Shepherd of the Lakes: Sharing the Good New of Jesus
Sunday Worship at 11 AM, Bible class beforehand at 9:30
What to Expect at Worship:
Church begins at 11 AM. You can find ample street parking, with a short walk during those last few minutes before 11 AM. Naturally, you're also invited for 9:30 AM Bible study – come join the conversation!
Our current location is not a fully-accessible building, as there are some stairs and no elevator. We do have a cry room if any children need a quiet place - but the congregation definitely understands the importance of having children in church, and many of the people here have raised children of their own. It's wonderful and Godly to have children in church.
The second & fourth Sundays of the month Pastor will have a devotion specifically for the children; kids are encouraged to sit with their parents & join in our worship every week.
Washrooms are downstairs and to the left.
What about the Offering?
The members of Shepherd of the Lakes have joined together to carry out the Lord’s work here in Fairmont and around the world. Guests need not feel obligated to participate in the weekly offering that supports our ministry.
Lutheran Worship is Distinct:
2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
THAT'S GOOD NEWS.
Christ came into the world to remove the guilt of our sin and to give us new life with him.
As Lutherans, we gather:
- to hear God's Word
- to thank God for what Jesus has done
- to receive forgiveness in the Lord's Supper
- to encourage one another in Christian living
Sunday worship is the regular and full expression of this Gospel relationship we have with our God.
We hear God speak through his Word.
We give thanks for all that our Lord has done - especially the forgiveness of sins through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This cycle of receiving from God and giving to God is distinctively Christian. You will recognize this cycle in our worship services.
Worship that follows this cycle is called "liturgical worship."
Through congregational hymns, spoken responses, Bible readings, psalms, and Gospel-rich sermons, fellow Christians join together to remind one another of God’s mercy and grace - as well as encourage one another in truth and love.
THAT'S GOOD NEWS.