Worship is the heartbeat that feeds our life together as a community. Here we learn about God’s radical welcome extended to all people. We listen to the stories that have nurtured and shaped our faith. We share a meal that makes God present to us at a table wide enough for everyone to find a place. We are sent out into the world to love and serve our neighbours.
Our worship is traditional in the sense that it takes its shape and purpose from the traditions that Christians, and in particular Lutherans, have followed for centuries. At the same time, it is contemporary in the sense that our words, our songs, and our prayers reflect the many cultures and concerns that surround us – both locally and globally.
We gather expectantly each Sunday morning to:
- find a place of acceptance;
- celebrate Christ’s abundant love and forgiveness;
- ask questions and seek answers;
- hear words of good news for our lives; and
- experience God’s grace in the waters of baptism and at God’s table.
So that we can:
- be strengthened and challenged in our faith;
- build healthy relationships;
- grow in love for others and all that God has created; and
- work for justice and peace in our world.
We believe that every assembly gathered by the Holy Spirit for worship is connected to the whole church. Worship unites the people of God in one time and place with the people of God in every time and place.
So it doesn’t matter if you are Lutheran, Catholic, Anglican, United, Pentecostal, Alliance or whatever – we are united in our common worship of the God who has claimed us as God’s own through Jesus Christ.
We use patterns, words, actions, and songs handed down through the ages to express this unity and continuity. But we also use more modern approaches that help us connect in deeper ways as we worship including the use of multimedia, times of discussion during and after the sermon, and interactive activities designed to make our worship a little more participatory for those who wish to engage that way.