The true identity of people of God is firstly related to service. Christians are those who offer services to God. The meaning of service cannot be defined simply. According to Apostle Paul, the service is not only offered in a limited time and space on a special day but in a whole life process offering “the bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God” as “spiritual act of worship.”

神百姓的真正身份首先是和礼拜有关的。基督徒就是向神献上礼拜的人。礼拜的意义不能随意地诠释。根据使徒保罗,礼拜不单单是在特定的时间和地点或者特定的日子献上敬拜,而是需要在生命的每一刻,“将身体献上当作活祭,成为圣洁蒙神喜悦的祭物”,是“属灵敬拜的艺术”。

Immanuel holds regular services on Sunday and Wednesday, which becomes the platform for Christians to extend it to the actual lives as a pleasing sacrifice to God. In this aspect, physical participation in church services is still an uncompromising element of the Christian life to be renewed and communicated both in God and the congregation.

以马内利社区教会固定进行周三和周日的礼拜,是信徒在日常生活中献祭与神的延伸。这点来看,信徒亲自去教会参与礼拜是不容妥协的,因为这是基督徒生命能得到更新,并与神与会众彼此相交有关的。

Through service, our connection with God is strengthened and a new relationship with brothers and sisters in Christ is formed. Service protects and sustains our lives in both vertical and horizontal relationships. Immanuel considers the offering of service to the Lord with full heart and spirit to be the most significant role of the church.

通过礼拜,我们和神的关系得以坚固,我们和弟兄姐妹之间的新关系也得以成形。礼拜保护和维护我们垂直和水平的关系。以马内利社区教会视全心全意向神献上礼拜为教会最重要的角色。