#WorshipWednesday: “Joy to the World (Joyful, Joyful)”

Written by Kait Raak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DE4w-W-PAo I discovered Phil Wickham’s album last year and it became a fast favorite. He makes it easy to drift into a state of worship and wonder. Give the whole album a listen if you get the chance, but today I want to focus on his version of “Joy to the …

#WorshipWednesday: “Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)”

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV – Paul makes God’s will sound so simple: Rejoice, Pray, Give thanks. But if you’re like me, these practices have been elusive this year. Thanksgiving calls us back to this, to …

Advent @Home

Emmanuel Family! This coming Sunday (November 29, 2020) is the first Sunday of Advent, the worship season that comes before Christmas. Many of us are hunkering down again, seeing the pandemic hitting closer to home. I want to invite you — especially if you’re parents with young kids at home — to consider adding some …

#WorshipWednesday: “Great Are You, Lord”

This morning, with so much anxiety and concern, we are called back to the throne of Jesus, the King of kings, who has not been unseated, and is still — always — worthy of our praise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHz0w-HG4iU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHz0w-HG4iU 22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in …

The Great Lakes Catechism

The RCA General Synod of 2018 commended the Great Lakes Catechism on Marriage and Sexuality to all RCA churches and classes “as a means of deepening our understanding of the biblical teaching on human sexuality and finding a pathway forward toward unity in mission and ministry.” The RCA General Synod of 2019 declined to receive …

Sunday’s Sermon – June 28

For those who attempted to worship with us over YouTube this past Sunday, we apologize for the technical difficulties with a new setup. Thank you for your patience as we attempt to improve that experience. Pastor Cody did record the audio of the sermon, at least. “The Spirit Is: the Presence of God (Faithfulness, Gentleness, …

Announcement: Sanctuary Worship June 28

Emmanuel church family! Thank you for your patience as we worship together outdoors one more week (June 21, 2020). The consistory has agreed to gently relax some of the restrictions we have had in place during this pandemic, in response to the enthusiastic desire from all of you to return to a kind of normal. …

Announcement: Outdoor Worship

Here’s what to expect for this Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, with instructions for how we are going to worship. Please read to the end! Expectations This service will not look like a “normal” service: There will be no greeting time, obviously. There will be no children’s sermon, where the kids are invited forward together.There will …