Worship

Worship

Online Worship

We are currently offering online worship opportunities via our Facebook page and our YouTube channel. Worship videos are available at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. It is our hope in the future to offer live, streaming video of our services. You can download the bulletins for the services here: bulletin download.

Resuming In-Person Services

We currently have no plans to resume in-person worship. As more people get vaccinated and the numbers of infections of Covid drop, that may change. We will keep this page updated with current information concerning that status.

Service Times and Descriptions

This information is for normal times. It will give you a good idea of how we worship even now.

Since we are a Confessional, Liturgical & Sacramental church, all of these things are in all of our services, they just look and sound differently.

Although music styles change, all our services on a weekend have Confession & Forgiveness, Creeds, Prayers, and Holy Communion. This is so anyone, on any given weekend, may have the opportunity to experience God in these meaningful ways.

Saturday, 4:00 PM
We alternate between two liturgical settings for our Saturday afternoon service.  We use “Unfailing Light” on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  This is a very singable contemporary setting that incorporates the singing of a few hymns during the service.  We use “Holden Evening Prayer” as our setting on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.  
This service is always relaxed and inviting.  We are led by our music director at the piano.

Sunday, 8:30 AM
This is our traditional service.  We are led by our Chancel Choir, accompanied primarily on piano, and occasionally on organ.  Our regular repertoire of hymns  comes straight from our hymnal, “Evangelical Lutheran Worship”.  This service is celebrated with the aid of an assisting minister who helps lead much of the sung parts of the liturgy.  For those interested in joining the Chancel Choir, please see our Music page for more information.

Sunday, 11:00 AM
This service is our contemporary Praise and Worship service, led by our Praise Team.  We sing many favorite songs you might hear on Christian radio today.  We are led by a great team of singers and instrumentalists: singers and soloists of all voice parts, percussion, guitar, flute, violin, and piano (and always looking for more!).  For anyone interested in joining, please see our Music page for more information.

Fifth Sundays
Several times throughout the year, there will be a fifth Sunday of the month.  We use these Sundays as opportunities to come together as one community and celebrate the Sabbath together.  We don’t have three separate service, but only one at 10:30 on Sunday.  We often use the Chicago Folk Service as our liturgical setting for these weekends.  All are welcome to help lead the music at worship on these Sundays. 

Prayer Service
Occurring on the fourth Thursday of every month, this service is meditative in nature, dedicated to corporate and personal prayer. The service lasts about 40 minutes. There is confession and absolution, readings from scripture, and Taizé style music, usually led by guitar, along with ample time for prayer and the option of lighting candles. There is no message or communion.