Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of some of the questions that you may have.  If you don’t see your question here, please contact us.  We’d love to chat with you!

The worship service starts with a quick welcome and important announcements. Then, our worship musicians lead everyone in singing a few modern Christian worship songs. If singing isn’t your thing, no problem! The lyrics are displayed on a screen above the platform so that you can follow along. Plenty of people follow along silently, and plenty of people sing when they feel comfortable.

Next, we say a few prayers and read some short passages from the Bible together, out loud. All of the prayers and readings are displayed on the screen above the platform. We take a money offering, where people are invited to consider giving financially to support Christ Lutheran Vail’s work. If you are a first-time guest with us, we won’t ask you to give anything. In fact, we’d like to give you a gift to welcome you to our church. Just go visit the Information Center located in the lobby before or after the service.

Finally, our pastor gives a message (sometimes called a sermon) that connects with the readings, prayers, and singing earlier in the service. The pastor presents an important topic in our lives and works through what God has to say about that topic through the Bible. After the message, everyone is welcome to grab some coffee or snacks and spend some time getting to know one another. 

Come in what makes you comfortable! We worship in jeans, tees, button-downs, dresses, and suits…and just about as many other styles as there are people in attendance on any given Sunday. Bottom line: we care about you – not your wardrobe.

Communion is a practice that helps us focus on the death and sacrifice of Jesus, and our continued connection to him and other followers. All who wish to take communion are welcome to participate; you aren’t required to be a member of our church, a Lutheran, or even an official Christian. 

We serve Communion (sometimes called the Lord’s Supper) at each service just before we hear the message. You can pick up the communion elements as you enter the lobby.  During the service, there will be instructions on how to do communion.  Ushers will collect the used containers when you are done.  If you’d rather not take communion, that’s okay, too.

If you have more questions about communion, feel free to reach out to us.

We have something for all ages! 

  • There is nursery available on Sundays during the service for babies through children age 4.
  • We offer Radicle Kids for 4 year olds – 5th grade on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am service.
  • Kids in Kindergarten – 5th grade meet from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on Wednesdays during the school year for Little Sprouts as a part of our family-friendly CLV Wednesdays program.

For more information or to register your child, please check out our Kids Page.

We have opportunities for your middle or high school youth to get connected!  Confirmation class for middle school and Youth Group for high school meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.  There’s Wednesday evening Youth Group for both middle and high schoolers.  You can find more information on our Middle and High School Youth Page.

If you’re new to Christ Lutheran Vail, there’s no better way to get connected than Discover CLV.

Discover CLV is a series of 4 short sessions where new folks can meet some of our leaders, get to know one another, and learn about our community at Christ Lutheran Vail. The sessions are informal. They do not require any knowledge of the Bible or theological background – just an interest in what we do here. During the 4th week, we’ll help you connect with a community or volunteer group if you’d like. And we’ll answer any questions you have about our practices, beliefs, and plans.  Contact the church office to find out when the next class is.  We’d love to get to know you!

Christ Lutheran Vail is a part of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS is a Lutheran denomination that dates back to the mid 1800’s and was begun by a group of German Immigrants. Today, the Synod is made up of about 6000 congregations.