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Upcoming Events
OCT

20

SAT
Men's Prayer Breakfast
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
OCT

21

SUN
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
All ages - Opening: greeting, song, story, prayer...
!st Sunday of the month: Family S.S.
Weekly Worship -10 am
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Luther Movie Night
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gather for a "Luther Movie" -- popcorn and treats
OCT

23

TUE
OCT

24

WED
Midweek Worship
7:00 PM to 7:40 PM
OCT

25

THU
LEAD team
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

26

FRI
FOOD BANK distrribution
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
OCT

28

SUN
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
All ages - Opening: greeting, song, story, prayer...
!st Sunday of the month: Family S.S.
Weekly Worship -10 am
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
OCT

29

MON
Bible Study in Acts
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
OCT

31

WED
Midweek Worship
7:00 PM to 7:40 PM
NOV

01

THU
Property Committee
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Worship and Music Committee
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NOV

03

SAT
First Communion Class
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For children in grades 3 and up who are not yet communing ...parents included
NOV

04

SUN
Family Sunday School Hour
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
"All Saints" stories of saints we remember
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
All ages - Opening: greeting, song, story, prayer...
!st Sunday of the month: Family S.S.
Weekly Worship -10 am
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Worship and Music

Worship is at the heart of our mission.  We gather around the Word and Meal, celebrating Holy Communion weekly and tuning our hearts to God in listening, prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.

 Nourished by God's grace, we are sent into the world to make known God's love.

  The Holy Spirit calls us together as a people of God.  We open our time together hearing God's promise of forgiveness.

        God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching and song.

        God feeds us at the table with the presence of Jesus Christ.

        God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

 

We celebrate the gifts of the people and the many ways we can respond to God's love.  Our Sunday worship services are generally based on the traditional order of worship and flavored with varieties of music that fit our gifts and the seasons of the church year.   Contemporary forms of music are a part of a number of regular services, and a more complete contemporary form is used from time to time.  ALL ages participate in our worship, including small children.   Wednesday evening worship time is more informal and is often shaped according to seasonal themes or the needs of the community.  It varies between services of the Word, Holy Communion, Evening Prayer, Healing Services, and special seasonal services. 

Our Choirs:   

Adult Bell Choirs;  4 Given - a contemporary group;  soloists;  instrumentalists;

a chancel choir (currently seeking a choir director);

a children's bell choir, and opportunities for children to play instruments or to sing 

 

Worship Ministers:  

   Acolytes: (grade 5-12) ; high school youth carry the cross

   Lectors:  Adults and Youth willing and able to read

   Assisting Ministers:  Training is provided for those willing to help lead liturgy, prayers, and assist at communion

   Ushers: Men, women and youth sign up to serve in teams

   Greeters:  All members, assigned for a given Sunday

   Altar Guild:  Members willing to serve for each month (instruction provided)