Sunday Worship is at 10 am followed by Fellowship.
Worship Service: The outline of the day’s service is in the Worship Booklet given to you by the usher; refer to it to follow the service. The hymns are listed on the boards at the front of the church and are announced. Hymn numbers in the bulletin refer to the Evangelical Lutheran Book of Worship (ELW) that you can find in the bind in front of you seat. The readings and psalm for the day are typically printed on an insert in your 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, but never condemning or demeaning -Pastor Lewis has a lively, stimulating style of communicating the message and challenging us to apply the word of God to 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 receive communion, you are still invited to the altar and 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 pick-up a clear cup from the usher to receive the wine element.
You may kneel or stand at the altar rail.
Children, and others, who do not yet receive communion are also 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 plate or basket, in order to support the ministries of the church. As a visitor, you are not required to make a donation, but please place the “Connect Card” in the offering. We also often have other opportunities to give to the surround community and the world. This information can be found in the bulletin or in locations throughout the church building.
There is more information about our worship service under the main Worship tab.