First Lutheran Church Hayward WI Worship
Mid-Week Contemporary Worship
Wednesday at 6:30 pm Service lasts about 30 minutes. Following worship we will hold small group discussions.
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Let the HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE center us!
Stewardship Telethon (in lieu of Worship)
The Season of the Church Year:
Epiphany always begins on January 6th. The length of the season depends on the date of Easter. The last Sunday in Epiphany is always Transfiguration Sunday (February 14, 2021). The epiphany of Jesus is the Lord's gracious appearance to His people with signs and wonders and favors given at His own expense. Epiphany is about the Magi, the gathering of the Gentiles as God's people. It is also about the Baptism of our Lord, who prepares the waters of Baptism for us. Epiphany is about Jesus' first sign or miracle performed at Cana to bless a marriage.
Home Holy Communion:
Find a special place within your home to setup an altar. On your altar have: a Candle, a Bible, a Cross, a Cup, and a Dish.
The Body of Christ: bread of any kind is just fine (or try out our Norwegian Flatbread recipe.)
The Blood of Christ: wine or grape juice (red in color is symbolic, but any is just fine.)
Communion "lunchables" are available for pick-up in the Church office.
T-Coil - Our sanctuary has the T-Coil assisted listening system in which what is going through the microphones is fed directly to T-Coil enable hearing aids and listening devices.
Nursery - We do not staff our church nursery at this time but it is open during worship times and the service is piped into the nursery room.
Music and Worship Committee - oversees all worship and music activities. New members are always welcome to attend the meetings. We appreciate new ideas to keep our worship services fresh. Questions or ideas may also be brought to the committee chair.
Choir - The choir rehearses year-round in the church sanctuary and welcomes all who like to sing. They sing at various worship services Patty Van Landschoot is the choir director.
The Spirit Within - Our praise band plays and sings at worship services and participate in various events in the community such as the Musky Fest parade and Relay for Life.
Altar Guild-welcomes new members. Several times during the year a member prepares the altar for communion on Saturday mornings or is available at during one of the services to reset for the next service or put communion ware away. It is our responsibility to change paraments and care for the altar area of the church. We also set the altar for funerals, weddings, and baptisms. There are usually 6-8 people that help in this capacity each month.
Assisting Ministers - Congregation members who serve as assisting ministers share in leading worship with the pastor. Assisting ministers have a role in the liturgy including reading scripture, offering prayers for the people and helping with communion. Training and oversight are available for this important element in our worship services. We would encourage you to consider this opportunity for serving.
Assistants - We always welcome new assistants, and we are happy to provide training in all areas of service for our weekend worship services. Sign-up to serve at the welcome center in the Narthex in these roles:
- Acolyting- lighting candles and assisting during worship
- Altar Guild - caring for and presenting the worship elements
- Coffee Host - serving coffee and treats between Sunday services
- Communion Bread Baking
- Greeters - welcome people to worship
- Music - share your gifts through choir, band, and special music
- Projectionist - run the slide show and guide us through worship
- Videographer - record worship so that our shut-in members may watch the service
- Worship Assistant - read the lessons and assist with Communion