First Time Visitor?

What to expect when you worship with us:

Enter the church through the door on the west side of the building (Victory Drive). Our parking lot is on the north side of the church, opposite Williston Road. We are handicapped accessible. A greeter will welcome you at the door and try to answer any questions you have about us and our services.

Dress in whatever way you feel comfortable. We're rather casual about matters like that.

If the service includes Communion, it will last about 75 minutes. If not, about an hour.

As you enter the sanctuary, ushers will hand you a worship bulletin with a nearly word-for-word text of the service. We are a liturgy-based church. What does that mean? It means that our services use traditional elements of Christian worship. Our hymns, prayers, Scripture readings and sermons change every week to reflect the liturgical calendar. We follow a regular pattern in worship, which reaches back to the early Western Church of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries and is drawn mostly from the words of the Bible. Worship is deep and deliberate. Everything that happens during the service has some spiritual meaning. Members and guests who grew up in the Roman Catholic or Anglican Churches recognize in our liturgy the general outlines of the ancient mass. If you have not worshiped in a liturgical tradition, the service may seem formal at first, but we are confident that the beauty and tradition of reciting the very same words Christians have used for many centuries will grow on you and encourage your own growth in faith. Our service feels like church really should.

In our Pastor's sermon you will hear Scripture preached, explained and applied to our daily lives. We consider the Bible (not contemporary culture) the only standard by which church teaching can be judged. We have a strong intellectual tradition, so you will find the messages a challenge to both your mind and heart.

Lutherans have a rich musical tradition and gifted musicians. Plan to come a few minutes early to appreciate the organ preludes.

After the service, which is at 9:30 AM, we have Sunday School for young people and an Adult Bible Study for the rest of us.

The roots of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church reach back to migrations from the Saxon area of Germany in the 1830's and 1840's, fleeing political interference in faith, but you will discover that we have become a very multicultural congregation, with members recently arrived from other nations and from many faith traditions.



A Statement of Our Communion Policy:

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us.

Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm, and because Holy Communion is a confession of faith which is confessed at this Altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and yet desire to receive the Sacrament, are asked first to speak with the minister.

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