Frequently Asked Questions

What time are worship services?

We have two worship services on Sunday morning. During the school year they are at 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM and during the summer at 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Both have the same format and both follow what is commonly described as traditional. What that means is there is a formal liturgy, a pattern that we follow. And all the directions, the responses, the entire worship service is printed out on a bulletin. For more detail, visit our Worship section.

Does it matter how I dress?

Worship is not influenced by the clothes we wear but by the attitude we hold. Worship is an act, a response given by us to honor, to recognize, or to offer our praise and respect to God. So our clothes are never the issue. Please come in whatever manner you choose. What is important is that we do come and offer up our praise and thanksgiving to God.

Is there a Nursery?

The nursery is available throughout the morning, for both worship services as well as for the Sunday school hour. It is open to all who remain on campus, during worship. We also have a cry room for those moments during the worship service when you need to take a little break but do not want to miss out on what is happening. Please ask the ushers where the nursery and the cry room are located.

Are children welcome?

Children are always welcome at all worship services. Please do not hesitate to bring your children to Worship and as mentioned above there is a cry room when you need to take a little break. We love having children present and we provide a children’s message each Sunday meant just for them.

Will I be expected to give money?

As our guest you are not expected to give any money. The work of Community Lutheran Church is provided by the gifts and offerings of its members. As a visitor it is our intent that your personal needs and desires are met. Please allow us to offer the time of worship as our gift to you.

Who may receive Holy Communion?

The sacrament of Holy Communion is offered every week at both worship services. In the Lutheran faith, Holy Communion is open to all who have been baptized and who believe Jesus Christ is present in the bread and wine, offering the forgiveness of sin. It is not necessary to be a member of the church or a certain age to receive Holy Communion.

What do Lutherans believe about Holy Communion?

Holy Communion works, that is offers forgiveness of sin, not due to the bread or wine, not because of the pastor or the faith of the members, but because of the Word of God. The Word of God created all that exists. And it is the Word of God that is able to achieve that for which it was sent, and it is the Word of God that became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and mercy. Because God’s Word is spoken and present in the blessing and distribution of Holy Communion, it is by that Word and through that Word that Holy Communion does exactly what it promises, that is, it offers the forgiveness of sin. And because it offers forgiveness of sin we offer Holy Communion every week, not wanting to withhold the forgiveness of sin.

What do Lutherans believe about the Holy Baptism?

Just like Holy Communion, baptism works because God’s Word is present in the water. It is not the water that offers forgiveness and entry into God’s kingdom, but the Word and promise of God proclaimed in the pouring of water on a person’s head. We respond to Jesus’ command to go out and baptize all people in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Are Bible studies offered?

There are opportunities for small group and class room Bible study here at Community Lutheran Church. Twice a month on alternating Wednesdays Mag~Pies (formerly the Lutheran Magazine Discussion Goup) meets at 11:00 AM in the church office conference room. Women's Bible study meets twice a month, as well, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Locations to be announced.

What kinds of education does CLC offer?

Each Sunday Community Lutheran Church provides religious education from preschool age through adult. Sunday School is offered in September through May. Sunday school and Adult Education begin each week at 9:30 AM. Sunday School curriculum is lectionary based. That means what is studied in the class room is also read and preached on in the worship service. They are complimentary in intent and purpose, providing an over view of Biblical and salvation history as recorded through the pages of the Bible. Adult Education may cover a variety of church and faith related subjects. We welcome and encourage all to attend and nurture their faith.

In addition to this we provide doctrinal education for those who are in the 7th and 8th grades. This program is our Confirmation program. We offer this on Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, during the school year..