Worship

We are Redeemed by Christ to Witness and Serve.

As you explore our newsletter, calendar and website, you’ll see all ages are active learning, serving, and sharing the journey. But the core of our faith life is worship. We invite you to come as you are. You will find people in dresses and suits, and others in jeans and sweatshirts. There is no dress code. Wear whatever you are comfortable in and join us. We will not ask visitors to stand up or to wear a name tag. Our worship is easy to follow, as the order of service is found either in the printed bulletin or on the screen. Large print bulletins are available at all services. Ushers are available if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Sunday Morning Schedule
8:30am Traditional Worship Service
9:30am Coffee and Donuts in Luther Hall
9:45am Adult Education and Sunday School (2yrs–Senior High)
+ Adult Bible Study meets in the Parlor for a 4-week Bible Study.
+ Coffee and Conversation meets in the 2nd floor “Council Room” for a topical conversation with the pastor each Sunday.
11:00am Contemporary Worship Service
 
Holy Communion
Holy Communion, also called the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, sustains followers of Jesus Christ on their faith journeys. God’s grace, forgiveness, and new life come in this Meal.
All who are baptized and seek Christ are welcome as Jesus’ guests to the Table at FELC. It is not “my” table or “our” table, but rather Christ’s table.
Communion at FELC is received in two ways:
• Intinction where you are directed by the ushers to form a line to receive a wafer of bread, then proceed to dip it in the chalice of either wine or juice and return to your seat.
• Full table where you are directed but the ushers to stand or kneel at the railing. You receive a wafer and a small individual cup of wine. Gluten free bread and alcohol free juice are always available. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday of every month.
 
Worship with children.
We encourage children to learn to praise God at an early age. We welcome commotion, crying, and fussing, because they are unavoidable parts of the learning process, and because these remind us that Jesus was born an infant and grew as we do. Yet, to help families at times when children do need a break from worship, busy bags and children’s bulletins can be picked up at the entrance to the sanctuary. Also, during each worship service, our professional attendant is in the nursery located to your right as you exit the sanctuary. The nursery also has space for nursing mothers.
 
Our Guiding Principles
When we are at our best you will see us:
• Growing spiritually to be more like Christ
• Caring for people because each person matters
• Communicating clearly to keep people informed and involved
• Serving actively in the church and in the world
• Welcoming and inviting people into a life of faith
• Connecting and collaborating with people and partners in the world around us.
ELCA

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America