Michigan District Deaf Ministry

Michigan District Deaf Ministry got together 25 Deaf Lutherans and friends from around the state for a Deaf Christmas weekend December 10-12. It began at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth with dinner and then evening prayer at St Lorenz Lutheran school chapel.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City welcomed all of us to join their Deaf members for Sunday service and Bible Study. A great highlight was the Deaf Christmas wine tasting and food pairing hosted by Soul Squeeze Cellars and Good Friend Ministries at the Grey Hare Inn on Old Mission Peninsula. What a wonderful weekend full of Wine and the Word! What a great way to welcome the Christ Child who came to dwell among us as God our Savior!


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St Lorenz, Mission Festival 2021

Michigan District Lutherans have joined St Lorenz, Frankenmuth for their annual Mission Festival and outdoor worship for 19 years. This year was the most well attended. Nearly 50 Deaf Lutherans and friends came out for the event.

Each year Ephphatha hosts the Mission Festival in Frankenmuth for the deaf community.  The festival consists of outside worship at the St Lorenz, Frankenmuth Church Grove, followed by a BBQ  Lunch.  After lunch there is a special presentation. This is a great opportunity which provides resources and community-building for those working with the Deaf.


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  • This year was the most well attended. Nearly 50 Deaf Lutherans and friends came out for the event

Ethiopia Eyeglass Team

Are you interested in joining our Ethiopia Eyeglass Team? Each team will specifically be serving the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), the largest and fastest growing Lutheran Church body in the world today.  If you are interested in utilizing your gifts in touching the lives of people in Ethiopia please follow the link below for more information.

Eyeglass Team Info


Family Matters Workshop in Lansing

Family Matters Workshop

On Saturday March 16, 2019 Deaconess Diana Rice from St. Martin and ELMS, attended the Family Matters Workshop at Lansing Community College (sponsored by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Hand and Voices) . This one-day workshop was created for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their families. What a great event for all who attended.