Worship

Our Sunday Worship


The weekly worship service is the cornerstone of all that we do.  The opportunity to gather to offer our praise and thanksgiving, hear God’s Word and receive His Grace through the Sacraments is essential to our mission and ministry.  We believe your presence at our service is God’s gift to us.  Here is some information to help you enjoy a meaningful worship experience.

The service is centered on the traditional Lutheran Liturgy (order of worship) enhanced with inspirational music.  Our weekly bulletin, available from the ushers when you enter the sanctuary, contains the order of service and the hymn selections, including the page numbers.  We normally use two hymnals during our service, the red Lutheran Book of Worship hymnal, and the blue With One Voice hymnal.  Selections from the One Voice book are labeled WOV in our bulletin. If you are new to a Lutheran service, unfamiliar with our format, or just get a little confused, do not worry.  Please do not hesitate to ask your neighbor for assistance.  They will be happy to guide you through if you need help.

Our services are designed to be family friendly.  Most Sundays include a special children’s message during the service, and children are encouraged to take one of the available children’s bulletins as they enter the sanctuary.  We also have “busy bags” available for younger children to help them stay engaged during the service.  Children who have not yet experienced their First Communion are also welcome to come forward with their parents to receive a pastoral blessing during communion.

We know an hour service can sometimes be an eternity for youngsters, so if they get hungry or tired, and you think they might need a break, you may take them to either to our church library or the church nursery where they might be more comfortable.  Both rooms have closed-circuit TV so you will not miss any of the service.
If you have any questions about our Sunday worship, please ask one of our ushers.  They will be happy to assist you.