Coming to a new church can be a bit overwhelming at times, so many things to figure out, every church having its own ways of doing things. We want you to feel as welcome as possible at Lord of Grace when you come to worship, so here’s some frequently asked questions, some things we thought might help make your visit more enjoyable.
Can anyone come?
Absolutely. No matter where you are in your own faith, what your background is, you are welcome.
Is there a dress code?
No. Attire here can range from cowboy boots and jeans to more traditional dress. Whatever is fine.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes. Children are welcome at worship, and are encouraged to participate as much as they can. However, knowing that the little ones can have a hard time sitting still, we offer nursery at both services. But…they are not required to go there, and all ages are welcome at all services. We also have Kids Chat during the sermon at the 10:30am service during the school year, where children can go and do their own Bible study/craft/activity.
Can I take communion?
We offer communion every week at both services, with bread and wine/grape juice. All Christians are welcome to come and eat and drink, regardless of your denomination. Children who have had communion instruction, or who are already communing in another congregation are welcome to commune as well.
How do I follow along with the service?
For the 8:30am Traditional Worship, the general order of the service is printed on the bulletin everyone gets when entering. The words you say are all posted on the screens in front. The only exceptions are the hymns, which are printed in the green hymnal (what we call the Lutheran Book of Worship), and you’ll need to look in there for the songs.
At the 10:30am Contemporary Worship the whole service is on the screens up front, and the bulletin is mostly announcements. Everything you need to follow along is up there.
You will not be asked to stand up if you’re a visitor, nor will you be put on the spot or asked to do anything you don’t want. We appreciate your presence, and you can participate as much as you like.
What about parking?
Because of our location on a hill, and various codes, we can only make so many parking spaces. When those are full the county allows people to park alongside Cortaro and Ina Roads, provided they are off the pavement and not in the way of traffic.