Normally, of course, we gather for worship on Sunday mornings and other special days. Currently (starting mid-March 2020), that's not an option. This situation has forced us to do something we've been wanting to do for awhile - establish on-line worship. We look forward to the day we can get together again, but until then you can find our worship services at our YouTube page (click here).
DVDs of our worship are also available each week. Call us at (608) 464-3212 if you would like one.
Worship is about giving glory to God, being spiritually fed by God to strengthen our faith in Jesus, and expressing fellowship with God and our brothers and sisters in Christ as we confess, pray, sing, and commune together.
In our worship, we follow the historic path of liturgy. It's basically how the New Testament church has worshipped since the first century. We also have freedom to do things in worship that fit our people, our gifts, and our setting, but at the heart of worship is always the gospel message of Jesus for us.
Our Communion Practice
When we are able to gather for worship, 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 God, our sin, our salvation, and what the Lord's Supper is. It's important for you that you find out exactly what we teach so you can be sure that what we teach truly what God says. Our prayer is that the Lord will then unite us 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).