What are our Sunday morning services like?
You are invited to participate in one of three worship services: traditional Lutheran services at 8 and 11 a.m. in our Sanctuary, and a contemporary service at 9:30 in our Faith Center, featuring the music of our praise band.
The traditional services are based on the Lutheran Book of Worship and the newer Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnals developed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Most of these services include music led by organ, the Chancel Choir and other choral groups, piano, brass groups and bells and are based on the traditional order of worship that dates back in some parts to the earliest days of Christianity. If you have attended Episcopalian or Roman Catholic services, you’ll feel right at home.
The contemporary service keeps the basic framework of the liturgy but is more informal and uses PowerPoint slides and lively hymns and praise songs accompanied by guitars, drums, and keyboard.
One the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month from June through September, we offer an alternative service as the 8 a.m. service moves OUTDOORS into our peaceful oak grove behind the church. This casual service is more of a folk-based worship experience, much like the ones you might remember from summer camp. For these outdoor services you may want to bring a cushion to place on the wooden pews!
What should I wear to church?
For the traditional services, you’ll see people wearing everything from resort-casual to jackets and ties. Most people seem to prefer what might be considered business-casual clothing, but basically just dress comfortably. Odds are you’ll find folks wearing the same kind of clothes as you are. At the more-casual contemporary service, you’ll see a lot of people in jeans and even shorts during the summer.
Can I receive Communion?
We offer Communion at all of our worship services, even on major holidays like Easter. All are welcome to commune. We serve communion by intinction - receiving the bread and dipping it into a chalice of wine or grape juice. Gluten free wafers are also available. Just follow the lead of the ushers and instructions in our service bulletin. If you prefer not to receive communion but would like to receive a blessing, please come forward and simply cross your arms in front of you as you approach the server.
I have small children. Should I bring them to worship?
Absolutely! We often offer a children’s sermon and always welcome our little believers. If you have an infant who is having a difficult time, we have a Cherub Room off the entry of the Sanctuary, and we also have a staffed Nursery available from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Room 8.
Should I sign the register?
We have red Welcome folders in which we invite all to write their names and pass them down the row. We encourage you to include your contact information and indicate if you’d like to be contacted by someone from the church.
What about making an offering?
The offering time is primarily for our members to give their tithes and offerings to the Lord, and as a guest you need not feel obligated to give. If the Spirit moves you to put something in the offering, thank you!
Where are the restrooms?
The closest restrooms to the Sanctuary are in the education building to the right as you come out of the main door of the sanctuary. Follow the signs. There are also restrooms between the two education buildings as you walk toward the Faith Center, and restrooms in the Faith Center on either side of the foyer.
Do you have a time for fellowship?
Yes, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., you are welcome to join us in the foyer of the Faith Center. Please come and have some fair-trade coffee and snacks and meet some new folks. There is also additional information about the congregation in the foyer.
How do I learn more about Resurrection?
Feel free to call the church office or stop by during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Pastor Ralph and the staff look forward to meeting you.