Worship is an event in the life of a Christian community unlike anything else on earth. In it, God speaks to us, and He gives to us things we cannot obtain elsewhere. We respond to this with praises, prayers, and hymns that are full of reverence and joy.
"Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word bestows what it says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise. Music is drawn into this thankfulness and praise, enlarging and elevating the adoration of our gracious giver God. Saying back to him what he has said to us, we repeat what is most true and sure." – Introduction to Lutheran Worship
Throughout the service you will observe this "saying back back to God what He has said":
Indeed God seems to delight when his people boldly hold him to his promises, because He is trustworthy. Think of Abraham bargaining for Sodom, Moses pleading with God to avert destruction of God's people in the desert after the Golden Calf incident, Jacob wrestling with God, the Syrophoencian Woman, etc.
Worship is not primarily something that we do for God, but rather about what God does for us. For this reason we use the term Divine Service, indicating that in the worship service God is giving us His gifts. Worship is the time that we receive Christ’s forgiveness through the spoken Word and Sacraments. For this reason worship is viewed reverently, prayerfully, and joyfully. The order of service (Liturgy) follows the same format that Christians have used throughout their history. In this way we are connected to the church throughout the ages.
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Sunday Divine Services: 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.
Our services are about an hour and 15 minutes long. They are always Scripture-based and centered around Christ as our Savior.
We follow liturgies and sing hymns found in the Lutheran Service Book (LSB). Both services are identical.
We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday. Wine is available in both the common cup and individual cups. Gluten-free host wafers are available if arranged prior.
We welcome children of all ages to attend our services. If you prefer, we provide childcare during services for those four years old and younger.
You may also join us for coffee and treats from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. followed by our Education Hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
During the year we have Wednesday midweek services during the seasons of Advent and Lent, along with special observances for Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and other festivals. Please consult our calendar or contact us for more information.