Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

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Worship Services

Worship Services

It can be intimidating visiting a new church for the first time. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, it is our desire for you to see friendly faces and well-marked signs pointing you in the right direction. In the church atrium (some people will call it the narthex) you will find greeters and ushers glad to answer any questions you may have about Our Shepherd and our ministries.

When you enter the sanctuary, you’ll be given a copy of the Notes and News which has the week’s announcements and some information about the service. The service and song lyrics are projected on the screen. Hymns are sung in the Sunday service and contemporary Christian music in the Saturday evening service. Ushers are available to help you find a seat.

We welcome and encourage family worship time. Children learn so much from attending worship with their parents–it’s the beginning of a legacy of setting time aside each week for worship. We provide children’s bulletins and busy bags which are located on carousel just as you enter the sanctuary. If your child should become restless, we do have an area where you can still watch the service while your child “gets the wiggles out”. Ask an usher to show you this space. Children under the age of 3 are welcome in staffed nursery.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE

Saturday, 6:00 PM
Casual attire worship service with communion and praise music led by various youth and adult praise teams.

TRADITIONAL SERVICES

 
Sunday, 8:30 AM
Worship Service
 
Sunday, 11:00 AM
Worship Service
 
BIBLE 
STUDY

Sunday, 9:45 AM
Bible Hour
 

ADVENT AND LENTEN SERVICES

Wednesdays, at 7:00 PM
During the church season of Advent and Lent (3 weeks prior to Christmas, and 6 weeks prior to Easter)  

 

Offering

The offering we will collect is the part of our worship when our members faithfully give a portion of their income to support the ongoing ministries of our church and school and missions throughout the world.

Communion

Preparing for Holy Communion

The Lord's Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as he says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until He comes.

Because those who eat and drink our Lord's body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked to first speak with a pastor or elder on duty.

Do not feel obligated to attend communion; but if you are in agreement with us, we welcome you to receive communion with us today.

After the Service

After our closing hymn, we encourage all to demonstrate God's love by taking a few minutes to introduce themselves to someone they don't yet know well. Also, please stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a gift we have prepared for our newcomers today. God bless us all as we Openly Share the Loving Christ! 

Our pastors are available to greet you as you exit the sanctuary following services. You’ll find lots of people sharing in fellowship in the atrium. Please take this opportunity to come to the Welcome Center for more information.