Worship

Weekly Worship Schedule

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Worship
Sunday – 8:45 a.m. Worship @ St. Peter’s, 474 Vine St.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. Worship

Holy Communion is celebrated at all weekend worship.

Also Holden Evening Prayer @ St. Peter’s, Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Healing Worship @ St. Peter, First Wed., 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Church

Jordan Hawk has been leading the Children’s Church program on the St. Peter’s campus each Sunday. Now this program is also available on the Light on Christ Campus, led by Michelle Harvey. Following the children’s message, children go to Children’s Church to learn more about Pastor Jerry’s message, and then return to worship before communion.
Children’s Church meets  in the Fellowship Hall. It is our hope that this experience will further bring God’s Word and Love to our children in a way they can comprehend.

Light of Christ Inaugural Worship
October 29, 2017

At Light of Christ we worship according to the rich traditional liturgy of the church as presented in Evangelical Lutheran Worship©2006 ELCA, from which we use a variety of musical settings. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at all weekend Celebrations. We use a wide range of hymnody, from old favorites to new hymns, including different cultures.

Worship is first of all praise of God, as we join in the never-ending praise offered by the church on earth and the hosts of heaven. It is secondly our nourishment by the Word of God and the Sacraments. The liturgy and hymns are full of biblical references.

 

Jan. 20 and 27 Worship Adjustments!

Due to planned painting on our Light of Christ campus sanctuary, all Sunday worship celebrations planned for January 20 and 27 will be held on our St. Peter’s Campus. On these two Sundays our St. Peter’s Campus will host worship at 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM. Sunday School will continue on our Light of Christ Campus at 9:30 AM on these two Sundays.

Ministry of Music

Martin Luther wrote that music is the handmaiden of theology. Music lends a rich dimension to the words of worship and stirs our hearts in many different ways.

Organist/Choir Director – Linda Maule, Deacon

Light of Christ’s music ministry offers these opportunities for participation in worship:

  • Children’s choir (for children in grades 3 and up) rehearses once a week on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. and participates in worship every three to four weeks.
  • Senior choir (for high school students and adults) rehearses once a week on Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:45 p.m. and participates in worship three times per month.
  • Chime choir (for high school students and adults) rehearses once a week on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and participates in worship 3-4 times per year.

In addition, we have opportunities for competent school age musicians or adults to play or sing appropriate selections to enhance our worship, as well as opportunities to participate in liturgical dance.

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January 5, 6
The Epiphany of Our Lord

Epiphany means “manifestation.” On this day we celebrate the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles–that is, to all nations. Some Christian traditions celebrate three great epiphanies on this day: the magi’s adoration of the Christ child, Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle in which he changes water into wine. The word and sacraments are for us the great epiphany of God’s grace and mercy. We go forth to witness to the light that shines brightly in our midst.

Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12

January 19, 20
Second Sunday after Epiphany

The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at the baptism of Jesus–today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride.” By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.

Isaiah 62:1-5 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11

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January 12, 13

Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters…the rivers…fire.” On this day the heavens open again, for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.

Isaiah 43:1-7 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 26, 27
Third Sunday after Epiphany

The glory of the Lord is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention. People weep. People prostrate themselves in prayer. The unity of the church is another reflection of the glory of God. Most gloriously, the promises of god are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Gather round. Listen up. Glimpse the glory of God.

Neh. 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 1 Cor. 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21