Welcome! We're a small church doing BIG things with the help of God!
We believe that God values and embraces each person as a beloved child. Therefore, we welcome people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, ability and challenge. We welcome long-time Lutherans, Christians from every tradition, people new to faith. We welcome new visitors and old friends. We welcome all who have no church home, all who have doubts, and those who do not yet believe.
Wednesday Lenten Services
12:00 - 1:00 pm Brief service with soup luncheon in the Narthex. Embodied Devotion, offering our whole self to God.
Holden Evening Prayer
7:15 - 7:45 pm in the Chapel
March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3 & April 10
Celebrate the Resurrection
8:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
10:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
Easter Sunday Fund
8 - 10 am Easter Breakfast - Pancakes in Fellowship Hall
9:45 am Easter Egg Hunt - Bring your Easter basket (Please let the church office know how many children to expect)
9 - 10 am Flowering of the Cross - Bring your garden flowers to decorate our cross, then have a family picture taken after the 10:30 service.
WORSHIP: Sunday Services
8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Our worship style is ancient and future; classical and yet relaxed. We are a liturgical church, which means we'll be following an order of worship that dates back nearly 2000 years. While it may sound a bit other-worldly, we promise it's not "stuffy". We embrace God's goodness and grace, which results in great joy and freedom from the need to be perfect.
HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated at all Sunday services and our table is open, without exception, to anyone who would like to receive the sacrament.
A Staffed Nursery is provided from 10:15 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.
For Seasonal worship plans and schedules (Advent, Christmas, Lent & Easter) please see our NEWS page
THE GREEN TEAM
We believe that caring for creation in all its uniqueness and inclusiveness is embedded in our fundamental character as a faith community. Everyone is part of the Green Team, in different ways and at different levels.
“Humans, in service to God, have special roles on behalf of the whole creation. Made in the image of God, we are called to care for the earth as God cares for the earth.” (ELCA, “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice,” 1993)
Every Sunday the nursery opens at 10:15 am for infants to age 3. Older children, ages 3-8 join a teacher at the beginning of services and have a lesson or craft that ties into the scripture of the day. Older children are brought back the service before to celebrate with the families.
Open Scripture, Join the Conversation
Reading through the Bible together and exploring it in conversation. It will take us 3 years to complete the journey, but you are welcome to join us for a single time, a season, or walk with us from Genesis to Revelation. The goal is to read 6 chapters each week at home and then share our impressions and questions on Sunday. If we don't get our reading done ahead of time it's no big deal. Grace abounds! Informal moderators keep the conversation rolling as we explore and discover together.
Sundays from 9:15 - 10:15 AM in the conference room on the main floor.
SATURDAY'S MIRACLE BREAKFAST MINISTRY
Providing FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP with a FREE mouth watering BREAKFAST EVERY SATURDAY MORNING! 9:00AM-10:30AM
OASIS: Women Gathering to rest, replenish, and share the practice of Spirituality
4th Thursdays From 10:00 -11:30 a.m. in the Small Chapel
Come, and draw from the springs of the Spirit and the fellowship of other women.
At Oasis we learn to connect with God, others, and our spiritual heart through movement, aroma, sight, touch, speech and silence.
“Each woman’s story is valid and authentic as is, because that is her unique experience. All aspects of women’s lives relate to their spiritual journeys.” — Patricia Phelan
Ringing out under the direction of Pat Latshaw, the handbell choir welcomes you to join us as we create beautiful music. We perform roughly once a month at the 8:00am and 10:30am Sunday worship services. REHEARSALS ARE WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30 PM
MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP
"What is the secret to getting along with others—teasing and talking politics and faith, while remaining friends? You won't find the answer in mainstream media, but you might find some answers with old men who drink coffee..."-- Rev. Lee Yates
Our Saturday Morning Men's Group would be a great place to try that out! Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Price Chopper (103rd & State Line). Walk ins welcome.
We're doing what we love and living out our faith in the process.
Each quilt is a way of reaching out and touching someone else someplace else with God's protection and love.
Join us the 4th Tuesday of the month (January through November) from 9:00am - 2:30pm--and bring a sack lunch and sewing supplies. We work and talk...And eat and talk...and talk...and talk... and create as many as 70 quilts per year!
OVER 50? YOU'RE IN LUCK!
OUR PRIME TIMERS enjoy Lunch & an entertaining Program
January through May and September through November. Luncheon starts at 12 noon with a hearty meal (cost $6.00) and is followed with the program. Carry home boxes are provided. An opening prayer begins each meeting and a drawing for a fun door prize always ends the event. Contact the church to make your reservation.. Hope to see you there!