At Faith Lutheran Church we gather each weekend as a community to encourage one another, experience the presence of God together and be filled in order to be sent back out into the world to share Jesus’ love. We have two worship times each week, different in style, the same in content. Our hope, as you join us, is for you to feel welcomed just as you are and that you will know the love of Jesus more for being in our midst. You can wear whatever you like – some dress up while others (including the pastor) are more often found in sandals or flip flops. We’re pretty sure Jesus doesn’t really care what we wear! Our gatherings are never an end to themselves, but a means of empowering us to live out Jesus’ love in the world.
8:30 a.m. — Traditional Service
At the 8:30 a.m. Sunday traditional service, we sing hymns and a liturgy accompanied by a pipe organ. From September through May, a vocal and bell choir provide special music for our services. There is a sermon and communion every week. Sometimes people dress up for this service, but you don’t have to. Most people come in business-casual attire.
10 a.m. — Contemporary Service
At this service, music is led by a worship team and the style is contemporary. Music is drawn from many sources, some you’ll have heard on the radio, some is original written by folks at Faith. You will sometimes find elements such as worship stations and interactive conversations used within this service.
Special services are scheduled and announced in advance on the calendar, in our E-News, and during worship. These services can include times like Christmas Eve, Lent and special occasions.
Children in Worship
We love having kids in worship with us. We also understand they don’t like to sit still or quiet for very long. That’s fine! We have a holy play space within our sanctuary with soft and quiet toys, as well as a cry room and resource bags for older kids. We also have a well-staffed nursery for ages 6 months thru 3 years, where children are provided the opportunity to hear stories of faith and begin to be familiar with some of those.
For children ages 4 through 6th grade we have groups that gather during the 10 a.m. service to engage in age-appropriate activities and learning. Every Sunday, these children join us in the sanctuary for communion – either to partake or to receive a blessing.
Communion is the time in our worship where in the midst of bread and wine, we meet Jesus’ presence in a very real way. We believe in this time the veil between Jesus and us grows thin…and we are met, forgiven, and given grace as we remember what Jesus came to do for us. At Faith we have open communion served every week, which means ALL are welcome at the table. It doesn’t matter what your church background is, or if you don’t have any – if you believe in the love of Jesus and desire that love in your life, you are welcome to come, partake, and be fed.
We do a first communion workshop, normally with children ages 1st grade and up to help them understand what communion is all about. If you are interested or have questions contact DeeAnn Lord or Pastor Jane.
In the waters of baptism, we believe Jesus meets us with forgiveness and grace and the Holy Spirit comes to us. At one’s baptism, a person is publicly received into the Christian community and claimed as a child of God. We believe people of any age can be baptized and when a child is baptized, parents make a commitment to raise them in the Christian faith and community. If you’re interested in learning more or in scheduling a baptism contact Pastor Jane.