Who Are We

Emmanuel Community Church was first organized as Emmanuel Lutheran Church in 1962. We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), a denomination to which approximately two-thirds of Canadian Lutherans belong. Although we were once drawn from predominately German and Scandinavian extraction, today we are pleased to include a wide range of ethnic diversity. Our spiritual guide is the great Protestant Reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546). However, remembering that Luther was determined not to break away from the church of his day but simply to reform it, we trace our spiritual roots before Luther’s time to the apostolic church first established by our Lord Jesus Christ. We strive to remain faithful to our Reformation heritage by recognizing the church’s constant need for spiritual renewal and are committed to true ecumenism, ie, working together with Christians from other denominations to better achieve Jesus’ mission in the world today.