Please see the following letter from the Church Council and Pastors. In it you will find information about activity cancellations and proactive worship options we've enacted, as we seek to be good stewards of your health and well-being. Update as of 3/17: All worship services have been suspended. Online resources will be added here to support you at home.
8:15 a.m. Worship Service in the Chapel (Sept.-May)
What to Expect?
A less formal, 45 minute gathering for all ages.
Holy Communion shared on the 1st & 3rd Sundays.
Come as you are. Bring your joys, sorrows, questions, and hopes.
The order of worship gathers us in God's presence with prayer and song. We experience God's Word, reflect on how it connects with our daily life, and respond in singing and prayer. We give thanks for all God has given us throughout the week and respond by offering our lives to God's service. Yes, we go, fed, strengthened, and blessed to become Christ's body for the world.
10:00 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary (Sept. - May)
What to expect?
On the first and third Sundays - An organ/piano led worship, supported by the choir.
Holy Communion shared every Sunday.
Time and activities for children to reflect on God's Message.
Worship shaped by "the work of the people", which is what liturgy means. As with the early service, this involves Gathering in God's presence, experiencing God's Word, being fed and united in Christ's Meal of Holy Communion, and being Sent with a common mission in Jesus' name.
Singing, praying, sharing in the peace of Christ, and being nourished by God's presence.
What else should I know about worshiping with Lutheran Christians?
We seek to use the best of our past, present, and future resources for worship. This includes a hymnal, but is not limited to it. It means we are rooted in our identity as Lutherans, but will graft resources from other sources when it will enrich our song and prayer life.
Word & Sacrament form the center of our time together. In and through both, we believe the Holy Spirit works to make God's presence and grace known to us.
In addition to being a liturgical (work of the people) church, we also follow the lectionary with other protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic church. This means the scripture heard on Sunday mornings is based on a three year cycle of an Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel passages. One of each is assigned to every day of the year, helping followers of Jesus discover God's story of steadfast faithfulness and love. If you come every Sunday for three years, the lectionary will lead you through each of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, & Luke, with John sprinkled throughout) and most of the rest of the Bible, from creation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the formation of the early church.
We stand up and sit down many times. But, only as we are able. It is okay to smile, because humor is worship too.