Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
The first service at 3 p.m. is a family service with special music. At 7 p.m. there is a traditional service at which the adult choir offers special music. At each of these services there is Holy Communion with a carol music setting.
Ash Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
A solemn service of Confession and Holy Communion. Imposition of ashes available and given to all who desire them. Disposition of Ashes from noon until 2 p.m.
Wednesdays during Lent 7:00 p.m.
Devotions and Meditations. Prior to the services a traditional soup and bread supper is held in the fellowship hall between 6:00 and 6:45 p.m. No cost, although a free will offering is taken.
Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Palm strips are distributed upon entering the Sanctuary. There is a blessing of the palms strips and a grand procession, after the reading of the Processional Gospel. At each service there is participation of members of the congregation in the reading of the Passion of the Lord according to Luke.
Holy Week - Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
During the service those who been previously instructed receive their first Holy Communion. There is also ceremonial foot washing exemplifying Jesus' servant hood. This service concludes with the stripping of the altar.
Holy Week - Good Friday 7:00 p.m.
This is a service of Tenebrae (the name means darkness or shadows).
The Church is fully lighted in the beginning. The lights are progressively extinguished after each reading of the Scriptures. The Christ Candle, the only candle left burning, is carried out of the Sanctuary (to be returned on Easter Sunday). Two minutes of silence follows and then a loud bang (Strepitus) sounds symbolizing Christ's death, the tearing of the veil of the temple, and the shutting of the tomb.
Holy Week - Saturday, Easter Eve Vigil
In addition to the Holy Week Services a prayer vigil takes place in the individual homes of the members and friends who sign up in advance to participate in offering 14 hours of continuous prayers. Each person prays for a 15 minute time period. A guideline for prayers is given to each participant.
The Resurrection of Our Lord - Easter Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Alleluias are once again included in praise at this festive celebration of the Risen Christ. The altar is filled with beautiful plants in memory or in honor of loved ones. The combined choirs and instrumentalists offer special music. This is truly the day that the Lord has made. He overcame death and has opened for us the gate of everlasting life.
Reformation Sunday 10:00 a.m.
This is a lesser festival observed on the Sunday preceding October 31.
All Saints Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Observed the Sunday following November 1. Special prayers are offered for members and friends who, since the previous All Saints Sunday, have left the Church Militant to join the Church Triumphant.
Thanksgiving Eve 7:00 p.m.
This service acknowledges God's goodness, thank offerings of canned foods for the Manna Locker and the Women of the Church's thank offering boxes are received and Holy Communion is celebrated.