Service Times and Types

The Children's message at Christ Lutheran Church
Two different, weekly, Sunday morning services are held at Christ Lutheran Church (one service in the summer at 10:00 a.m.)

A traditional worship service is celebrated at 9:00 a.m.. This service includes a liturgy, confession and communion weekly, organ and piano music, and the church choir.  Our summer worship services follow this format.  See an example of a bulletin from this service here.

A family-friendly praise service is offered at 11:15 a.m., September-May. This service is shorter and more relaxed, using contemporary music and musicians, and also includes confession and weekly communion.
See an example of a bulletin from this service here.

Children Receiving CommunionChildren are welcome in worship, and a children’s message is offered before the sermon at both services. Free childcare is provided in the cry room adjacent to the sanctuary during both worship services (childcare is also offered at the 10:00 a.m. service in the summer). 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.