Frequently Asked Questions
- I’ve never been to a church service before. What should I
Sunday Services – music, prayers, readings from scripture
and a sermon. Our weekly bulletin will guide you through the service,
indicating when the congregation joins in the service. If you are confused,
simply stand when the congregation stands and sit when they sit. Or ask an
usher or one of the people attending the service. It’s okay to just sit and
observe, too. We want you to feel comfortable.
- I’m worried that I won’t look right. What do people wear to
Casual clothing is fine at any of the services. Men are not
required to (and usually don’t) wear suits. Jesus welcomed people from all
walks of life and in all manner of dress and so do we!
- What is communion?
In Holy Communion, also called the
Eucharist, Lutherans recall the saving acts of God through Word, bread, and
wine; and they are connected with Christ and with Christians of all times and
places. In this sacrament we are fed with the Body and Blood of Christ. All
baptized Christians are welcome to share in this sacrament.
- How many people attend a typical Sunday
Attendance between 40 and 60 worshippers.
- I’m feeling a little shy about all this. I’d like to hang back and
just check things out. Is that OK?
Absolutely! We would suggest,
however, that you plan to stop in at the Coffee Hour that takes place between
the Sunday School and the service. Get to know us a little outside the worship
service. We would love to meet you!
- I was raised in another Christian denomination. May I take
Yes. Communion is open to baptized Christians of any
denomination. Just come up to the altar to partake. Congregants line up in the
center aisle and come down to receive communion bread. Cups of wine or grape
juice are offered.
- Can I send a prayer request?
Yes. Prayer requests may be
directed to the pastor or the church administrator and will be included in our
- I have a toddler. Do you have a staffed nursery during worship
Yes, we do. Ushers can direct you to the nursery. Or if
you prefer to have your child with you during the service, you are welcome to
do so. We love children and the bit of noise that accompanies them does not
- Will there be an opportunity to get to know the members of the
Yes. Between Sunday School and the worship service we
partake in an Coffee Hour, a long-standing Lutheran tradition. We also meet
after service for refreshments. It gives us a moment to meet with old and new
First Lutheran friends. We especially encourage visitors to stop in for a cup
of coffee (or tea) before or after you worship with us. We’d love to meet you!