We know that it can be intimidating to walk into a new situation, but we hope that you will allow us to walk along side you as you discover who Immanuel is...as a church...but more importantly...as a place where you can grow in your relationship with God!
The majority of our worshippers wear business-casual attire. This is not an expectation...it is simply what you will find most people wearing. Please come as you are.
Sure does! We understand that in some churches, worship doesn't "get started" until about a half hour into the service time. At Immanuel, 9 AM worship begins at 9AM. In order to fully experience all our worship has to offer...please join us on-time. If you are unable to make it to service...you can stream our worship online under "Online Church".
At Immanuel, we offer a wonderful message, the Word of God, communion for those who choose to partake, fellowship with others, and God willing...an opportunity for you to grow in your faith. Our worship service format offers traditional/gospel/contemporary music and follows the Divine Service settings found in the Lutheran Service Book (LSB).
A little nervous about attending for the first time? Stream the service live and check it out!
Pastor Bryan will bring the Word of God in unique and impactful ways, and our musical selections will vary in style...but other than that...yes...our service is traditional in nature. For those not accustom to a traditional setting, the liturgy can seem daunting. So many of us (including many Lutherans) do not understand what we are saying...therefore we become bored with rambling these seemingly meaningless words in our worship services.
But unlike many churches, we at Immanuel strive to help you understand the liturgy of a traditional setting. Liturgy is not only beautiful and meaningful, but very biblical. You will be amazed at just how much of it comes straight from the Bible. Each week we will introduce a "WORD OF THE WEEK" in order to help you understand the different parts of Lutheran worship. Take some time to check out the information we have on liturgy by clicking "LITURGY" and/or become familiar with terms you may not know by clicking "GLOSSARY".
Yes, we are a Missouri-Synod Lutheran Church. What that means is that we are a CHRISTIAN CHURCH that holds the beliefs of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod. If you want more information, please feel free to speak with Pastor Bryan or click the "LCMS BELIEFS" button.
But you are a child of God! The reality is, we encounter many people who are not Lutheran. We still welcome you to join us at worship, events, and/or any of our programs. We would like you to feel comfortable at Immanuel no matter what your background is and will provide opportunities for you to learn more about what it is that we believe, teach, and do. Let us know if you have questions or concerns...we are happy to help!