Here you will find everything you need to join us virtually for worship on Sunday mornings. We offer one service every Sunday at 10:30 AM Central Time. This summer, we are back outside (weather permitting) for worship in the courtyard!
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Click HERE for this week’s worship folder.
Click HERE for this Sunday’s bulletin insert.
In case you missed last week’s worship, click HERE to view it!
We are gathered by the Holy Spirit to confess our human brokenness, to wash ourselves in the healing waters of baptism, to listen to stories from the scriptures and to hear the Gospel message of salvation. We share a simple meal of bread and wine around the table of grace, and then are sent out into the world to share God’s love with our neighbors. The liturgical forms practiced here can be traced back to ancient Christian rites and rituals. As we live in the rhythms and seasons of the church year, we are continually encircled into the whole story of God’s creation and in God’s redeeming gift of life through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Children under 4-years-old are welcome in the Nursery.
Our Nursery is staffed by caring adults each Sunday, from September to May, beginning at 9:40am through the worship service and coffee hour after the worship service.
The Nursery is conveniently located upstairs near the gym. Electronic pagers are provided to parents and caregivers for notification if an emergency arises. Ask any usher for directions to the nursery.
Our Nursery attendant Rebecca Hallas is currently a leader of the Together Program class “Bouncing Babies.” Originally from England, she has over a decade of experience in caring for children and she has worked with children with special needs. Rebecca has a great sense of humor and always gives a warm smile to whoever is near.
Sunday School/Godly Play has returned!
In our culture, children are too often manipulated by media and consumerism. They are bombarded by pressures to possess, achieve and perform.
In Godly Play, they are given a few simple words, simple images and deep quiet. They are asked to sit in a circle and listen. They are asked to imagine and wonder and play. They are invited to meet with their Creator and Redeemer in God’s own story.
Teachers that have learned and experienced Godly Play, feel that this is what worship is to be for all of us. We are invited to enter God’s story and find ourselves there. We then become God’s story. Godly Play isn’t the only way to engage with the story of God in community, but it is one powerful tool for a community of children.
Find yourself in God’s Story. Become God’s Story.
This curriculum is adaptable to fit all ages. Storytellers (adult leaders) will escort children down to Godly Play in the middle of the worship service. The program concludes at 12:15 PM.
All 2022 Spring Forum sessions have concluded. Check back in the fall!
Richard Anderson, PhD, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and The University of Chicago, where he received his doctorate in American social, religious, and urban history. Although his specialty is 19th century American history, his interests include world religions and Biblical archaeology.
The Rev. Monte Johnson has served as Senior Pastor of Immanuel since 2006. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and The University of Chicago, from which he has both Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity degrees.
Ken Olsen, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Loyola University. A leading authority on synthetic blood, he has lectured in many countries and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard, the University of Illinois and Northwestern. He has degrees from Iowa State and Duke Universities.
Marcia Smith, RN, is the parish nurse or both Immanuel and Ebenezer Lutheran Churches. She is certified in Faith Community Nursing.
Public Transportation: We are conveniently located about two blocks from the #22 Clark bus and a ten-minute walk from the Thorndale red line station.
Parking: On Sundays, parking is available at Senn High School (5900 N Glenwood Ave) half a block south of the church. An accessible drop-off location is located directly in front of the church entrance on Elmdale Ave.