Worship Ministry

God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.


It is indeed right, our duty, and our joy that we gather faithfully for worship. Together, we hear God's word proclaimed, receive the sacrament of holy communion, and go forth to live each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Worshiping is a sign of our gratitude for all the blessings God has given to us, and a way in which we witness to others our faith in God.

HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated at every service with the exception of our midweek Lenten services and Good Friday. All are welcome to receive communion regardless of church membership. Children, regardless of their age, are also invited to receive communion upon the approval of the parent and pastor.

OUR WEEKEND SERVICES provide a contrast in worship style. Our Saturday service is one in which everything is spoken, and there is no singing. The Sunday service is one of praise that invites worshipers to sing songs and to listen to music offered by our musicians. God's word and the sacrament of holy communion are the focal point of all services, regardless of style.

MUSIC MINISTRY: The vocal choir and are chime choir enhance our worship throughout the school year. Occasionally, we are blessed to have the children from our educational ministry share their gift of music with us. All are welcome to participate in our choirs. The vocal choir practices on Sunday morning prior to worship, and the chime choir practices on Wednesday evening.
Instrumentalists are also invited to share their talent and passion for music within our worship.

SPECIAL SERVICES throughout the year include:
 Christmas Eve - 4:00, 7:00, & 11:00 p.m.
 Mid-week Lenten - Wednesday at 4:00 & 6:15 p.m.
 Maundy Thursday - 6:15 p.m.
 Good Friday - Noon & 6:15 p.m.
 Easter: Sunrise at Retreat Center - 7:00 a.m.
 Festival at church - 10:00 am

OUTDOOR SERVICES: We gather at Saint John Retreat Center for an outdoor service at least once a month during June through September. If the weather is not permitting, our services are held inside the Lodge. Our Easter sunrise service begins outdoors with the reading of the gospel, and then continues inside the Lodge. There are coffee and sweet rolls offered at this service.


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