Traditional or Contemporary?

At Emmanuel, worship is done reverently because of our belief that God is truly present through His means of grace. We have a high regard for both the public preaching of the Word of God, and for the Sacrament of Christ's body and blood. The way we worship is a reflection of what we believe about Jesus.

Most would label Emmanuel's worship as a traditional style, but it is also truly contemporary. Where many fads have come and gone in the Christian Church, this historic liturgy with its collection of sacred hymns remains timely in each generation.

As one writer has put it, "We are heirs of an astonishingly rich tradition. Each generation receives from those who went before and, in making that tradition of the Divine Service its own, adds what best may serve in its own day--the living heritage and something new."