For us, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.
Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.
While some of the approaches to worship may differ from one ELCA congregation to another, we hold certain things in common. Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. The word proclaimed and the sacraments —both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion — are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.”
There is also a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with awesome, mysterious God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Worship is at the center of our identity here at Immanuel. During worship God speaks to our lives through scripture, song and message. We feel that when we come together for worship it is for the purpose of giving God praise and glory and the paradox is that we receive God’s blessings, grace and peace and are nourished in Word, Sacrament and fellowship. We invite you to come as you are and see for yourself what God is up to at Immanuel.
Our Worship schedule through the school year is:
9am – Traditional Worship
10:00-10:50am – Adult & children’s Christian education
11:00am – Contemporary Worship