Here is some information to help you get acquainted with us.
From September through the end of May, Immanuel offers two distinctly different worship services.
9:00 am Contemporary Worship
11:00 am Traditional Worship
Both services follow the liturgical format but use different music styles. Several worship bands lead the contemporary worship. The organ and often the Women’s Ensemble assist with leading worship at the traditional service.
Christ is at the center of liturgical worship. Some parts of the liturgy stay the same each Sunday. This is to make sure that Christ is proclaimed and praised during every service. Some parts of the liturgy change every week. These changes are based on the Christian church calendar. Following this calendar ensures that the important events and teachings of Christ are celebrated every year.
Parking and Entrance
Parking is found in the back of the church. To enter the sanctuary enter the door on the right. When you come through the doors from the parking lot, to the right you will find the “Hemgren Room,” a room for gathering, greeting and visiting before entering the sanctuary. After worship, please stay for visiting and refreshments in the Hemgren Room.
Where to Sit?
Feel free to sit wherever you’d like. If you need assistance, an usher will help you.
What to Wear?
Come as you are. We aren’t worried about what you’re wearing.
What About the Kids?
Kids of all ages are welcome at Immanuel. We encourage kids and their parents to grow in faith together as they hear God’s word and sing his praise. Busy Bags for Little Lutherans are found in the “Little Red Wagon” by the ushers table. These bags are full of activities for children to use during church. You are welcome to use these during services to help entertain your children. We also have a Family Room downstairs across from the Fellowship Hall to provide a space for you and your child to get away as needed. The worship service can also “live-streamed” – just check with an usher for help.
The children are encouraged to bring their offering forward and place it in the container in front of the alter. Check out the bulletin board in the narthex (entry way) to find out where the offerings will be sent.
On the back of the benches in the church you’ll see some “Attendance Cards.” Please fill one out and put it in the offering plate when they are passed during the church service. Those cards help us report the number of people attending each service, and you can use them to note your special requests.
What about Communion?
All are welcome to take communion. Hold out your hand for the bread (if you need gluten free bread, just ask the pastor when you take it). White grape juice is in the center of the communion tray, and wine is around the outside of the tray.
How do I become a member?
If you are interested in becoming a member, please talk to the pastor or check the box on the yellow attendance cards in the pews. Membership classes are held 2-3 times a year based on interest.
Where is the Office and the Fellowship hall ?
The fellowship hall (also referred to as the parish hall) is found downstairs, and the church offices are found upstairs.