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Hartland Lake Services

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Throughout the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sunday(June—Aug) Our Savior and Christ the King deaf members and visitors meet at Salem Lutheran Church’s  Whalen lake Property in Hartland for service at 12:30 followed by fellowship. We range from 30-33 members and guests who come out to enjoy the beautiful property and chapel by the lake.

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Seder Dinner

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On Thursday April 13th, 2017, Ephphatha hosted a Seder Dinner at Salem Lutheran Church in Westland.  Rev. Brant A. Engel led us in the worship service of this rich and storied meal along with Rev. Thomas Dunseth and Rev. Tyler Walworth who accompanied him by signing the service in ASL to the deaf members who attended.  It was a special evening enjoyed by all!

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Deaconess Work

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ELMS recently became an internship site for the Deaconess program at Concordia University in Chicago. Diana Rice began in January of 2017. She is Deaf and it is her hope to be a deaconess to the Deaf community. Diana, her husband and her 4 children moved to Michigan back in September. Currently she is teaching an ASL class to the hearing children of Emmanuel Lutheran school, attending outreach opportunities in Deaf community events, caring for Deaf shut-ins and helping with ELMS tutoring program.