Worship / Arts

Worship matters!
We gather in community to receive God’s love for us in word, water, bread and cup. At Immanuel we understand “God loves us” to mean all people – no exceptions, together with all the rest of creation . . . salmon, bear, cedar, robin, rock and sea.

Diverse
We take our worship music and language seriously, striving to make it diverse and expansive; and expressive of both celebration and lament.

Welcoming
We are a place of welcome for all people regardless of race, age, gender, marital status, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, national origin, or economic status. Our worship space is accessible by elevator – enter through the parking lot door. Hearing assist receivers, large print and children’s bulletins are available.

Participatory
Our worship is participatory (not a spectator sport). It is rooted in the liturgical tradition. We celebrate communion every Sunday.

Justice and Peace
We hope and pray that our worship makes clear and strong connections to God’s vision for justice and peace in the world. And so we understand the water in our baptismal font is connected to the water that flows in our hygiene program where people get showers and their clothes washed. And our food bank, our community lunch, and our work for peace and justice naturally flow from the communion table.

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