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"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11

We welcome you this Advent & Christmas season to join us as we gather to celebrate and honor the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

We have a number of different fellowship & worship opportunities:

5th Annual Christmastime Benefit Concert - December 8th, 7pm

Brunch & Greening of the Church - December 16th, 10:15am

4th Sunday of Advent Worship - December 23rd, 9am

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship - December 24th, 7pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship - December 24th, 11pm

Christmas Day Worship - December 25th, 10:30am

 

 

22 February 2019

  • Genesis 44:1-17

    1Then he commanded the steward of his house, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the top of his sack. 2Put my cup, the silver cup, in the top of the sack of the youngest, with his money for the grain." And he did as Joseph told him. 3As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys. 4When they had gone only a short distance from the city, Joseph said to his steward, "Go, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you returned evil for good? Why have you stolen my silver cup? 5Is it not from this that my lord drinks? Does he not indeed use it for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.'"

    6When he overtook them, he repeated these words to them. 7They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing! 8Look, the money that we found at the top of our sacks, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan; why then would we steal silver or gold from your lord's house? 9Should it be found with any one of your servants, let him die; moreover the rest of us will become my lord's slaves." 10He said, "Even so; in accordance with your words, let it be: he with whom it is found shall become my slave, but the rest of you shall go free." 11Then each one quickly lowered his sack to the ground, and each opened his sack. 12He searched, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13At this they tore their clothes. Then each one loaded his donkey, and they returned to the city.

    14Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house while he was still there; and they fell to the ground before him. 15Joseph said to them, "What deed is this that you have done? Do you not know that one such as I can practice divination?" 16And Judah said, "What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? How can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; here we are then, my lord's slaves, both we and also the one in whose possession the cup has been found." 17But he said, "Far be it from me that I should do so! Only the one in whose possession the cup was found shall be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."

Our Sunday morning worship is at 9 a.m, unless otherwise indicated.

Throughout the the year we offer additional worship services, such as evening prayer services (aka Vespers), and Gospel Music services.  

Sunday School & Spiritual Formation

We offer children's Christian education during the months of September through June.  Children's Sunday occurs during a portion of our morning worship time.

Other spiritual formation events are scheduled throughout the year, such as our Lenten (the 40 days before Easter) dinner studies. Recent topics have included the life of Martin Luther Jr and how to better understand and support our Muslim neighbors.  Please check our calendar of events for upcoming spiritual formation events.

Fellowship

We welcome you to join us for after Sunday worship to come and hang out with us for some conversation and light refreshments. 

But don't let it stop on Sunday morning. Join us as we work alongside our community hunger relief partners at Phillies Bridge Farm and on other occasions, deepening relationships with each other as we discover how God is at work through Christ in our lives and the world.

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Be a part of God's saving story

For Lutherans, worship matters. In fact, worship lies at the heart of how we understand ourselves together. While some of the approaches to worship may differ from one congregation to another, we hold certain things in common.

There is a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s Word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Think about it like this. God’s Spirit calls us together. God speaks to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer, and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way. And God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

Taken together, the Word proclaimed and the sacraments-- both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion -- are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a “gathering around the means of grace.” This is a way of saying that we trust that God is genuinely present with us in baptism, in preaching, and in sharing the bread and wine of Holy Communion. In that sense, Lutherans believe that God’s presence permeates all of Christian worship.

The cross is the central symbol that marks our worship spaces and when Lutherans worship, singing fills the air. The voices of all the people joined in song and the participation of all the people in the worship is a witness to our conviction that in worship we are being drawn in to God’s own saving story.

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