Worship is where the people of God gather to name the places where we fall short and to celebrate the many ways that God meets us and welcomes us back in love. In worship, we hear the promises of God laced throughout the liturgy, reading of Scripture, preaching, prayers and lyrics of songs and hymns. In these regular gatherings, we are nourished with the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion. After we gather, speak, listen and eat, we are sent into the world as servants of God, guided by the Holy Spirit to make Christ known.
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
A congregation of about thirty gathers for this worship service which features hymns accompanied by piano, prayers, Scripture, a sermon, and Communion which is open to all. On the first Saturday of each month we include prayers and anointing for healing and on the third Saturday our worship is framed by the Holden Evening Prayer Liturgy.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Our early service, Rise, is led by a team of musicians including keyboard, guitar, bass, violin, percussion and vocalists. This informal worship time includes confession, prayers, Scripture, a sermon, Communion open to all, and a children's message. The music is a hybrid mix of praise, contemporary, global, and hymns (some with a new twist), chosen for its pertinence to the sermon, Scripture, and liturgical season.
Sunday 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Learning Hour for all ages (Sept-May): Children, youth, and adults.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)
This service, complete with traditional liturgies, preaching, prayer, Scripture, Holy Communion open to all, choirs, and a children's message, continues our strong history of Lutheran worship. Music is led by the organ, piano, parish choir and hand bell choir.
Children in Worship
We believe children belong in worship! We have special bulletins and busy packets for the young children in church. If you feel your child needs a break, you are welcome to use the infant quiet room at the rear of the sanctuary or make use of our nursery. The nursery is staffed with professional childcare on Sunday mornings.
Seasonal worship services during Advent and Lent are also part of our life together. We gather on Wednesdays in December for Advent worship at 7 p.m. and in the early Spring for Lenten services at noon and 7 p.m.