“Sent forth from worship by God’s call enticed; we serve all God’s people; hands and feet of Christ.”

(from special hymn lyrics, 2009)

Worship is at the core—the very heart and center—of who we are as God’s people at Central Lutheran Church. It is in worship that God’s word is proclaimed. In worship we partake of the sacraments that mark us with the love of God. By our acts of worship we are called and empowered to serve the world Christ died to save.

Central places great emphasis on the quality of our worship and music, always seeking to model Lutheran liturgical worship at its best. Celebrating Holy Communion weekly, all services use historically familiar forms, and are creatively adapted to make them relevant and contemporary for our day.

Worship Times

Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Evening Service of Holy Communion
An informal gathering with a variety of musical offerings.
Fellowship and refreshments follow.

Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
“First-Light” Service with Holy Communion
An intimate service with hymns and the Word.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Festive Service with Holy Communion
A full choral Eucharist with choir and other music

Holiday Worship

December 24/25

Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. So our Christmas pattern will replace our Saturday/Sunday weekend worship pattern.

4 p.m. Saturday
Christmas Eve Service of Blessing with family blessing, intergenerational Children’s Word, harp, violin, carols, and “Silent Night” with candlelight

10:30 p.m. Saturday    
Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist with brass, harp, violin, Central Choir, Central Bell Choir and “Silent Night” candlelight sending

10:00 a.m. Sunday    
Contemplative Christmas Day Holy Communion with harp and violin

Dec 31/Jan 1, 2017

Saturday 5 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Communion

Since the Twelve Days of Christmas begin on a Sunday, there is only one other Sunday in the Christmas season… and it falls on New Year’s Day. When that happens the texts appointed are for the festival of the Name of Jesus (Luke 2:15-21). We’ll have one service at 10 a.m. that Sunday, including a blessing of the New Year. We’ll also worship the evening before at 5 p.m. (usual time) and include a New Year’s Eve Blessing in that Saturday Evening Holy Communion Service. Begin your New Year’s Eve celebrations with us in the sanctuary!

Worship folders

Sunday, December 4, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.

(There is not a 5 p.m. service on Saturday, December 3, due to Augsburg College Advent Vespers)


Listen Live

A live audio stream is available for Central’s worship services:

  • Saturday – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

To follow along with the service, download today’s worship folder from above and connect to the audio stream.

Listen on Demand

You can listen to the past month’s services and sermons using the media player feature of our website.