1385 S. Main St.          First Service: 8:15 a.m.
Tipton, IN 46072        Second Service: 10:45 a.m.
(765) 675-4090             Bible Study between services

Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8-11:30am, 1-3pm

"The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of knowledge" - Proverbs


 Welcome to Emanuel Lutheran Church.  We have been serving the faith needs of Tipton for over 100 years.  Please take a look at our site!  We have many events ongoing throughout the year.

Our Mission Statement:
 "As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek His strength through
His Word and Sacrament and seek to reach
out with the Good News of the Gospel."

                                                                                         Pastor's Message:

Quick...what's your favorite Christmas memory? Is it when you were young and you awakened Christmas morning to a beautiful snowfall and a tree with gifts under it? Maybe it's a Christmas Eve candlelight service and singing Silent Night. Perhaps it's one particular year that you received a truly amazing or memorable present, maybe an engagement ring or some such thing that changed your life.

Actually, I think we all have certain memories of one or two Christmas' that were truly special for one reason or another. But none of this means that you can't create any new memories. Actually, I suspect that each and every December 24-25, creates at least one new memory, the only real question being, is it a good one or an unpleasant one?

For some with young or growing families, it's probably going to be memories of the kids getting really excited and then finally opening their presents. For other families it might be recalling past family get-togethers and enjoying past memories. For some folks though, this Christmas might only consist of memories of past Christmas' because many of their loved ones have passed away or they are dealing with issues of grief or loneliness.

Yeah, we need to remember that not everyone is going to have "A Holly Jolly Christmas."

And yet...if we remember what Christmas is all about, we will have a joyous Christmas no matter what out circumstance in life may be. Why? Because in the midst of family celebrations, eating turkey or ham, giving and receiving presents, or perhaps just sitting by yourself in an empty room...we remember...we take time to remember Christ, and that he came into our world of sin. We remember that our loved ones who have died in the faith are now with Him in heaven, and someday we will join them. What a joyous reunion/celebration that will be!

And so wherever you are in life, I would encourage you to take time this busy season to create some new memories, and to take time to remember what we are in reality celebrating...the birth of Christ.

This year our mid-week Advent services will be on December 6, 13, and 20 beginning at 6:15 p.m. These are half-hour services followed by a light meal. December 24th this year falls on a Sunday, so we will have our regular worship services in the morning at 8:15 and 10:45 and a special video bible study on "The Real St. Nick" at 9:30. Our Christmas Eve candlelight service of carols will be at 7:00 p.m. and our Christmas Day worship will be at 9:00 a.m. Please also consider coming to our Sunday School Christmas program being held out in Old St. John's on December 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Please prayerfully consider making a few new memories with your church family this season.

Until next month...

God's blessings to you.

Serving our Savior,

Pastor Robb Roloff


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