Worship is central to our lives and all that we do at First Lutheran Church and Christ the Servant Lutheran Ministry. Our worship follows an ancient order of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending, and is guided by a printed worship folder. Every worship service is organized around the Scripture readings for the day, so the prayers, music, and sermon all share the same theme. Our liturgy is similar to that of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal traditions. For those without liturgical experience, it is easy to follow and those around you will be happy to provide assistance. We welcome and encourage you to join us as we praise the God who created us, gives us new life in Christ, and is with us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sunday Holy Communion
- 9:00 am in Chariton
- 11:00 am in Corydon
Special Services as scheduled:
- 6 pm Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion in Chartion
- 8 pm Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion in Corydon
- 6 pm Soup Supper on Wednesdays during Lent followed by a short worship service
- 7:00 – 8:30 am Easter Breakfast at First Lutheran- April 16, 2017 in Chariton
- 9:00 am Easter Worship at First Lutheran- April 16, 2017 in Chariton
- 9:30 – 10:30 am Easter Brunch Potluck at Christ the Servant- April 16, 2017 in Corydon
- 11:00 am Easter Worship at Christ the Servant- April 16, 2017 in Corydon
Word, Bath, Meal
At the center of our faith stands the Word of God. We believe, teach and preach from this dynamic revelation of God’s presence with us – ancient words for a contemporary age. In our community of faith the Scriptures are understood as the authoritative Word from God and the interpreted Word for a changing, questioning, hungering world.
Entrance into the community of faith comes as it has throughout the ages, through the cleansing bath of Holy Baptism. In our worship gathering space stands a filled font, into which water is poured with each baptismal remembrance. Like the bloodlines that unite relatives, we believe that the “waterlines” of this sacrament bind us together in a community of faith with both gifts and responsibilities for those who would follow Jesus.
Holy Communion is celebrated at every service, every Sunday. We welcome all who believe in the power of the Risen Christ and who find in the sacrament our Lord’s presence for the forgiveness of sins and the renewal of life. While our communion celebrations vary according to service and season, they are always reverent, inclusive, and grounded in the hope of Christ that the Scriptures promise.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” At FLC and CTS, we do not expect little ones to sit still and be quiet during worship services. We invite you to grab a book or two from the library or a busy bag from the Narthex and bring the whole bustling family to worship together.
In our worship life together, dozens of volunteers offer their gifts each month to contribute to our liturgical worship. All of the gathered assembly is active in worship (liturgy means “work of the people”). While the obvious way to participate is simply by being present to offer your voice in worship, praise, and prayer, there are countless opportunities to respond to God’s gracious love in service as well, including:
- Greeters and Hospitality Hosts
- Bread Bakers
- Wine Makers
There is a place for you and your unique gifts. Contact the church office for more information.