WORSHIP TIMES
 
Sundays at 9:00 am 
Sunday School at 10:30 am 
RECHARGE Wednesdays 6:00 PM  
 
Gathering weekly to worship is one of the ways we both live out our faith and are strengthened in our faith.  Through worship, we come intentionally into THE presence of God.  We experience God when hymns or songs of praise are sung, when prayers are spoken, when the Word of God is read and proclaimed and when the sacraments are celebrated.  As Lutheran Christians, we gather weekly around both Word (read and preached) and Sacrament.  Holy Communion (the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper) is part of every Sunday worship experience and is open to anyone who wishes to receive the true presence of their Lord Jesus in the bread and wine.  We also offer gluten free wafers and white grape juice as alternatives.
 
 
Sundays – Our Worship follows the basic order of “Gather-Word-Meal-Send,” with most of the parts coming from our primary worship resource:  Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal.  Congregational singing comes primarily from hymns and songs in the ELW, which includes a wide range, from the “golden oldies” to “global” music. The Mixed Choir, Men’s Choir and Handbell Choir participate regularly in this worship service.  Music is accompanied primarily with organ. 
 
Wednesdays –  While also following the basic order of “Gather-Word-Meal-Send,” RECHARGE worship is less formal and less liturgical than Sunday.  Music is led by a “praise team” consisting of vocalists, piano, guitar and drums, and includes praise and worship songs.  Candle lighting accompanies prayer, as we bring oru joys and sorrows into the light of Jesus.  Communion is celebrated each week.   The Wednesday sermon is “version 1.0” of the sermon preach the following Sunday (“version 2.0”)