As our Lord gathers us for worship, we join the entire company of heaven in praising our good and gracious God.
We value Meaningful Worship, Christian Education, Family-Friendly Fellowship, Member Care, Outreach, & Grace Lutheran's Heritage.
"To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!" (Rev. 5:13)
Laudable livestream and praise-worthy in-person worship happened this past weekend from the campus of Grace Lutheran. “Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good!”
Participants stated that the in-person worship in the sanctuary was indeed, specific for the times, sacred for their souls, and safe for their mortality AND also invigorating for their spirits. I heard comments like “I appreciate all the precautions that have been taken.” Everyone is being extra careful.” “It’s great to see my fellow brothers and sisters.” And “I’m so glad I came today.”
Thanks to wonderful volunteers who diagnosed and cured the livestream ills which resulted in comments like… “Pastor, this past weekend’s broadcast was flawless.” “Wow. The livestream was so smooth and the sound was so good on Sunday. Vicar’s sermon was great too!”
We offer 3 services per weekend with Holy Communion at every service.
Saturday 5:00 PM traditional
Sunday 8:30 contemporary
10:45 traditional (also Livestreamed)
We are returning to our custom of coming up the altar steps and kneeling at the rail. Communion elements have been prepared with absolute sanitation and care by people wearing gloves and masks.
Our procedures specific for this time
Participants may kneel at the altar rail, self-dismiss after personal prayer and then carefully come down the chancel steps, or remain standing and participate in a socially-distanced line of “continuous flow” in front of the chancel steps. Communion may also be brought to those who need to remain in the pew. Communion elements have been prepared with absolute sanitation and care by persons wearing gloves and masks.
- Beginning with the front pews on either side, participants form two lines in the center aisle, seeking to maintain respectful social distancing.
- Choose either A) STEPS: go up the steps and kneel at the altar rail or B) NO STEPS: go across to the table beside the pulpit.
- At communion deacon’s invitation and words, pick up your own wafer (and cup) without touching others. Partake of Christ’s body and blood with faith in His promise.
- Come to the side aisle, drop used cup in basket and proceed down the side aisle and back to your seats.
For those willing, we do need volunteers for all our services. If you want to welcome, guide, acolyte or help prepare the sanctuary, please call the church office, 863-293-8447. I am confident that all who participate in our ministries are doing their best to keep our spaces and ourselves sanitary and safe. Lord Jesus, keep being our Good Shepherd and lead us...
- Pastor Charles Reich
Children’s Church is offered during the sermon at both the 8:30 AM and 10:45AM services.
The 10:45am worship service of Grace Lutheran Church is now being live streamed. Click on live streaming below to be taken to our live streaming page.