Please Note: On the second Sunday of June, worship will be at 11AM and 11AM only! There will be NO Sunday School or Fellowship Time! Sunday lunch will start at 11:30 AM and all are invited. This change is due to many attending the Lodestar All Church Retreat! In 2018, this is June 10.
Sunday Schedule (except for June 10, 2018–see above note)
Communion is provided the first Sunday of every month at both services. Fruit juice is served in place of wine and all are welcome to partake in Communion. Gluten free options are available. We also offer anointing and prayers of healing on Communion Sundays.
Seasonal Worship Opportunities
A quiet evening of worship and music on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM featuring favorite Christmas stories, held during the three weeks before Christmas.
All Saint’s Day
During church services on the first Sunday of November (or the last Sunday of October), we celebrate, thank, and give praise to all those “saints” that have been in our lives. There will be an opportunity to add the names of departed “saints” to our memorial bell banner prior to All Saint’s Sunday.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. We have an evening service to receive ashes on our foreheads as a sign of our mortality and a worship service to begin our Lenten journey.
Blessing of the Animals
An outdoor service near St. Francis of Assisi’s birthday which is September 26. St. Francis is considered the patron saint of animals. The community is invited to bring their pet(s) for a blessing. We have a short worship service and each pet is blessed individually. Pet and people refreshments are served!
Children’s Musical Workshop
Summer workshop for children (grades 1 – 6). Children learn the elements of producing a musical including: singing, staging, dancing, lighting, and sets. The musical performance is presented during Sunday service.
Christmas Eve Services
We have two candlelight services on Christmas Eve at which we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The 5:30 service offers all an opportunity to participate in our our “no-rehearsal” Christmas pageant as we act out the story of the birth of Jesus. The 9:00 PM service offers a homily and special Christmas Music. Christmas Carols are sang at both services. In between the services we have a soup supper for all who would like to join us.
Epiphany is the twelfth and final day of Christmas–January 6. In Spanish-speaking countries it is called El Dia de los Reyes (The Day of the Kings). We celebrate the arrival of the Magi who brought gifts (Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh) to give to the child Jesus and his family. The star which guided the Magi or Wise Ones is a symbol of the season which focuses on the spread of the gospel to the four corners of the earth. Our church celebrates Epiphany with a brief outdoor service. We sing Christmas and Epiphany carols, read the Epiphany scripture from the Gospel of Matthew, share in prayers which focus on the light and then have a great bonfire in which we burn our Christmas trees! The service is followed by a hotdog potluck supper. An inspiring event for all ages!
Good Friday falls on the Friday before Easter. We have an evening service in which we remember the last days of Jesus’ life through music, liturgy and drama.
A quiet evening of worship and music, held during the Lenten season. Services are intended to enrich our life together and to feel God’s spirit during the Lenten journey toward the Cross.
We offer quarterly prayer vigils. The community is invited to come to the sanctuary and pray. Each vigil has a theme dealing with time of year or special concerns in our society. Prayer programs help guide participants.