Church Services

Church services are held every Sunday at 11am followed by lunch unless otherwise specified.

Between October - May we also have Danish services.


If you and your family would like to host a Danish student for 1/2 year or 1 year of High School or College, please contact the pastor. we often get inquiries about possible families to host young Danes in their wish to live and study abroad.

Upcoming Events

  • May 31st - 11 am Service and Lunch      
  • June 7th - 11 am Service and coffee. Pastor Wenger.                                                10:30 am Open Air Service at La Habra Heights for Grundlovesfest by pastor Anne-Grethe   
  • June 14th - 11 am Service and lunch
  • June 21st - 11 am Service and coffee                                                                               3 pm Short & Sweet Summer Service followed by         BBQ. Start of Summercamp
  • June 28th - 11 am Confirmation Service and lunch
Vi Taler Dansk!
Er du i Californien som studerende, au-pair, turist eller bare nysgerrig er du meget velkommen til at kigge forbi.

Emanuel Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, fondly called The Danish Church, is a Protestant, Christian church and community based on the tenets of Martin Luther and other reformers, infused with the spirit and the teachings of N.F.S. Grundtvig, proud of its Danish heritage and continuing its rich church and cultural tradition.

Our church is open, welcoming and accepting. We invite you to worship with us, enjoy our fellowship, partake in our many activities and events and hope you might consider becoming part of our church family. The congregation was founded in 1906 by a handful of Danes living in Los Angeles. The church has never received financial support from Denmark nor is it part of the National Church of Denmark (Folkekirken) although our liturgy, services and ceremonies closely mirror those practiced in Danish churches.

Our church is part of ELCA Pacifica Synod, recognized as an ethnic congregation.

What We Believe

God’s love extends to all people. We are all part of God’s creation - we are all created in the image of God. God’s love cannot be earned; nor is God’s love a reward for who we are, what we do or do not do. God offers love and forgiveness to all people through his son, Jesus Christ. God’s grace is beyond human comprehension. God is a Triune God. God created and loves all creation. Jesus Christ transforms lives through his life, teaching and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit works in the world.

We Welcome You - Velkommen...

The Danish Lutheran Church & Cultural Center

Established in 1906

Guiding Principle: Human First, then Christian

Events in June 2015

June 7th Grundlovsfest in La Habra Heights

June 21st Short & Sweet Summer Service & BBQ

June 21 - 24 Danish Summer Camp 2015


    Baptism, Confirmation, Weddings and Memorials
    To learn more please contact the pastor or click below

    Hall Rental
    If you would like to know more about our facilities and/or rental please click below

    Newest Spring 2015 "Kirkebladet" - Church News Letter