- “What’s going to happen when I come in the front door?”
- “How will I know where to go and what to do when I get there?”
- “What will I do with my children?”
- “What should I wear?”
- “What will the service be like?”
All kinds of unknowns can make visiting a church seem intimidating.
But there’s no need to feel intimidated. We’re just a bunch of ordinary people who gather together to hear God’s message to us, to talk to Him in prayer, and to sing His praise together.
Every church has its own style of worship. We think you’ll enjoy the services at Our Saviour, especially if you take a couple of Sundays to get familiar with our way of praising God together.
Lutheran worship follows a set order of worship every week, based on an outline the church has followed since Christianity’s early days. It’s a bit more formal than some churches. Some might call it old-fashioned or traditional. In our services, we hear lots of Scripture. We sing hymns, both old and new. The message each week emphasizes the forgiveness of sins and eternal life, just like the Bible does.
When you come the first few times, you’re free to just watch, listen and observe.
Questions and Answers
When are the services?
Our services start at 9 AM and last about an hour. They’re followed by refreshments and Bible Study in our fellowship building.
So what’s going to happen when I come in the front door?
We’ll say “Hi!” and Welcome!” We’ll give you your worship materials to follow for the service, and we’ll let you pick out your own seat – even in the very back if you want.
How should I dress?
On any Sunday at our church you may see running shoes and heels, jeans and suits, open collars and ties. When a person dresses out of love for his or her Lord, whether casual or more formal, it is acceptable to God … and us.
What about the offering?
Guest are not expected to give offerings. If you would like to give one, you can put it in the box in the middle of the entryway before or after the service.
What about children?
We Lutherans believe our children should learn to worship with their parents and grandparents. We love to hear their noises in church. That means they’re in God’s house with us, and Jesus loves the little children.
In short, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Come join us ordinary folks in doing something extraordinary – coming into God’s presence to hear about His love and to give Him thanks.