Worship at GSLC is…
Liturgical and Sacramental
We celebrate Holy Communion, a taste of God’s grace, at every service. We use liturgies from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as from other resources. The services are firmly rooted in the traditions handed down through generations, yet are casual and personal. Services are based on a pattern of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending.
Comfortable and Relevant
The style is “come-as-you-are.” We welcome you wherever you are on your faith journey. We seek answers to today’s questions through Scripture, message, prayer, and praise. You can follow along in the worship bulletin and in the hymnal. Bibles are in every pew.
Modern and Inspiring
Music borrows from the best of traditional Lutheran hymnody, contemporary Christian, world music, Taizé meditations, spirituals, and folk traditions. Musical leadership includes choir, piano, organ, guitars, bass, drums, and soloists.
Worship times at GSLC are…
Earlier (8:15 am)
God’s word is proclaimed and God’s grace received through Holy Communion. Use of more contemporary musical settings of the liturgy are accompanied by piano, organ, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, and choir. Instruments complimenting the core can include strings, winds, brass, synthesizer. Gifts of music and praise are also offered by various ensembles like handbells, youth and children’s choirs, dulcimer, and African drum.
Later (10:45 am)
God’s word is proclaimed and God’s grace received through Holy Communion framed by the traditional Lutheran liturgies in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship resource. Core instruments and the second morning worship opportunity are organ and piano. Instruments complimenting the core include percussion, strings, winds, brass, synthesizer. Special musical offerings from the groups above also compliment a more traditional style of Lutheran worship at this worship time.
Latest (5:30 pm)
A more contemplative style of worship brings the day to a close. At the core of worship is God’s word proclaimed and God’s grace received through Holy Communion. Piano and guitar accompanied Taizé meditations and new and familiar hymns are sung.