Worship

Weekly Worship Schedule

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Worship
Sunday – 8:45 a.m. Worship @ St. Peter’s, 474 Vine St.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. Worship

Holy Communion is celebrated at all weekend worship.

Also Holden Evening Prayer @ St. Peter’s, Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Healing Worship @ St. Peter, First Wed., 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Church

Jordan Hawk has been leading the Children’s Church program on the St. Peter’s campus each Sunday. Now this program is also available on the Light on Christ Campus, led by Michelle Harvey. Following the children’s message, children go to Children’s Church to learn more about Pastor Jerry’s message, and then return to worship before communion.
Children’s Church meets  in the Fellowship Hall. It is our hope that this experience will further bring God’s Word and Love to our children in a way they can comprehend.

Light of Christ Inaugural Worship
October 29, 2017

 

At Light of Christ we worship according to the rich traditional liturgy of the church as presented in Evangelical Lutheran Worship©2006 ELCA, from which we use a variety of musical settings. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at all weekend Celebrations. We use a wide range of hymnody, from old favorites to new hymns, including different cultures.

Worship is first of all praise of God, as we join in the never-ending praise offered by the church on earth and the hosts of heaven. It is secondly our nourishment by the Word of God and the Sacraments. The liturgy and hymns are full of biblical references.


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October 28 – UPG Joint Worship
Light of Christ 1st Anniversary
Reformation 501st Anniversary

We will have a joint worship celebration of the UPG at Light of Christ on OCTOBER 28, at 9:30 AM. Light of Christ is celebrating the First Anniversary of our congregation, and it’s also Reformation Sunday – 501 years and counting!
There will be special music by The Little Brass Band and a combined choir. After worship, please stay for an expanded coffee hour in the Fellowship
Hall.

Ministry of Music

Martin Luther wrote that music is the handmaiden of theology. Music lends a rich dimension to the words of worship and stirs our hearts in many different ways.

Organist/Choir Director – Linda Maule, Deacon

Light of Christ’s music ministry offers these opportunities for participation in worship:

  • Children’s choir (for children in grades 3 and up) rehearses once a week on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. and participates in worship every three to four weeks.
  • Senior choir (for high school students and adults) rehearses once a week on Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:45 p.m. and participates in worship three times per month.
  • Chime choir (for high school students and adults) rehearses once a week on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and participates in worship 3-4 times per year.

In addition, we have opportunities for competent school age musicians or adults to play or sing appropriate selections to enhance our worship, as well as opportunities to participate in liturgical dance.

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All Saints Sunday – Nov 4

All Saints Day will be celebrated on November 3 and 4. Please tell us if you have a family member or friend who has entered the Church Triumphant since
November 1, 2017 and whom you would like to be remembered during our All Saints worship. Please contact the church office with this information.

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October 6, 7
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?

Genesis 2:18-24Heb. 1:1-4;  2:5-12Mark 10:2-16

 

October 20, 21
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God’s take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered aroud the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.

Isaiah 53:4-12 Heb. 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45

October 13, 14
Harvest Home

This weekend we are reminded that our Lord yields abundant and wonderful gifts from creation. As God’s children living within this world, we are called to share the abundant harvest with all who are in need, that one day all will come to know God by the witness and lives of God;s children.

Deut. 26:1-11 2 Cor. 9:6-15 Luke 3:7-18

October 27, 28

Reformation Sunday

On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith, the gospel of Christ–the good news–that makes us free! We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord’s table.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36

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