Current Worship Options
Faith Lutheran Church is following recommendations of the CDC and other national, state, and local health authorities, and continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Our worship schedule and options continue to change during these times, so please keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and the FaithBtown News emails.
Please read below to determine which option is the best fit for you at this time. We pray that these services are an encouragement to you as we seek to best serve and love our neighbor while maintaining social distance. Each week, please let us know which way you chose to worship with us via the green button above or on the home page.
Sundays: 10:30 am
Wednesdays (December 2, 9, 16): 12 Noon
- Park in the main lot, facing the upper entryway.
- Tune in to 91.7 FM to listen.
- Remain in your vehicle at all times. There is no access to the building.
- Access the worship bulletin (found on home page).
- Download the Children’s Bulletin as desired (also found on home page).
- Greet each other with the peace of the Lord via smiles and waves through closed car windows.
- Communion is offered every other Sunday.
- Each service is also posted on our Facebook page, or can be accessed directly on our YouTube channel.
- Offerings may be mailed to Faith Lutheran Church at 2200 S. High Street (47401). Or submit this form to set up automatic withdrawals.
- Weekly devotions can also be found online (on Facebook and/or our YouTube channel) – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
LORD’S SUPPER: alternate Sundays
- For reception of the Supper at the Drive-in Service, pull under the vestibule and lower the driver’s side window.
- If you have hand sanitizer, we invite you to use it prior to and after reception of the Body and Blood.
- The pastors alternate cars for distribution, providing time to sanitize hands prior to and after serving each car. They wear masks starting with the consecration of the elements and all throughout distribution.
- If you choose simply to depart in peace as you serve the Lord, please exit through the lane outside of the vestibule.
We use the Lutheran Service Book (2006) for our worship, and rotate through various settings of the Divine Service and Daily Office. Recordings of the liturgy settings are available here. A list of the upcoming hymns with links to assorted recordings is available as an Excel file or a Google document (for Apple and other devices).
Itching to sing some Christmas carols? Miss seeing your fellow church members? Join a Covid Caroling Contingent!
If you would like to join a small group to spread musical cheer, sign up HERE by December 7. Each group will be assigned some congregation members to visit (outside their abode); date/time will be worked out within your group. Caroling books provided.
As we are all a little more “shut-in” than usual, if you would particularly like a visit from carolers, contact our Cantor to make sure you are on the list!
Virtual Christmas Celebrations are available in abundance this December — concerts, services of Lessons and Carols, and other Advent and Christmas musical celebrations presented by the schools in our Concordia University System and other Lutheran colleges are listed below. Confirm with each school’s website for any schedule changes.
- CONCORDIA, CHICAGO – Saturday, December 5
- CONCORDIA, IRVINE (Irvine, CA) – Tuesday, December 22
- CONCORDIA, ST. PAUL (St. Paul, MN) – Friday, December 4
- CONCORDIA, WISCONSIN (Mequon, WI) – Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5
- More 2020 Lutheran College Virtual Christmas Programs
Our choirs always welcome new participants, and most are still meeting this year, although mostly virtually. Contact our Cantor, Dr. Priscilla Gabriel, for more details or to get involved. Under normal conditions, our ensembles are as follows:
Open to anyone in high school and older, the Senior Choir sings weekly for the Divine Service, following the communion service schedule. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm in the sanctuary.
For children in grades three through eight, this choir combines the Kodály Concept with the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life program to continue the musical development begun in Preparatory Choir. Choir members grow spiritually as they develop an understanding of the texts they sing and are instructed in the meaning of the liturgy. The Junior Choir sings approximately twice a month and for special services, sometimes joining the Senior Choir.
For children in kindergarten through second grade, this choir uses the Kodály Concept to develop basic musicianship through singing the hymns of the church and occasional anthems. The Preparatory Choir sings approximately once a month, sometimes joining the Junior Choir.
Composed of members of the regular choirs and additional volunteers, this ensemble sings for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Sectionals and full rehearsals are coordinated on a week-to-week basis during December.
Instrumentalists with at least two years experience are encouraged to play in worship. Brass ensembles are often organized for major feast days.
Rehearsing on an “as needed” basis, handbells support worship by accompanying the choir or liturgy.
Symphonic Bells of Bloomington (SBB)
Faith Lutheran is proud to host this advanced community handbell ensemble. SBB is committed to promoting the art of English handbell ringing through performance, education, and community outreach. For more information on joining the ensemble or upcoming performances, visit www.symphonicbells.com.
The Organ: Reuter Organ Company, Opus 2145 (1991), two-manual, nineteen ranks
The Piano: Wurlitzer Baby Grand
The Harpsichord: Zuckerman single manual with walnut case, assembled by and on-loan from member Fred Barsun
Bells: Four-and-a-half octaves of Malmark handbells and three octaves of tone chimes
Dr. Priscilla Weaver Gabriel (2015-present)
Robert Cruz (2010-2015)
Julie Potts Grindle (1992-1995; 2002-2010)
Elizabeth Waldon (1999-2002)
Chris Loemker (1996-1999)
Wendy Markosky (1995-1996)
Faythe Freese (1986-1988; 1989-1992)
Sharon Follingstad (1986-1988)
Wayne Peterson (1985-1986)
Dr. Milton Martin (1963-1985)