Who we are

As a society of the Michigan District LCMS, our purpose is to establish Lutheran Mission Outreach to the Deaf community and to raise funds in support of these goals. It is our vision to see the lives of Deaf people transformed and impacted through God’s Word.

As a part of Ephphatha, the Church Interpreter Training Academy (CITA) instructs American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, church members and professional church workers in church interpreting and Deaf ministry. Our goal is to train our students to better serve Deaf people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip them for service in the Christian church.


Christ the King, Flint (In St. Paul-Flint)
10:00 am -  All Sundays Interpreted

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, (Dearborn)
9:30 am -  All Sundays Interpreted

Our Savior Lutheran Church (Hartland)
7:00 pm Wednesday Evenings - Interpreted Divine Service (during the regular school year). Bible Study in ASL before service at 6:00 pm.

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About Our School

St. Martin will deliver excellence in Christ-centered Classical Education to meet the spiritual, academic, and social needs of its students.  –>Learn More

Latest news

St Lorenz, Mission Festival

The Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society, St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf and deaf Lutherans from across Michigan celebrated the […]

St. Martin Deaf School

Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society (ELMS) in partnership with Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn started  St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf . St. Martin […]

CITA July 2022

The Church Interpreter Training Academy (CITA), formerly CITI began the 37th year of training church interpreters at Concordia theological Seminary […]