Worship Services

frontAt Faith Lutheran Church, our goal is to help grow your heart toward God and God’s world. We hope three things happen when you attend a worship service here. First, we hope you experience the presence of God — that you sense Him speaking to you. Next, we hope you connect with fellow congregation members and feel encouraged and safe with them. Finally, we hope the music, sermon, and other aspects of the service speaks to you and supports you in your faith journey.

We offer two services: One is traditional, the other contemporary. While Faith will always gather as a community, the gathering is never an end in itself. Instead it is a means for helping each other find resources, faith, support, and encouragement to live out God’s love in the world. We measure success by the number of people we support going out into the world and loving others in Jesus’ name, rather than the number of people who come to our services, programs, and events.

Traditional Service – 8:30 a.m.

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.

Contemporary Service – 10 a.m.

At 10 a.m. on Sundays, we worship in a contemporary style. The music is drawn from many sources but generally has a contemporary Christian style. Enjoy listening to some of the music. The structure varies somewhat and occasionally includes experiential elements like guided reflection or lighting candles. There is a sermon and communion every week. Dress for this service is casual and relaxed, but you can dress up if you want to. Jeans are common and, in the summer months, shorts and flip flops are too. Come as you are.

Special Services

Special services are scheduled and announced in advance on the calendar, in our E-News, and during worship.Our next Special Services are on Christmas Eve:

  • 3:30 p.m. – Family Service led by our children with communion
  • 5 p.m. – Contemporary Service with communion
  • 6:30 p.m. – Unplugged Acoustic Service with communion
  • 9 p.m. – Traditional Service with communion

No morning worship services at FAITH

Nursery and Sunday School

We believe even the very youngest children can experience the love of Jesus in our nursery. Here, babies and toddlers ages six months to three years receive safe, loving care and an introduction to God’s love through the love of others for them. The nursery is open during Sunday morning worship services and as needed for special events. We also encourage children and youth to connect and develop by attending Sunday school on Sunday mornings.

Communion

Communion is the time in worship where we receive bread and wine and remember the sacrifice that Jesus has made for us as his body was broken and blood was shed on the cross. At Faith, we believe communion is one place where God meets us and communicates his love and forgiveness to us. Here we practice open communion — meaning anyone is welcome to receive communion regardless of denomination or background. We believe everyone who desires the life and forgiveness Jesus offers is welcome at the table Jesus has set for us. We serve communion every week at both services. Contact Pastor Jane if you have questions about communion, including a child’s first communion.

Baptism

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 their child in the Christian faith and community. You don’t have to be a member to have a baptism at Faith, but we prefer your family is somehow connected to a faith community. Contact  Pastor Jane about baptism.