Sunday Worship

OUR VISION

Immanuel’s vision is to “lift high the Son of God in the city of Chicago, that all would be drawn to Him.” We seek to make the Good News of Jesus personal, tangible and visible for our neighbors. The primary time we gather to lift high the name of Jesus is Sunday mornings at 10:00AM! We hope you will join us soon.

 

WORSHIP

Worship at Immanuel Anglican Church combines friendly, urban-Midwest informality with the grace and beauty of Christian rituals that date back thousands of years. The service is led by our Rector (Father Aaron Damiani) with many lay leaders—men, women, and even children—actively taking part in proclaiming Scriptures and leading prayers.

Anglicans view worship as “a work of the people,” so the service is highly participatory. A detailed Order of Service is provided so that everyone may join in worship as much or as little as he or she is comfortable. Scroll down to see more details about music, Scripture readings, liturgy, Eucharist and other elements of our Sunday services. 

 

LOCATION

Right now, we gather for Sunday morning worship in the auditorium of the American Islamic College at 640 W Irving Park Road (Chicago, Illinois). There are two free parking lots on site (at 640 W. Irving Park Road and 639 W. Bittersweet Place) as well as plenty of street parking on nearby streets.

Family Ministries

NURSERY CARE

We offer nursery care for children over 12 months every Sunday throughout the duration of the Sunday service. Our nursery room is on the second floor of AIC. Contact Jennifer Wood with any questions.

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL

Our Children’s Chapel (preschool – 5th grade) meets during the first hour of the worship service most Sundays. Click the links below to view class dates!  Email Jennifer Wood with any questions.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Immanuel’s youth ministry gathers weekly (outside of Sunday mornings) for community, discipleship and fun! Click the link below to view gathering dates and email Jennifer Wood with any questions.

New to Immanuel?

Scroll down to learn more about what to expect in a typical worship service.

Musical Worship

Part of our worship each Sunday is expressed through songs of praise to the Lord. Scripture repeatedly invites us to “sing new songs” to the Lord. We see music as a way to express our thanks to God for all he has done.

Scripture Readings

In the Anglican liturgy there are four weekly prescribed readings from the Bible.  One from both the Old and New Testaments, a Psalm (which is read together as a congregation), and a reading from one of the four Gospels.  

For thousands of years the church was exposed to God’s Word principally through the spoken voice. We embrace the richness found in the hearing of God’s word and hope that through the reading and listening of Scripture each Sunday the Lord will transform our hearts and minds to be more aligned with His.

The Homily

The homily (or sermon) is an explanation and application of God’s Word for God’s people. Through preaching of Scripture, God encourages, comforts, corrects and transforms our lives to make us more like Jesus. Our teachings seek to address the deepest questions on the hearts of Chicagoans with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Eucharist

Each Sunday, we partake in Holy Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or Holy Eucharist) together.

Jesus commanded this sacrament for his followers: it is our opportunity to remember and proclaim his atoning death, to receive strengthening and refreshing of our souls by the body and blood of Christ, and to celebrate the love and unity we share with other believers – both within our church and worldwide.

Prayer Ministry

Each week, during the Prayers of the People, we pray for the global Church, the nation, the world, those who suffer and the specific concerns of our local community.

We also offer Prayer Ministry every Sunday during closing worship. Anyone is invited to come forward to pray with a prayer minister, who will ask for the release of God’s healing, truth, love and power in your life.

Order of Service

Look through an example bulletin for our Sunday service.

Guide to Liturgy

Learn about the meaning behind Sunday liturgy!