Safe Worship Protocol
In the ever-changing environment of COVID-19, we are continuously monitoring and adapting our worship service procedures to find the best way for us to continue to worship together in person while still keeping our congregation safe and healthy. Keep an eye on our announcements and our blog for the most current news about what our services look like and the time of the service.
About the Services
For the foreseeable future, we are holding one worship service at 10:00 a.m. The style of this worship service blends both traditional and contemporary elements into each service.
All of our services follow the Lutheran liturgy and order of worship. A significant portion of our worship is liturgical responsive readings, these can be found both projected in the front of the sanctuary, in the bulletin for the week, and broadcast on the bottom of the screen for those participating online. These are time-honored writings designed to guide our worship and reflections each week throughout the church calendar.
All are invited to join us in Holy Communion. The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at all services. Before the celebration, the pastor usually gives a brief explanation of how the flow is to go. We celebrate Communion as a continuous celebration. During the celebration, an usher will go down the center aisle and dismiss your row. You may proceed up the center aisle the communion assistants will give you the bread and then an individual cup of wine.
If you do not wish to receive communion but want a blessing, come forward and cross your arms over your chest. If you have children with you and they are not yet instructed in the Sacrament of Holy Communion they may come forward to receive a blessing.
If you are unable to come to the front but would like to receive communion please let an usher know and they will make sure the Pastor comes to your seat.
** Wine and white grape juice are available; we also offer gluten-free wafers.
Each week our services feature a blended style of music. Rotating between traditional hymns and contemporary worship music. During any given week you may see a variety of musicians including: a worship band, piano, organ, choir, bell choir and others. The music we select each week is designed to complement the theme and message of the day and offer a range in styles to aid in people's worship preferences.
What should I wear to the Sunday service?
During both of these worship services, come dressed as you feel comfortable. Our congregants wear anything from their “Sunday Best” (dresses or dress shirt and slacks) to jeans and a t-shirt we see it all. So come as you are, all are welcome! The pastor and worship attendants may sometimes be dressed in traditional white robes. In addition, you may see the pastor wearing a stole or decorative scarf type garment that coordinates with the church liturgical calendar.
What About Children?
We want you to know children and their natural behaviors are welcome in worship, but some families like the option of using our nursery.
The nursery at Christ Lutheran Church is available for families with children under the age of 3 to use during our worship hour on Sunday mornings. All the surfaces and toys have been sanitized. You are able to participate in worship by listening the service in the nursery. This is an awesome opportunity for you to bring your family to worship, enjoy and expose your child to the beauty of worship and be able to fellowship with others in the gathering space.
Sunday School is offered for all of our children age 4 through 6th grade periodically throughout the school year. Keep an eye on the bulletin and listen for the announcement for the dates it is offered.