There are many activities for youth to participate in throughout the year at Emanuel Lutheran Church and School.   Watch the calendar for more details on these and other activities that are offered throughout the year!

Pine Car Derby – Often held in January.  Those interested are able to get a kit for their car and take part in workshops prior to the actual event.  

Snowfest – This usually takes place in February.  It’s an evening of entertainment for the whole family.  There is a silent auction held as a fundraiser during the event.  Dinner is often provided.  Tickets are available in advance or at the door.    

School Musical – The students of ELS participate in a musical each year that they perform for members, family, and friends.  The performance is often scheduled in spring. 

Capitol Choir – Students at Emanuel Lutheran School who wish to be a part of the Capitol Choir will have the opportunity to sing during special services as well as other churches and even at a Lansing Lugnuts Baseball game!  All children at Emanuel Lutheran School and Preschool are able to sing in worship services at Emanuel Lutheran Church as well. 

Field Trips – Emanuel Lutheran School has age appropriate field trips scheduled throughout the year for enrichment and learning.  Parents will receive details regarding field trips as they draw near. 

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Philosophy of Athletics at Emanuel

All activities at ELS are Christ-centered. Athletics is no different. Our philosophy is based on Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Our lives, as sanctified children of God, are lives of continuous service to our Lord. Our spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and academic growth are intertwined. Therefore, through its co-curricular activities, Emanuel Lutheran School strives to better equip children for service to the Lord by enriching their spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and academic growth.

ELS has an athletic program to give glory to God. The athletic program is there to extend a specific part of the curriculum, namely the physical education program. Athletics is certainly not a core requirement to the curriculum. Students will survive in life without it. It is enriching rather than required.

Students are required to participate in physical education. This is the bottom of a three-tiered pyramid. The second level of the pyramid is intramural activities. These are offered to students who want to do more activities. These are low-competitive activities. The top of the pyramid is the interscholastic competition.

Our Mission

As an extension of our school’s mission, we provide an athletic program at ELS as an opportunity for our students to use their God-given talents in order to give glory to God. This is stated in I Corinthians 10:31, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”