We are so glad you have decided to be our guest at Grace Lutheran Church. We know that choosing the right church for you or you and your family is a tough decision. That’s why we want to make you feel comfortable and welcome. One of the things that always make someone feel at ease is when they know what to expect.
Here’s what you can expect when you visit Grace Lutheran Church:
- Music that is inspiring and focused on honoring one person – Jesus Christ.
- Messages that uplift, challenge and are relevant to what each of us deals with every day.
- People that are genuine about their faith and not afraid to say they are a work in progress.
- A warm welcome!
We encourage you to check out Grace Lutheran Church and discover for yourself the caring church home that many of us have grown to love. You will find a wide variety of activities for you to connect in a friendly, no-pressure environment.
We understand it can be somewhat scary to walk into an unfamiliar place and we want to make it as comfortable for you as possible, so we have outlined some essential information about what you could expect for your first time at Grace Lutheran Church.
We love visitors and hope you will join us!
What does a typical Sunday Worship Service look like?
Typically our Service starts at 10:30 and lasts about one hour and 15 minutes. Our worship service focuses on the Word of God.
What door do I enter?
The sanctuary is located just to the left inside the South Doors. Every Sunday there are “Greeters” that will say Hello when you arrive. There is an usher who will hand you a bulletin just inside the sanctuary. The entire service is displayed on the large screens in the sanctuary.
Do you have handicapped parking?
We have reserved handicapped parking against the building. The main entrance door is on the South side of the building and the front door is wheelchair accessible with a power-operated opener. The entire building is wheelchair accessible.
How should I dress?
Come as you are or in your Sunday best. Jesus looks at the heart, not at what you are wearing.
What about the Offering?
There are many questions one could ask regarding church offering such as:
- When do we take the offering?
- How is the money collected?
- How much am I expected to give?
- Should visitors contribute?
- Are my offerings considered a charitable donation?
The answers to these questions are that the Bible teaches us that our offerings to God should reflect the belief that all we have is His gift to us. With our offerings, we worship and honor God.
Since offerings are gifts in response to the love of God, no one dictates what each person shall give.
We pass an offering plate during the service so that our worship may include bringing gifts to our Lord. Worshippers can use offering envelopes to keep gifts a private matter which is not known to other members.
If you include your name and address with your donation, you will receive a tax receipt for any amount over $10.00 per year.
If you wish to make a donation electronically you can send an eTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
What about my Kids?
Children are most welcome to attend our worship services as they are the church of the future. The fact that you are bringing them to our service tells them that worship is important.
Children’s voices are music to our and God’s ears and is a reminder that the church is a gathering place for people of all ages. Pastor Fred has a special friend named “Zak” who helps with the Children’s portion of the service. An unattended nursery is also available.
May I take communion?
At Grace we practice Open Communion meaning that communion is open to anyone. We serve wine and juice, bread and gluten free wafers.
Do I have to become a member?
No. Membership allows one to be able to vote and serve on church council. All people who attend have access to any ministries of the congregation.
How do I become a member?
Membership classes are offered throughout the year. Contact our secretary at the church office at 780-352-5121 and she will answer any questions you may have about membership.
God’s blessings and looking forward to seeing you in church!