“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.
Wednesdays in Lent
Ash Wednesday March 6
Lent’s 40 days of fasting, prayer, and works of love begin on March 6 with Ash Wednesday services at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays starting March 13
Service of Word and Prayer
Our midweek mid-day Lenten prayer time will include individual faith stories (see page 2) and preaching on the articles of the Creed from Luther’s Catechism, responsive prayer, scripture and hymns.
Light lunch follows service (soup, bread and salad)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Dwelling in the Word Bible Study
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Prayer stations; prayer around the cross; labyrinth (in the sanctuary)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Adult Faith Formation – The Creeds: The Church’s Faith Story; Bell Choir rehearsal
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
ELW Evening Prayer
Holy Week Worship
PASSION/PALM SUNDAY – April 13/14
5:00 p.m. – Palm “Saturday”
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. – Passion Sunday (Luke) with Procession with Palms entrance rite
MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18
7:00 p.m. Holy Communion – Great Commandment – Love one another
GOOD FRIDAY – April 19
Noon – Good Friday Adoration of the Crucified Worship; John Passion
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Prayer stations, sanctuary
7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Adoration of the Crucified; John Passion
HOLY SATURDAY – April 20
7:00 p.m. – 75-90 minute Great Vigil of Easter; Easter fire on the new patio; salvation readings in the great room, baptisms and Easter Eucharist in the sanctuary; conclude with festival fellowship
EASTER SUNDAY – April 21
7:00 a.m. – Sunrise Devotions in the columbarium/empty tomb (no sunrise service)
7:30 & 9:30 a.m. – Easter breakfast seatings
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. – Easter Festival Choral Eucharist (with Central Choir)
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
A video livestream 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 stream.
Listen on Demand
You can listen to the past month’s services and sermons using the media player feature of our website.
Worship Services on YouTube
We have a YouTube channel where we specifically house the official worship videos as well as interesting historic audio and video. We will post videos of the 10:30 service from the previous two weeks there also.