Worship

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Gathering in His Name

The worship services are central to everything.  We gather to praise God.  We share the peace and each other's company as we "fill our tanks".  We offer different services but celebrate as one community.  To encourage children to attend the worship service, Sunday school is held in-between services.  Between services is a gathering time when there is always a crowd relaxing in our welcome area for coffee and donuts.  That time is also often a time for a quick Bible study or orientation of new members.


All of our services follow a Lutheran service order, which always includes a Gathering Time (with Confession & Forgiveness), Word (with readings from the Lectionary Calendar and the Pastor's sermon), Meal (with an offering and Communion served each week), and a Sending (with a blessing and dismissal).

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."   

Matthew  18:20 

Weekly Readings

Worship Services

Saturday 5:30 Service

The chapel's stain-glass window depicting a cross and the bible verse from Revelations 22:16.

Join our more intimate service at 5:30 PM on Saturday nights.  This service is more casual and held in our chapel.

Sunday Service - Summer

Guitar being played

During the  summer ( Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend) we combine our Sunday services to a single 9:30 service.  Watch for special music events on the calendar

Details on themes and activities below

Sunday Services - School Year

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During the school year, we invite you to join one of our 2 Sunday morning services: 8:30 and 10:30.   The earlier service is accompanied by our organ.  The later service is accompanied by our praise choir.

All Are Welcome

Parishioners mingling in the aisle sharing the peace.

Wear a tie or a t-shirt.  Come and be comfortable.  Be ready to stand-up and get into the aisle as we share the peace.

Children Welcome

Overhead view of a father and 2 children in a pew.  One child is coloring in a coloring book.

Children are welcome in the service.  Nursery is provided if you prefer.  Be sure to grab a child activity bag in the welcome area.  A children's sermon is included in the service.

Special Services

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Additional services through-out the year - Lent, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, Day of Remembrance ... Watch the calendar for upcoming services.

Hearing Loop Available

The logo used to indicate T-coil hearing loop is available.

Our sanctuary is equipped with a T-coil hearing loop to assist anyone with a compatible hearing aid. 

Baptisms and Weddings

A baptismal fount set-up for a baptism.

The great joy of bringing children into the community of Christ and the pledging of marriage in the sight of God are celebrated.

The Lord's Table

Parishioners of all ages kneeling at the communion rail.

Join us every week for the sharing of the Bread and Wine.   Children are welcome to receive a blessing.  If you believe, you are welcome at the table.  Grape juice and gluten-free wafers are available.

Watch Past Services

SUmmer of sundays!

7/21 Folk Music

Acoustic guitar being played

The service will feature folk music.  Our fellowship time will feature ice cream sundaes in honor of National Ice Cream Day.

7/28 Pulpit Exchange

Morning Star Altar

Pastor Glenn will be sharing the pulpit with a member of a church that was impacted by the severe floods earlier this year.  A fellowship brunch will raise donations for victims.  More details to come.

8/4 Folk Music Part 2

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We love folk music so much that we are doing it again.  Enjoy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

8/11 Table Grace

Store front of the Table Grace Cafe

Simone Weber will lead our music for this service.  The Table Grace Mobile Food Truck will be available afterwards.

8/18 Welcome Back Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris

Brunch will be served to welcome back our well rested and refreshed Pastor Chris from his sabbatical.

8/25 Gospel Music

Sheet music

Join us for Gospel Music Sunday featuring many great Gospel selections.

9/1 Labor Day Weekend

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9/8 Service Sunday

T-shirt with the slogan "God's work our hands"

This is a jam-packed day.  The last combined service Sunday for the summer will feature special Jazz music.  After the service, there will be several outreach activities available.  Watch for sign-up sheets.

Patricipation Opportunities

Sponsorship

A stack of Sunday bulletins.

If you would like to sponsor the beautiful flowers that grace our altar each week or the weekly bulletins, contact the Church Office to reserve your date!

Participate

An acolyte lighting the altar candles during the informal service.

Volunteer to help with the service - all ages welcome.  Sign-up to be greeters, readers, ushers, acolytes, or communion assistants.

Before and After

Two women laughing as they prepare the wine for communion.

Join the Altar Guild or volunteer to  prepare the communion table and deliver altar flowers to the home-bound.

Home-bound Ministry

Someone holding an elderly hand in their two hands.

Assist in visits and sharing of communion with home-bound members.

Music

The adult choir singing in blue choir robes

Share your voice.  We are always looking for singers and musicians.  No experience necessary.

Find out more

Share Your Talents

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If you are not sure how you want to participate, just reach out.  All ages, all talents welcome.

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