One of the most distinguishable characteristics of a church is its use of the Word and the Sacraments. A congregation's worship is its most visible and most important act as a community of faith. Fellowship's regular Sunday morning worship service is at 10:00 AM and we currently offer a 5:00 PM Worship and Praise service on the first Sunday of the month.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both services and at other special occasions during the year such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve.
The Communion table at Fellowship is "open" meaning that all baptized Christians who have been receiving the sacrament in their own congregations and who believe that Christ is truly present in the sacrament to forgive their sin are encouraged to receive His Body and Blood, "in, with and under" the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper.
Christian Education is a tradition in the Lutheran Church and a priority among our ministries at Fellowship. God reveals himself to us in the Scriptures and our study of them helps us apply them to our daily lives. This is an essential part of our growth as Christians.
Sunday School for all ages 3 years old through 7th grade begins at 9:00 AM every Sunday except holidays and during the summer months.
A one year confirmation class for 6th through 8th graders is offered every other year and is held during the Sunday School hour. Please contact the Pastor for more details.
There are many opportunities to socialize with the other members of our family of faith. Opportunities for all ages are offered throughout the year. Some of the regular groups and activities are listed below. You always invited to participate with us in the activities that follow.
Adult choir rehearses after our 10:00 a.m. worship service as scheduled by our choir director, George Biemel.
Social Events for our youth in various age groups are planned and led by parent volunteers. They often enjoy overnight "lock-in" at the church for both fun and study.
Retreats and regional gatherings for our Middle School and Senior High youth are regularly scheduled. The fees for these off-site congregational retreats and regional gatherings with youth from other congregations are generously offset by a portion of the proceeds from our Pumpkin Patch sales each year.
Other group events
Family Fun Night Events (Movie Nights, Game Nights, Euchre Tournaments, Bowling)
Vacation Bible School
Community Service Events
Meals on Wheels
LSS Food Pantry
Smoky Row Food Pantry
Sawmill Interfaith Community Care group
Partner with Family Mentor Foundation to provide buddy bags for school students
Souper Bowl Sunday
Collection of food items for holiday meals for Brookside Elementary families
Collection of back packs and school supplies for students in late summer
1. Lutherans accept the teachings of Martin Luther, a German theologian who realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic Church at that time. On October 31, 1517, he posted a challenge on the door of the Wittenberg University, titled "95 Theses," hoping the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Bible.
2. Lutherans believe in one Triune God – God the Father, the Creator; Jesus Christ, the Savior; and the Holy Spirit (God’s presence in the church today), the Redeemer.
3. Lutherans believe in the priesthood of all believers. We all share in ministry and have the responsibility to teach and pray for one another, and to live godly lives among our families, in our jobs, and in our communities.
4. The Lutheran Church believes in grace alone, faith alone, and Word alone. We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do. Our salvation is through faith alone -- a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation. The Bible is the inspired Word of God - the norm for our faith and life.
For more detailed information on what Lutherans believe, please see our Confession of Faith from our constitution.
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