Worship

Worship is critical to the life of the Christian. In Worship, God comes to us through his Word and the Sacraments. Through these means, God strengthens us for life in this world and eternal life. In worship, we respond with psalms, hymns and prayers. Our worship follows a pattern used in the Christian church down through the ages. We call it liturgical, which means we follow a set series of lessons and regularly include the same components and liturgical songs which recall and empower the Christian’s life. Other familiar elements include the confession of sins and absolution, confession of faith which remind us that we are joined with Christians around the world, prayer and the Lord’s Prayer, Holy Communion.

From the Sunday after Labor Day to the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend, our Sunday Service times are 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. During the Summer our Sunday worship times are 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Thursday worship is at 7:00 PM year-round except for during Lent and Advent. It usually mirrors (same hymns, lessons, sermon) the Sunday service it precedes.

Holy Communion is a blessing of God’s grace in which he gives in a very personal way forgiveness, life and salvation. It is an expression of complete unity among those who receive it. And it can be taken to one’s spiritual harm. For these reasons, we practice what is called “closed communion” which is to say it is open to members and those who agree with us in all points of doctrine. If you would like to receive the Lord’s Supper with us, we ask that you speak with Pastor Rau to find out how you may.