Sunday morning worship
Virtual Worship at 8:30am
Live streamed on Facebook
(available for viewing anytime
by clicking the link below)
RESPONDING TO COVID-19
[3/24/20 - from an email to congregation]
The Board of Spiritual Life voted to make these next week's worship services closed to the public and only live-streamed via Facebook and later on our webpage. The building WILL BE LOCKED.
Wednesday Lenten worship:
March 25 & April 1 - live streamed at 5:00pm (and available on our webpage soon after). We will be continuing to do Holden's Evening Prayer liturgy led by vocalists and piano.
This week Pastor Martin will be preaching on "Tree of the Lord's Planting" from Ezekiel 17:1-24.
Sunday blended worship:
March 29 - live streamed at 8:30am (available on our webpage soon after). Jeff Lane will be preaching on these lessons: Psalm 130; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:1-11; John 11:17-27, 38-53. There will be both hymns and praise music with a similar format to last Sunday (and maybe something for the kiddos!)
ABOUT OUR WORSHIP
STYLE - Worship is the recognition and expression of our relationship with our God. All worship services include a Children's Message, scripture, prayers, creed and sermon; and offer all in a printed bulletin and on a large screen.
Traditional-style worship uses liturgy and hymns from of Lutheran Service Book hymnal accompanied by organ. Communion by table (kneeling at communion rail) offered on the first, third, fifth Sundays. The Adult Choir, Alleluia Ringers or instrumental ensembles often offer special music at one or both services.
Contemporary-style worship has a relaxed feel with songs led by the Praise Band. Holy communion by station (continuous walk-thru lines) offered every Sunday. Sign interpretation for the deaf offered the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
The dress is comfortable and mostly casual, yet giving our best for honoring God. God doesn’t specify what external clothes honor him most, because he cares what our hearts wear. If our hearts are wearing humility, no matter what we wear, we will dress in loving ways. If our hearts are wearing humility, we will think of our clothes as little as possible when we draw near to God together in worship.
ACCESSIBILITY - Our physical facilities are fully handicap accessible with reserved parking and handicap access door openers. Large-print bulletins and hearing devices are available for those with vision or hearing needs. There is also wheelchair accessible seating on the west side of our worship space.
FELLOWSHIP - At 9:00 and 10:30 we offer gourmet coffee and pastries or donuts in the Fellowship Hall (free will donation).
2020 Special holiday services
Ash Wednesday & Lent - 5:00 & 7:00p . Feb 26 thru April 1
Maundy Thursday - 5:00 & 7:00p . April 9
Good Friday - 12:00 & 7:30p . April 10
Easter - 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00a . April 12
Thanksgiving Eve - 7:00p . Nov 26
Advent Wednesdays - 5:00 & 7:00p . Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16
Christmas Eve . Dec. 24
5:00p (contemporary candlelight)
7:00p & 9:00p (traditional candlelight)
Christmas Day - 10:00a . Dec. 25
New Year's Eve - 7:00p . Dec. 31