We are very glad you are interested in visiting our congregation! There are two ways to best get to know our faith and community. You are invited to attend our Adult Information Class and to worship with us.
On Saturday night at 6:00 p.m., we use a simpler liturgy accompanied by piano. Communion is every first, third, and fifth Saturdays. Every fourth Saturday we use Holden Evening Prayer by Marty Haugen.
On Sunday at 10:00 a.m., we use the Divine Service liturgy and have communion at every service.
On Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., we pray the order of Matins.
During the seasons of Advent and Lent we have Wednesday services at
Watch our worship service on Michigan City cable channel 99 at
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Friday, and 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
In the Lord’s Supper Jesus Christ gives His very body and blood under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins. Also, communing at an altar is a statement of unity with the teachings of that church. Out of a concern that souls are properly prepared and for the preservation of the unity of faith, we invite those who share the fellowship and faith of this altar to commune. Those who are not in fellowship with the teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod are asked to speak with the pastor before they commune. However, because Christ’s forgiveness is offered freely to all, those who do not commune are invited to come to the altar and receive a blessing. To receive a blessing, cross your arms with your hands touching your shoulders.
Understanding The Order Of Service
Following the liturgy in our Sunday services might be a challenge the first time you visit our congregation. The key to following along in the service is the first page on the inside cover of the bulletin. There you have an outline of the liturgy and hymns with page numbers. A more simple list of page numbers can be found on the hymn boards up and to the right and left of the chancel (altar area). The service page is listed first, followed by the hymns in order as they appear in the service. The Introit and readings are printed on an insert inside the bulletin.
At Immanuel, we rotate through several different musical settings of the Divine Service according to the changes in the Church Year. An expanation can be found through the link below.