Our Worship Life
The Word of God
As Lutherans we believe that the source of our life as God's people comes to us through God's Word. Each Sunday we gather together around God's Word to receive that life through the proclamation of the Gospel and the administration of the Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion). Through these means God gives us forgiveness of sins, salvation, and life. Because God is the one who gives life, we call our gathering the Divine Service.
Two Divine Services take place each Sunday - what we call a Traditional service at 8:15am, and a Contemporary service at 11am. Each service makes use of the Church's historic liturgy. The only difference is that the Traditional service makes use of traditional hymns accompanied by our organ while the Contemporary service makes use of the best in more recent praise songs and choruses, led by instrumentalists and the members of our Praise Team. Despite those differences, each gathering is a reverent and joyful occasion because God is present with us.
Between Memorial and Labor Days we have a Monday evening service at 7pm that takes place on our outside patio area (Stone Street side). If the weather isn't cooperative we move the service inside.
During the Advent and Lenten seasons we also offer worship services on Wednesdays at noon and 7pm. Holy Week services also occur on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, also at noon and 7pm.
The Lord's Supper (also known as Holy Communion and the Eucharist) is a beautiful gift in which our Savior, Jesus Christ, offers us His true body and His true blood in, with, and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins. Through this sacrament, He strengthens our faith in Him and our love for each other.
The Sacrament of the Altar is offered at Faith according to the following schedule:
8:15am - the first and third Sundays of the month
11am - the second and fourth Sundays of the month
Communion is not served on fifth Sundays
If you have never received communion at Faith - or it's been a long time since you have - and you would like to do so, please speak with the pastor.
What to Expect
When you worship at Faith, you do so with men, women, and children, young and old, professionals and blue collar folks. But despite all the differences, you are with people who are united through faith in Christ in the same family of our heavenly Father.
On any given Sunday, you'll find people in tennis shoes and heels, jeans and khakis, and even the occasional coat and tie. However, what's important is not what you have on, whether formal or casual, but that you're in the presence of God.
Services generally run about an hour (slightly longer when Holy Communion is served). Between the services we gather in the narthex (space immediately outside the doors leading into the sanctuary space) for coffee, treats, and fellowship.
We have a large parking lot accessible from both Stone Street and 10th Avenue.
Greeters will meet you when you enter the building, shake your hand, give you a service bulletin, and answer any questions you may have.
Sunday School & Bible Study
We offer a variety of opportunities for young and old to grow in their knowledge of God's Word.
Pastor's Adult Bible Study meets in the Friendship Room on Sundays at 9:45 during the months of September to May.
Sunday School classes are available for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade on Sunday mornings at 9:45am in our North Classrooms.
Lessons with Little Ones, a class for parents and their small children, is also offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the North Classrooms area.
High Schoolers meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the Conference Room within the church offices.
Weekday Bible Studies
There are also other opportunities to gather for the study of God's Word throughout the week.
LWML (ladies): Second and Fourth Mondays at 10am in the Friendship Room
Adult Bible Study: Wednesdays (during the months of September thru May) at 6pm in the Friendship Room
Men's Group: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Check our "Announcements" page for the location.
Throughout the year several small groups gather in a variety of places (at the church, in homes, sometimes even at restaurants) to discuss and learn about a wide variety of topics - all from the perspective of God's Word. Participation is open to anyone; however, to participate you need to sign up. For more information regarding topics, locations, and the sign-up periods, keep an eye on our "Announcements" page. If you'd like immediate information speak with our Tracy Porte, chairwoman of our Board of Family Life & Youth.
How to Become a Part of our Faith Family
If you're an adult interested in becoming a member of our congregation, there are a variety of ways to do so.
If you're a baptized and confirmed member of another LCMS congregation, your membership can be transferred to Faith.
If you're currently a baptized member in any other Christian denomination, you can be received into membership after receiving instruction in the Small Catechism from our pastor. Instruction is typically offered several times a year. However, the pastor will also conduct private instruction classes upon request.