What to Expect

What to Expect

Your Sunday Experience With Us

We are happy and thrilled that you will be worshipping with us.
We know how uncomfortable it can be to be “NEW” . We hope that this information will help you to enjoy your worship experience. We hope that you leave our church with the renewed trust that God loves you and that God’s Grace is a gift that is  freely given to you without any preconditions. We hope that you feel welcome in our church as we do our best to accept everyone as they are.
We worship in joy, and awe, and celebration on every Sunday.
We have ample parking space.
Come as you are. No need to dress up. – However, if you like to dress up, go ahead. Many people do.
If your baby cries or your toddler escapes and runs down the aisle, don’t worry; kids are kids, and they are as welcome here as everybody else.
Childcare is available in our nursery.

The Service

Most of the times, we worship with a traditional liturgy. Following the liturgy can feel a little awkward when you are worshipping with us for the first time.  Don’t worry, you will get the hang of it soon enough. For now, just follow the lead of the worshippers near you.  Sometimes they stand up, sometimes they sit down; this is called Lutheran aerobics. Sing along as best as you can.

When you enter the sanctuary the ushers will hand you a bulletin. In this bulletin you find everything you need to follow the service.

As you will see in the bulletin, the order of the service consist of –

  • things the presiding pastor says – they are printed light,
  • things the congregation says in unison – they are printed bold,
  • hymns the congregation sings – they have NUMBERS that correspond to the numbers in the RED BOOK that you find in your pew.
  • hymns and songs that the choir or the Assisting Minister sings,
  • music that the organists and musicians play.

The Lord’s Supper

We practice Eucharistic hospitality. This means that you are invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper, even if you are not a Lutheran. Let your personal piety guide you.

Coffee Hour

After the service you are invited to have a cup of coffee with us.  We would love to get to know you better. Please fill out a contact card or sign our guest book. If you have any questions, anybody will be happy to answer them or to direct you to people who can.
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