What to Expect

Service

Our theology and worship are vibrantly progressive, inclusive and diverse. We have a simple Sunday morning liturgy that involves prayer, music, choirs and congregational participation and we enjoy thought-provoking sermons. Worshipping at Emmanuel is meaningful and rejuvenating.

Our theology and worship are vibrantly progressive, inclusive and diverse. We have a simple Sunday morning liturgy that involves prayer, music, choirs and congregational participation and we enjoy thought-provoking sermons. Worshipping at Emmanuel is meaningful and rejuvenating.

Emmanuel is pleased to provide a Hybrid Worship Experience on Sunday mornings. You are invited to be with us for Worship in-person or online. If you are planning to attend Service in-person please bring your Vaccination Certificate. Double Vaccination is required. Sunday Worship is at 10:00am.

Sunday Worship livestreams over Zoom on Sunday mornings with archived services on our YouTube channel. Some Waterloo Wayside activities have resumed. Contact our office by phone or email for more information.

Join us on Zoom Sundays at 10:00am (this link is only active Sundays at 10:00am) Note: For security, when you join us on  Zoom, please use your full name eg: Roberta Smith.

Click the “Donate” button to make your weekly offering or send an e-transfer via email to donate@emmanueluc.ca.

Reverend Jenn Hind-Urquhart preaching at the pulpit.
A group of children in a classroom sitting and listening to their teacher read from a book.

Child Care

To give new parents time for worship, we have the help of members to take care of newborns to age 3. Sunday School is for children aged 4 to 12. Older children are involved as teachers or teacher assistants. Children attend the first part of the church service, and after a children’s time, they leave the service for a Sunday School experience, complete with music, crafts, and stories.

Communion

Communion generally occurs on the first Sunday of the month. Occasionally communion is served to us in the pew by our elders, and at other times we walk forward to the communion table to receive communion from the minister assisted by the elders. Children are invited to take communion. We also offer gluten free communion wafers as well as bread/cracker options.

A hand grabbing a miniature glass from a communion tray.
An intricate display of Christmas decorations.

Holidays

During Holy Week, we have additional worship services on Monday, Thursday, and Good Friday. Easter Sunday starts with a sunrise service in Waterloo Park, breakfast in the church, followed by a worship service where we celebrate Christ’s triumph over death with beautiful music, singing and prayer. On Christmas Eve we have a family service in the evening and a candlelight service that ends at midnight.

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