What to Expect at Christ Lutheran Church

What is a worship service at Christ Lutheran Church like?

Before either worship service begins, the congregation is welcomed and announcements are made. We currently offer a Sunday Jazz Worship Service at 10am both in-person and digitally streamed on CLC FaceBook and YouTube. 

We are currently following COVID-19 guidelines to have a safe in-person worship by following the recommendations of the CDC.

We are following these CLC Core 5 Actions:

All members and visitors are encouraged to remain at home if you are sick, are someone deemed at risk, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

All members and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times in the building.

All worshippers and worship leaders shall maintain physical distancing of at least six feet.

All attendees shall engage in rigorous handwashing/sanitizing.

All hard surfaces shall be cleaned regularly and rigorously.

For those of you who are at risk, please heed the warning of your medical providers. We want to stress this to the highest degree: stay safe and participate online. Love your neighbor - Please take any socializing outside of the church building. We are trying to keep everyone healthy and free of the virus.  

What's the Music like?

The Music at CLC is chosen by CLC's Worship Committee and is a mix of classic and contemporary hymns, spirituals and seasonal songs. Currently, the CLC Jazz Band performs during the 10am Worship, plus special music. Special music includes solo songs by voice or by musical instruments performed by our talented church members.

Can I take Communion?

CLC currently offers a safe Drive In Communion during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We invite all communicants of all Christian churches to receive Holy Communion. We believe that Christ instituted this sacrament in which we are given Christ's body and blood. We believe Christ is truly present and that we receive forgiveness, life and salvation.

What denomination is CLC?

CLC is a member congregation of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  

How do people dress? 

There is no dress code at CLC. At any service, there will be people dressed to the nines while others wear 'worship casual' and many styles in between the two.

What about my kids?

Children are encouraged to attend services with their parents and to come forward during the five minute Bible Story / Children's Sermon to hear the Gospel in simple terms. The Bible Story / Children's Sermon is great for the adults to hear, as well, and provides talking points between parents and children later in the day or, better yet, throughout the week. Younger children who have not made their First Communion are welcomed to be with their families at the altar rail where Pastor will bless them and offer them a Goldfish cracker.

During the school year, Sunday School classes are currently via Zoom at 11am. Children are assigned to classes by age ranging from toddlers through high school. Confirmation classes are held during this time for Grades 6-8.  All classes are taught by a minimum of two adults.

How do I get connected to others at CLC?

CLC members are friendly and willing to introduce visitors and new members to others in the congregation. Please feel free to watch the digital Jazz Worship on Sunday at 10am to get a feel of our church style. You are also welcome to signup to worship In-person at 10am. If you are interested in more information on joining CLC, please email Marianne Mabry, CLC Office Manager, for more information.