We worship Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:30. (The first Sunday of the month we have only one service at 9:00). In the summer we also have a Monday evening service at 7:00
We have special services at Thanksgiving, during Advent, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and during Lent. If you have any questions about our worship, please contact Pastor Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our public worship services are opportunities for sinful people (that’s all of us!) to come before the holy and merciful God to receive his forgiveness through the gospel, or good news, of the perfect life and sacrificial death of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s also a time to praise God for this great love for us in Christ, to let his Word speak to our hearts, to pray to God about anything and everything that goes on in life, and to receive God’s blessing through Word and sacrament.
Our view of worship is this: Worship is not about entertainment or feeling good, although there is joy, comfort and peace that come through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Worship should reflect the reverence that is due the holy God and should keep the cross of Christ before us. Orderly, liturgical worship serves this purpose as worshippers confess their sins, receive absolution or forgiveness, sing psalms and hymns, confess their faith in God, pray to the Lord, and above all listen to God's Word.
We don’t do anything “outside of the box” to attract the unchurched, although anyone is welcome to attend. We trust that as God’s Word is proclaimed, the Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of all the hearers to enlighten us in God’s truth, to bring to faith those who are not in Christ, and to strengthen the faith of those who are in Christ.
Our Communion Practice
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month. We practice Close Communion which means that we recognize that we are participating in the very body and blood of our Savior Jesus Christ when we partake of the bread and wine (1 Corinthians 10:16). Because God’s Word also tells us that the Lord’s Supper is an expression of unity of faith (1 Corinthians 10:17) and warns against partaking in an unworthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-29), we ask that if you are not a member of a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) church, that you would wait to commune until we have an opportunity to study together what God’s Word says about communion, as well as other important things. Then you can find out exactly what we teach so you can be sure that we teach what God’s word teaches. Our prayer is that through this process the Lord will lead us to agreement and fellowship in his Word.
"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work" (Ephesians 4:11-16).