Bible studies for all ages run from 10:00am (June-August at 9:30) through 10:45am (June-August at 10:15). The adults and older children meet in the fellowship hall, while the younger children meet together in the classrooms on the east side of the building.
Following Bible studies, we gather for worship every Sunday at 11:00am (June-August at 10:30). Our time together consists of following one of the various Christian liturgies ("orders of worship") which have been formed over the centuries in the Christian Church. These liturgies involve singing hymns/psalms/songs, asking for and receiving forgiveness, hearing the Word of God read and preached, praying, receiving the gifts of God in Baptism and Holy Communion, and being given the blessing of our God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The liturgies are not rituals formed for their own sake, nor are they for the sake of some sense of tradition. Rather, the liturgies are saturated with the Word of God which has been given to us throughout all time, especially in the person of Jesus Christ our Lord. Perhaps the introduction to one of our church body's hymnals - Lutheran Worship - says it best:
"Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word bestows what it says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise. Music is drawn into this thankfulness and praise, enlarging and elevating the adoration of our gracious giver God. Saying back to him what he has said to us, we repeat what is most true and sure. Most true and sure is his name, which he put upon us with the water of our Baptism. We are his. This we acknowledge at the beginning of the Divine Service [i.e. the liturgy]. Where his name is, there is he. Before him we acknowledge that we are sinners, and we plead for forgiveness. His forgiveness is given us, and we, freed and forgiven, acclaim him as our great and gracious God as we apply to ourselves the words he has used to make himself known to us. The rhythm of our worship is from him to us, and then from us back to him. He gives his gifts, and together we receive and extol them. We build one another up as we speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Our Lord gives us his body to eat and his blood to drink. Finally his blessing moves us out into our calling, where his gifts have their fruition. How best to do this we may learn from his Word and from the way his Word has prompted his worship through the centuries. We are heirs of an astonishingly rich tradition. Each generation receives from those who went before and, in making that tradition of the Divine Service its own, adds what best may serve in its own day - the living heritage and something new" (p. 6).
We pray God's richest blessings to you as you hear his Word, receive it in faith, and eat his body and drink his blood for the forgiveness of your sins.