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. Please contact Senior Pastor Michael Dale with any questions you may have: 772 879-1839 | revmdale@christportstlucie.org

Who can receive communion at your church?

All who receive communion at Christ Lutheran Church have been instructed either in our congregation, or at one of the congregations in our fellowship. The basis of the instruction is Luther's Small Catechism. Youth are instructed by the pastor beginning in 6th grade, and are confirmed as communing members of the congregation after an examination at the end of their 8th grade year. Adults who have not previously been confirmed can be instructed by the pastor using a shorter course of 16 lessons. We ask that visitors wait to commune until they have spoken this intention to the pastor. Communion at Christ Lutheran 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?

Bible Icon Yes. Our Bible studies are on Sunday mornings at 9am (the same time as children's Sunday School), and Wednesdays at 6pm. The studies begin in early September, and conclude in late May or early June. Studies are suspended in the summer time.

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.