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What to Expect

What to Expect

Worship is at the heart of what we do at Immanuel.  Our worship is friendly but not informal; engaging but not trendy.  Each week, we gather, we hear the word, we share in the meal, and we are sent to do God’s work in the world.   

Where should I park?

As a neighborhood church, parking can be a challenge. That’s why we have our own parking lot, but it can be hard to find. Here is a link to the Google map or GPS 202 N. 9th Street. Visitors are encouraged to park as close as you can. On the other hand, help those who have more difficulty walking by leaving spaces closer to the building.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code at Immanuel.  God will be happy to see you, no matter what you’re wearing. The pastor likes both bow ties and blue jeans-but not at the same time. You're got your own style. Bring it!

Will I have to introduce myself?

When you arrive you will be welcomed by a greeter.  You will not be asked to stand or say your name; however, we would appreciate you completing a communion card, which is located in the pews so we can thank you for joining us.

If I include my email and/or address on the communication card, will I be put on a regular mailing list?

Only if you request it. You may receive a follow up contact or two, but we will not bombard you with mail and/or emails.

Will I have to sing?

Music is an important part of Lutheran worship.  We hope you will join in when you feel comfortable.  The words for the hymns are projected on two large screens, and hymnals are available in the pews if you prefer to see the music notes.

Do you have to be a Lutheran to take communion?

We invite all to the table where Jesus is the host.

What if my child is noisy during worship?  Are children welcome?

We welcome all children to attend our worship services-in fact, we EXPECT them! If you feel uncomfortable with your child’s noise level, we do have a cry room located in the back of the sanctuary and a nursery in the Educational Wing of the building.

Do I need to give an offering?

The members of Immanuel join together to do the work of the Lord in our community and around the world.  Our offerings are a joyful response of our faith.  As a visitor, you are welcome but not obligated to give an offering.