What is the style of worship at Christ Lutheran?
Our congregation uses the historic liturgy of the Church as found in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary. An organ or piano typically accompanies the congregation's singing of hymns and other worship parts. The Nicene, Apostles, and Athanasian Creeds are confessed. The Lord's Prayer, and other prayers are spoken or sung. Psalms are chanted by the congregation. The pastor preaches on one of the three texts that are read for each Sunday. The texts are chosen according to the historic pericope of the Church.
Who can receive communion at your church?
Do children attend Sunday School during the Service hour, or at another time?
Sunday School is held the hour before the Service, with parents encouraged to bring children into the Service with them. They are part of the community of the congregation that God wishes to serve with His Word in the Service. It is important that children learn at an early age (though we recognize the difficulty for parents) to sit in the Service, and to see it as a normal part of life. Parents are encouraged to bring along a light snack, or a book if this helps children to sit still. Over time most children come to see behaving in church as normal.
Do you have any Bible studies going on?
I've never heard of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Is that in fellowship with other Lutheran synods?
The Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) is a small body headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. The ELS has its roots in the old Norwegian Synod. It is in full fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), and with thirty other church bodies throughout the world in the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC). Our synod and congregation are not in fellowship with ELCA or LCMS (Missouri Synod). Check out the links in this paragraph for more information.