9:30 am Sundays
7:00 pm Wednesdays in Lent, Advent, and in the summer
4:30 and 10:30 pm Christmas Eve
Join us in our coffee nook following worship!
Christian Education For All Ages:
Sunday 11:00 am (during the school year, September-May)
Location and Map
Antioch is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, on the northeast corner
of Farmington and Thirteen Mile roads.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Established in 1958
We have a long tradition of worship, fellowship, and community involvement in Farmington Hills and the communities beyond.
Visit Our Partnership Links
Antioch Lutheran Church is a partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Southeast Michigan Synod. Together we reach out into the world with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. See the links below to learn more about our mission in Southeast Michigan, in the United States, and in the world.
What to Expect at Antioch
• ALL are welcome as reflected in our welcoming statement: As a Christ-centered community, we strive to follow Jesus’s words “Love your neighbor as yourself” by providing a safe and welcoming space for all. We welcome you regardless of your age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, life experiences, complexities, and questions. Our unity is in Christ.
• Come as you are! Many of us wear jeans/khakis and tee shirts, but some like to dress in suits/ties, dresses and skirts. Wear whatever you are most comfortable wearing!
• Restroom information: We have a gender neutral family bathroom near the office (west hallway, and both the men’s and women’s bathrooms (east hallway) have baby changing tables for your convenience. Restrooms are also available in the lower level.
• We are wheelchair accessible. The covered front entrance is available for dropping off those who cannot walk from the parking lots. Our sanctuary has open places to place a wheelchair so you won’t have to sit in the aisle. If you are unable to go up for communion, ask an usher and the minister will come to you.
• We have listening devices available for your use, along with large print bulletins. Please ask an usher for help.
• We celebrate Holy Communion at the Lord’s Table every Sunday – all are welcome to commune with us. Gluten free wafers are available, just ask the minister at the communion rail.
• Our worship style tends to be traditional Lutheran in liturgy and music, but we occasionally mix it up with some contemporary elements. We like to change our liturgical setting, so we are not held to one favorite throughout the year, this results in many favorites!
• Our worship experience is enhanced with wonderful music on our amazing E. M. Skinner pipe organ, our grand piano, bell choir, and choir. Our high holy services such as Christmas and Easter are enhanced by brass instruments and other special music.
• Coffee and treats are available every Sunday at our Coffee Nook area following worship. We all like to visit by “hanging out” at the high top tables to enjoy conversation with old and new friends. Please join us!!
• Christian Education for all following coffee time. We have combined ages in informal settings. Children do not sit down throughout an hour of class.
• Nursery on call – our nursery help will be happy to be summoned by an usher if you need your child to play in our nursery room, however, we encourage all children to attend worship. We have worship bags that children age 2 to 6th grade can take into worship to help occupy them as they participate in learning how to worship.
Early Years: 1957-1961
On June 1, 1957 Rev. James E. Henneberger came to area as a mission developer. On October 6, 1957 a temporary council met and selected the name Antioch. The first service for the congregation was held the same day at Dunckel School. Property was purchased in the current location in November of the same year. On March 16, 1958, 78 charter members were received and on May 11, Pr. Henneberger was installed as the first pastor. On May 8, 1960, a Ground Breaking Service was celebrated and on September 18, 1960, the cornerstone for the first unit was placed. The dedication and first worship service in the new building were held on November 27, 1960. In 1961 Lutheran Church of the Incarnation is organized with Rev. George Stegmier as the first pastor.
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