Special Worship Services
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we gather for worship on Wednesday evenings. We also gather for special worship during Holy Week and have special programming in celebration of the Christmas season.
One of the tremendous gifts of the Lutheran church is that we journey through the church year – experiencing the depth, breadth, and variety of life’s moments faced by Jesus our Lord. We wait for his arrival during Advent, experience his incarnational presence during Christmas, focus on his light in our world during Epiphany, prepare our hearts through repentance during Lent, receive his ultimate sacrifice through Holy Week, his ultimate victory at Easter, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and are challenged to on-going spiritual growth throughout the season of Pentecost.
Refer to this Liturgical Church Year & Colors for an explanation of the Lutheran church year seasons and why we celebrate them with changing the colors of the paraments and banners.
Throughout Advent and Lent we offer a simple soup and sandwich dinner for fellowship (5:45 to 6:20 p.m.) before a brief Evening Prayer worship service at 7:00 p.m. We also have brief mid-day services at 12:00 noon during Advent and Lent.
Advent Wednesday Worship – 12:15 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Worship – 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Worship – 12:15 noon & 6:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship — 12:15 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Worship — 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday — We celebrate our Risen Lord in worship services at these times:
• Sunrise Service in the Outdoor Chapel — 6:55 a.m.
• Blended Contemporary Praise Worship — 8:30 a.m.
• Traditional Liturgical Worship — 11:00 a.m.