One Church Multiple Communities

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Commemorated 60 years in 2018 at our downtown Naples location.

Emmanuel Community Church

We provide a welcome place for people of all cultures and ages.

Emmanuel Park Community

Emmanuel Park has a center of faith development on Oil Well Road.

Emmanuel
Academies

Offering a  Pastoral Leadership Development Program and more.

Welcome to Emmanuel Lutheran Church

For nearly 60 years, Emmanuel Lutheran Church has been ministering and growing in Southwest Florida. We are inviting, welcoming and engaging community serving individuals, families and couples of all backgrounds.  

When you come to Emmanuel, our hope is that you feel like you’re a part of the community. Our ultimate desire, as a body of devoted followers of Jesus, is to create an environment where people can experience the presence of God in a life-transforming way. From a cup of freshly brewed coffee to our unique and passionate generational ministries, we want to give you and your family the opportunity to get connected. We believe that church is more than a weekend service, it is about allowing every person to engage with God in a personal and intimate way.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Experience God's Presence
20th May, 2022
  • May 20, 2022 7:00 pm - May 20, 2022 8:00 pm
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An Emmanuel Story: Carol's Faithful Journey
An Emmanuel Story: Carol’s Faithful Journey
Carol Duncan grew up in New Jersey, the daughter of a German immigrant. In 1961 she married Jim and subsequently gave birth to two boys and a girl. In 1992, when their children were grown, Carol and Jim moved to Naples and began a search for a church home.
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An Emmanuel Story: A One-way Ticket to Heaven
An Emmanuel Story: A One-way Ticket to Heaven
Gerardo Manrique is the gifted guitarist who, together with Marcela and Carlos, provides the music every Sunday at the Emmanuel Park Church service.
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An Emmanuel Story: My Call from God
An Emmanuel Story: My Call from God
Before coming to Emmanuel, I worked in a law office. I hated it! I felt miserable on Sunday nights because I knew I had to go back to work the next morning. It was an awful feeling. Something had to change.
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An Emmanuel Story: How God is Working in My Life
An Emmanuel Story: How God is Working in My Life
Now I can see how God is working in my life. Let me tell you how this happened.

I grew up in a family that valued church life. As a young girl, even when my dad was away on business, my mother brought us to church. Worship attendance was regular, even if not every Sunday. We prayed at the kitchen table. My mother read us Bible stories.
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An Emmanuel Story: A Taste of Grace
An Emmanuel Story: A Taste of Grace
Marilyn Thomack grew up in the Christian faith, and is so grateful for her parents’ influence in her life. She and her husband, Will, raised three sons and lived in Wisconsin until their retirement.
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An Emmanuel Story: Out of Your Pores
An Emmanuel Story: Out of Your Pores
Twenty-five years ago, Sue Talarico and her husband Gary were looking for a faith community in Naples. Sue had a painful experience in another congregation where the pastor would not commune her father because he was a Mason.
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An Emmanuel Story: A Special Gift from the Holy Spirit
An Emmanuel Story: A Special Gift from the Holy Spirit
When I moved to Naples, I had already experienced many different church settings and experiences, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, and non-denominational communities among others.
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An Emmanuel Story: My Position is a Call
An Emmanuel Story: My Position is a Call
I was working in the advertising world before coming to Emmanuel. Although I was happy with my job, I knew there was more out there waiting for me. 
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An Emmanuel Story: Love for Serving the Lord
An Emmanuel Story: Love for Serving the Lord
Kathy Worley grew up a Navy brat. She traveled all over the world with her family. Her parents took her to worship services with the Navy chaplain.
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An Emmanuel Story: From Venezuela to Spain to Florida and Emmanuel Lutheran Church
An Emmanuel Story: From Venezuela to Spain to Florida and Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Frine was born in Venezuela.  When she was 10 years old, she moved with her mother and sister to Spain. (Her name is pronounced free-nay.)
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An Emmanuel Story: Moving from a Retired Church Status
An Emmanuel Story: Moving from a Retired Church Status
When Tom and Ellie Jackson moved to town 10 years ago, they spent more than a year looking for a church home.
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An Emmanuel Story: A Dose of the Holy Spirit
An Emmanuel Story: A Dose of the Holy Spirit
Howard grew up in a Jewish family on Long Island, New York. For more than 15 years Howard provided financial services and planning for families in the greater Naples area before meeting Byron Tweeten.
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An Emmanuel Story: A Work In Progress
An Emmanuel Story: A Work In Progress
Jamie is a busy woman. In addition to leading the band for the weekly Alive Service, she is the mother of two young girls, works as a professional architect, and sings with the Girls of Motown who perform in Collier and Lee County.
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An Emmanuel Story: Intangibles
An Emmanuel Story: Intangibles
Kimberly Albrecht has loved singing for as long as she can remember. A lyric coloratura soprano, Kimberly has sung everything from jazz to opera to sacred music, and she has performed professionally for over 30 years.
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An Emmanuel Story: To Focus on Others
An Emmanuel Story: To Focus on Others
Diane and Karl became involved with the Stephen Ministry program. Karl helped Pastor Frank Lee and Carol Hartman,
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An Emmanuel Story: Integrating Faith with Daily Life
An Emmanuel Story: Integrating Faith with Daily Life
Lisa has been a member at Emmanuel for many years, getting married here to her husband John...
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An Emmanuel Story: God Will Sort It Out
An Emmanuel Story: God Will Sort It Out
Nicole Hood is a volunteer manager for Meals of Hope. She also donates her time to St. Matthew’s House.
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“We” Based
“We” Based
When Helen Stine moved to Naples 18 years ago, she went through the phone book to find the nearest Lutheran Church.
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An Emmanuel Story: Okay
An Emmanuel Story: Okay
Patrick Steffy has been in AA since 1972. In 2006, when he moved to Naples for a job, he found the meetings at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
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An Emmanuel Story: Clean House
An Emmanuel Story: Clean House
Ten years ago, as a mom of a 19-, 14-, and 12-year-old, Amy was working from home taking phone calls for their family business. “I had to stop,” she said. Clients were complaining to her husband that she was drunk on the phone.
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An Emmanuel Story: Foot Soldiers
An Emmanuel Story: Foot Soldiers
When Rob arrived at Emmanuel he was looking for familiarity, but also for a way to quietly serve. He loves music and the choir, but God placed a different calling on his heart.
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An Emmanuel Story: Godwinks
An Emmanuel Story: Godwinks
Edie and David Cole have a long history of being connected to a faith community, but in 2002 when they moved to Naples, they had to start over. "We were looking for fellowship," she shared.
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