What can I expect when I come to Emmanuel?
What does a typical Sunday look like?
On a typical Sunday morning you are welcome to come to our 10:00am morning prayer in our Prayer Room. A number of folks gather for a short devotional time followed by prayer for the morning’s worship, prayer for one another, as well as prayer for our community and our world.
Our worship service starts at 10:30am. We will typically sing a number of worship songs, as well as a hymn or two. We read Scripture. We pray together. We learn about the announcements for the week, acknowledging that offering to God our weekly plans is a form of worship. We receive an offering. And we hear a sermon from Pastor Eric. Our service usually lasts between an hour and fifteen minutes and an hour and a half.
Following the worship service, we would love for you to stay for a time of fellowship and enjoy some refreshments, coffee, tea, and some goodies.
What kind of music can I expect?
At Emmanuel we recognize that everyone connects differently with different music styles, different genres, different generations of music, and even different songs within each of these categories. Our sincere hope is that each Sunday, we would sing together a song of worship that connects with every individual. We will often have one or two hymns. We will often have some of the newest worship songs on the radio. And we will often have lots in between.
It becomes an incredible opportunity to worship together as a church body when we set aside our personal preferences at times, offering them to God, to acknowledge the people sitting and standing next to us.
Is there anything for kids?
We encourage everyone to gather together at the beginning of our worship service, for singing, announcements, scripture, and prayer.
Before the sermon time, children will be invited to head to Emmanuel Kid’s Space, where one of our wonderful caregivers will have various things available (games, books, crafts, and an interactive Bible app).
For our older children (ages 11 and up), twice a month we have our Jr. Confirmation class, where caring teachers walk through the basics of the Christian faith, encouraging each child to develop their own real and personal faith.
What about Communion?
We celebrate the sacrament of Communion (the Lord’s Supper) on the first Sunday of each month. All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour are welcome to participate in Communion at Emmanuel.
The people of Emmanuel
The people are what makes this church special. Men and women, boys and girls, all created in the image of God. Each and every person who you’ll encounter at Emmanuel is wonderfully unique. You’ll find all different people serving in all different ways on a Sunday morning. We’re not perfect, but we try hard, to give God our very best, to love and serve Jesus, and to obey His commands to love our neighbours.