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
26 NOVEMBER 2017 (CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY)
- Reception of New Members
- Music: Crown Him with Many Crowns | Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord | O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us | As We Gather at Your Table | O Savior, Precious Savior | Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
- Christ in Judgment, Italian, ca. 1300
During the Season of Advent, our liturgy is from ELW Setting I. Setting I was published in 2006 and is comprised of movements by Robert Buckley Farlee, Thomas Pavlechko, and Mark Mummert.
Our Advent Eucharistic Prayer is based on the “O Antiphons.” Sung in medieval monasteries December 17-23 at evening prayer before and after the Magnificat, the antiphons used Old Testament images as descriptors of Christ. The first letters of the seven Latin words--Sapientia (Wisdom), Adonai (Lord), Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse), Clavis David (Key of David), Oriens (Sunrise), Rex Gentium (King of Nations), Emmanuel (God with us)–when read backwards, spell “Ero cras,” “I will be tomorrow”; that is, Christ will be here December 24. The final quatrain (“Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest”) can also serve as meal prayer in the home.
3 DECEMBER 2017 (FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT)
10 DECEMBER 2017 (SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT)
- Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
- Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, Biagio d'Antonio da Firenze, early 1480s
SEASONS OF THE CHURCH YEAR 2016-2017
Nov. 27, 2016 through Dec. 23, 2016
Dec. 24, 2016 through Jan. 6, 2017
Time after Epiphany
Jan. 7 2017 through Feb. 28, 2017
Mar. 1, 2017 through Apr. 12, 2017
The Three Days of Holy Week
Apr. 13, 2017 through Apr. 15, 2017
Apr. 16, 2017 through Jun. 10, 2017
Time after Pentecost
Jun. 11, 2017 through Nov. 26, 2017