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The Good Book: Meeting Our Ancestors in Faith, One Story at a Time

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:30 AM The Bible can be a barrier for a lot of people of faith. It’s large, intimidating, and can be confusing! Many people are wary of reading these texts, carry bruises from their upbringing, or simply don’t have enough information for the stories to make any sense. This summer, we invite you to spend time reclaiming the “good” in The Good Book—learning and relearning how ancient stories relate to our stories here and now. Based…

May 26, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

WELCOME/CALL TO WORSHIP OPENING WORSHIP SONG“Build My Life”“Holy, Holy, Holy” PRAYERS OF GOD’S PEOPLE SERVICE OF HOLY BAPTISM READINGIsaiah 6:1-8 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:…

May 26, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

PRELUDE“Nicea” (arr. Bob Moore)Rachel Calvert, Tim Graf CALL TO WORSHIP“I Will Give You as a Light to the Nations” (Carl Schalk)Penny Meier, Emma Tewes, Tim Graf, Josh Eidem WELCOME CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESSBlessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God,the God of manna,the God of miracles,the God of mercy.Amen. Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance,let us confess our sin. Gracious God,have mercy on us. We confess that we have turned from you and given ourselves into the power of sin. We are…

May 19, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

WELCOME/CALL TO WORSHIP OPENING WORSHIP SONG“Open Up the Doors”“Spirit Move” PRAYERS OF GOD’S PEOPLE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION WORDS OF INSTITUTION THE LORD’S PRAYER COMMUNION SONG“Receive”Elliana Meier, Tim Graf POST-COMMUNION PRAYER DISMISSAL OF SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS READINGActs 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire,…

May 19, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

PRELUDE“Trumpet Tune in G” (Jeremy Bankson)St. Andrew Brass Ensemble, Larry Bach (Director) WELCOME OPENING HYMN“O Holy Spirit, Root of Life” ELW # 399                       PRAYER OF THE DAY Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and…

May 12, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

WELCOME/CALL TO WORSHIP OPENING WORSHIP SONG“High Praise”“Lord, I Need You” PRAYERS OF GOD’S PEOPLE DISMISSAL OF SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS READINGRevelation 21:1-5a Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,‘See,…

May 12, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

PRELUDE “Rise, O Church, like Christ Arisen” (arr. Ronald A. Nelson)Tim Graf CALL TO WORSHIP   “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”   Starlight Singers, Hannah Fleming (Director) WELCOME CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESSBlessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God,the fountain of living water,the rock who gave us birth,our light and our salvation.Amen. Gracious God,have mercy on us. We confess that we have turned from you and given ourselves into the power of sin. We are truly sorry and humbly repent. In your compassion forgive us…

Affirmation of Baptism 2024

PRELUDE “Trumpet Tune” (Jeremiah Clarke)Lyndon Moquist, Tim Graf PROCESSIONAL HYMN “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” ELW #858 WELCOME AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISMPastor: We gather in the name of God, who creates, saves, and calls us with love thatlasts forever.All: Amen.Pastor: Even before you were born and baptized, God delighted in you and called youBeloved. You were claimed and named in baptism by the death and resurrectionof Jesus Christ. The baptismal promises were spoken to you, With Your family,sponsors, and congregation…

May 5, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

WELCOME/CALL TO WORSHIP OPENING WORSHIP SONG“My Lighthouse” PRAYERS OF GOD’S PEOPLE READINGSLuke 24:36-43 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not…

May 5, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

GATHERING SONG“You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)” WELCOME OPENING SONG“My Lighthouse” PRAYER OF THE DAY  Almighty God, you come to us through the risen Christ to dispel our doubts and our fears.  Assure us again through your indwelling Spirit of the promise of the resurrection that gives us Christ’s own victory over sin and death, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. READINGS  Luke…

April 28, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

WELCOME/CALL TO WORSHIP OPENING WORSHIP SONGS“Living in the Overflow”“Stand in Your Love“ PRAYERS THE LORD’S PRAYER SERVICE OF HOLY BAPTISM  DISMISSAL OF SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS READINGJohn 20:19-31  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his…