Experiencing God's Grace

Welcome to


Immanuel Lutheran began with a small group of German immigrants in 1861. The following year they were able to purchase a building at the corner of 6th and Madison that served as their church and school house. From those humble beginnings God has blessed Immanuel with His Word and Sacrament. We are now located at 10th and Lincoln with a Church, School, and Learning Center. For over a century and a half we have been blessed to serve in Bay City and we would love for you to come and see Immanuel, God with us!


What to Expect?

Worship at Immanuel is regularly led by organ. On occasion hymns will be sung with piano accompaniment or guitar. We are also blessed with a wonderful music ministry that uplifts our services with student and adult choirs, hand bells, and a variety of soloist and ensembles throughout the year. You can expect to hear the love of God in Jesus Christ through our liturgy and preaching.

What We Believe


Immanuel means "God with us." We believe that God created this world and you uniquely. We also believe that this world has fallen into sin and we all fall short of God's design. But most of all we believe that God sent Jesus to restore what has been lost in our sin, and bring us back into a right relationship with Himself.


Our German roots take us back to the Reformation and the great reformer Martin Luther. While we do not worship Luther or even hold all his writings in high regard, the basics of what we believe are summarized in Luther's Small Catechism. Which is a part of a larger confession of the Church called the Book of Concord, to which we subscribe.

Missouri Synod

Our denomination is Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. Being part of the LCMS means that Immanuel walks with brothers and sisters in Christ around the United States who share this common confession and practice. To learn more about the LCMS and our doctrinal standards click here.

God With Us