Welcome to Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church is a welcoming and vibrant Christian community
located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The church is deeply committed to its mission of developing servants of God who use their gifts to reach out and put Christ's love into action. With a strong emphasis on the teachings of Jesus Christ, Holy Emmanuel fosters a sense of unity among its members and encourages them to love and care for one another.

Worship Schedule

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Join us every Sunday at 9:30AM


Listen to past services:

Discover the enduring messages of faith—visit our Past Sermons page to reflect on the spiritual guidance from our previous gatherings.

Sunday Schedule:

8:30 am | Bible Study

9:30 am | Worship

10:45 am | Family Faith Fellowship - Sept to April Only Open forum Bible class - May to August

Tuesday Schedule:

11:00 am | Bible Class


About Holy Emmanuel

At Holy Emmanuel we are united in community by a shared belief in the forgiveness of sin through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that we have a loving and merciful God who gave His Son Jesus Christ as payment for our sins. It is that love that brings us together, gives us a purpose for living and strengthens us for the challenges of life.

The church offers a variety of programs and activities to cater to the diverse needs of its community. Holy Emmanuel also operates a  state-registered, non-profit Christian Early Childhood Center called Open Arms, which provides educational and faith-based experiences for young children.




Jesus taught that we are to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37).” And “love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39).” We seek to live out these words through the worship of our God and by caring for each other and all God’s people in a Christ centered community.

Youth & Children's Ministry


Jesus cares for children just as much as adults. That’s why parents are called to bring their children up, “…in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

Holy Emmanuel is committed to helping parents in that all important task, and provides spiritual growth opportunities and fun events for children from pre-school to high-school age.

Open Arms Early Childhood Center

Open Arms Christian Early Childhood Center, a ministry of Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church, offers families a caring, nonjudgmental, and supportive Christian environment.

The loving and secure age-appropriate environment is culturally sensitive and encourages children to learn through play.


Children’s development is enhanced by opportunities which meet the individual needs of the whole child within the following learning domains;

  1. Spiritual
  2. The Exploration of Arts
  3. Approaches to Learning
  4. Language and Literacy Communications
  5. Cognitive; Mathematics, Scientific Thinking, and Social Systems
  6. Physical and Movement
  7. Social and Emotional
Kinder im Kindergarten haben Spaß und sind interessiert an der Lesestunde, ai generativ

Upcoming Events

Empowering Choices: An Evening with Author Hillary Podritz at Open Arms

On November 16, from 4-7 pm, Open Arms is honored to host Minnesota author Hillary Podritz, a seasoned early childhood educator and mother of four. Hillary penned down her rich experience in ‘Making Good Choices at School,’ a book aimed to help parents and teachers positively prepare children for school. Her philosophy deviates from the…

ECC Christmas Program

Join us on December 6th at 5:00 pm for a heartwarming evening as our Early Childhood Center showcases the joy and wonder of the season with their Christmas program. Witness the littlest members of our community shine and share the Christmas spirit through song and story. It’s an enchanting celebration of the festive season that…

Advent Services

Embrace the season of anticipation and reflection with our Advent services on December 13th and December 20th at 6:30 pm. These serene evenings are a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, offering a peaceful respite from the holiday rush. Join us as we light the Advent candles, signifying hope and love,…