Divine Worship with Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Worship at Grace is truly DIVINE because in worship God shows up – in His Word and Sacrament. He serves and feeds us.
What to expect:
We use the liturgical settings found in the new maroon Lutheran Service Book (LSB) hymnal. The liturgy brings with it a familiar order and rhythm to the service week after week. You can expect to sing Christian hymns accompanied by our beautiful Bedient pipe organ. You can expect to hear a sermon that preaches God’s Word and applies to your life.
There is a Children’s Message every Sunday during worship specifically geared toward the young. Following the Children’s Message, children (age 3-6) are excused from the service to take part in Children’s Church. A Nursery Room with PLENTY of toys is also available during the service for the parents (or grandparents) of young children. Kids are certainly welcome to stay in worship – to sing and learn to worship God; (also because some of our older members secretly love to hear the squirms and squeaks of God’s littlest loved ones).
Special Worship Services:
Throughout the year, our congregation gathers to worship God on several special occasions:
- Thanksgiving Eve at 7 pm – in this special service we not only take time to thank and praise our great God, we also take an offering of non-perishable items that are donated to the Oberlin Community Services Center
- Midweek Advent services at 7 pm. These are held during the Wednesdays of Advent – the season in the church year where we prepare for Christ’s coming on Christmas. The services are preceded by a free soup and sandwich supper in the church Fellowship Hall at 6 pm.
- Christmas Eve at 7 pm. We have a special, candle-light service filled with familiar hymns to direct our thoughts and hearts to the gift of baby Jesus in a manger.
- Ash Wednesday service at 7 pm. It is celebrated next on February 14, 2018. This service marks the beginning of the season in the Church Year called Lent. Ashes can be placed upon our foreheads in the shape of a cross in a symbolic gesture of the sorrow over our sin. It’s a day of repentance.
- Lenten Midweek services beginning the week after Ash Wednesday and continue every Wednesday at 7 pm until the start of Holy Week. The services are preceded by a free soup and sandwich supper in the church Fellowship Hall at 6 pm. These Lenten services focus our hearts on the suffering and passion of our Lord.
- Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm. This communion service marks Christ’s institution of the Lord’s Supper and His mandate that we love one another. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar.
- Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 pm. This most sacred service of (progressive) darkness recounts the final suffering, death, and burial of our Lord.
- Easter Sunday worship service! At 10:00 am we rejoice in the resurrection victory of our Lord over sin, death, and the power of the devil.