Welcome to Emanuel Lutheran Church!

We are once again gathering together indoors for Worship services and Bible Studies, due to the state’s lifting of our county’s restrictions.  We will continue to adhere to required guidelines on social distancing, face masks, and hand sanitizer.  Temperatures will still be checked before you enter.  Out of respect and love for one another please bring and wear your personal protective equipment (mask, etc.) and maintain a safe distance from one another. We offer past sermons on YouTube. You can check them out through this link:


Emanuel is continuing 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 some 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 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.