What can I expect on a Sunday morning?
When you walk through the doors of Immanuel, you find a variety of people from young to old with a variety of experiences and personalities:
What's a service like?
- The Sunday morning services will be very familiar to most anyone who has grown up in the Lutheran Church. For those who have never walked through the doors of a Lutheran congregation, the service might seem a bit old fashioned. But, that old fashioned feel is grounded in the history and worship practice of the Christian Church spanning all the way back into the First Century. These services often appeal most to those who have grown up in the church and while there is no 'dress code', many of those attending will be dressed in formal business to business casual attire. The 10:30 am service uses what is often termed a 'blended' style and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays a group helps lead the singing. The 8:00 am service style remains traditional.
What about my kids?
- We encourage all families to worship together, however, should one desire childcare there is a nursery service provided on Sunday mornings for those attending with small children.
Can I take communion?
- The Lord's Supper is celebrated at the morning services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at Immanuel. We believe in accordance with God's own Word that the body and blood of Jesus are truly present in the bread and wine.
- 1 Corinthians 11:27 states, "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31 But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world."
- Because of our love for all, our desire for unity in practice, and our desire that any who receive the sacrament receive it for their benefit, we ask that anyone not formally instructed and confirmed in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, sit down and speak privately with one of our pastors before attending communion.