New ASL Preschool Set To Open at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church 5323 Southfield Rd. Allen Park, MI 48101

The Great Start Readiness Program funded by the State of Michigan will offer a preschool for children who are Deaf/ Hard of Hearing or having parents who wish their preschoolers to acquire American Sign Language.  The program is free of cost to all applicants who qualify according to the state requirements.  Children must be 4 years old by October 1, 2014.  For more information please call Brant Engel 248-980-5741 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mission Festival

St. Lorenz Mission Festival A Success!

This year at the annual mission festival on August 24th there were 40 Deaf people from the surrounding Lutheran Deaf community and a visitor from Wisconsin at Frankenmuth, MI. 

Everyone present enjoyed a signed service and a BBQ lunch with the members of St. Lorenz. 

After the service David Bush from Ft. Wayne, IN hosted a Bible study for the Deaf. 

It was a wonderful opportunity for the people of God to gather together and enjoy the unity of Christ in the Deaf and hearing community. 

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St. Martin Lutheran International Deaf School

St. Martin will be an International Lutheran School that will train the deaf student in biblical truths of Christianity as confessed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The school will be a bilingual/bicultural school for deaf students from all over the world.  The deaf student will become skilled in American Sign Language and written English.  The school will create a challenging and safe learning environment to meet the spiritual, intellectual and social needs of deaf students.  St. Martin will serve any deaf student that wants a Lutheran education. 

The mission of St. Martin is to teach the Lutheran faith to deaf students.  Holy Scriptures tells us "train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.

Target starting date is TBA

Website:  www.smlid.org

Location:  

 Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church & School

13667 West Highland Rd

Hartland, Mi 48353

Welcome to Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has a long history of meeting the educational and spiritual needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults worldwide. The Michigan District has been a leader in this effort. Highlights include the renown Lutheran School for the Deaf in Detroit, and Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf, one of the Synod's oldest congregations.

 

Educational and economic factors have changed the face of Deaf mission in the United States. The Detroit Lutheran School for the Deaf closed in the 1980's and many Deaf mission churches in Synod have lost funding. In order to continue bringing Christ to our Lord's Deaf children, the Michigan District of the LCMS urged the formation of the Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society which incorporated in late 2003. With God's guidance and blessing, the Society seeks to bring Christ to the Deaf of the 21st Century, so that the words of Psalm 94:14 would be realized: "For the Lord will not forsake His people; He will not abandon His heritage."

Upcoming Events

10.05.2014 09:00AM - 10:00AM
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10.05.2014 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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10.12.2014 09:00AM - 10:00AM
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10.12.2014 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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10.19.2014 09:00AM - 10:00AM
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