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Exciting News

New Pastor for Immanuel Lutheran Church – Pastor Holly Cummings


Pastor Holly Cummings has accepted the congregation’s Call to serve as the new pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The congregation welcomes the pastor and her family: Rex (husband) and Sophia (daughter).

 May God bless Pastor Holly’s ministry as she leads Immanuel Lutheran Church!

Pastor Holly Cummings

Looking for local churches in Kingsport, Bristol or the Tri cities? We are located between Kingsport and Bristol.

Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


We're glad you found us! Please join us for worship!


       Sunday School

           10: 00 am

       Sunday Worship

            11:00 am 

Take a 360 Tour of our Sanctuary

1.Click on the play button in the center of the photo.

2. Holding your left mouse button down on the picture, drag the picture around to view the 360 photo.


Our Mission:

Graced and gifted by God through Word and Sacrament, Immanuel Lutheran Church seeks to impact our world for Christ by faithfully and prayerfully sharing our blessings.

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Visiting a church for the first time can be very intimidating: Will I fit in? What should I wear? What kind of music will they play? Where do I park? What should I do with my kids?

Immanuel Lutheran Church is a place where you don't need to worry about these things, because Immanuel is a great place for you to fit in and feel comfortable. 

We want you to enjoy worship and be a part of our church family. If you need any information, please click on the "Contact Us"  button in the menu, fill out the form and submit.  We will get back to you! We look forward to meeting you and/or your family!

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 Sunday School

     10: 00 am  

Sunday Worship

      11:00 am  



Immanuel Lutheran Church has welcomed men, women and children into our faith community since our congregation was formed in 1793. We are a Christ-centered congregation who waits to welcome you and invites you to come and learn about the love of Jesus. All are welcome here. We want to hear from you so please contact us!

  • Biblical readings

  • Choir 

  • Activity & Community announcements

  • Prayer list

Holy Communion

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Additional Methods to Worship with Us

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You may also see our Sunday services on your computer or mobile phone  by joining the Facebook group "Immanuel Lutheran Church".  If you need to join the group, please contact us!


         106.1  FM

If you are within 2 miles of the church you may tune into 106.1 FM to listen to the services on your radio. You may want to do like others and drive to the church parking lot. You may listen to the service in the comfort of your vehicle.

See an example of Facebook Group's Video

Click on the play button in center of the video to play a short example of the beginning of a service. If you want to join the group to see our entire Sunday service each Sunday (on your computer or mobile phone) just ask us!   Request to join the  Facebook group "Immanuel Lutheran Church".  If you want to join the group, please contact us!

Experience God's Grace


Immanuel Lutheran Church is a community of faith rooted in the love of God. We believe worship is not just found in prayer, it’s something expressed in everything we do. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the Holy Scriptures, life’s only guidebook. Come and join us to experience God’s grace for yourself. There’s a special place for you at our church.


Annual Activities

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*February - Valentine’s Dinner at Giuseppe’s by Square I

*February or March - Lenten supper, provided by various committees, prior to Lenten service 

*March or April - Easter Egg Hunt by Christian Education Committee. Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast by Square I

*June - Decoration Day Service at Cemetery

*August – 2nd Sunday Immanuel’s Annual Homecoming Service and Covered-dish Dinner by Activities Committee and Homecoming Committee

*September – Annual Sunday School Brunch by Christian Education

*October – Reformation Dinner and Craft Table by Activities and Christian Education

*December – Christmas Program with Dinner by Christian Education Committee. Christmas Eve Service on December 24  

Monthly Activities

Additional Programs & Activities


Shades of Grace 

2nd Tuesday - Ladies Circle II

2nd Saturday - Men's Square I with Breakfast

Church Committees are:

- Activities

- Altar Guild

- Cemetery

- Christian Education

- Evangelism

- Finance

- Homecoming

- Mission Outreach

- Mutual Ministry

- Property

- Social Ministry

- Stewardship

- Worship and Music

- Youth Ministry

Monthly Newsletter - The Messenger

Spaghetti Dinners by Square 1

Partners with Shades of Grace Church in caring for the last, least, lost and lonely. We also provide space in our cemetery and hold a burial service each year for Shades of Grace to respectfully bury cremains that have not been claimed in the past year

Supports the Food Pantry and other special projects at Central Heights Elementary School which is across the street from us

Altar Flowers every Sunday

Collect kits, other items and soap for Lutheran World Relief and Bags of goodies collected for veterans by Circle II

Christian Education Building used as an emergency shelter for local elementary school and Red Cross

Donate money each month to non-profit organizations

Our History

Our History

Generations of serving God and the Community


Immanuel Lutheran Church was organized by Germanic people from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Originally, Immanuel descended from the Old Union Church (Lutheran and Presbyterian) in 1785.

In 1793 Immanuel was formed and is the oldest Lutheran Church in Tennessee and the third oldest church in the Southeastern Synod. Immanuel Lutheran Church is designated as a historic site with the Sullivan County Historical Society.

 22 Pastors dedicated to serving God and their congregation since 1793  to present.


Adam Miller

William Hancher

Abgl Jacob Brown

Hugh Estill Bailey

Sidney David Steffey

Willie Hardee Roof

William Gurley Cobb

Bachman S. Brown

Willie Hardee Roof

Keller Y. Umberger

Walter Daniel Wise

George S. Derrick

William Frank Medlin

James Kivett Cobb

Elvin Loy Bumgarner

Ray Buford Kaylor

W Jerry Weeks

Herbert Lee Wood

David Paul Hendrix

Donald Calvin Fritz

Jennifer E. Venable

Mary Louise Sitton 2016-2021

Holly Cummings

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1930-1931 Sunday School Class
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Immanuel Lutheran Church

191 Central Heights Road

Blountville, TN. 37617

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