How We Do Things
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at all services (excluding Children's Sundays and when there is no pastor present) . We profess faith in Christ’s real presence in and through the sacramental elements and we believe in the importance of doctrinal and personal unity among those who commune together. We invite confirmed members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) as well as members of churches in altar fellowship with the LCMS to join us at the Lord’s Table today. We encourage others who wish to join in our altar fellowship to speak with Pastor Schneider so that you might join us at the altar.
A NOTE ABOUT COMMUNION:
The inner ring of individual cups contains several drops of wine diluted with water for those who have sensitivity to alcohol.
Adult Bible Study and Sunday School for children - Toddler - 12th Grade takes place from 9:30AM - 10:30.
The time changes for months with five Sundays. On those days it is from 8:45-9:45AM
Becoming a Member
Youth Confirmation Class
Youth Confirmation class is available for all youth from 5th-8th grade, and meets weekly after school on Thursdays. Youth study the chief parts of the Christian faith (the 10 Commandments, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Lord's Supper), in addition to an overview of the Bible, through 2 years of instruction. The class prepares youth for their public confession of the faith into which they have been baptized and begins participation in the Lord's Supper.
Adult Instruction Class
Adults interested in becoming baptized Christians and participating in the Lord's Supper as a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church are invited to contact Pastor about the "Christianity 101" course. If you are not baptized, and want to learn about the Christian faith; or if you previously belonged to another Christian denomination and would like to become a communing member of our church; or even are a church member desiring to "refresh" your knowledge of your faith, this course is for you! Please see Pastor about when the next class will be offered.
Infants and Children
God welcomes people of all ages into His family, and desires that we all become His children through Holy Baptism. Our church follows the historic Christian practice of receiving infants and young children into God's family through the waters of baptism, in recognition of Jesus' call "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:14). This is done with the understanding that they will continue to be instructed in the Christian faith as they grow older, fulfilling Christ's command that we go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them everything Christ commanded (Matthew 28:19-20).