Sunday Mornings at Emmanuel are Special
Services are 8:00 and 10:30 am, with Bible Study from ~ 9:15-10:15. Church School for Kids is in the Upper Room during the first part of the 10:30 Service.
What to Expect:
We thought you might like to know what to expect to make you feel more comfortable ahead of attending. Please feel free to worship the way you like and add to the variety.
The priest or lay reader, will most often announce the page numbers so we can follow along. There is also a weekly bulletin with a service outline. Alternatively, you are welcome to just listen or get lost in your own thoughts. God is with us all.
We celebrate Communion as Holy Eucharist Rite II at both services — 8:00 and 10:30 am. We follow the 1977 Book of Common Prayer for the order of service and prayers.
We use the 1979 Hymnal and the supplemental Hymnal, Lift Every Voice for added richness. Occasionally our priest, pianist or guitarist will introduce other suitable, inspiring music.
HYMNS and Songs of Praise are normally chosen by our music director, to compliment the readings. You are welcome to add your voice to make a melody or join the joyful noise!
At Emmanuel, we like to greet everyone robustly (i.e. “Holy Hugs!”) but we respect those who prefer a handshake or a wave and a smile. 🙂
Generally, we sit to learn, stand to sing, and stand or kneel to pray. There is no right or wrong. Raising hands is also welcomed but not expected. Just be yourself.
After the Service:
You are welcome to head home or find your way to the lounge for a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa. To find the lounge, exit toward the left front of the church and turn right just past the staircase.
Let us know how we’re doing and how we can be more welcoming here: Tell Us How We’re Doing.
Thanks for coming!