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Worship Services

During this time when we can not meet together as usual we are offering both online and drive-in worship options. We pray that these services are an encouragement to you as we seek to best serve and love our neighbor while maintaining social distance.  If you worship with us either way, please let us know via the green button on the home page.

ONLINE worship

The service links are also posted each week on our Facebook page, or can be accessed directly on our YouTube channel.  Feel free to share with your friends and family!

 

DRIVE-IN service

Join us in our parking lot – Sundays at 10:30 am (through at least June 14)

  • Park in the main lot, facing the upper entryway. Please reserve the 2nd/4th rows from the building (spots where you back in) for families with small children and others who need to be dismissed first.
  • Remain in your vehicle at all times, with windows up. No access to the building is allowed, so use the bathroom before you come.
  • Tune in to 91.7 FM to listen.
  • Download this Sunday’s order of service.
  • Download the Children’s Bulletin HERE.
  • Offerings may be placed in the open mailbox on the way out of the parking lot. Or submit this form to set up automatic withdrawals.
  • Greet each other with the peace of the Lord via smiles and waves through closed car windows.
LORD’S SUPPER: May 24 & June 7 (Holy Trinity Sunday)
  • For reception of the Supper, 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 will alternate cars for distribution, providing time to sanitize hands prior to and after serving each car. They will be wearing 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, as we have done on previous Sundays.

 

For pastoral care, please contact Pastor Edwards or Pastor Beck by phone or email. Continue to pray for us, as we pray for you.

 

Virtual Hymn Sing

Join us for our weekly virtual hymn sing this Wednesday from 7:00-7:30 p.m.! Join the Zoom meeting where Dr. Gabriel will sing at the piano. Sing along at home by following the hymn via her screen share, or bring your own hymnal if you have one. Please keep yourself muted (latency makes it impossible to sing as a full group, but you will still hear Dr. Gabriel) and submit your hymn requests via the chat. She’ll also have the new LSB Hymnal Companion on hand for some interesting info or to answer any burning questions you might have.

Haven’t participated in a Zoom meeting before? Make sure to download the app first on your mobile, tablet, or computer.   Or simply dial in to the phone number below, entering the meeting ID and password when indicated (dialing in is audio only).

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82203899209?pwd=ZDlNRHJBd3FvdkZxOVNaSDd3UmNOQT09

Meeting ID: 822 0389 9209
Password (use numerals): five three four six five one

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 822 0389 9209
Password (use numerals): five three four six five one

Hymn Marathon

St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankemuth, MI) offered a “virtual” hymn fest on April 24 as organist Dr. Scott Hyslop played the entire Lutheran Service Book hymnal from beginning to end! Whether you missed the livestream or would like to enjoy it again, you may still access it HERE.

Liturgy

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).

Ensembles

Senior Choir

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.

Junior Choir

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.

Preparatory 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.

Christmas 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

Instrumentalists with at least two years experience are encouraged to play in worship. Brass ensembles are often organized for major feast days.

Handbells

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.

Our Instruments

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

Our Cantors

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)