Worship with us. All are welcome.
At Emmanuel, we try to live into the challenge of connecting the story of God’s love with our work in the world. Accordingly, worship is the heart of our life as a community. Through prayer and praise, we seek to lift people of all ages, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, and faith traditions into the presence of God.
We are a hope-filled community, yearning to express God’s will for us and for our world, as well as a joyful one, claiming with confidence the promise of a God who loves justice and always acts out of Divine mercy. We view each act of worship as an offering of thanksgiving, an invitation into life with Christ, and an opportunity for service.
Emmanuel embodies these ideals in its weekly services.
8:30 am Holy Communion: A spoken service in Eccleston Chapel with a brief, extemporaneous sermon. This service lasts approximately 30 minutes.
10:30 am Festival Eucharist: A more elaborate service with the acclaimed Emmanuel Choir or, during the summer, guest musicians and a cantor. This service lasts approximately 70 minutes, and you will hear and see music and liturgy from a rich variety of traditions.
12:00 pm Holy Communion: A brief spoken service in Eccleston chapel, including a teaching sermon and healing prayer. Optional lunch outing following the service. (After June 13, the Wednesday Noon Eucharist will be on hiatus for the summer.)
Emmanuel views the eucharist as a celebration of Christ's gift to all of us, and as such, all are welcome to participate, regardless of faith, creed, or baptism. If you wish to come to the table without receiving the bread and wine, you may cross your arms over your chest, and a member of the clergy will offer you a blessing.