Immanuel Lutheran Church

Visitors

We've all been there.

You want to check out a new church but don't know what to wear,
where you are supposed to park, how you enter the church, where your kids go, or what you are supposed to "do" during the service.

Cast your fears aside.

This section is dedicated to making you feel prepared and at home in Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Is there handicap accessibility?
Yes. There are handicap parking spaces available in the parking lot located at the back of the church. Once you have parked, enter through one of the sets of double glass doors across the back of the loggia (a room with one or more open sides). Once you enter the loggia proceed directly up the ramp opposite the door you entered through where you will find an elevator located on your left. The elevator will take you to the second floor. Once you exit, turn left and proceed down the hallway. At the end of the hallway you may take a left or a right then one more turn and you will see a single door to our sanctuary. You will enter the front of our sanctuary where the first few pews will be shorter to allow wheelchairs plenty of room.

What should I wear?
Our members wear a variety of styles of clothing ranging from their "Sunday Best" to business casual to casual. Come as you are. All are welcome.

How do I get there?
We are located at 501 East Cresswell Avenue, just off of South Main Street in Greenwood. From uptown Greenwood, turn left onto East Cresswell Avenue just past Harley Funeral home and drive four blocks. Immanuel Lutheran Church will be straight ahead (in the "Y"). 

Where should I park?
Parking is available directly behind the chruch, in the large lot located at Brookes Street / McLees Avenue, or on the street.

Where do I go after I park?
The front entrance of the church can be seen in the image atop this page. Located on the side of the church in the "Y" intersection of E Cresswell Ave and McLees Ave. The back entrance of the church (the loggia) is accessible from either McLees Ave or E Cresswell Ave. Look for the row of glass doors. 

Is there a nursery for my children?
Yes. Our staffed nursery is available for children ages 4 and under during the Sunday school hour and during worship services. The nursery is located on the lower level of the church just off the loggia. Ask an usher, any member of the congregation, or look for the signs to direct you there.

Will I feel welcome?
Yes. It is our goal to make you feel comfortable and welcome at Immanuel. Visitors consistently appreciate the warmth of our congregation, a friendliness that makes you feel at ease while not overwhelming you.

What will the service be like?
Our worship experience is crafted to be meaningful for all people. Sunday worship is traditional, liturgical, and engaging. We use a richly traditional worship format which includes hymns, a pipe organ, piano, choir, candles, vestments, and sacred spaces. Worship draws on the historic liturgy of the Christian church which invites the congregation to be active in singing songs and canticles, hearing the scriptures, offering prayers and responses, and celebrating the sacrament of holy communion. Our worship is engaging, giving you an opportunity to connect faith with your everyday life and discover how God is calling you to be disciples of Jesus. Our worship bulletin is designed to be visitor friendly. The portions printed in bold are spoken or sung aloud by the congregation.

Do I have to stand or kneel?
There are portions of the service where those who are physically able will stand and/or kneel during the times noted in the worship bulletin.

How is communion distributed?
Christ welcomes you to this feast of the baptized!
We commune at the alter rail. Come forward down the center aisle. Take a cup from the table at the head of the aisle and proceed up the steps to the altar. A portion of the host will be broken off and given to you along with a blessing from the Pastor. Afterwards you will raise your cup where a communion assistant will pour the wine for you. After you have received communion, return to your seat by the side aisles.

Any person unable to commune at the alter rail may commune from their pew once service at the alter rail has concluded.


Feel free to reach out to an usher or member at any time and they will gladly assist you.