Welcome to Emanuel Lutheran Church!

Due to the executive order of Governor Newsom, we will not be holding services for the present time.  We will be doing lessons and weekly messages.  You can check them out through this YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYt2toKo0mECEPolOYpUinQ

Emanuel is working to provide options to our members and the community beyond for encouragement and human care.  We remain part of the body of Christ and will continue to act like it even if we are not able to gather together physically.  Please continue in prayer.  Pray for all of God’s creation that He would withdraw this virus and allow us to return to more normal life. Pray that in the midst of this massive disruption of daily life the Holy Spirit would be effective in turning hearts and minds away from the distractions of weekly routines to the reality of a loving Creator God and the reconciliation and life He offers through his Son, Jesus the Christ.  Be vigilant in looking for opportunities to be of love and service to those around you.  Do not let fear override love.  There is no prohibition against caring for those in need!  Use your time in prayer and study of God’s Word, not simply in fearful, constant monitoring of the media.

May God the Father sustain us through this time in health not simply of body but soul, and in closer faith and trust in his eternal promises vouchsafed to us in our baptisms into the death and resurrection of the Son of God, Jesus the Christ.

We would love to have you join us for worship once we resume services any Sunday morning at 9:30am. We are located at 3721 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Easiest access is off of Modoc Road, though there is also a side entrance directly into our main parking lot off of Ferrara Way. If you enter off of Modoc Road, please follow the drive around our school building to the right, and you will enter into our main parking lot and have the easiest access to our front double doors.