During the summer, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we have one worship service on Sunday morning.  We worship at 9:00 am, with Coffee An’ following.  Our worship style is a creative blend of a liturgical service and a contemporary service.  In addition to the Sunday service, we also have a worship service in the Chapel on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.  This is usually a half-hour service centered on the Lutheran tradition of Word and Sacrament.

During the school year, which begins on the Sunday following Labor Day, our usual schedule is:
 9:00 am     Worship Service
10:00 am   Sunday School and Coffee An’
10:30 am    Adult Education

Our Worship Services have the following liturgical characteristics:

  • some of the music is led by the organ (Sue Swanson, organist)
  • we follow the liturgical flow of the service developed over the centuries
  • 4 Scripture readings:  Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament, and Gospel (as appointed in the Revised Common Lectionary)
  • Holy Baptism and Holy Communion
  • the sermon
  • some of the hymns are selected from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship
  • traditional hymn of praise
  • usually use the Apostles’ Creed or Nicene Creed

Our Worship Services have the following contemporary characteristics:

  • music led by the piano (Sue Swanson, pianist), guitar (Tom Barber, guitarist) congas (Bill Bauman), and Joyful Noise
  • contemporary songs from the gold Contemporary Song Book and the red Evangelical Lutheran Worship are sung
  • a Call to Worship based on the Psalm of the day
  • a contemporary Confession and Forgiveness
  • 3 Scripture readings:  Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel
  • Holy Communion
  • Holy Baptism
  • the sermon is preached by the first pew
  • no vestments