Below is information on what you can expect when visiting us.
We understand it can be difficult coming to a church for the first time.
Calvary Lutheran Church welcomes our guests with open arms, hearts and souls.
Calvary is typically open approximately 30 minutes before each service to allow guests and members time to visit and welcome each other.
We will have designated Greeters in the entryway that will welcome you as you enter. These individuals are here to answer your questions.
- Don't be shy, let them know you're a new guest. Our pastor and other members may approach you and introduce themselves to you.
- Calvary Lutheran Church is a close family of souls that is always looking to talk with our guests. Any opportunity we get to share God's Word, we take it.
What should you wear? That's up to you.
- We do not have a dress code. Members of Calvary choose to worship in the clothes that they feel comfortable in, whether it's a suit, dress, business casual, or casual attire, it's your choice.
As you walk into the sanctuary, an usher will provide you with a service folder or bulletin.
- The service, including the hymns, if printed out in full in your service folder. Seat yourself anywhere you find room.
- Don't worry, we don't have assigned seats!
- Hymnals and Bibles are provided for you to use throughout the service found in the back of the pew directly in front of your pew.
- During the service we will hear readings from the Bible, sing hymns, say prayers, and listen to a message from the pastor.
- After the sermon we gather an offering to support the work of the church here and throughout the world. If you are a visitor you are welcome to give an offerring, but please do not feel obligated. You are our guest and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to share God's Word with you!
During some services, we provide the opportunity to partake in the Lord's Supper or Communion. We ask that only members of Calvary Lutheran Church or other WELS Church Members participate.
- We are a "sacramental" church. We believe that in Baptism and the Lord's Supper, God comes to us with forgiveness in very tangible means.
- The Bible has convinced us that Jesus' body and blood are present in the sacrament and that receiving the sacrament together is a public statement of oneness in our beliefs and commitment.
If you have questions before attending, don't hesitate to contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 214-348-5567 .