Our Worship Schedule
SUNDAYS, December 3, 10 & 17
8:30 am The Divine Service
9:30 am Coffee & Fellowship
9:45 am Classes for Children, Youth, and Adults (details at our education page)
11:00 am The Divine Service
12:00 pm Coffee & Fellowship
Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month and on festival Sundays.
A nursery is available for children during Sunday services and classes.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
Midweek services during Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) will be held at 11 am and 7 pm on December 6, 13 and 20.
- Suppers will be held on December 6 & 13 at 6 pm.
- The evening service on December 20 will be our annual Christmas Reflections service of meditation & music for the season, with coffee & desserts following.
During the Christmas season we will offer these special services:
- Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 at 10 am, 7 pm and 11 pm
- Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 at 10 am
- New Year's Day, Sunday, December 31 at 10 am
- New Year's Day, Monday, January 1 at 10 am
There will be no Sunday School or Bible classes on December 24 & 31.
Why Do We Gather for Worship?
In the Divine Service, our Lord speaks to us and we listen. Faith comes from hearing God's Word and eagerly receives God's gifts. Faith also responds with thanksgiving and praise. We gather to know Christ and to make Him known!
Our worship service is based on the rhythm of God's giving and our responding, in continuity with the Christian Church throughout the centuries. In worship, we build one another up as we speak and sing to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. In our services we sing both classic and contemporary hymns and songs. Our attitude echoes that of the Psalmist who wrote, I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" (Psalm 121:1).
As Dr. A.L. Barry, former president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod wrote:
"The most precious gifts and treasures our Lord gives us are His forgiveness, life and salvation. Through His innocent life and bitter sufferings and death, Christ has purchased and won us from sin, death and the devil. Through Jesus Christ, all the sins of the world were paid for and the wrath of God was appeased. Christ has reconciled the whole world to God.
Jesus Christ serves us again and again as His Gospel is proclaimed, as His people are baptized and as His Word is read. He serves us as His forgiveness is pronounced and penitents absolved. He serves us as He gives us His body and blood under the bread and wine to eat and to drink. This is how our Lord gives us forgiveness, life, and salvation. What a blessing it is to be called and gathered for worship by our good and gracious God!"
To learn more about the worship practices of our Lutheran Church click here.