At Our Two Sunday Morning Services we celebrate what God has done for us by proclaiming the Word and celebrating Holy Communion. We invite all people of all ages to fully participate in these worship experiences.
Many people think that the one hour they spend in church on Sunday morning is to serve God. Not so! We serve God with our whole lives, all hours of the week, as we live the lives He has given us as fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, workers, and friends.
When we gather together in church it is the time that our Saviour serves us. He comes to us with His gifts of Word and Sacrament and feeds us, strengthens our faith, so that we can live as His children in this fallen world. As the Scriptures tell us, Jesus came “not to be served, but to serve.” And this He is still doing in the church. Here we come to receive from Him!
We celebrate Holy Communion at each of our two worship services in remembrance of Jesus' initiation of this meal with His disciples. Our communion is open to all who are baptized and who believe that Jesus’ body and blood are present in the bread and wine served at the table. Young, pre-communion children are welcome at our table for a blessing.
Various celebrations of the church year such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost reflect the ancient history of the Lutheran Church. All seasons of the church year such as Advent, Epiphany, Lent and Easter bring colors and banners which add to the richness of each season.
Sunday at 9:00 a.m. – This service is based on Lutheran worship, containing the elements of the Lutheran liturgy; well structured, for those who have an appreciation of our rich, Lutheran Christian heritage. Music is a significant part of our worship from old and new hymns from around the world to different musical settings for the worship service that engage the gathering in singing responses. Our chancel choir, vocals and dramas, instrumentals, and children's music each add depth and feeling to our worship experience.
Sunday at 11:15 a.m. – This service, although based upon Lutheran worship, contains elements of the Lutheran liturgy with a less formal and more contemporary feel. The entire service focuses on one theme, the Gospel for the day. Our Praise Singing Group leads the congregation with guitar, dulcimer and other instruments with modern day hymns, contemporary Christian songs and new renditions of familiar hymns, vocals and children's music also enrich this worship experience.