Welcome & What to Expect

Welcome

When you enter the church, you will be greeted by an usher, who will hand you an order of service to follow. Feel free to ask the ushers any questions you have about our church or assistance you need. Our entire order of service is printed in the service folder. The services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. last approximately one hour.

If you need to take your children out of the service for any reason, go left out of the Sanctuary past the restrooms and on the right there is a room to use as needed. The service is televised in that room.

After the service, our pastor comes to each pew and greets the worshippers as they exit the pews. Following the service, feel free to stay and visit.

Sunday school for children of all ages and adults begins at 9:45.

Our church is completely accessible for those with physical challenges. There are no steps into the church from either parking lot. If you enter from the West lot, there is a ramp and at the top you turn right and go through two doors and then left again toward the sanctuary. There is a lift to use to bypass the steps.

We have a hearing loop within the sanctuary for those with hearing aids or cochlear implants fitted with a telecoil switch. This provides direct sound to your device(s).

Communion

We have communion twice a month, during both services. We practice “close" communion (as in close friends) in our church. If you are not a member of Beautiful Savior or another WELS church, please check with the pastor prior to services.

Why close communion?

  1. Only formally instructed and those that publicly confess the teachings of Scripture may commune.

  2. It is done to protect the guest

    1. 1 Corinthians 11:38 – “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.”

  3. The Lord’s Supper is public testimony of faith; it requires doctrinal agreement.

Dress

Sometimes people wonder how they are expected to dress at a church they’ve never visited before. Since the Bible presents no dress code, aside from simple decency and Christian humility, we don't make any rules either. Like most people, our members try to make their worship time at church a special time. This is often reflected in the way they dress.

On any Sunday at our church you may see running shoes and high heels, jeans and suits, or open collars and ties. When a person dresses out of love for God, the choice of dress (casual or more formal) is acceptable to God ...and us.