what to expect
Feel free to sit where you like. Also please look for and fill out a Connection Card in the pocket of the Chair-back nearest you. You are free to place it in the offering plate later in the service.
Wear whatever is comfortable to you.
We just want the chance to meet you and encounter God together. Our worship life is grounded in scripture, prayer, holy communion and music-- lots of music. We dig out musical treasures from the distant past and explore newer worship music written only recently.
Every Sunday we gather to the sound of music, confess our sins and hear the Good News of forgiveness.
We pray for the Lord to reveal His presence as we continue to worship, hear Good News proclaimed. We pray for one another and the world around us. Our worship life is participatory and multi sensory. We always share communion, the real presence of Christ, and we are then sent into the world to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to share and be Good News to others.
Our worship is rooted in the Lutheran tradition
Some describe it as Ancient/Future; connected to the contributions of the many generations that have gone before us, but also respectful of the ongoing creativity of current artists and the community we serve in Indianapolis. Our greatest desire in this time is to encounter the presence of God.
Part of worship involves an offering.
This is an act of worship where we respond in generosity to the blessings of God and the practical desire to support the ministry that happens through our church. We believe all people were made in the image of God and God is GENEROUS. We feel that to truly be human is to reflect this generosity in every way we can imagine. This includes providing a way for those who wish to contribute to the practical support of our ministry.
Communion is offered ever Sunday and open to any Christian who would ordinarily receive communion.
We are convinced that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine and we welcome all who share this belief to come forward for this sacred event. If it makes more sense for you to not receive communion, please know that you are still welcome to come forward to receive a blessing or prayer or simply remain in your seat. Grape juice is offered for those who prefer not to receive wine.
Please share a little about yourself on the Connection Card located in the pocked of the chair-back near you. Please joins us for a hot beverage afterwards. We love meeting new people!