Welcome to Emmanuel, Soest!

**We are now on our summer service schedule which will continue through Labor Day.   Services on Sundays will now be at 7:30am and 9:30am.  Livestream will be available for the 9:30am service on our Facebook page.  We will also have Thursday night services at 7:00pm.   There are no Saturday services.   All services will be held in the church with social distancing guidelines until further notice.**

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Soest, has been serving southeast Allen county Lutherans since 1845 through the preaching of God’s Word and the administration of His Sacraments. Emmanuel is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the largest confessional Lutheran church body in America. We are a confessional, creedal, sacramental, and biblical church, and we welcome you to worship with us.

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20 hours ago

History Note #21 – Pastor Georg Blievernicht

History note 19 ended with the construction of a new brick school in 1901. Six years later—on May 5, 1907—Pastor Zschoche offered his resignation ... See more

3 days ago
LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces

On this Memorial Day, we remember the great courage and selfless service of so many throughout history who have answered the call to serve. We remember their honorable sacrifice for the freedom of ... See more

5 days ago
St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

Are you looking for a school where your child is safe, loved, and cared for? St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School is now accepting enrollment in our preschool program for the 20-21 school year. We have ... See more

5 days ago

A reminder that this weekend we transition to our summer schedule, with services at 7:30 and 9:30 on Sunday mornings, and this year we’ll also have 7pm Thursday services as well. Social distancing ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church (Soest), Fort Wayne's post

History Note #20 – Town of Soest

Our congregation’s legal name is “Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marion Township, Allen County, Indiana,” yet it commonly goes by the name ... See more

1 week ago

Seminarian Highlight #3 - Rev. John Schuetz

Pastor John Schuetz served as a fieldworker at Soest during his time at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne-CTSFW from 2002-2005.

He now serves as ... See more

1 week ago
Obituary for Wilmer Frederick Arthur Rohrbach at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Jacobs Chapel

In Memoriam:

Wilmer Frederick Arthur Rohrbach, 93, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 13, 2020, at his residence. He was born on October 1, 1926 in Allen County, Indiana to the late ... See more

2 weeks ago
Photos from Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church (Soest), Fort Wayne's post

History Note #19 – Pastor Carl Traugott Zschoche

In September 1874, Pastor Johannes Bundenthal left Emmanuel to accept a call to Lansing, MI. At the advice of Pastor Sihler, of St. Paul’s, Fort ... See more