In Hebrew, Immanuel means God with us. God comes to us in this sacred space, and is fully present.
Here are Word, water and table.
Here is God’s message from generation to generation.
Here is the invitation to go deeper in holy communion with God.
Here is the intimacy of God’s love that makes us all part of each other.
J.S. Bach said that the sole purpose of all music was for the glory of God, and the edification of humanity.
Immanuel is a singing church. We make use of Lutheranism’s rich liturgical heritage, both saying and singing the story of God’s redeeming love for the world. For centuries the pipe organ has been particularly suited in leading the liturgical song of God’s people. Today, in addition to the pipe organ, the use of piano, handbells, brass, percussion, and a variety of wind instruments also give life to our song. Along with our body of hymnody and world music, we sing songs in the oral tradition (paperless music), further connecting our minds and bodies to sound and community. Come and join in singing the hymn of all creation.