In-Person Worship Gatherings Information

Update 1/18/2021:

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.

Our Promises

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:

  • You will be encouraged to join us in giving thanks to God for all His good gifts.
  • You will discover more about God's active love in our lives and be challenged to experience the fullness of life that is ours as we follow Jesus.
  • Please park your car in one of our spaces that are reserved for Visitors. Once you enter the vestibule, we will help you to navigate the building and the worship service. We've worked very hard to have Greeters stationed to welcome you and answer questions during your visit. They will reach out to you with smiling eyes and introduce themselves. We understand that your first visit can feel awkward, so we’re doing everything we can to make it inviting and comfortable.
  • Please know that we appreciate your visit and want to get to know you better. We will give you plenty of space to enjoy your time with us. If you wish to stay in touch with our church, please speak to an Usher or Greeter so he/she can record your email address or phone number. With your permission, we are happy to send you our weekly E-News so you can learn more about our ministries.
  • We always take up an offering during the worship time. The gifts we give to the Lord are an expression of gratitude and dependence upon God. However, you are not expected to participate in the offering, unless you are moved to do so.
  • You will be welcomed as you are. There is no dress code at our church. Some people will come wearing a sports coat or dress.  Some people will come to church with a T-shirt and jeans. We come into the presence of God in worship to humbly receive His gifts, not to compare ourselves to others.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's a service like?

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.”

What's the music like?

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.

How do people dress?

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.

Can I take communion?

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.

How can I get connected?

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.

Where do I park?

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.