Immanuel Lutheran Church
1505 W. Michigan Ave.   •   Jackson, Michigan 49202   •   517-782-6081   •
Claimed and nourished by Christ, we share God's transforming love with all.

Frequently asked questions and answers


Q. How can the church be contacted?
A. There are several ways to contact us:

Beliefs and Affiliation

Q. What is the church affiliation?
A. Immanuel is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Read more at the ELCA's ELCA Teaching page.


Q. Where is Immanuel?
A. Our address is 1505 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, Michigan 49202. Immanuel is located at the south-east corner of West Michigan and Brown, close to Westwood Mall

Q. Where is parking for Immanuel?
A. Immanuel has a parking that you can access from Brown Street. Parking is also allowed on South Higby.

Q. Is the building handicap accessible?
A. Yes, the main entrance is on the parking lot level with an elevator available to access the main level or basement level.

Q. Is the building air-conditioned?
A. Yes!

Office and Pastor

Q. Who is the Pastor?
A. Pastor Kate Schroeder

Q. What are the office hours?
A. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Q. What are the Pastor's office hours?
A. Pastor Kate has just started her ministry at Immanuel. At this point, it is best to call the church office at 517-782-6081 if you need to speak with her.

Q. Who is the contact person for membership?
A. Pastor Kate Schroeder

Worship Services

Q. When is communion?
A. Communion is offered at every weekend service. See our Worship page for more details.

Q. Do all services have a nursery?
A. Our traditional Sunday morning service has a nursery. There is a "prayer ground area" available with children activity packets to help occupy little ones if you would prefer to keep them in church.

Q. What ages are allowed in the nursery?
A. Newborn up to 5 years old. We feel children ages 6 years and older are old enough to sit through a service. However, if you feel they are being disruptive and taking them into the Narthex hasn’t worked, you can bring them into the nursery.

Q. How is a parent notified that their child needs them?
A. One of the nursery workers will come into the sanctuary.

Q. Can you bring your child to the nursery anytime during the service?
A. Before the service or anytime during is fine with us.

Christian Education

Q. Does Immanuel have programs for children?
A. Yes, we have an elementary youth program for pre-school through 6th grade that meets on Sundays starting at 9 am.

Q. Are there study groups?
A. IImmanuel has different Bible studies throughout the public school year. Check the Christian Education page for more details.

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

Q. Do you have to be a member to have your child baptized at Immanuel ?
A. No.

Q. Do you have to be a member to have a wedding at Immanuel ?
A. No, the only requirement is that you use our Wedding Coordinator.

Q. Can another pastor perform my wedding at Immanuel?
A. Yes.

Q. Do you have to be a member to have a wedding at Immanuel ?
A. No

General Church Building Usage

Q. Does Immanuel allow other groups to use the facilities?
A. Yes. PFLAG, MOPS, Hospice, the Men's Chorus, Tuesday Musical, Mother's of Multiples are just a few groups. Different groups use our parking lot in the summer for car washes too.

Q. Is their a cost to use Immanuel's facilities?
A. There is no cost to use our classrooms. There is a $10.00 fee to help cover water for the car washes. If you use Luther Hall, our basement, there is a custodian fee.

Q. How do you go about getting permission to use the facilities?
A. The group leader asks our building coordinator, Deb Moore, for the use of building form. The calendar will be checked for the date(s) requested. Then it goes to our church council for approval.