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Sunday Worship

 

Worship is the Center of Our Life Together

We gather each Sunday to:

  • Encounter a God who loves the world
  • Experience God’s story
  • Taste the Lord’s meal
  • Pray for those in need
  • Be sent into a world hungry for hope.

Our Worship is Liturgical

The liturgy is a treasure of our Christian heritage and Lutheran tradition. The words and music change seasonally to reflect the church year. We hope you will find a depth of purpose and meaning in these ancient rhythms.

Our Worship is Musical

We celebrate the gift of music with our beautiful pipe organ and amazing instrumentalists and vocalists. In worship, we experience the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition by singing both older songs as well as newer contemporary songs.

Our Worship is Biblical

We encounter God’s story in worship through fresh and relevant preaching that connects the stories of our faith with application for daily living. We don’t claim to have all of the answers, but we hope that you will find that your story is a part of God’s story.

Worship Times and Location

Join us for Sunday Worship 

  • 10:45 a.m. (The Sunday following Labor Day through the Sunday prior to Memorial Day Weekend)
  • 9:30 a.m.  (Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend)

     

    We gather each Sunday morning in the Sanctuary on the second floor. (Elevator available)

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is celebrated the first and third Sundays of every month and on festival days. All are welcomed to hear God’s Word and to share in the sacrament of communion. 

Nursery

All children are always encouraged to worship with us! However, we offer a nursery on the first floor near the elevator for children age 4 and younger during the worship time for those who choose. Sometimes having children with you in worship can be challenging! You may choose to have your children with you through the time of the children’s message and then have them join you again prior to Holy Communion.

Children in Worship

Children are always welcome in worship! Having children of all ages in worship means they are right where they are meant to be. As members of the family of God, they are in the process of learning how to worship — just like the rest of us.

Children can pick up a children’s worship bag on the way into worship. During the service all children are invited to come forward for a special children’s message. They need to hear that they are part of God’s story and that God’s promise is for them.  
 
All children who have been baptized may receive Holy Communion and may come forward with their parents during the serving of Communion, or parents may choose to have them receive a spoken blessing. 

Accessible and Comfortable

First Lutheran offers a variety of accommodations and options in order to enhance your worship experience. Our sanctuary is air-conditioned for your comfort. The building meets ADA standards and is fully wheelchair-accessible, with ramp entrances, an automatic door at the west end of the building, and elevator service.

Handicapped seating is available upon entrance to the sanctuary. We also offer large-print bulletins for those with visual impairments and amplification devices for those who are hard of hearing. Home communion and visitation are provided to those who are unable to attend services. Please inform a greeter, member, or pastor if you are in need of additional assistance to facilitate a meaningful worship experience.