Immanuel seeks to be welcoming for those new to Christian worship as well as those experienced with it. Our worship style is casual, even though our service follows the four-part liturgical order of gathering, word, meal, and sending. The music is a blend of traditional and contemporary selections. During the worship service people are invited to greet one another with the words "the peace of Christ be with you."Holy Communion is offered every Sunday. Like baptism, we believe that Holy Communion is a means of grace from God meant for all people. We practice open communion where all people of all ages are invited to participate, regardless of their background, traditions or beliefs. Each Sunday communion is presented as a gift of God for the people of God; therefore, ALL ARE WELCOME. Following each Sunday service all are encouraged to participate in a fellowship time around snacks, coffee and conversation in the Fellowship Hall.Let a leader know if you'd like to...•Sing in choir•Set up the communion table•Read scripture in worship•Serve as an usher•Greet people coming into church•Provide Coffee Hour hospitalitySermons(downloaded sermons)Church YearPart of the rhythm of worship at Immanuel Lutheran is to follow the seasons of the church calendar. These seasons have different colors and themes, which include the following:Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year and includes the four Sundays beforeChristmas. The theme is preparing for the coming of Christ and the color is blue.Christmas is made up of the 12 days of Christmas beginning on Christmas Day. The color is white and the theme is the gift of God coming in the flesh of Christ who continues to be with us always.Epiphany is the next season beginning on the twelfth night of Christmas. This season is about the awareness of Jesus as the Christ or Messiah and its color is green.Lent is marked with purple beginning on Ash Wednesday. This 40-day journey focuses on the death of Jesus and its meaning for us. Lent concludes with Palm/Passion Sunday, Monday Thursday, Good Friday and ends at Easter Vigil on the eve of Easter.Easter is the oldest celebration of the church and is marked by the color white for the resurrection light that streams from the empty tomb into our lives today.Pentecost is the final season of the church year and lasts almost six months. The color is green to signify growth as we focus on the teaching and life of Jesus.
Sunday Worship ServiceSundays at 9:30 amWomen of ImmanuelFirst Thurs of each month (Sep-Jun)Immanuel Lutheran Church9:30 amSunday Bible StudySunday at 11:15amPines Coffee - 8086 E Mill PlainSunday School11:00 amSafe Haven After School ProgramSchool Days, including early release days3:00-6:00 pmChurch Choir PracticeWednesdays at 7:00 pmSeptember-MaySings during worship 2x/monthBook StudyMondays at 12:30 pm Currently reading:“The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama & Desmond TutuDORCAS Disciples2nd and 4th Fridays of the month10:00 am-12:00 pmSept - MayWork on your crochet, knit, embroider or other craft projects in fellowship with others.Quilters1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of each month9:00 amSept - MayResoucesELCA WebsiteSouthwestern WA Synod WebsiteFreeClinics.orgWHOprogram.orgLutheranWorld.org