Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.— Psalm 100:2
Wherever God’s people gather to hear God’s Word and receive God’s love through the sacraments of holy communion and baptism there is true worship. It is not necessary that human worship traditions, for example, ceremonies, prayers, music, format, etc., should be everywhere alike. Therefore, St. Luke’s innovates within the ancient Christian worship tradition, but some elements remain consistent.
We worship corporately and conversationally, with prayers and responses, readings and liturgies that encourage participation from all. We sing the best of a wide range of musical styles, from the hymnal to the newest songs composed for congregational singing, including contemporary, folk, gospel and traditional styles. We also sing the music of the church from around the world.
Children are welcomed in worship and our service features some special children’s programming, including a Children’s Sermon, Children’s Church during the regular sermon, and opportunities throughout the service for children to engage in their own special way. Children’s Worship Help Bags are available which contain paper, pencils, crayons and other items to keep hands quiet but busy. To encourage our children to listen to the sermon, ushers at the entry to the worship space also have children’s bulletins available upon request.
Our desire is that all worshipers feel free to express their love for God however they feel comfortable.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.— 1 Peter 2:9
We believe that we are all ministers and that the work of worship belongs to all of God’s people, not just the ones wearing robes. However God lifts up leaders to facilitate orderly worship and there are many opportunities to serve in our weekend worship services, whether leading singing, playing in the band, reading scripture, praying, or collecting offerings. Where can you serve?