Worship & Prayer are the ways we connect with God, communally and individually. Every Sunday, we gather to hear God’s Word and receive Holy Communion. Worship is not a spectator event, but always involves and engages everyone present. Nearly everyone participates in sharing leadership roles at various points throughout the year as part of a worship team, reader, music ministries and/or other leadership roles.
Since worship is so participatory, and because it features the seasons and symbols, rites and rhythms that have been used for centuries, worship is especially engaging for children, who are always welcome in worship. Bring them along, and sit toward the front, where they can see and hear (and know that there’s a professionally staffed nursery for infants through 4-year-olds, in the event they need a break).
When we’re not gathered together in worship, we trust that we are still united as we pray for one another daily, and share the stories of our faith. Devotional materials, daily readings, Bible studies, faith conversations, and workshops on deepening spirituality all help us to grow in our comfort in, and reliance on, God’s constant presence.
We offer two different worship services every Sunday morning, to meet individuals’ differing needs.
Classic Worship at 9:00 a.m. Our first service of the morning has a more traditional feel. It employs elements of our Lutheran liturgy, with roots that go back for centuries. The worship experience is enhanced by special music from our Choir, soloists and special ensembles.
Progressive (Contemporary) Worship is at 11:15 a.m. Using ancient worship practices with modern language, this service has a more informal and intimate feel. It also employs a wide range of musical styles, from folk to rock to contemporary praise music. On a typical Sunday you’ll find a mixture of ancient prayers, video clips, provocative images and inspiring music.
Sundays at 10:00 a.m we come together for one worship service. This service blends both the traditional and the modern, old favorites and new tunes. Worshiping together provides the opportunity to strengthen connections between worshipers and praise God together.
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. we celebrate a brief service of Holy Communion. During the summer many people travel on the weekends and miss the opportunity to connect with God and each other; this service helps to meet that need. Worship features a shortened liturgy with an interactive sermon.
• Jesus & Friends (Ages 5 – 5th grade)
• Middle School Class (6th – 8th grade)
• Confirmation (8th-10th grade)
• 13 Days (High School Class, which meets every 13 days)
• Adult Forum
• Splash into God’s Word (Ages 5 – 5th grade)
• The Forum (6th grade – adult)