We invite you to talk to our Leadership Team or any church member to find ways that you can be involved in the life of the congregation. 

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Christian Education

Emmanuel offers Adult Bible Class after church on Sunday mornings after worship as well as mid-week devotional studies during Advent and Lent.


Children's Sunday School meets after worship during the school year.


Confirmation, communion, and new member classes are taught as needed.

College Ministry

The people of Emmanuel connect and commune with students from NALC congregations around the Mid-Atlantic States. Two times each year we pack Finals Boxes filled with treats for our congregation's college students and Penn State students who have worshiped with us.  We enjoy getting to know these young adults and hope to shepherd them along their faith journey. 

Fellowship Ministry

Emmanuel's ministry extends beyond worship - it also involves sharing time with fellow believers in a warm and friendly environment.


The people of Emmanuel connect with each other through our Coffee20 fellowship time after church, Thursday night Dinner and Devotions, Bible Study, game nights, and other fellowship events throughout the year.

Operation Christmas Child

Emmanuel's members and friends are so happy to support Operation Christmas Child each year! We drop off many shoe boxes in November to our local collection site and follow the gifts with prayers!


For more info about this wonderful ministry, please visit Samaritan's Purse.

Mitten, Cap, and Scarf Tree

During Advent members donate mittens, caps, and scarves by hanging them on a Christmas Tree. In January, these items are delivered to Centre County Youth Service Bureau.


This project is organized by a church group of women called the KNIT WITS.  Many of the mitten, cap, and scarf items are hand knit by these women.  Other members donate store bought items.  All winter warm pieces are welcome!

Outreach & Social Ministry

The generous people of Emmanuel seek ways to serve others. Here are some of the organizations we help throughout the year:

  • State College Food Bank

  • CROP Walk

  • NALC Seminary

  • Orphan Grain Train

  • Veteran's Backpack project

  • Pregnancy Resource Clinic

  • Centre Volunteers in Medicine

  • Out of the Cold

  • Interfaith Human Services

  • Team Ream Foundation

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Contact Information:


P.O.Box 682

State College, PA 16804


Worship Location:

206 S. Burrowes Street

State College, PA 16801

On the corner of Beaver Ave. and Burrowes St. in the Albright-Bethune UMC, downtown State College

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