- We are family friendly! We do not have a separate nursery for young children. This might sound more family "un-friendly" at first, but we like having all of the children of all ages stay with us during the service as much as possible, even if they might get a little bit noisy at times. What better place for them to hear the Word and feel like they are a valued part of the congregation! This blog post, although not written by anyone associated with our church, says it all: Don't stay away from church just because you have children who might make a little noise once in a while -- we can handle it! We do have a small "mother's room" in our sanctuary where you can have some privacy for nursing your baby or if a toddler needs a distraction.
Every other week (2nd and 4th Sundays of the month) we celebrate the Lord's Supper, also called Holy Communion. You do not need to be a member of this congregation to commune with us -- it is the Lord's supper. If you have been baptized and believe in the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins, you are welcome at the Lord's table. If you are not sure about yourself or your children partaking of communion, or if you are not yet baptized, please talk to Pastor Hesse. Anyone who is not communing can come forward to receive a blessing as you kneel at the communion rail, including children.
CHANGE: Since we began live broadcasting the service, we are having Communion weekly (off camera). If you would like to commune but cannot attend, please contact the pastor.
What Lutherans Believe :
- There is only one true God, and yet in this one God there are three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit, as taught in the three Ecumenical creeds of the church.
-- A creed is simply a statement or confession of what one believes.