Worship and Praise!

 

Worship and praise of God is central to our spiritual life here at St. Michael.  We take very seriously the Psalmist's call to "Make a joyful noise, all the earth!  Come into His presence with singing!" (Psalm 100)  Therefore, we include the essentials for relating to the Lord in every worship sevice: scripture, Biblical preaching, prayer, and song.  Come, hear the Word of God proclaimed . . . let that word form, shape, and deepen your faith relationship with the God who speaks it.

8:30 am Traditional Worship  Every Sunday, we offer a very traditional Lutheran worship service.  The service includes elements of the Historic Liturgy of the Church and is faithful to the order of worship written and used by Martin Luther in the 1500's.  Traditional hymns sung to organ music, reading of three scripture lessons from the Revised Common Lectionary, robed clergy and acolytes, and the St. Michael Chancel Choir leading the singing are just some of the highlights of this service.

10:50 Contemporary Worship For those who prefer a more relaxed and informal style of worship, we offer a very contemporary service built around music and praise songs.  The St. Michael Worship Team, a talented and dynamic group of musicians and vocalists, provide the primary leadership of our congregation's worship and praise.  Words to the songs are projected on a large screen to allow free use of your hands when praising the Lord.  Scripture, a contemporary message, and prayer round out this worship experience as we enter deeper into God's presence and experience his power together.

Holy Communion  St. Michael Lutheran Church communes on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, and on these additional Holy Days: Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, Rally Day, Reformation Sunday, Thanksgiving Eve, and Christmas Eve.

Guest Communion Policy  St. Michael Lutheran Church practices an "open" communion table.  That is, we welcome to our communion table any and all baptized Christians who normally commune in their home congregation.  If you have questions, please ask one of our pastors.

5th Sundays  Whenever there is a 5th Sunday in any given month, we include Anointing & Special Prayers for Healing in our worship services.  This gives anyone experiencing illness, disease, family problems, employment struggles, temptation, doubt, or any other concerns the opportunity to come to the altar rail, receive laying on of hands by our pastors, anointing with oil, and individual prayers for healing.  We take seriously the words of the Apostle James, who wrote in his letter to the church, chapter 5, verse 15: The prayers of the faithful will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up!

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