What can you expect?
Candles are lit. An organ plays softly in the background. The pastor enters silently and reverently into the holy place and prays for himself and for the people. And worship begins, “in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
A beautiful structure of liturgical worship is what you’ll experience at Emmaus. Drawn from the patterns of the Old Testament temple and synagogue, as well as the worship of the ancient Church, this time-tested worship connects us to believers of all times and places.
Pastor and people chant psalms and sing the songs of angels and saints. The diversity of hymns and Scripture readings is complemented by changing parts of the service, according to the Church Year. The sermon focuses on Christ crucified and resurrected for the forgiveness of your sins.
Bread and wine are brought forth and with God’s Word become Christ’s flesh and blood. Jesus is known to us in the breaking of the bread (Luke 24:35). He gives Himself fully to us in His Supper, so that we might give ourselves fully in service to our neighbor. A hymn is sung, and we receive God’s blessing through the mouth of His servant. The Supper is ended, and we depart in peace.
If you are longing for a real experience of the risen Christ, or if you are searching for a faith that speaks both to your heart and to your head, then we’d love to have you join us for worship at Emmaus. Jesus promises us, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20).
Weekly Holy Communion
In the Lord’s Supper, Christ gives into our mouths not merely bread and wine, but His true body and His true blood for life, salvation, and the forgiveness of sins.
Because Holy Communion can be received unworthily to our detriment and the Sacrament testifies to a common confession of faith, out of love for our guests, we invite to the Lord’s Table members of this congregation and those who belong to sister congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (i.e., those churches in full fellowship and agreement with the LCMS).
If you do not belong to an LCMS congregation but would like to come forward to receive a blessing, please kneel and cross your arms over your chest. Please speak with the pastor if you have any questions about Holy Communion or are not yet in full communion fellowship with us.