What to Expect
Your First Visit at Immanuel Lutheran
If you are worshiping with us for the first time, you may have some questions about the services at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Below is a Q/A to help you feel more comfortable:
What's a service like?
Services at Immanuel Lutheran Church are best described as "Traditional," where God feeds us with His Word and Sacraments. We utilize a variety of Divine Services from the Lutheran Service Book as well as special printed orders of worship on special occasions.
What's the music like?
The music is primarily found in the Lutheran Service Book. The pipe organ is our main source of sound, while there is also a piano available when the need arises.
How do people dress?
There is a broad range of people who attend Immanuel Lutheran. On any given Sunday you will see people dressed in suits and ties while also seeing people wearing casual shorts or blue jeans with a polo type shirt, but we encourage modesty and dressing in a way that honors the real presence of Christ our Savior among us.
What about my kids?
Immanuel likes kids! We attempt to be a very family friendly church. It is our belief that children should be in worship with their families. We understand that means that there is a little more noise and movement at times, but we believe that the best people to teach children about the faith are parents. This happens as we model the example and take the time to instruct our children on how to worship. There is a Children's Message at most of our Sunday services. For our youngest worshipers, there are also quiet bags available in the Narthex.
May I take Holy Communion?
If you are visiting from another congregation in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, you are certainly welcome to receive the Lord's Supper with us. As a courtesy, we do ask you to please let the Pastor or an elder know prior to receiving Holy Communion. We offer common cup, as well as individual cups.
If you are not from a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod background, we respectfully ask you to wait until you have had an opportunity to visit with the Pastor about this matter before receiving Holy Communion.