Visiting Us with updated Guidelines for our Worship Services

Updated September 16, 2021

Our Services
The church council and our worship ministry team have formulated guidelines for our worship practices (see below) that take a cautious approach in getting back together. We are excited about gathering to share the Word and Sacrament again.  However, we encourage those who are most vulnerable to consider staying home if you feel that it would be too risky for you to join us. 

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m. Our early service is the traditional format and our late service has a contemporary format. Dress is casual.

Our Services Online
Check our home web page for information about our services live-streamed on FaceBook and YouTube.

Communion
Holy Communion is a meal that unites us as one in the Body of Christ. Those who have been baptized and believe that the real body and blood of Jesus are present in, with and under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of our sins and the feeding of our faith are welcome to participate in this sacrament.

Children
Children of all ages are welcome in our church.  Parents are welcome to relax in the narthex with their children during the service. There are speakers to allow families to hear and participate in the service.  Sunday school for all ages is at 10 a.m.

 Guidelines for Social Distancing and Protective Measures in the building

Masks are optional for all fully vaccinated people.

Please use the main front doors or the middle doors.  The far left doors are locked due to construction.

Entering the Sanctuary
Please pick up your pre-packaged individual communion wafer and wine cup and a bulletin. Children may pick up an object for the children's sermon.

Offering plates will be on stands at the sanctuary entrance. They will not be passed around during the service.

While social distancing is not required, there will be a marked section of socially-distanced pews  available.

Offering
If you choose to give an offering, it may be placed in the offering basket by the sanctuary doors.  See our "Giving and Serving" page for making an online offering.

Holy Communion 
The words of our Eucharist will be the same as always. However, we will stay in the pews and use the pre-packaged individual wafer and wine cup in the small plastic bag that was picked up as you proceeded to the sanctuary. Pastor will be giving directions as we together perform the Eucharist. The used cup may be placed back in the plastic bag for disposal in the trash cans at the sanctuary entrance.

Other Items
Hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks are available throughout the building.

We will not be serving coffee.

The building will continue to be sanitized as needed.

In this transition...
We need to support one another in our understanding that we are not gathering to experience worship in a form that is familiar.  Things will be different for a while, but we will be a church, and all the essential parts of worship will be observed and celebrated.  God’s Spirit will be at work in us, and for that we give thanks.

Our Mission Statement
Reaching out to others, Living in faith, Celebrating Christ's love.

The Guiding Principles of Resurrection Lutheran Church

  1. All are welcome and invited here.
  2. We are kind and respectful to all.
  3. We teach and learn God's Word through our Lutheran Theology.
  4. As recipients of God's Grace, we extend Grace, Love, and Peace to all.
  5. Fellowship and Celebration are vital to who we are.

We Are an Inclusive Church
At Resurrection Lutheran Church we strive to be a welcoming community. We are called by the Gospel to live in a supportive faith community; a congregation of relationships connecting us with each other and with God.

When we discover people who are feeling alone, feeling disconnected from God, or marginalized by another church, we want them to know that our doors are open for them to join us on our journey of faith together.

We strive to accept people as they are, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Our mission is to reach people with the love of Jesus Christ. All people, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or cultural background, are welcome at RLC. As a Lutheran Church, in accordance with the openness of the ELCA, we extend a hand of grace and peace to all who wish to join us. We believe all people are genuinely and entirely loved children of God, and we want them to know that.

As disciples, we know that society is always in the midst of controversy, and that none of us has all the answers to some of the divisions within our society, but we know that God is capable of showing extravagant grace, radical inclusion, and relentless compassion in such abundance that all we can do is stand in awe and give thanks.

No matter what a person's status, they are welcome to love and serve God in the faith community found at Resurrection Lutheran Church.