Our regular Sunday worship services are held at 10:30 am. Through the year there are additional services:
- Midweek Advent Worship (Wednesdays during the season of Advent) @ 6:30 pm
- Christmas Eve Worship (December 24) @ TBA
- Christmas Day (December 24 – Holy Communion) @10:30 am
- Ash Wedneday (Date) @ 6:30 pm
- Midweek Lenten Services (Wednesdays during Lent) @ 6:30 pm
- Holy (Maundy) Thursday (Date – Holy Communion) @ 6:30 pm
- Good Friday (Date) @ 6:30 pm
Sunday worship is divided between non-communion services (Service of the Word) held on the first, third and, fifth Sundays and services with communion (Divine Service) held on the second and fourth Sundays. Please note the following regarding Holy Communion (Lord’s Supper):
In celebrating Holy Communion, we believe in the real presence of our Lord’s body and blood given for us for the forgiveness of our sins. We also believe that Holy Communion is a confession of the faith confessed at this altar. Therefore, anyone who desires to partake of Communion, but is not yet instructed, doubt the truth of what is being offered in the Lord’s Supper or who holds a confession differing from that of this congregation, is asked to speak with the Pastor prior to Communing with us.
More information about our beliefs and practices around Holy Communion can be read in the following documents: “Theology and Practice of the Lord’s Supper” and “Closed Communion in Contemporary Context.”
If you have are homebound due to health issues, our worship is also live-streamed via Facebook.
About Christian Worship
Forms of worship vary among Christian churches. Some look very traditional and ancient while others seem much like a modern concert featuring a motivational speaker.
God’s Word in Holy Scripture does not mandate a particular form and yet the form of worship is never neutral. How we worship is a confession of what we believe God’s Word declares (Lex orandi, lex credendi). What follows is an explanation of the beliefs that shape our worship.
Our Lord is the Lord who serves. Jesus Christ came into the flesh not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. On the cross, He offered Himself as a spotless sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. Through His perfect life and death, He accomplished forgiveness and salvation for all before the Father in heaven. By His empty tomb and ascension into heaven, He declared His victory over sin and death to all the world. Seated now at the Father’s right hand, He graciously serves His Church with the gifts of salvation. On the Last Day, He will come again to gather His elect from every nation to celebrate the feast that will have no end.
The primary way that our Lord serves us today is through His holy Word and Sacraments. Through these means, He comes among us to deliver His forgiveness and salvation, freeing us from our sins and strengthening us for service to one another and to the world. At Holy Baptism, He puts His name upon us, pours His Holy Spirit into our hearts, and rescues us from sin, death, and the devil. Through Holy Absolution, He pronounces His forgiveness again and again. With His holy Word, written in Scripture and preached into our ears, He daily proclaims His abiding love for us through all the joys and sorrows of life in this world. In His Holy Supper, He gives us His own body and blood to eat and drink as a priceless gift to nourish and strengthen us in both body and soul.
The Lord’s service calls forth our service— in sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving to Him and in loving service to one another. Having been called, gathered, enlightened, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, we receive His gifts with thankfulness and praise. With psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, we joyfully confess all that God has done for us, declaring the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Our song joins with the song of every saint from every age, the new song of Christ’s holy people, declaring: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (Rev. 5: 12).
Our congregation is not as musically gifted as other congregations, but we love to sing and within our Christian tradition, the wedding of the Word of God to melody was modeled by the church reformer Martin Luther. He had high regard for music and urged the Church to use it wisely as a vehicle for proclaiming the Gospel. “Next to theology,” he wrote, “I accord to music the highest place and the greatest honor.” In worship, we bring the best of Christian music throughout the ages as we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving to the triune God.
The Scriptural basis of the historic liturgy we follow.