Worship is central to our life in God and our life together. These things we do and say turn us and center us to live a different kind of life: a life that is focused on serving God and serving neighbor.
From the ELCA: "Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world."
For those of you who might feel lost during worship or do not understand why we do what we do: do not hesitate to ask someone sitting near you or ask the pastor questions after worship.
weekly worship times
Worship with Holy Communion
Sundays + 10.30 AM
Mid-Week Holy Communion
Tuesdays + 6.15 PM
Time After Pentecost
For the summer months our sung liturgy will be from ELW Setting X and is a hymn-based setting set to familiar hymn tunes.
22 JULY 2018 (MARY MAGDALENE, APOSTLE)
In the gospels of Matthew, John, and the longer ending of Mark, Mary Magdalene is the first to see the risen Christ, who commissions her to tell the other disciples the good news. In almost all the lists of women who followed Jesus, she is named first. Through the centuries, in the Western church she has been the object of misconceptions about her life and her relationship to Jesus. Now we recover her role as leader among Jesus' followers and as witness to the resurrection. Like Moses' sister, she came running with the good news that the one who had been given up for dead was restored to life.
- Music: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!, ELW 385 | O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing, ELW 386 | Lord, Who the Night You Were Betrayed, ELW 463 | Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation, ELW 645
- This Sunday we will sing Out of the Night Where Hope Had Died as our Hymn of the Day. Sung to the tune of All Creatures, Worship God Most High (ELW 835), the lyrics were written by the nuns of the Order of St. Helena, an Episcopalian monastic society. The sisters' mission is to discern new ways to interpret traditional monasticism.
- Ruth 1:6-18; Acts 13:26-33a; John 20:1-2, 11-18
- Saint Mary Magdalene Preaching, Master of the Magdalene Legend, Netherlandish c. 1500-1520 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
29 JULY 2018 (TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)
- 2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21
- Prayer Book of Hildegard of Bingen, German Miniaturist, c. 1180
SEASONS OF THE CHURCH YEAR 2017-2018
Dec. 3, 2017 through Dec. 24, 2017
Dec. 24, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018
Time after Epiphany
Jan. 7, 2018 through Feb. 13, 2018
Feb. 14, 2018 through Mar. 28, 2018
The Three Days of Holy Week
Mar. 29, 2018 through Mar. 31, 2018
Apr. 1, 2018 through May 20, 2018
Time after Pentecost
May 21, 2018 through Nov. 28, 2017