find joy in worship
Our worship is based on the historic Lutheran liturgy, as confessed in the Lutheran Service Book. Whether you are a life-long Lutheran or someone completely unfamiliar with Christianity, our service is different from what we experience the other 6 days of the week. We sing hymns, read responsive readings, listen to extended talks, and share a "meal" together while echoing words spoken thousands of years ago.
We do all of this because for ages and ages of Christians, this worship effectively communicates God's gifts to us in His Word and Sacraments. Our joy is found in things outside of ourselves. What better way to celebrate together each week, than in something that is so unique to our day-to-day lives. If you would like to learn more about each part of our worship service, CLICK HERE.
find joy in the word
In Paul's letter to the Romans, he appeals "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
He also says to the Corinthians "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
We know our natural tendency is toward anything but the things of God. We grumble and complain. We are ungrateful. We are prideful. Even in our best times, our efforts can often look inward, rather than upward to our Creator. God's Word is our wisdom. It is our anchor and what we know is true. In a time where very few things seem certain, we know God in His Word is unchanging. We find joy in His Word because in it, He tells us who He is and who we are. We hear how He has been working from the beginning of time, that we may be eternally blessed with Him. God's Word transcends our own wisdom and understanding.