Two different, weekly, Sunday morning services are held at Christ Lutheran Church.
A traditional worship service is celebrated at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. This service includes a liturgy, confession and communion weekly, organ and piano music, and the church choir. See an example of a bulletin from this service here.
A family-friendly contemporary worship service is offered at 11:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This service is shorter and more relaxed, using contemporary music and musicians, and also includes weekly communion. During the service, a 10-minute “Open Space” allows time to walk the labyrinth, talk with the pastor about the message, light candles and pray, remember your baptism, read all the scripture lessons for the day, or just enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. See an example of a bulletin from this service here.
Children are welcome in worship, and a children’s message or kid’s corner is offered at both services. Free childcare is provided in the Pray Ground child care room adjacent to the sanctuary during both worship services. Every fifth Sunday of the month, children help collect an offering from the congregation for our Needy Family Fund to aid those in our congregation and community with financial need.
Each Sunday we hear scripture readings from the Bible following the lectionary, a three-year cycle of biblical texts. The format of our worship service is both ancient and modern. We follow the ancient worship pattern of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending, using contemporary liturgies at the 9:00 a.m. service and simplified liturgy at the 11:15 a.m. service.