Holy Week and Easter Worship
Holy week is a time to explore the death and resurrection of Jesus. We retell this 2000 year old story in 5 services that each focus on a different part of the story and have their own unique flavor. Come to one or all of these meaningful services and get in touch with Pastor Kathy or Pastor Gretchen to learn more.
Sunday, 9:00am and 11:00am
Procession of the Palms, 2 identical services
Seder Meal – very kid friendly -Wear party clothes or PJs!
Tenebrae, Service of Shadows
Welcome new members and celebrate Baptisms
Festival Worship with Brass and Orchestra at 9:00am and 11:00am
Breakfast, from 8:00am-11:00am
Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00am
Informal Worship (9:00 a.m.)
Traditional words, modern world.
Informal worship is held in our fellowship hall, home to wedding receptions, coffee hour, the Thanksgiving Community Meal and all kinds of youth activities. Everyone sits in a circle; the neighbor to your left or right might be a young child, a grandparent or maybe the pastor. Your bulletin, containing songs, prayers and event information, gives you everything you need to know.
During this hour-long service, an ensemble leads us in a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary music. We hear a challenging and thoughtful message from Pastor Kathy, pray together and take communion. Children are welcome at informal worship, but may also choose to attend Kids’ Church, or, for the little ones, our staffed nursery is open.
Join us immediately following worship for coffee, snacks and conversation during Life Together Hour in the Fellowship Hall.
Traditional Worship (11:00 a.m.)
Spirited tradition expressing God’s living, loving word.
Come take a seat in our beautiful sanctuary as sunlight streams through the stained-glass windows. The 11:00 a.m. service is liturgy deeply rooted in the Lutheran tradition of God’s living word. Join together in prayer, familiar hymns and communion at God’s all-welcoming table, and hear a thoughtful message from Pastor Kathy that you can can carry into your week. We wish one another peace and blessings and leave the service more connected, challenged and hopeful than before.
Children are welcome in worship, and those four years old and younger also have the option of a staffed nursery. And after the service, there’s Coffee Hour for everyone in the fellowship hall.
Kids’ Church (9:00 a.m.)
Connecting with God and learning to serve.
Kids’ Church offers young people ages two and a half to sixth grade a special opportunity to learn, pray, sing, and worship together after being blessed during the 9:00 a.m. service. Visit the Kids’ page for more information about Kids’ Church and our other programs for children and families, or contact Steven Rystrom, our Children and Family Ministries Director, with any questions. Children up to age four are always welcome in our staffed Nursery.
Family Sabbath (9:00 a.m., second Sunday of the month)
Leadership for all ages.
On the Second Sunday of each month, our children take a break from Kids’ Church to join their families in the Sanctuary and get comfortable with worship. Children help read, serve communion, usher and more. Visit the Kids’ page to learn more about this fun and meaningful service.
Compline (8:00 p.m., second Sunday of the month)
Begin the new week in peace.
Join us for this special half-hour evening prayer service on the second Sunday of each month from October and June. Based on a chanted service that originated in the 6th century, Compline marks the completion of the day with reflection, silence and spiritual peace.
Often featuring guest musical groups, this service is a wonderfully calming way to conclude the Sabbath and welcome the coming week. Stay after Compline for wine, non-alcoholic beverages and other refreshments in the adjoining library.