What should I expect at worship?
We happily welcome you to worship at All Saints Lutheran Church. We realize that every congregation or church is a little bit different from each other, and in some cases a lot different! We hope you’ll worship with us and experience our community firsthand.
We rotate through a variety of liturgies (worship formats) from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal, Marty Haugen’s “Now the Feast” communion liturgy, and a contemporary service led by the Praise Band from All Saints.
Worship usually begins with a musical prelude and announcements about upcoming events at our congregation.
Worship includes singing of hymns, prayers, readings from scripture, a sermon, Holy Communion, and a sending statement as we leave worship. We see worship divided into four parts: we Gather together, hear the Word, are fed at God’s Table, and are Sent into the world.
- Worship lasts about an hour.
- Do you need to sing? Nope.
- Do you need to have anything memorized? Not at all.
- Is there a dress code? No.
- Will we ask you to stand up and introduce yourself as a visitor? Nope – though you will likely be greeted by people who want to make you feel welcome and answer questions you might have.
We understand you might have questions not answered here. Please give us a call or send us an email with your questions! All (people and questions) are welcome!
Our building is accessible with a small step onto a sidewalk at our front door, and a ramp just to the left of that door. The worship space, offices and fellowship space are all on the main level. The lower level has a separate, accessible exterior entrance and can also be accessed through an elevator.
Large print bulletins are available from an usher or on the table in the narthex. Assistive listening devices (headphones that enhance the sound system) are also available.
While there are many times when we stand during worship, if this is difficult for you, please remain seated. At communion, if kneeling is difficult, you may stand at the rail. If walking is difficult, a pastor will bring communion to you in the pew. Please let an usher know your preference.