We would love for you to join us at either of our services. We worship at 9 a.m. with an In-Person Service which follows COVID protocols and safety measures. Those are listed in detail at the link below. This service will also be live on our Facebook page. Use this link to connect to our Facebook Live Service at 9:00 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m. our service come to you via Zoom. To join us follow the link below.
Whether you are with us in person, or via an online method, we welcome you to share in the love of Christ as we praise God for His gifts, His guidance, and His continued presence in our lives.
Prepackaged, preconsecrated communion kits are available and will need to be picked up at the church Tuesday or Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or Sunday mornings at the parking lot service. Call the HSLC office if other arrangements need to be made.
Anyone middle school age or above who would like participate is invited to join us!
We are an "open choir". This means that on most Sundays, members do not need to sit with the choir for the entire service. Some choose to sit with their families and come to the choir section only when it is time to sing the anthem; when the anthem is over, they return to their seats in the congregation.
The Adult Choir does not sing every Sunday. This provides an opportunity to welcome other musical talent in the church to be the anthem at a service. Just sign up on any open Sunday and you will be anthem for that service. There is a schedule posted in the choir room so that all know what Sundays the Adult Choir will be singing.
The Adult Choir provides soloists for cantoring, and leads the congregation in every hymn, even on Sundays when they don’t provide the anthem.
Come join us on Thursday evenings, and “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!” All are welcome!
In Sunday worship, the lector is responsible for reading the first and second lessons and for leading the congregation in reading the Psalm responsively. At other services, the duties may vary, but they will always involve reading the Scripture. This is one of the most significant parts of any worship service, and it is important to prepare so that you can read well. Here are a few tips.
1. Take the time to read the lessons and the Psalm ahead of time. How do you know what the lessons are for your Sunday? You can find them on the here on the ELCA website. You will need to scroll down to find the correct year. The readings are divided into the seasons of the church year; calendar dates are also given. If you don't have access to the web or if you have questions, please contact Deacon Linda or the church office.
2. Practice reading out loud. That way you will be able to divide the phrases properly and find anything that might trip you up.
3. If your reading includes some names that you aren't sure how to pronounce, NetMinistries has an on-line pronunciation guide where you can hear the words pronounced. Once again, if you have questions, ask Deacon Linda or Pastor Gerry.
4. It is best to read slowly and clearly. If you get lost in the reading, just stop and restart.
5. Make sure that the microphone is on and in the proper position BEFORE the service starts, if possible.