We are glad that you are interested in joining us in worship! Please use this list below to find most information about Sunday Morning worship. If you need additional assistance or have more questions, please contact the church office!
We worship in our Sanctuary Sunday mornings at 9:00am.
We are located next to Governor Mifflin High School, on the corner of South Waverly and South Brobst Streets in Shillington.
We have an off-street parking lot on the North and West sides of our Sanctuary, with entrances to the church off both Waverly Street (facing the high school) and off Brobst Street (across from the large empty grass lot). There is also ample street parking on both South Waverly and South Brobst Streets.
If both the parking lot and street parking is full, you may park on the large grassy lot on the South side of the Sanctuary (enter at the corner of Waverly and South Brobst Streets).
On Sunday mornings, there are two main entrances. The direct entrance to the Sanctuary faces South Brobst Street (across from the large empty grass lot) and is to the left of the arcade as you face the south side of our building. The other “rear entrance” is entered by the church office (facing the high school), and is accessible from the off-street parking lot and is easily accessible for Sunday School drop-offs. You will notice a greeter posted at both of these doors. Both entrances are handicapped accessible, although you will need the elevator if you enter by the rear entrance.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress as who you are and in what you feel comfortable. Because our members come from all walks of life, you will see everything from blue jeans to suits. God cares more about the state of your heart and spirit than what you are wearing.
While we pass an offering plate at every service, we believe the offering is a voluntary act of stewardship, in gratitude for the gifts that God has given us. What anyone gives or does not give is a personal decision and not a duty or requirement. If you do choose to give a gift, you can be assured it will be used to share God’s work.
LENGTH OF WORSHIP
Our worship service typically lasts one hour. Many people like to visit with others in the congregation, so feel free to arrive early or stay late!
TYPICAL WORSHIP SERVICE
Upon entering our Sanctuary, you will receive a bulletin (program) which will outline the worship service. We post ushers at the entrance to each of our three aisles. You can certainly seat yourself, but we encourage visitors to identify themselves to an usher upon arrival so we can welcome you in a more personal way.
All are welcome at God’s table, regardless of church membership or belief. Read more about the sacrament of Communion.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
We welcome children in worship with us! Each Sunday, we have a Children’s Moment, where children of all ages are welcome up to the front of the Sanctuary for a relative age-appropriate lesson. There are activity bags located in the back of the Sanctuary on a rack with coloring books and small games for children to use during the service. Alternatively, we also offer a childcare service for children. Read more about our childcare service.
OTHER SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS
At Immanuel, we offer much more than a worship service on Sunday Mornings. Immediately following our 9:00am worship service, join us in fellowship hall for a café fellowship hour. Then, at 10:15am, our education hour begins, where we have age-appropriate opportunities for you to deepen your commitment to God through spiritual growth and education in fellowship with other believers. Education and Fellowship Hour runs September through May.
Children: Faith Formation
Youth (Grades 9-12): RISE
Adults: Adult Seminar
A typical worship service includes the following segments:
Welcome & Call to Worship
Hymns: We welcome and encourage you to join in musical worship and celebration, but singing during worship is not required.
- Call to Confession
- Silent Prayer of Confession
- Assurance of Forgiveness
Children’s Chat: Children's Message
Historical Witness of Faith: Scripture Readings
- Prayers of the People
- Lord's Prayer
Communion (offered about once a month)
Sharing the Peace: Greeting those around us.