Sunday Worship

Worship

8:00 am             Communion

10:15 am           Communion

 

Communion takes place each Sunday. All baptized Christians are welcomed, children and adults.

Coffee-hour and fellowship are provided after the 10:15 worship service.

 

Sunday School and Confirmation

 

 

Worship Music

Adult Choir, Bell Choir and Liturgy Instruments provide music during worship.

 

Lent and Advent Services

Worship and suppers are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

DVD Ministry

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

DayCamp

Offered for one week and lasting all day. A small fee is charged to cover expenses and staff. K-6th grades are welcome.

Nursery

Attended care for young children during the 10:15 am worship is provided.

 

LYO – (Lutheran Youth Organization)

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 office@lebanonlutheranchurch.com

 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING

Adult Forum

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.

Library

Our church library is open to all on a good-faith and open-door basis.

Social Justice

Lebanon Lutheran members were active in the Hurricane Katrina clean-up. Members participating learned first-hand the power of compassion.

ADULT MINISTRY

Senior Ministry

This committee provides for our senior members who are not able to attend communion or regular worship services by bringing “it to them” .

Property Committee

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.

Quilting Group

Meets weekly on Monday afternoons at 1:00pm. They make quilts for donating to various causes. They also supply knitted items to hospital nurseries and local schools.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Food Pantry

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.

Smorgasbord Dinner

Lebanon has a 140-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 6:00 pm seatings. We encourage our neighbors to join our Maypole celebration.

Wild Game Dinner

This annual event is a fundraiser for our Slovak seminarian program as well as for LYO.

ADDITIONAL CONGREGATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Santa Lucia Ceremony

Sailing Camp / Swimming Lessons

Luge Team

Venture Crew

COMMUNITY GROUPS AT LEBANON

Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts

Girl Scouts

Relay for Life

Aerobics ( Mondays and Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm)

TOPS ( Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am)

 

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

 

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, Lebanon Lutheran Church celebrated its 140th 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 140 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.

Pastor Ogden