WORSHIP AND LITURGY AT ST. PHILIP

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WHAT TO EXPECT | SUNDAYS

Worship is the heart of our community. Our church is full of activity every day of the week – but everything we do is centered in our Sunday morning worship, where we are nourished to go out and be God’s people in the world. Our worship is rooted in Lutheran liturgical tradition and utilizing a diversity of musical styles.

At worship...

We are reminded of God's radical love for all people in Christ Jesus.

We listen to the ancient stories that have nurtured and shaped our faith.

We share a meal at a table wide enough for everyone to find a place.

We are sent out into the world to serve our neighbors.

We celebrate Holy Communion every week. At St. Philip, we welcome all to Christ's table, where we receive Christ’s body and blood given and shed for us and for the life of the world. We practice eucharistic hospitality and offer both wheat bread and gluten-free wafers and red wine and non-alcoholic white grape juice. If you would like communion brought to you at your seat, please let an usher know. If you do not wish to receive communion, you are invited to come forward for a blessing or remain in your seat.

Children are invited and encouraged to join us for worship. The sound of children present in our gathered assembly enriches our experience at St. Philip. We have a children's area where age-appropriate materials, books, and games enable children and their families to connect with and engage in our liturgy while still being part of it. We also have a Joyful Noise Room (nursery) with changing tables and nursing facilities, as well as toys for very little ones, in the narthex. The Joyful Noise Room is also equipped with a volume-controlled speaker so kids and their grown-ups can still hear the service.

Our worship is both formal and informal. Please come as you are - no dress code required - and please participate as fully as you feel comfortable. If something is different or confusing, ask questions! We invite you to be a part of worship and learn more, no matter where you are on your faith journey.

LITURGY SCHEDULE

Sunday + 8:00 AM Outdoor Worship (June through August)

Join us in our beautiful outdoor worship space for an abbreviated liturgy (approx. 30 minutes) with scripture readings, music, prayer, and communion. (Pet-friendly!)

Sunday + 9:00 AM Worship with Holy Communion (Year-Round)

This is our primary Sunday liturgy. You are invited to join us in-person or worship online on Facebook or YouTube.

Masks are required for indoor worship. Following CDC and Cook County Department of Public Health guidelines and out of love for our neighbor, face masks are required regardless of vaccination status for indoor worship and all other in-person activities at St. Philip at this time.

MIDWEEK WORSHIP | WEDNESDAYS

During Advent, Lent, and other occasional times and seasons, we gather for midweek worship on Wednesdays. These liturgies are shorter (about 20-30 minutes) and more contemplative in nature. The pattern and style of liturgy changes, but typically there is scripture, reflection, music, and prayer.

Upcoming Midweek Worship Opportunities:

Outdoor Worship with Holy Communion

Wednesdays, September 15 - October 27, 6:45-7:15 pm

Join us for a simple spoken service with Holy Communion in our outdoor worship space. Masks are optional. In the event of inclement weather, the service will take place in the sanctuary (masks required).

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