We continue to monitor pandemic activity in our community and adjust as needed. Currently, we offer one service indoors and record it for online use. Online resources can be found here to support you at home.
Come as you are. Bring your joys, sorrows, questions, and hopes.
The order of worship gathers us in God's presence by the power of the Holy Spirit. We experience God's Word, reflect on how it connects with our daily life, and respond with music 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.
The first Sunday is led by organist Corina Hughes. The other Sundays by pianists Colleen Culwell and Daniel Hughes. As the weather improves, we will offer outdoor services with Holy Communion.
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.