Join us for Worship this Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matt.18:20) We are thankful for our Lord’s promise! “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42) In faith, with joyful thanksgiving, we gather to worship as did the first Christians.
Sunday morning worship at 10:15 am blends a variety of traditional Bible based Lutheran liturgies with songs and hymns both new and old. Our worship centers on the Word and the Sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. We celebrate Holy Communion each Sunday and all are welcome. During worship we provide Nursery Care. Large print worship materials and hearing assistance devices are available for those who need them.
During the summer, children up to 5th grade are released after the “Kid’s Time” with pastor, and go with their teachers for education time. They return at the end of worship, normally in time to share communion with their parents.
We are blessed with many musicians leading our worship on organ and piano. Special music includes the Hovland Chime Choir, vocal solos and groups, violin, sax, and flute.
The Service of Holy Communion is the primary worship for the Church, and we celebrate the Eucharist each Sunday. The (cranberry red) Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) published by Augsburg/Fortress and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is our pew hymnal. We also use the (blue) With One Voice (WOV) and other resources for liturgy and hymns. We enjoy a variety of worship and musical forms (Chorales, Gospel Songs, Folk, Etc.).
We have six digital hearing assistive devices available for worshippers who have hearing difficulties. These devices produce sound directly from the microphone and speaker system to make hearing the message, liturgy, and music a delight.
Liturgy means “the work of the people,” and, following our Lutheran understanding of “the priesthood of all believers”, our worship is not a spectator event but interactive. We follow the Church Year, which builds on the life of Jesus and the Church. It is broken into seasons, with corresponding colors and symbols. (See more information on the church calendar and seasons at the ELCA web site).