Reformation Sunday and Confirmation
Christ Lutheran Church
As a church of the Reformation our worship follows a liturgical tradition while we embrace hymns and music from all traditions. Most of the liturgy is printed in the Sunday bulletin.
Believing in the real presence of Christ, this church practices Eucharistic hospitality. All baptized persons are welcome at the table of our Lord. Wine, or grape juice, and traditional hosts are used.
The music director serves as the organist and choir director. Music has been a pivotal part of worship from the earliest days of the church. We are blessed to have an Adult Chapel Choir, childrens' Cherub Choir, and a hand bell Choir (Joybell Choir). Everyone is welcome to make a joyful noise with the adult or hand bell choirs. No special training is necessary.
To the Parents of Our Young Children, May We Suggest:
Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don't feel you have to suppress it in God's house. All are welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what is going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of others' heads.
Quietly explain the parts of the service and actions of the pastor, lay servers, choir, etc.
Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, "Let the children come to me."
Remember the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.