When we gather to worship as a church, we explore the Word of God, partake of His sacraments and sing praises to the Lord together as family and friends. Emanuel Lutheran Church offers two Sunday morning worship settings because we recognize that people express their thoughts and feelings toward God in different ways. And, while our core beliefs as a church don’t change, each service has its own unique style of delivery and atmosphere. This page will assist you in selecting a service where you feel most comfortable and free to become fully engaged in the act of worship.
Traditional Service (9:00 AM)
Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for our Traditional Worship service, a traditional Lutheran liturgical service with prayers and litany from our hymnal Evangelical Lutheran Worship. Services features hymns, old and new, and are supported by an organ, the Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir. We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday. A children’s sermon is a regular part of this service. Our Traditional worship includes a sermon by one of our pastors, which is based on the scripture readings for the day.
Praise Service (10:45 AM)
This worship celebration features an informal style and contemporary music performed by the “Praise Band.” We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday and gather around the altar to celebrate together. A children’s sermon is a regular part of this service and children are regularly invited up to join the band in playing a tamborine or other rhythm instrument. Our Praise worship includes a sermon by one of our pastors, which is based on the scripture readings for the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about my children?
Children are important to the life of Emanuel Lutheran Church and children are always welcome to stay with you during the worship service. The typical noise and movement of children reminds us that we are responsible for passing on our faith to our young people. There is always a children’s cart where coloring pages, books, crayons and the weekly children’s bulletin are available. However, if you prefer, a “cry room” is also available at the rear of the sanctuary with rocking chairs and a few children’s toys. The parent is still able to see and hear the service from the cry room area.
Hearing assistance devices are available on the small table in the west narthex. Simply return them when you have finished and remember to turn them off.
Should I receive Holy Communion?
All are welcome to receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at Emanuel Lutheran. The ushers will indicate when it is time for you to approach the front. If you choose not to receive Communion, please feel free to come forward for a blessing.
What should I wear to church?
There is no right way to dress at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Some people get quite dressed up and others dress more casually. Wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Do you have Sunday School?
Education Hour is provided for age three through teens at 10:00 a.m. Children gather in Moerer Hall before moving to their classroom in the Education building. Teens meet in the Youth room at the Southern end of the campus.
Adult Bible Study meets each Sunday at 8:15 AM in the Fireside Room of the fellowship hall (Moerer Hall). You are invited to attend this discussion-style Bible class.
Is there a social time after the service?
Please join us after the service for a cup of coffee in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great time to meet new friends.