities due to Covid 19 restrictions**
For grades 8-12. Meets weekly on Sunday at 7:00 pm at church, a home or a pool.
For more information about youth activities, call the church office at 231-893-5745 or email email@example.com
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING
Group interaction for those desiring church membership or to gain a deeper understanding of our faith. Pastor leads discussions on the Bible, Biblical concepts as they relate to our everyday life.
Interns and Seminarians
Lebanon Lutheran Church as a program that hosts seminarians from Slovakia as part of their training to become Pastors.
Our church library is open to all on a good-faith and open-door basis.
Lebanon Lutheran members were active in the Hurricane Katrina clean-up. Members participating learned first-hand the power of compassion.
This committee provides for our senior members who are not able to attend communion or regular worship services by bringing “it to them” .
Men and women work throughout the year to maintain the building and grounds of Lebanon Lutheran. If you are interested, please consider joining them on Monday mornings at 9:00 am for a couple hours of your time.
Meets weekly on Monday afternoons at 12:30 pm. They make quilts for donating to various causes. They also supply knitted items to hospital nurseries and local schools.
**Due to Covid 19 restrictions – our Food Pantry is open each Wednesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am as a Drive-Thru only. Masks are required to be worn regardless of vaccination status.
Provides food assistance to families in need in the White Lake and immediate surrounding areas, each Wednesday morning from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Affiliated with Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and supported by nine area churches in the White Lake region.
Lebanon has a 145-year old tradition of Swedish potluck. This event is held annually in July, we offer our Swedish tradition of passing the dish to all who wish to share with us. Tickets are sold to the 5:00 pm or 6:30 pm seatings. We encourage our neighbors to join our Maypole celebration. ** NO 2021 Smorgasbord – Plans are underway for a larger 150th Anniversary celebration in 2022!
ADDITIONAL CONGREGATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Santa Lucia Ceremony
Sailing Camp / Swimming Lessons
Backpack Event each August
COMMUNITY GROUPS AT LEBANON
Relay for Life
THE SLOVAK INTERN PROGRAM
Since 1999, Lebanon has hosted interns from the Lutheran Seminary in Bratislavia, Slovakia. These students spend the summer here at Lebanon and are involved in many activities including worship, Youth Group, and assisting Pastor in visiting members in nursing homes as well as the homebound. They also assist at weddings and funerals. The students stay in members’ homes and experience life in typical American families of all ages.
1999 Stefan Ambros
2000 Tomas Gulan
2001 Milan Jurik
2002 no intern
2003 Andrea Valentova
2004 Miroslava ( Mika) Frankova
2005 Elena (Eka) Redechova
2005 Martina (Tinka) Onoferova
2007 Ivan Bozenik
2008 Jarmila Zajickova
2009 Milan Bartko
2010 Daniela Hrabovska Stuchla
2011 Marek Hrivnak
2012 Simona Ujcekova
2013 no intern
2014 Marek Hrivnak
2015 Emil Hankovsky
2016 Zuzana Chocholova
2017 Michaela Tomcikova
A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR
On Sunday, June 10, 2017, Lebanon Lutheran Church celebrated its 145th Anniversary. Founded in 1872 by Scandavian Lutherans, Lebanon continues to be a congregation devoted to the ancient forms of Christian worship and is not afraid to ask the modern questions of faith.
Lebanon’s heritage from the Augustana tradition is a love for music and liturgy, a strong sense of global missions, support for synod and churchwide leaders, in what I have come to call an “arms-wide-open” approach to the world.
We will do well if we strive in the next 145 years to practice a generosity of spirit, a welcome of all to its table and its fellowship, and a hopefulness in meeting the days ahead.
The modern questions of the faith have become increasingly contentious and divisive, as listening skills and tolerance have faded in so many places. But the Augustana tradition values understanding and cooperation. It is no surprise that the ELCA has ecumenical partnership agreements, with the Methodists, Episcopalians, Reformed denominations, the Roman Catholic Church, Moravians, and more to come. It is no accident that each of the three Presiding Bishops of the ELCA have come from the Augustana tradition. This synod alone, the Northwest Lower Michigan Synod, has global partnerships with Latvia, Papua New Guinea, and Honduras
Var sa God.