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 …

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 …

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 …

Communion at Home

Once again, we plan to come to the Lord’s Table together, separately, this Sunday (May 3).  Whether you are coming to the Lord’s Table with your spouse, your kids, or by yourself, remember with us what this feast means: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 76Q. What does it mean to eat the crucified body of Christ and …

Home Worship

In this unexpected season of separation, we are suspending our sanctuary worship services together. Instead, we are trying something new. We invite you to worship our Lord Jesus in your homes, not merely by watching others worship, but by conducting your own worship experience. Whether you are worshiping by yourself, or with your spouse, or …