What We Believe

Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church. . .

In years past, we have been called “the Church with a Lighted Cross,” because many years ago, pilots to and from LaGuardia, used our church to direct their planes to runway number 22. When the church steeple failed to light, a pilot from LaGuardia Field called to ask whether we intended lighting it again. We have been in the community since December 26, 1894!

Since then, Immanuel has been a place of learning, healing, teaching and guiding our community-at-large by proclaiming the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ in an ever changing world.

Today, we are a mosaic congregation having various ministry opportunities offered to the community.  We are a local congregation connected with the global communion of believers. We are affiliated with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (www.lcms.org). Follow us on Facebook and /or Twitter.
Language Specific Ministry: Immanuel intentionally engages in various specific language ministries each led by a ministry leader.
Present specific language ministries: Chinese, Hindi, Tamil
A Mosaic Ministry: Immanuel is an intergenerational, multicultural church that desires to share Christ's Love with ALL.
A Missionary Church: Immanuel embraces Jesus' words in Matthew 28, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
An Equipping Church: Immanuel is a church rooted in the Lutheran heritage. We have various Bible learning opportunities to engage in evangelism, to teach the catechism, to meet in prayer, etc. 

Our Mission Statement


“Learning, Living and Sharing Christ’s Love with All!”


As a congregation rooted in Lutheran heritage, our learning curriculum is the Word of God. We offer biblical learning opportunities in various lingua franca and in various expressions of worship styles.


Our congregation believes in the holistic Mission of God and expresses it through our Gospel outreach in glocal and global contexts.

“Sharing Christ’s Love
for All”

Immanuel unapologetically shares the love of Christ in various settings and to all generations. We have ministries available in six languages to assist all age groups.

Lutheran Confessions

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod accepts the Scriptures as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and subscribes unconditionally to all the symbolical books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God. We accept the Lutheran Confessions as articluated in the Book of Concord of 1580 because they are drawn from the Word of God and on that account regard their doctrinal content as a true and binding exposition of Holy Scripture and as authoritative for all pastors, congregations and other rostered church workers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.



Synodically Adopted Statements

A Brief Statement of the Doctrinal Position of the Missouri Synod [Adopted 1932].
A Statement of Scriptural and Confessional Principles [Adopted 1973]

Of the Holy Scriptures
Of God
Of Creation
Of Man and Sin
Of Redemption
Of Faith in Christ
Of the Symbols of the Lutheran Church
Of Conversion
Of Justification
Of Good Works
Of the Means of Grace
Of the Church
Of the Public Ministry
Of Church and State
Of the Election of Grace
Of Sunday
Of the Millennium
Of the Antichrist
Of Open Questions