Worship Visitor Basics
The worship service usually lasts about an hour and begins at 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Starting in January 2024, we will have a Bible Study (open to all) at 9:15 am.
We have no dress code as a church, and there is a wide variety of attire among the worshipers. Casual wear is as common as suits and ties. Let your clothing reflect the reverence and awe that is in your heart as you enter into God’s house.
We enjoy having children in worship, much like children are a part of Thanksgiving dinner at grandma’s house. Don’t be too concerned that they sometimes get antsy. We do not offer separate child care; we like for children to be a part of our worship life and we realize that sometimes they make noise. If you feel that you need to take your child out of the sanctuary for a moment, don’t worry! Feel free to come and go as you feel the need. We have speakers throughout the building so you can still listen in on the service.
We print out our order of worship which allows everyone to follow along and take part in readings, prayers, hymns, and songs. That order of worship is called a liturgy, and comes from ancient roots. We use a variety of liturgies, along with special music selections at times.
We gather an offering in the service as part of our worship of God. That offering helps us do the work God has given us to do, but we don’t expect guests to support our ministry. If you choose to take part, your check or cash will be used to help spread the good news of Jesus.
On the first and third Sunday of each month we celebrate Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper. Because this sacrament assumes that participants are united in faith and confession, we ask that only confirmed members of our church body, the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) or our sister church, the ELS (Evangelical Lutheran Synod) come forward to commune. Don’t feel awkward about simply sitting and meditating during that part of the service; many do that. If you’d learn more about this, our pastor would be glad to speak with you.