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.