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What To Expect

Worship

The heart of our life together at Faith is worship.  It is the high point that begins our week and an essential part of our individual lives.  Our worship is not centered on our actions but rather on our Lord's coming to serve us.  Our worship is referred to as the Divine Service because our Lord comes to us for the purpose of giving to us that which we need, serving us with His Word and feeding us with the blessed sacrament.  Jesus Christ came into the flesh not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. 

We gather every Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. for our worship service. Service is typically lasts a little over an hour.


Children

“Children are a gift from God.” – Psalm 127:3
Children are encouraged to attend worship. If your child needs a break during service a cry room is available.

Before the sermon hymn a special message just for children is given at the front of the sanctuary.

PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG CHILDREN… Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome!

Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.

Quietly explain the parts of the liturgy and actions of the pastor, elders, acolytes, choir, etc.

Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.

If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”

Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.

The presence of children is a gift to the Church and they remind us that our church is growing. Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.


Music

Our Saturday service is categorized as creative worship with contemporary music.  Our Sunday service is a traditional liturgical service using the hymnal. Both services have screen assisted worship. 


Visitor Welcome

Community announcements and welcome to visitors are provided at the end of the service. Families are encouraged to pick up an announcement sheet as they leave service, speak with pastor or contact the church office at church@flcse.org or 352-589-5433. We want to share more about faith with you.


Communion

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence, that as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust in His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes. Because those who eat and drink of our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the Sacrament, are asked first to speak with a Pastor. For further study, see Matt. 5:23ff; 10:32ff; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34. 

If you have a physical condition that would prohibit you from taking wine in the Lord's Supper, please note that a few individual cups of white grape juice, instead of wine, are placed there in the center of each tray for you.


Baptism

Therefore baptism is a 'washing of regeneration' (Titus 3:5), or "being born again" (John 3:3-8). Through baptism, the Holy Spirit brings forgiveness of sins, faith in Jesus Christ, and eternal salvation (1 Peter 3:21). Baptism is not something we do for God; it is something God does for us. Therefore we encourage baptism for infants and all children, as well as adults.

Baptisms are typically performed during regular weekly worship services. To schedule a baptism call the church office 352-589-5433 and make an appointment with pastor.

Click here for the baptism form.


Become a Member

You can become a member of Faith by:

  1. Transfer—contact the church office at church@flcse.org or 352-589-5433 and complete this form.
  2. Reaffirmation of faith for those who have been confirmed in a Lutheran church—contact the church office at church@flcse.org or 352-589-5433 and complete this form.
  3. Attending information classes (GodConnects)
    Attendance is encouraged for all new members and required for adults who have not been baptized or confirmed in a Lutheran church. Click here for more information.

GodConnects—New Member Class
Whether you have questions about Christ or want to deepen your faith in Him, this class will explore what the Bible says about our God, and how His love gives direction and meaning to your life today and forever. This class is designed for those who are interested in learning or reviewing the foundations of the Christian faith. Attendance at the class may lead to membership in our church, but there are no obligations. Child-care is provided. Watch an introductory video at www.lhm.org/GodConnects to learn more.
 
Contact the church office at church@flcse.org or 352-589-5433 for more information.