We’re so glad you’re checking us out. If you’re looking for a church home or just wanting to find out what we are about or what it is like to join one of our worship service, great! Here are some common questions we get that might help you get started.
What can I expect in a Worship service?
The WELS traditional Sunday morning worship service typically lasts an hour. The Word and sermon is always tuned to God’s word and is Bible-centered, teaching about Jesus. You will hear about Law and Gospel. God’s law or expectation would convict you of your sin, but forgiveness is proclaimed through Jesus, God’s only son. This service follows an order of service that dates back about five centuries.
What should I wear?
We would be so happy that you come and check us out for worship. Some of us wear shirts and ties and dresses. Other people wear jeans. Don’t worry too much about your dress. We’re glad you’re coming to hear about Jesus.
What do you offer families?
We believe that the family is so important and is enabled to be a better unit when the entire family learns about Jesus and hears the Word of God together. Our congregation has several events of community service and others just to get together as a community.
Will I be asked for money?
During our services we do take an offering. It is the way we carry out work in this area and in others via mission work. Without it we could not be able to do that work. When you come you will be our guest and we do not require anyone to give an offering.
What is it to be a Lutheran?
Lutheran history started with Martin Luther. He was a German pastor in the 1500s that led a straying church back to God’s Word and the life of Jesus, true God.
Though not all Lutherans are similar, we reflect what Luther taught; what the Bible teaches. We believe that people are born sinful, or that people can’t help but do wrong and we need to be rescued from our sins. Jesus is that rescuer. He is given to us by God’s undeserved love for us. We come to know him through the Bible. We are saved only by faith in him. Lutherans are all about the problem of our sin and God’s solution to that problem. Historically, Lutheran teaching is summarized in the Lutheran Confessions.