We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to worship with us! We realize that being a new face in a new place can be an awkward experience. But, you’re our guest and so we hope you feel welcomed and at home. Here are several things to be aware of before your visit:
There’s a small parking lot to the east of the church on Market Street. If that’s full you can park on Market Street, taking special care to not block our neighbors’ driveways.
The main entrance to the church building is located through the red doors that face toward Park Dr. As you walk in you’ll notice the sanctuary in front of you, which is where our worship services are held. To the right of the sanctuary doors is a Welcome Table. Please stop by for more information about our church. To the right of the Welcome Table is a coat rack and a handicap accessible bathroom. To the left of the sanctuary doors is a staircase that leads down to our bathrooms, Fellowship Hall, and kitchen, where you’ll usually find a pot of fresh coffee.
*Please Note – If you arrive after 11am worship begins you must use the main entrance (red doors facing Park Dr.). All other doors are locked for security purposes.
We have Sunday School classes for all ages that begin at 9:45am.
The Bible teaches that children are a valuable part of the church and as such should worship with their families, so feel free to keep them with you during the service. However, we also know that some children just aren’t ready to sit through an entire worship service. For this reason, we have nursery for infants and toddlers during our morning and evening services. The easiest way to get to the nursery is to go through the left door in the back of the sanctuary. Walk past the pastor’s study and head downstairs where you’ll find the nursery.
Worship is a meeting between God and his people and so our services are designed to reflect this heavenly reality. This means that when you worship at Immanuel you’ll notice an ongoing dialogue between us and God. For instance, worship begins when He calls us to gather in His presence from His word. Then we respond to His call to worship with a song praising Him as our Creator and Redeemer. This conversation continues throughout the service as we hear from God and respond to him with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. The centerpiece of worship is the preaching of God’s word, when we’re reminded of His gracious story of redemption in Jesus Christ and taught how to live lives that honor our Savior. Finally, worship concludes with the Benediction as God blesses us and sends us out into the world to be ambassadors for Christ.
*Please note – During our morning worship service we collect a financial offering from our members to support the work of the church (Matthew 28:16-20). As a visitor you are not expected to give any money during our offering.
We’re glad you’ve decided to worship with us and we pray that as you encounter Jesus you’ll find rest and satisfaction in Him.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
856-931-2436 [email protected]