Worship and . . .
Weekly worship is the most important thing we do at Faith Lutheran Church. At worship, Jesus is present with us through the proclamation of the word and through the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism. We offer Holy Communion at every Sunday worship service.
For the most part, our worship is the familiar liturgical worship many expect from a Lutheran community of faith. We add a few wrinkles though. Every third Sunday of the month, our Praise Team, Living Faith,
takes center stage leading the worship and the singing. When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, our Gospel Quartet takes over, leading the congregation in Gospel singing.
All the people of Faith who gather on Sunday morning are sinners, needing to hear the forgiving and loving words of our savior. Renewed and strengthened, the people of Faith are ready to take on the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The word liturgy literally means “the work of the people." The pastor leads the worship, but we need many people to make it work. If you would like to help us worship, here are some things you can do:
Altar Guild, to help prepare for worship
Readers, to help present the readings of the day
Ushers, to help people as they enter church
Greeters, to make sure all feel welcome
Assisting ministers, to help the Pastor lead worship
Acolytes, to light the candles for worship
Communion servers, to help distribute bread and wine
. . . Music
Anyone is welcome to participate in Faith Lutheran's music programs. We have an adult bell choir, a youth bell choir, and a vocal choir.
Our choir is known as The Faith Chorale. They are led by Sam Bauer, who has played Faith's pipe organ for over forty years. Faith Chorale practices every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.. in the upstairs meeting room.
Along with monthly choral presentations, Faith Chorale will sometimes present special cantatas during Christmas and Easter seasons.
Psalm 100 tells us to make a joyful noise to the Lord. With that in mind, all people of Faith are welcome to be a part of the Faith Chorale.
Being a member of one of our bell choirs is a great way for you to
have fun and serve. You don't need any experience! All it takes is a little
commitment — to practice each week and ring one Sunday a month for
our worship service. Our choir season kicks off in late August and ends in
Our bell groups are not only about music education, not only about
rehearsing just to make "good" music. These choirs are a key part of
our music ministry. Our bell choirs are about ministry and worship
and of course, having a good time! Come share the joy and fellowship
of music and hand bells!
If you have any questions, or would just like to know more about the bell choirs, please contact Karen McGuire at 512-346-6916 (h) or 512-452-4558 (w).
Group Practice Times:
Adults: Every Wednesday from 7 - 8 p.m.
Youth: Sundays during Youth Bible Time, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Youth in grades 1-12 are invited to participate.