Traditional Sunday Morning Worship at Grace
This is a liturgical service in which the congregation prays together, recites the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed, hears the Gospel message, and responds to the chanted liturgy. All children are encouraged to come forward for our children’s sermon, something that both children and grown-ups enjoy. This service is organ/piano led and includes a variety of popular hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. You will find copies of both the hymnal and the Holy Bible in the pews.
Children enrolled in Grace Bible School (September-May) attend worship with their parents for the opening hymn, liturgy, prayer of the day, and children’s sermon. At the conclusion of the children’s sermon, students and teachers are dismissed to their large-group gathering in Friendship Hall for music time, after which they proceed to their individual classrooms for a lesson. When the worship service has concluded, parents pick up their children from their classrooms. (Parents may not ‘drop’ their children off at the door, leaving them unsupervised.)
At Grace Lutheran Church, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral members of the body of Christ, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them! Our ‘Pray-Ground’ space in the front of the Sanctuary is intended especially for families with infants and toddlers, recognizing that small children are often more engaged when they can see what is going on. Small tables and chairs, baby bouncers and seats, and soft toys help to keep our littlest ones occupied.