What to expect at Grace Lutheran

Whether you are a guest or a member of this Christian family, we’re grateful whenever anyone chooses to worship the Lord with us.   We hope that the time you spend in worship at Grace Lutheran will be enjoyable and edifying. Following our morning worship service, you are invited to join your fellow worshipers for coffee, refreshments, and conversation in our fellowship hall. If you’re able, we also would be honored to have you remain after our fellowship time to further study the Scriptures with us in one of our Bible Classes or our Sunday School.

Our Approach to Worship   

We take a “liturgical” (Greek for “ordered/structured”) approach to worship.   For centuries, even before the beginning of the early Christian Church – going back to the days of the ancient Jewish “Synagogue” service and temple observances – God’s people have worshiped the Lord by following a basic arrangement, or “order of service.”   Rich in its Biblical content and emphases, this liturgical approach has been tested by time and usage, and is (as it ought to be) centered – not on the feelings or emotions of those worshiping, but – firmly on the saving actions of our merciful God as revealed in the Holy Bible.

As a result, our worship at Grace Lutheran is both “organized” and flexible at the same time.   Each week in worship we follow a familiar, yet new “order of service” which is printed in this flyer.  Each service is developed around three essential ingredients:  praise, instruction from God’s Word, and prayer.   We sing  praises to God for all of His gracious blessings.  We receive instruction from His Word in the Scripture Lessons and through the Sermon. Our prayers include expressions of our repentance for our sins, plus requests for God’s forgiveness, guidance, and continued blessings.   These additional worship insights might also be helpful…..In the services we conduct the congregation is given the opportunity to actively “participate” in worship (rather than simply view a performance as an audience).   Consequently, we encourage you to join us by participating in the responsive readings, musical responses, statements of confession (of our sins, and of our common faith in Christ) as well as the day’s prayers.   Generally during worship we remain  seated to listen to God’s Word and sing the day’s musical selections. 

Frequently asked questions

What should I wear?

We encourage you to dress as you feel comfortable

What time does Sunday service start?

Worship starts at 9:30 a.m on Sunday

Will I be asked for money?

An offering plate will be passed around but you are not obligated to give

A Children’s Nursery is available to assist parents with small children during the worship hour.  We encourage parents to bring children into worship whenever possible.  This helps children learn why we come here each week: to praise God and to learn from Him.  In addition, we know that the power of God the Holy Spirit in the written and spoken Word blesses the hearts and souls of little children, no less than adults.  But for very young children the nursery is, at times, a necessity.  When such situations occur, we encourage parents to bring their child to the nursery so that your child can have a few moments to relax and become settled again before you both return to the sanctuary to continue to worship and grow in God’s Word.  The Nursery is in the first room along the north wall of our rear seating area.