Lutheran Christians believe that worship is the place where God most directly serves us … meeting us in Confession, Baptism, Holy Communion, and the proclaimed Word.
So, worship at Faith is as diverse as the community that gathers each week. Though we do worship in a liturgical (ordered) format, we use different musical settings and different spoken liturgies. We sing hymns and songs from many different sources … our Lutheran heritage, other denominations, and newer songs of worship and praise.
8:30 am Sunday morning worship, September through late May (check the church calendar on the Resources tab for exact dates) is an organ-and-piano-led service of Holy Communion, using the historic Lutheran order for worship; most usually, from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. We sing a combination of treasured and newer hymns. The Faith Chancel Choir sings regularly; hand bells, brass and a variety of instrumentalists and soloists enhance worship.
11:00 am Sunday morning worship, September through late May (check the church calendar on the Resources tab for exact dates) is a blended worship service, with organ, piano, and Faith's worship band leading congregational singing. We worship with a mix of songs as diverse as today's worship and praise, but we also open the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal to sing traditional hymns. Most of the worship service is usually projected onto screens in the front of the Sanctuary.
Summer worship is at 9:30 am Sundays. This is a more brief worship setting for late May - early September.
Midweek worship is scheduled seasonally (Advent, Lent) and is generally offered at 12 noon and 7 pm. Please check the church calendar under the "Resources" tab for exact times and dates.
Compline worship is scheduled monthly for the first Thursday of each month, at 8 pm. This is a contemplative candlelight worship service "at the close of the day." Please check the church calendar under the "Resources" tab for exact times and dates.
Hearing assistance devices are available for those who request them.
Pastor Bob’s sermons are Scriptural and also meant to connect with everyday life. Director of Music Ministries David Horton selects and leads hymns, songs, and choir offerings each week with a central theme in mind. Worshipers should be able to come away from worship with a one sentence, practical summary of the worship service, which they can take into their work, school or home activities.
Holy Communion is offered at every Sunday worship service, as well as on all major church festivals (holidays). In the words of Martin Luther, all who are present at this meal of God’s people, who believe the words “given for you” and “shed for you, for the forgiveness of sins” are welcome to Christ’s table. Faith sets no age or denominational / doctrinal restrictions on who may receive Holy Communion.
After worship, please stay and join us for food, coffee / tea and fellowship!