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
Epiphany means "manifestation." On this day we celebrate the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles-that is, to all nations. Some Christian traditions celebrate three great epiphanies on this day: the magi's adoration of the Christ child, Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle, in which he changes water into wine. The word and sacraments are for us the great epiphany of God's grace and mercy. We go forth to witness to the light that shines brightly in our midst.
20 JANUARY 2019 (SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY)
The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan's banks at the baptism of Jesus-today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God's people "as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride." By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.
Music: Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies, ELW 553 | Lord of Light, ELW 688 | What Fest of Love, ELW 487 |For the Beauty of the Earth, ELW 879
27 JANUARY 2019 (THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY)
Head of Christ, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, c. 1648-1656 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
SEASONS OF THE CHURCH YEAR 2018-2019
Dec. 2 through Dec. 23, 2018
Dec. 24, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019
Time after Epiphany
Jan. 6 through Mar. 5, 2019
Mar. 6 through Apr. 17, 2019
The Three Days of Holy Week
Apr. 18 through Apr. 20, 2019
Apr. 21 through June 9, 2019
Time after Pentecost
June 10 through Nov. 27, 2019