We gather weekly to worship God through song, prayer, and proclamation. Each service includes Holy Communion. As Lutherans we believe that God is really present in the bread and wine we share, and all are welcome at God's table of grace.
Saturday, 5:30pm - This brief spoken service includes preaching, prayers, and Communion. Sunday, 9am - Our full liturgy (hymns, readings, preaching, prayers, Communion), with music led on piano and organ, sung by a worship team.
Sunday, 11am - Our full liturgy (hymns, readings, preaching, prayers, Communion), with music is led on piano and organ, sung by the choir. This service is livestreamed to the ORLC Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and ends on the Thursday before Easter. During this season, the paraments in the sanctuary are changed to purple, and we focus on reflection and repentance, forgiveness and grace, prayer and giving. Wednesdays in Lent - Join us for a potluck dinner and worship for all ages on Wednesday evenings during the month of March. Find more information here.
Holy Week Worship
Palm Sunday - April 1, 5:30pm and April 2, 9 & 11am Maundy Thursday - April 6, 7pm Good Friday - April 7, 10am Children's Service, noon Community Worship, 8pm Tenebrae Worship Easter Saturday - NO evening worship Easter Sunday - April 9, 8:30am & 11am, with breakfast from 9:30am-10:45am
What to Expect
Parking is plentiful in the lot around the church building.
Follow along with the liturgy (the parts of the service) in the printed bulletin or on the screen at the front of the sanctuary. Portions for the congregation to read are shown in bold print. Singing is an important part of Lutheran worship, and all are encouraged to join in making a joyful noise.
Communion is celebrated at each worship service. As Lutherans we believe that God is really present in the bread and wine we share, and all are welcome to receive. Communion is served with wafers and small glasses of wine filled from a pouring chalice (Sundays) or by intinction (Saturday). Grape juice and gluten-free wafers are available by request. Infants and those who do not receive communion are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing.
Children are always welcome in worship! Pick up a clipboard as you come in with crayons/pencil and a thematic children's bulletin with pictures and activities. Come forward for the children's sermon to hear about the day's readings in an easy-to-understand way. For those who wish, a staffed nursery is available every Sunday from 9am-noon.