Worship at Mt Calvary
Every worship experience is intended to give praise to God. Therefore, we have acknowledged that all of the styles of worship that we share together may achieve that goal.
Traditional Service-Sunday 8am
Our Traditional Service with weekly communion uses the ELW book of worship liturgies and hymns. These forms of worship have been handed down through history and are regarded as a gift. Some portions of the liturgy are sung to different melodies. The music is usually accompanied by organ or piano.
Praise Service-Sunday 10:30am
Our Praise Service with weekly communion follows a similar "liturgical" pattern as the Traditional Service without the sung liturgy and with more contemporary songs. The songs are accompanied by a praise band (piano, drums, trumpet, flute, and guitar) and several lead singers.
Wednesday Worship 6pm
The mid-week worship service with weekly communion is a modified Traditional Service. We do not sing the liturgy, but we do sing the hymns. The Wednesday sermon is typically the same as the upcoming Sunday.
We believe that God's presence is made real in the sacraments. In the Lutheran church, we believe that there are two sacraments:
Baptism is a powerful connection to God. Through God's love, which we do not deserve, God claims us as a child of God and adopt us into the family of God. Often infants are baptized because this is a radical understanding of God's grace in that there is nothing that an infant, or any of us, can bring to deserve or earn our relationship with God. Having said that, we baptize people of all ages. Normally, baptism precedes the receiving of communion.
Holy Communion is received in the bread and wine of this sacrament. This commitment on Christ's part is done so that we may be strengthened and nourished for our daily faith journey. Since the Holy Spirit can be at work in the life of all people, all are welcome, even if they are not members of the church, to come forward and receive the gift of communion. Communion is celebrated at most worship services. We provide gluten free bread for those who require it as well as offering both wine and grape juice for any who prefer or need those elements.