Worship at ECLC
What are worship services like at ECLC?
They're Lutheran. That means that our focus is on God’s love and care for everything God has created – the earth and all its creatures; humanity in all of its rich diversity. It also emphasizes that God’s grace, God’s YES, is offered freely to all in Jesus Christ.
There are a variety of musical styles, traditions, and instrumentation, from pipe organ to electric guitar. Each Sunday morning the two services are identical musically, but they are different from week to week. The preacher changes from one week to the next, too. Sermons are usually given by Pastor Stephanie Coltvet Erdmann, Pastor Erik Strand, or Diaconal Minister Lauren Morse-Wendt.
Services use the historic order of the liturgy (Gathering, Word, Communion, Sending) with inclusive language and contemporary settings.
Children are welcome – wiggles and all. We believe that faith is passed on in song, prayer, and by being present in the worshipping community. Nursery care is available for children under age 5 for those times when children or caregivers need a break.
We gather around Jesus’ table for Holy Communion every Sunday morning. All who wish to take part are welcome – without exception. Please join us!