WORSHIP SERVICES AT ST. PHILIP
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
We gather at 9am on Sunday mornings. Our worship is rooted in Lutheran liturgical tradition and utilizing a diversity of musical styles.
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 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.
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.