The worship service is the highlight of the week at Immanuel and is centered on the cross of Jesus Christ.
“Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word bestows what it says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise. Music is drawn into this thankfulness and praise, enlarging and elevating the adoration of our gracious giver God.
Saying back to him what he has said to us, we repeat what is most true and sure. Most true and sure is his name, which he put upon us with the water of our Baptism. We are his…
The rhythm of our worship is from him to us, and then from us back to him. He gives his gifts, and together we receive and extol them. We build one another up as we speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Our Lord gives us his body to eat and his blood to drink. Finally his blessing moves us out into our calling, where his gifts have their fruition.” ( Lutheran Worship, Introduction, pg. 6)
Worship services at Immanuel follow the traditional liturgies and hymns of the Church passed down to us from early followers of Jesus. Those coming to Immanuel may feel a bit lost in trying to follow the service; that’s okay. There is a depth to the words of the service that will take a lifetime to fathom. Feel free to ask those sitting near you in worship to assist in finding hymnals, liturgies, restrooms, etc.