What to Expect

What to Expect

 

  • What's a service like?    We are a traditional and liturgical Lutheran Church, holding to a high view of worship, in which we come into God's holy Presence, where He speaks to us through His Word, forgives our sins in Holy Absolution, and gives us our blessed "food for the journey" in the Sacrament of the Altar.  The Divine Service is therefore marked by reverence, as we receive the gifts of God.
  • What's the music like?   Music is a great gift of God, and we believe in using the highest quality hymnody and music for the Service.  Our hymnal, the Lutheran Service Book, is a treasurehouse of prayers, hymns, and liturgical resources that help and enable God's people to grow in faith.
  • How do people dress?   There is no particular dress code, but one should endeavor to dress neatly and modestly in the house of God.
  • What about my kids?   We love having children in our services, and believe strongly that they should be there.   This is the way that they learn what happens in God's house and what worship is all about.  Of course, at times, it may be necessary to remove a child temporarliy from the sanctuary so as not to disturb others.
  • Can I take communion?  We believe and practice the doctrine of Closed Communion, out of love and concern that a person has a proper and BIblical understanding of the faith and of the Sacrament before taking it.  Therefore, we ask that visitors not take Communion without having first spoken with the Pastor.  Instruction will be made available for a person who wishes to learn what Lutherans believe, and then decide whether or not they would like to join the church and then participate in Holy Communion.

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