ELCA member church
ELCA member church
We celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday. All who are baptized and believe that Jesus Christ is really present in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine are invited to commune with us.
In general, we follow the liturgies of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship. On the second Sunday of the month, our liturgical setting is Now the Feast and Celebration.
Children are always welcome at worship. A cry room is available at the back of the sanctuary, if needed. A nursery is provided during both services.
8:30 AM - Worship
9:30 AM - Fellowship/Coffee
9:45 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Adult Forum begins
11:00 AM - Worship
5:45- 6:45 Meal (free –will offering to support youth mission trip to Kansas City)
6:00 Confirmation Mentor Meetings
7:00 - Holden Evening Prayer & Step by Step with Jesus
7:45 PM Choir Practice
Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion
On Ash Wednesday, we acknowledged our need for repentance and for God’s mercy as we also remembered the limitations of our humanity with the ash crosses on our foreheads and the words from Genesis 3:19, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Our offering for Ash Wednesday will go to ELCA Missionary Sponsorship.
As followers of Jesus, we are called and drawn into disciplines that help us to compete against evil and resist whatever may lead us away from the love of God and the love of neighbor. You are invited into the disciplines of Lent which include – self-examination and repentance (include worship and devotional reading), prayer and fasting (try giving something up or fasting on one day – like Wednesdays and end your fast with our meal), sacrificial giving (see offering list for mid-week worship) and works of love (acts of random kindness) as we journey through these 40 days.
As you journey, I invited you to join with the community to fellowship together on Wednesdays evenings beginning with a meal at 5:45 p.m. and worship at 7:00 p.m. Our theme for the worship services will be Step by Step with Jesus. You will be invited to contemplation and coloring. Please include this time together in your Lenten journey.
Our Mid-week Offerings during Lent will go to the following agencies:
Opening Our Eyes- Feb. 17 Malaria Campaign – ELCA
Opening Our Ears – Feb. 24Domestic Violence Intervetion Project
Opening Our Hands – Mar. 2 Free Medical Clinic
Opening Our Hearts – Mar. 9 Hospice of Iowa City
Opening Our Lives – Mar. 16 Reach Your Potential