Warm handshakes, smiles and hugs are shared by our greeters each Sunday morning as guests arrive for worship. Conversation fills the narthex as people make their way into the sanctuary to the sound of musical preludes that are enjoyed before each service begins.
In recent years a new hymnal, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, has been introduced, and along with it, all kinds of new liturgy, and a new organ! Our musical experiences have been abundant and diverse.
The Children’s Choir, Adult Choir, HIMpromptu, Men’s Chorus, and AH-Capella Quartet all add to our worship experience by providing much appreciated vocal music.
We have had the privilege to have as guest musicians in worship, the Utica Community Schools’ Elementary Honors Choir and members of the Stevenson High School and Warren Woods Tower High School instrumental music programs along with many of our own talented musicians from within the congregation. Festival worship services at Christmas and Easter are often enhanced with joyful organ music and brass ensemble.
The youth of the congregation are actively involved in leading worship under the guidance of our Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Beth Paulo. They assist in a variety of roles, including leading lessons and prayers at least once a month.
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we also enjoy midweek services that are preceded by a shared supper. These services often include using Holden Evening Prayer as the order of service. Monologues and dialogues are often delivered by members of the congregation.
The Board of Worship, along with Pastor Beebe, has the general task of overseeing the worship services of the congregation. We are assisted by the work of the following dedicated groups, whose efforts enhance our worship experience, and where opportunity to participate abounds:
Christ Lutheran Church
12500 Canal Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Phone: (586) 731-1113
Traditional - 8:00 am
Blended - 9:30 am*
Traditional - 11:00 am
Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at all three Sunday services
STAFFED NURSERY SUNDAYS
* Active Faith Formation (Sunday School)
3 year olds through 5th graders are welcome to join us every Sunday, in the Youth Room after the Children's Message
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.