What to expect at a Sunday gathering
Sunday Morning Worship Service, 9:00am
We gather to worship God and receive God’s gifts of forgiveness, new life, and eternal salvation in the Word and Sacrament. Our worship service begins with a time of confession and forgiveness, liturgy in the Lutheran Service Book, Bible study and sermon, prayer, Holy Communion, and Traditional Hymns.
Those who are not baptized, who are uncertain of their faith, or who have not yet been confirmed are invited to come forward during the distribution, with arms folded, to receive a pastoral blessing. If you have questions feel free to speak to an usher or the Pastor. For a helpful guide to preparing to receive Holy Communion turn to page 329-330 in the Lutheran Service Book. Visitors should speak with Pastor before service to discuss participation in communion. Thank you.
We have a private prayer chain where all requests go and remain confidential. Otherwise, prayer requests can be given to Pastor before service, or via email during the week and he will include them in the prayer portion of worship. Individuals are encouraged to pray out loud for the things that are on their heart during services as well (the Pastor will indicate when this is appropriate.)
Fellowship time is held every Sunday immediately following Holy Communion and lasts for twenty minutes prior to the start of Sunday School. People volunteer to run the fellowship time out of their love for each other. New and different snacks are provided each time and there is always coffee.
Multi-Generational Bible Study, 10:30am
Cross-Generational Bible Study 10:30am – 11:30am (right after fellowship in the fellowship hall). It is a continuous study in the Scriptures but each session is self-contained and ALL ages are encouraged to participate. Our Pastor leads the class and the topics are chosen according to the season in the church year, current events, or if people have expressed an interest in a specific area of the Bible. We have done topical studies, such as, “Bearing Fruit for Jesus–being good stewards of resources and what that means as being part of God’s Church,” as well as studies through whole books of the Bible, such as, “The Book of Acts–Being the Church Then and Now!” The best way for new people to get more information is to visit on a Sunday. We think you’ll love it!
Special Services are held during Thanksgiving, Advent (Wednesday evening services followed by soup suppers), Mid-week Lent services, Holy Week services, Special Easter Sunday Service with brunch.