featured events

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December 2018

December 1 Cheer Committee Candlelight Service & Dinner at 5 pm

December 2 The 9 Readings Service & Lunch at 11 am

December 8 Danish American Christmas Lunch at noon

December 9 Advent Service & Lunch at 11 am

December 15 Danish Christmas Service in Solana Beach

December 16 Lucia Procession & Children’s party at 4 pm

December 23 Danish Christmas Service in Solvang at 6 pm

December 24 Juleaften/Christmas Eve at 2 pm

December 25 Juledag/Christmas Day at 11 am


These are our upcoming featured events only. To see a full list of all the exciting events taking place at the Danish Lutheran Church and Cultural Center, please visit the Calendar section.


Vi Taler Dansk!

Er du i Californien som studerende, au-pair, turist eller bare nysgerrig er du meget velkommen til at kigge forbi.

The 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. 

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Human first, then Christian.
— N.F.S. Grundtvig