What to Expect

Our main parking lot is right off of La Porte Road and to the west of our church building.  Park here and come in the double doors. You will be in the narthex area -- you will receive a bulletin for that day's service from a greeter.  On Saturdays, the entire service is outlined on our projection system in the sanctuary, so the bulletin just contains general information and announcements.  On Sundays, the order of the service is printed in the bulletin.

When you enter the sanctuary, feel free to sit wherever you are comfortable. Each service contains music, scripture readings, prayer, and a message. On Saturdays, our praise band leads the congregation in contemporary songs -- the lyrics are projected above the altar at the front of the church -- please join in. On Sundays the music is usally more traditional but may have a blend of traditional and contemporary.  Some hymns will be printed in the bulletin and some will be found in the Lutheran Service Book located in the rack in the pews.

After the service, please stay and visit with others in the narthex -- on Sundays there is coffee and cookies available if you are interested.

What should I wear?  Please dress as you please -- you will find a range from casual to dressy among our members.

What about my kids? Children are always welcome in worship at Immanuel. If you feel you need to leave the service with a child, you can go into the narthex area and still hear and see the service. If needed, we also have a nursey room with toys located toward the rear of the church building near the restrooms.  Baby changing stations are located in both restrooms.

Can I take communion?  At Immanuel, we celebrate Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays (and preceding Saturdays). Those who come forward for communion are expected to hold the same confession as this congregation and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  More information regarding participation in communion is always printed in the bulletin when communion is being served. Children who come forward with their parents and have not yet celebrated their First Communion will receive a blessing from the pastor.