Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church

Called to be a living Gospel and to let God's love shine through us West Bloomfield, MI
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church
Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA), a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ.


~ Disaster Relief through Lutheran World Relief
~ Working with Habitat for Humanity in Oakland County
~ Food Baskets for our less fortunate neighbors
~ Education in Healthy Living
~ Providing safe school bus pick-up and drop-off for West Bloomfield schools
~ Hosts Oakland County's longest continuous AA meeting twice a week

Experience this church right here in your community as we join with more than 10,300 congregations of 4.5 million members across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in doing God's Work - Our Hands

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Multigenerational

Community Service, Food Pantry

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns

Lutheran (ELCA)





Plan Your Visit



2399 Figa Ave
West Bloomfield, MI 48324



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Our Services

What are services like?
We have a traditional/blended worship service with communion every Sunday. Our Service time is 9:00 am, Fellowship is at 10:15 am, Sunday School and Adult Study are held at 10:30 am. True to our Lutheran heritage, we have coffee and treats following the service. Adult and children's Sunday School and Bible study are offered year-round at 10:30 a.m. during the fellowship time. Wednesday evening services are held during Advent (in December) and Lent. We have a soup and salad supper before the services.

What is the community like?
Our congregation opens its doors to many community organizations--including the local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, Ellie's Weigh (weight management), blood drives, health screening, and city and subdivision meetings. We support the Good Samaritan Church's Food Pantry in Pontiac, a program for local people in need. We adopt families in our community during holidays. And 2011 was our fourth year helping with Habitat for Humanity home building and renovation in Oakland County.

What if I'm not a Christian?
There is a place for you here. Lutherans are a diverse group of people, convinced that the Holy Spirit is leading us toward unity in the household of God. A church that shares a living, daring, confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all. We are a church that belongs to Christ. Knowing we are loved creates many opportunities for sharing in our community, our state, our country and the world. We are called to do God’s work in the world. Lutherans believe in the Triune God. We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere and of every time. In Bible Study and Prayer, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story. In serving others and addressing social issues, we live out our Christian faith.

Leadership View all

Mary Duerksen

Mary Duerksen

Sex: Female Languages: American English, Italian, German, Latin, Ancient Greek and Spanish History by Year 2011 - Started Working at Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church & Lutheran Church of the Ascension 1976 - Graduated from Univ. of Portland 1972 - Graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School Work and Education - Employers - Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church & Lutheran Church of the Ascension Pastor · Nov 16, 2011 to present College - Univ. of Portland Class of 1976 · Music, Philosophy, Theater · Portland, Oregon Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pennsylvania High School - Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School Class of 1972 Living - Current City Ortonville, Michigan Hometown Iron Mountain, Michigan

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