Deaf Ministries


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Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society is a Recognized Service Organization of the Michigan District, LCMS whose purpose is to establish Lutheran Mission Outreach to the Deaf community and to raise funds in support of these goals. Their vision is to see the lives of Deaf people transformed and impacted through God’s Word.

St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf delivers a Christ-centered education to meet the spiritual, academic, and social needs of its students. It provides a bilingual ASL and English environment for grades K-8 and resides within its partner hearing school, Emmanuel Lutheran School in Dearborn. 

St. Martin Children Thrive in the Classroom and Lear about Jesus!

St. Martin Music Festival

Bible Story Book/DVD Series List – Click here for the list.

Here is an example of one of the stories contained in the books that are available for a minimal donation.


More Resources

Click here for Weekly Deaf Worship in ASL at Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf

Click here for Catechism Videos.

Click here for Directory of Deaf Missions.

Click here for the latest Digital Ephphatha Newsletter

Coming Soon!

  • LSB Liturgy/Prayer Translation Playlist
  • Deaf Addictions Program in Flint, MI
  • Religion Sign Vocabulary Dictionary Playlist

News and Events

Religious Sign Workshop – June 22, 2024 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Paul, Flint MI
Event Flyer | Registration Link

International Lutheran Deaf Association Event – July 11-14, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit-Dearborn
Registration/Information Forms

Church Interpreter Training Academy – August 5-10, 2024
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, Ind.
Event Flyer


Are you looking to start a Deaf Ministry in your congregation?

Rev. Thomas Dunseth
Missionary at Large to the Deaf

Deaconess Diana Rice
Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society for the Deaf /
St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf
Videophone 313.559.5545

Looking for a school for your deaf student?

Rev. Tyler Walworth
Pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf
St. Martin Lutheran School (K-8)