Worship is not about us. It is about God: what God is doing, how God is transforming the world and our lives, and how we respond to God’s calling to “Be a Blessing.” In worship, we gather as the people of God to lift our voices in word and song to praise the God who loves and saves us.
The language, music, and prayers are different at each worship service, but God is the same: a God who loves and cherishes the “joyful noise” of a people living their lives in Christ’s presence. Laypeople are actively involved in leading worship, because worship is the praise not just of the pastor, but of the people. We regularly offer young people opportunities to assist in leading worship, because we believe that what you do you learn more fully than what you hear.
We offer the Faith Fun Zone for the younger ones on Sunday morning, but please know that your children are always welcome in worship. In the cry of a baby, or the fussiness of a toddler, we hear a new voice that speaks to God as we all do–in happiness, in sorrow, and in discomfort. Many of us have (or once had) small children, so we’ve been there. We welcome the reminder, in a child’s voice, of the blessing that children are to all of us.
Read more about each of the worship services below. See which offering of worship helps to connect your heart to God, and then come as often as you can to join a worshipping community that lives out Psalm 100:2 “Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing!” All are welcome!
9:30 AM – Sanctuary
Our worship service follows the ancient rites of the church. In prayers and songs that have sustained generations of the faithful, praises rise to God from a fabulous organ, with 1,818 pipes, and the sound of our Faith Choir. This is a service that overflows with the majesty of God’s Word and the beauty of the sung praises of God’s people.
What is it like? Well, we chant the liturgy in this service, as God’s people have done for centuries. We also provide a space to kneel in contemplation after receiving Holy Communion. In this service, the worship “settings” and chants vary throughout the year, and include modern arrangements of traditional liturgy such as “Now the Feast and Celebration” by Marty Haugen. The service features sung anthems by the choir, and special music on holidays.
Come join us to worship in the forms and songs that have sustained the faith of
generations of God’s people.
Chinese Worship Service 中文崇拜
9:30 AM – Faith Center
“How could we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137:4)
“Sing to the LORD a new song” (Psalm 96:1)
Faith Chinese Fellowship is an outreach and discipleship ministry of Faith Lutheran Church. The Chinese worship service is conducted in such a manner that helps participants to sing praises to God, to experience God’s grace and power, to express our desire to walk with God on the journey of faith, hope, and love.
The primary worship language is Mandarin Chinese. We make efforts to provide English translation and interpretation for visitors who do not speak Mandarin. The worship songs are from various traditions and styles: traditional hymns, contemporary Chinese and English praise songs. Preaching of the word and administration of the sacraments of Holy Communion and Holy Baptism are important components of the service.
We worship in the Faith Center Community Room. We pray that God fill this place with people who seek the Light and take delight in walking in the Light, that God lift up our spirits to soar on wings like eagles.
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