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Sunday Schedule

September-May

8 am
Holy Eucharist
Rite One
(no music)

10:10 am
Sunday School & Nursery Care (Sunday School children join us at the Peace for Communion)

10:15 am
Holy Eucharist,
Rite Two
(with music and choir)

11:30 Coffee Hour

June- August

Memorial Day weekend through the Sunday after Labor Day weekend

9:30 am Holy Eucharist with music

10:30 am Lemonade on the Lawn

 

Worship

Worship at Immanuel is grounded in traditional Episcopal liturgy and The Book of Common Prayer. The 8am service is Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with no music. The 10:15am service is The Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with organ and choir. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, there is only one service of Holy Eucharist at 9am.

The congregation mostly sings from the Hymnal 1982. We generally use a seasonal Song of Praise and Presentation Hymn, while other hymns (Processions, Gospel hymn, and Communion hymn) change week to week. The adult choir offers an anthem each week at the time of the Offertory, and the children's choir sings in church several times each year.

Sermons seek to bring together solid, historical information along with everyday life application. The clergy also strive to explore how the liturgical season has bearing on what we hear, or why certain texts may have been chosen for a certain season. We will often present a sermon series when a Church Season or set of Sunday readings lends itself to it. This is a wonderful way to experience how worship, music, and Scripture texts all work together to create ongoing meaning in our rituals.

Through the use of liturgical colors, flowers, and other symbols at special times (such as ashes, the baptismal font, etc), we hope to create a worship space that flows with what we hear, sing, and learn together, and that allows us to deepen our experience of beauty and mystery.

Sunday School meets at 10:10 and joins us at the Peace so the entire congregation is present together for Communion. Children (and adults!) are encouraged to bring canned goods and other non-perishable items each week for the offertory. During the Offertory hymn, the children process with the food and place it at the altar. All children are welcome in the procession.

Regular 10:15am services are followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall- but children are often found outside playing football, enjoying the playground, or generally running. Summer services are followed by lemonade on the lawn outside the church.

We are happy to answer questions about worship anytime. Please be in touch with the Rector if there is any way we can be of assistance, or if you would like to participate as a Reader, Acolyte, or Chalicist.

 

Rev Megan

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Mission Statement

Our purpose is to come together as individuals in unity to love and serve the Lord and one another in Christian fellowship. By the grace of God, through prayer, worship and stewardship, we will minister to our fellow parishioners, our community, our Diocese, and God's whole world.

Adopted by the Vestry on January 18, 1992;
re-affirmed in October, 1994