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.  The 8:45 AM Sunday Service is a relaxed liturgy but still follows the normal liturgical order of service.  The more formal 11:00 AM Sunday Service follows the liturgy found in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book.   

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.  Music at the 8:45 Service is played by a 4-piece light jazz band. The Congregation is accompanied by a wonderfully talented musician on the keyboard at the 11:00 Traditional Service. Several times per month, music includes hymns performed by our adult choir and/or either of our Youth or Adult handbell choirs.  On Music Sunday in May of each year and at Christmas, Easter and Reformation Sunday, all choirs perform at both services.  Occasionally, solo songs by voice or by musical instruments are performed.

Can I take Communion?

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?

CLC has a nursery for toddlers and infants that is staffed by a minimum of two people.  The nursery is available during both the 8:45 and 11:00 AM Sunday services year-round.

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 start at 9:45 AM and continue during the hour between services.  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.  Let someone know what group you are interested in or how you would like to help serve and you will be directed to the right person.  Or just show up to a group such as an Adult Bible Study on Sunday (9:45 AM) or Wednesday morning (10:00 AM) or Thursday evening (7:00 PM) and you will immediately be welcomed.