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:

A pastor was walking down the street one day when he noticed a small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy was very small and could not reach the button.

After watching the boy's efforts for some time, the pastor crossed the street, walked up to the boy and placed his hand on his shoulder while leaning over to press the doorbell for the little guy.

Crouching down to the child's level, the pastor smiled and said, "And now what my little man?" To which the boy replied, "Now we run!"

What's my point? Well, nothing really, although underlying this cute little joke is the fact that most pastors really do care for and want to do their best in helping folks especially in reaching heaven, although, honestly, nowadays, many don't want it or think they need it. The growing number of Americans leaving biblically based congregations bears this out. Likewise, the declining number of men entering the seminary also bears testimony that young people no longer see ministry as a worthwhile calling or occupation. Long hours, hard work, agonizing over the sick and those walking away from God's saving Word leads to the kind of frustration that leads many a promising young man to seek other professions.

But the majority of men who enter the ministry certainly do so with the best of intentions, and because God called them to serve the Church, God's people, and so they answered that call having no idea what God has planned or what's in store for the future.

What's my point? It's that although the statistical numbers aren't very promising, God still calls men into the ministry and some still do respond by saying, "Here am I, send me!" (Isaiah 6:8) And to that end, we here at Emanuel are blessed that the Lord of the Church has called Pastor Dave Stout to our congregation, the Lutheran Confessions, membership, and now ordination into our church body. On February 18th at 3:00 p.m. our District President Rev. Dr. Dan May will preside over a special service here at church and all are invited to attend. A light reception will follow.

Whether you are aware or unaware of the growing pastor storage, please take time to thank the Lord that He still calls, and men still answer that call in the affirmative, and pray that God will continue to raise up faithful men to serve until He returns.

Until next month...

God's blessings to you.

Serving our Savior,

Pastor Robb Roloff


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