Immanuel riverside, california


A Few Words About Us

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We are a thriving community of committed Christians who have been serving Riverside for more than 100 years. Our mission is to help children and adults come to know Jesus Christ in a personal way, and to assist them to grow as His disciples.

Immanuel means "God With Us," but it's more than just a title for God; it's a promise that He gives to His followers.  In good or difficult times, we have great confidence in Christ's constant care for our lives.

Are you looking to experience God's presence in your life? Come be a part of our community.  Be encouraged in worship; be enlightened in His Word; be empowered to make an impact in our world.

Our mission: to experience God’s presence, equip God’s people, and engage the world with the love of Jesus Christ.

Our vision: As we enter our second century of ministry, the vision of Immanuel is to intentionally reach out to active suburban families in Riverside. We will be a church that empowers people to grow in their faith through dynamic worship and effective small groups. Our small groups will be a place where we support one another and serve as the hands of our church in reaching out to our community and the world. We will be a school that pursues excellence in educating children as well as impacting their families with the love of Christ. By 2015, we will establish a multi-cultural ministry to better engage our diverse neighbors.

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What Does Our Logo Mean? In the summer of 2010, we began the process of creating a new logo for Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverside. We wanted a logo that was unique and fresh, a logo that spoke to what we believe as a congregation, and a logo that illustrates the meaning of the name Immanuel, "God with us". If you look at the logo, you'll see the image of a crown of thorns that creates half of the circle. In the bottom half, we chose an abstract rendering of humans gathered together and curving towards the crown of thorns. The circle signifies the ongoing and cyclical relationship between God's sacrifice for us through His son, Christ Jesus, and our response of worship in gratitude.

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  • 8:30 AM  Traditional Worship Service
    Organ, choirs, preaching, and the historic liturgy offer a deeply meaningful worship experience. This service includes "Kids Busy Bags" for fun Bible activities to do in the pew. Parents with children four and under are invited to use our Nursery Care
    throughout the morning.

    10:30 AM Family Praise Service with Sunday School
    Especially designed for families, this service begins with parents and kids together in our sanctuary for opening praise. Children K-6 are then dismissed for an interactive Sunday School experience. Parents continue in worship and a great, Bible-based message with Pastor. Parents with children four and under are invited to use our Nursery Care throughout the morning.