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
6:30 - 8:00 pm Confirmation
7:00 pm Choir Practice
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” God has indeed raised from the dead the one who was put to death “by hanging him on a tree.” Alleluia! God allows Jesus to appear “to us who were chosen by God as witnesses” in holy baptism and invites us to eat and drink at the table of the risen Christ. Alleluia!
Why do we call this day Good? In John’s telling of Jesus’ passion, Jesus is “I am,” the God who reigns from the cross, the king who discusses theology with Pilate. Listen for the differences between John’s passion and Luke’s passion that we heard on Sunday. At this service we pray for everyone we can think of, and we confess that it is our sin that crucified Christ. If it is helpful for you, you can come forward to reverence the cross as part of your prayer.
We gather to light the Pascal candle, praising the risen Christ as our light. We then sing songs and hear beloved stories, and the Easter gospel from Luke, all of which proclaim that God is always giving new life. We then thank God for baptism. Finally we conclude this three-day service with the first holy communion of Easter, and we get to sing Alleluia again.