First Visit

Welcome to Immanuel

As one church in two locations, we serve people from all over Crystal Lake and the surrounding McHenry County Area. Our worship services are upbeat with great contemporary Christian music, and messages that show we believe in a God that meets us right where we are.

Whenever you worship on Sundays (8am, 9:30am, & 11am) you will find friendly and positive people excited to introduce you to our church family. You can count on seeing smiling greeters and people who will point you where you need to go. Don't worry about what to wear. While some people dress up, others choose to dress informal or casual. Come the way you feel comfortable.

Feel free to ask anyone wearing a nametag for more information, and stay after the service to get know the pastor and other members while enjoying refreshments.

Helpful Information:


We have ample parking at both sites, with designated areas for guests and handicap parking. If you need to drop off a passenger, we have a circular loop near our front doors. At the McHenry Ave. site, you are welcome to park in the Faith Lutheran School Parking Lot.

Songs We Sing

At the Sunday 8:00 am service, you can sing familiar traditional hymns and look forward to choir and bells.

Our contemporary services include electric guitars, drums, violin, mandolin, electric keyboard and more. Our songs are upbeat, biblically based and serve to express our love and gratitude to the Lord. Lyrics are projected on worship screens so they are easy to follow. Some of the songs you may know. Others, we hope, will be uplifting and a serve to praise and give glory to God. Foot tapping and clapping is often a result of the joy expressed in our music! 

The Lord's Supper

Immanuel celebrates the Lord's Supper at all four of the weekend services with the belief that the Communion meal is a gift of Christ to his church. You'll find a guide to The Lord's Supper in our worship bulletins, which are handed out each Sunday by our ushers.

Worship with your Children
Children are a vital part of Immanuel's ministry and we welcome them in all worship services.  Our friendly ushers can assist you in finding the proper room for you and your family.  Children's Bible Busy Bags are a great way to involve your children and encourage them into the worship service with your family.  These bags are available in the rear of the worship space at both church locations.  We also have a staffed church nursery available on Sunday mornings for children ages 5 years of age and younger.  

Please reach out to Sharon Tieman at for any questions and for help getting plugged in!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.Psalm 29:2