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Service and Worship Times

  • Sunday Worship Service - 9:00AM
  • Sunday School All Ages - 10:30AM
  • Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00PM

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Immanuel Lutheran Church is a Mission Church of the North American Lutheran Church body. We are co-located at St. John United Methodist Church, 140 Poinsett Drive, Sumter, SC. We welcome all baptized Christians to the table for Holy Communion. You are invited to visit and study the Bible with us.


  • Join us for Sunday School each week at 10:30AM. We offer classes for preschool, elementary, high school and adult.

    Our current study in our Adult class is the Book of James

    Come study the Bible with us and see what God is building!

  • Supporting children and youth in their faith journeys

    Fostering healthy faith-forming relationships

    Striving to partner home and congregation in vibrant ministry

    Enabling our youth to experience faith in daily life

    Honoring the role of adults in the Christian formation of children and youth

    Making disciples who are authentic, available and affirming


  • We offer an Adult Bible Study the first and fourth Wednesday evening of each month at 7pm.

    On the second Wednesday of the month we have a Council meeting at 7pm.

    Pastor Blobaum leads a worship service at Covenant Place on the third Wednesday at 6:30pm.

    "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
    and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight."
    (Proverbs 9:10)



  • Our Prayer Ministry meets every Saturday morning at 9:00am in the Chapel. Everyone is welcome to join our prayer warriors as often as you can. Special prayer requests are always welcome. You may fill out a prayer request card and place it in the offering plate or send them to sumterimmanuel@aol.com Prayer requests are confidential unless we are asked to share them with the Pastor and/or the congregation.




  • Please join us after our 9AM Church Service on Sundays for fellowship, coffee and light refreshments.
    On Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM join us in the Fellowship Hall for supper with St. John UMC before we begin our Bible Study Class.

  • Welcome Pastor Gary Blobaum

    Pastor Gary Blobaum and his wife Amy come to Immanuel from Oregon, IL. Pastor Blobaum graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and from Christ Seminary-Seminex with Masters of Divinity in 1979. He previously served parishes in Millville and Hollsopple, Pennsylvania; Marion, Iowa; and Oregon, Illinois. He also served as Hospice Chaplain in Illinois. Pastor Blobaum is a member of the Society of Holy Trinity, an order of Lutheran pastors dedicated to the renewal of the Lutheran church and ministry.

    We praise God and welcome Pastor Gary and Amy Blobaum to Sumter!

  • On Sept. 20, 2013 Immanuel Lutheran Church's "Free Christian Library" opened for business. All the books are Christian, and they don't have to be returned or traded. This gives everyone access to Christian books they can keep in their home and read over and over again. There are books for everyone from children to adult. It's Imannuel's way to minister to the community any time of the day. The Library is located close to the street outside Immanuel Lutheran Church which shares a church building with St. John United Methodist Church at 140 Poinsett Drive. Orrin Mahaffey built the library and Ray Davenport created the signs. Adult books were donated by Pastor Bob Huggins of St. John United Methodist Church. Others who want to donate new or gently used Christian books may drop them off at the church during regular business hours or call 803-883-1049 to arrange for pick up.

Our Location

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 140 Poinsett Drive in Sumt

Detention Center Ministry

Members of Immanuel currently minister to inmates at the Sumter-Lee County Detention Center. Pa

Family Oriented

Immanuel Lutheran

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A MEMBER OF THE NORTH AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH

140 Poinsett Drive, Sumter, SC
803-883-1049

PASTOR GARY BLOBAUM