Divine Service

10:00 a.m. every Sunday with Holy Communion

Children receive a children's message from Pastor before the sermon. A children’s worship bulletin and busy bag of crayons and activities are available for use during the service. A toddler playroom and babysitting are  available during worship for children under the age of 5 years old.

 9:00 a.m. -- Fellowship with coffee for all, with adult Bible study and teen Sunday school

Welcome to our guests -- We are sincerely pleased that you have come to worship with us today. Please sign your name in our guest register found in the narthex or sign the guest card, which is in the pews, and introduce yourself to the greeters and pastor.

Cell phones -- Please turn off your cell phones and other electronic devices before you come in to worship.

About Immanuel’s Sunday Divine Service

We invite you to join us for Sunday Divine Service. These are the reasons for what you will see and hear:

The Liturgy

The Liturgy is the Divine Service: The Holy Trinity actually comes serving YOU with His gifts of life and salvation. He acts upon us, in the Liturgy, which:

  • delivers what Christ earned for us by His sinless life, substitutionary death on thecross, and resurrection, namely the forgiveness of sins. (John 15:3)
  • puts the Holy Spirit’s own Words (Holy Scripture) into our ears, creating faith in us.(Romans 10:16, John 6:63)
  • calls each one, as His priest, to offer the sacrifices of praise in the God-pleasing Words of Scripture. (1 Peter 2:9,10; Isaiah 59:21, Hebrews 13:15f)
  • joins us with the ancient, one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church (2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; Jude 3; 1 Corinthians 14:36, 15:1-8; Revelation 7:9)
  • enables us to pray in unison as "one body" joined together by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 11:1-4, Acts 2:42)
  • sends us out into our Father’s world worshipping and proclaiming Christ through loving our Lord and our neighbor. (Numbers 6:22-27; Luke 24:50-53; Romans 12:1)

The Furnishings

The furnishings focus our attention on the themes of the Liturgy:

  • The Robes make the Pastor and Liturgist anonymous so that we don’t see the men or their own clothing, but only that they are servants who represent us all: dressed in black because they are sinners and robed in white because they are covered by the righteousness of Christ.
  • The Altar focuses our attention front and center on no person but Jesus only (Hebrews 8:2) and reminds us of the Lord’s Supper table which He spread for us; of Mount Calvary which He climbed for us; of the empty tomb, from which He rose to give us immortality; and of the Heavenly throne to which He ascended.
  • The Crucifix makes us remember the horror of sin, reminds us of the greatness of God’s love, and assures us of our innocence in His sight, since "It is finished."

Immanuel Lutheran Church is a TRADITIONAL church, following the historic worship forms and liturgies that have been a treasured heritage of the Christian (and Lutheran) Church down through the centuries.

We are a SINGING church that believes in praising God through congregational hymns, the anthems of our choir, and the magnificent voice of our organ.

We are a TEACHING church that centers its worship on the Word of God as it speaks to our hearts and is applied to our lives through the sermon.

We are a PRAYING church that believes in the power of prayer as we bring our individual and corporate needs to the Lord for His answer.

We are a SACRAMENTAL church that celebrates the rebirth that God offers in Holy Baptism and the power of Christ’s true presence through Holy Communion.

Holy Communion

We joyfully celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. We believe that we receive Christ’s body and blood in, with and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins. As we receive this sacrament, we also give public confession to our unity in the Christian faith. We therefore invite all communicant members of any congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod to commune. Guests are invited to come forward and receive a blessing. As it was with the very first disciples of Jesus, our practice is to receive instruction in the Faith leading to Holy Communion. Pastor invites you to join his instruction class.

We offer Communion with either the common cup, when communicants sip wine from one chalice held by the pastor, or individual communion cups on the serving tray offered by the communion assistant. Communicants who prefer nonalcoholic grape juice will find those cups in the center of the tray. During Communion, if you use an individual cup, please keep it uncovered and visible so that Pastor Colageo can see who is waiting for the common cup.