We are worshipping in-person at 200 Barker on Sundays at 10:15 AM. Please read the in-person gathering plan to know what to expect (on everything from mandatory masks to health checks).
For those of you who will not be joining us in person, we will either stream the service on Facebook Live or post a recording of it to Facebook later in the day.
Visiting a church can be stressful. We've all been where you are right now. So we can say with great confidence that the blessing of finding this church is a rich reward for the stress of the first-time visit.
We want to do our part to minimize the potential stress of your first visit. Here are our promises to you:
Our worship is intimate and meaningful. Songs are both contemporary and updated traditional. “Our service springs from a confessional Lutheran liturgy. Our language is up-to-date and accessible. We begin each service with singing, invoking the presence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, listening to the Word and a weekly Gospel message, end the service with Holy Communion and enter back into the world with praise in our hearts.”
Worship is a spiritual experience, drawing each individual into a deeper connection with Jesus Christ. We choose songs which both support our foundational beliefs, but also elevate our souls. Stylistically, we are an acoustic contemporary band, singing current songs and also modern variations of hymns in order to lead heartfelt and authentic worship.
We want you to be comfortable, so come as you are. Dress tends to be modest and casual. Depending on the weather, people wear jeans, shorts, sandals, etc.
During communion, we believe that we receive, in, with, and under the bread and wine, the true body and blood of Christ shed on the cross. The same Jesus Christ, who is now risen and ascended to Heaven. If this, too is your confession, then we welcome you gladly to participate. If you’re not sure what all that means, please stop and talk with the preaching pastor or an Elder after the church service.
There are many ways to connect with us: become a member, join a small group, or get involved in a ministry where you can serve others with your particular gifts, talents and experiences. Stop at the Welcome Table on Sunday morning to express your desire, and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.
What can you do today to stay connected? Like our Facebook page or sign-up for our weekly newsletter. You’ll know what we’re up to during the week.
Find us in the community: We participate in Whitmore Lake area events, which aren’t church services. When you find us having fun around town, you are welcome to participate.
Join us for other church events. There are times during the year when we take some time to hang-out together and simply build friendships. Join us for pot-lucks, splashing on the lake, pond hockey, Fourth-of-July festivities, and other seasonal fun.
We invite you to park in the church parking lot, additional parking across street at 175 Barker. There are handicap spaces at the end of the building as you enter the lot. We have 3 visitor spaces directly in front of the main entrance. There will be greeters in the lot to help direct you.
If you need to drop off someone from your household at the door, please feel free to do so.