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Worship

For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith.
Through God’s word, water, bread, wine and prayer, we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.

Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. In worship, we are connected to both Jesus and to others. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.

Worship is a time of gathering as community to come into the presence of a living, relational God. In worship we seek to be nourished by Word and Sacrament (baptism and Holy Communion). Worship is an ever-changing and growing experience.

Worship shows us that Jesus’ table is expansive and inclusive.

Andrea Fluegel - September 18, 2022

Our Money Story: Remember

Our Money Story: Remember

Today’s scripture readings typically read during Lent and Holy Week, help us to remember our own money stories. Stories that can and do include a deep sense of mistrust and a scarcity mindset. For example, the Israelites didn’t always trust where God was leading them. They didn’t trust Moses and Aaron. And Moses and Aaron did not always trust God or the people they were leading either because they were not always sure that God would provide. Ah, there is the core truth about why we react so much when the church talks about money. Money and generosity are faith and trust issues.

Scripture References: Exodus 16:2-18, Luke 22:1-23

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Upcoming Worship Series

Our Money Story

Sundays, September 18-October 9, 2022 (4 weeks)

Discover and tell your money stories in light of God’s money story of liberation and love. This series encourages us to transform our stewardship practices into more full expressions of who we are and what we believe. Our Money Story is intentionally direct—it invites us to name exactly what we’re talking about and not skirt around it. Too often, we avoid talking about money with transparency and vulnerability. It’s time we reframe this. Money and possessions are one of the most common topics in scripture, and Jesus talked about money more than faith and prayer. Our money story, therefore, is a spiritual story. A worship series adapted from A Sanctified Art.

The Old Testament: God’s Faithfulness Through The Generations

Sundays, October 16 – November 6, 2022 (4 weeks)

For many of us the Old Testament is difficult to understand and it’s hard to relate to the Biblical characters. In worship we will explore Old Testament stories from Exodus, 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. We will discover God’s faithfulness among imperfect people throughout the generations and what it means for us today.

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