Sunday Worship is at 10 am, followed by a time of fellowship in the lounge to which all are invited.
Worship Service: The outline of the day’s service is in the worship booklet given to you by the usher. The hymns are listed on the hymn boards at the front of the church and are also announced. Hymn numbers in the bulletin refer to the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal. The readings and psalm for the day are printed on an insert in the bulletin.
Preaching: Like most liturgical churches, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary which takes us through the Bible in a three-year cycle. Our pastor draws on the weekly lessons for the core of his message. At times challenging and provocative and at other times consoling and encouraging, the sermons communicate the word of God and challenge us to apply it in our daily lives.
Communion: All are invited to share Communion.
If you are visiting and are accustomed to receiving communion, you are invited to receive communion here. If you do not wish to receive communion, you are invited to the altar to receive a blessing from the pastor. Crossing your hands over your heart will let the pastor know you do not wish to receive communion, but would like a blessing.
Our common cup is a pouring chalice, so please take an empty cup from the usher to receive the wine. Grape juice is available in pre-filled cups. We also have gluten-free wafers.
You may kneel or stand at the altar rail.
Children and others who do not yet receive communion are invited to receive a blessing.
Sharing the Peace: We are a warm and loving community and express this freely in sharing of the peace. Feel free to participate as you are comfortable.
Offering: At the offering we pass a basket in order to support the ministries of the church. As a visitor, you are not required to make a contribution, but please place the “Connection Card” in the basket. We often have other opportunities to give to the surrounding community and the world. This information can be found in the bulletin.
There is more information about our worship service under the main Worship tab.