We worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. We use the Lutheran Service Book (LSB) for singing. We use Creative Worship to follow a more focused theme for the day. We celebrate our Lord's Supper on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month and at various holidays.
Depending on Covid protocol, this summer we are planning to do outdoor worship services on the 3rd Sunday of June, July, and August. We will do so weather permitting. All outdoor services will begin at 9:00 am with a potluck picnic to follow. Please bring your favorite lawn chair. This year's outdoor services will be on June 19, July 17, and August 21.
Our Lord's Supper
It has now become our practice to take time to examine ourselves before receiving our Lord's Supper. God's Word teaches us to examine ourselves in order to receive our Lord's Supper in a worthy manner. (1st Cor. 11: 28-30) There are 3 main questions we use to do this:
1: Do I believe I am a sinner as God's Word declares me to be by His law? (Yes/No)
2: Do I believe Jesus Christ, Son of God, paid the full price for all my sins and saves me from God's wrath? (Yes/No)
3: Do I believe what Jesus said - that I receive His body and blood in and with the elements of bread and wine? (Yes/No)
If you answer "yes" to all the questions above, you are invited to partake of our Lord's supper. If you answer "no," we ask you to from receiving our Lord's Supper for your own good. You are still welcome to come forward with family and friends to receive a blessing. Just cross or fold your hands and we will bless you.
Why do we do this? God's Word warns about receiving our Lord's Supper in an unworthy manner. 1st Corinthians 11:28-30 explains that those who eat and drink without recognizing Jesus' body and blood being present will receive it to their great harm. We do not want this to happen to anyone. This is why we practice examination. Doing so teaches us to become aware and recognize Jesus' body and blood is present in His supper - just as Jesus said and did. Thus, In our love for all, we ask those who are not yet instructed to refrain. Jesus does not want to harm anyone, He wants to bless us all. We do invite and welcome children of all ages to come forward so they can receive a blessing from God.
Special Dietary Considerations:
+ + + The center ring of each communion tray contains grape juice. + + +
+ + + Gluten free wafers are available when requested. + + +