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.
24 JUNE 2018 (THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)
- John the Baptist is a unique figure in Christian memory, a hinge between the Old Testament prophets and the first Christians. In the gospel stories he recognizes Jesus as one greater than himself, one for whose coming he prepares the way. But still from his prison he asks if Jesus is truly the Expected One. He is a figure of perpetual Advent and in that way stands for all of us who may be Christian believers but still wait and wonder, discern and doubt.
- Music: Comfort, Comfort Now My People, ELW 256 | There's a Voice in the Wilderness, ELW 255 | Blessed Be the God of Israel, ELW 552 | In the Singing, ELW 466 | Prepare the Royal Highway, ELW 264
- Malachi 3:1-4; Acts 13:13-26; Luke 1:57-80
- Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, Giampietrino (Giovanni Pedrini?), c. 1520 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
1 JULY 2018 (SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)
- Lamentations 3:22-33; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43
- Christ Resurrects the Daughter of Jairus, Friedrich Overbeck, 1815 (Staatliche Museen, Berlin)
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