What to Expect

What to Expect

We understand that visiting a new church can seem uncomfortable. Here are the answers to a few questions you may have before visiting our church. For additional information, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to worshiping with you!

  • What's a service like?
    • Shepherd of Peace uses a blended service format, which includes elements of spoken Lutheran liturgy throughout the service.

  • What's the music like?
    • We use music from the Lutheran Hymnal (LSB) played on an organ. Our church choir shares special music with us regularly, and the first Sunday of the month often means special music from our Children's Choir.

  • Can I take communion? 
    • The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at Shepherd of Peace in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until he comes.Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor or a lay minister. (For further study, see Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34.)

  • What about my kids?
    • Each Sunday, children have the opportunity to come forward during our worship service for a Children's Message. We encourage everyone to be a part of our worship services, however we do have a nursery available for children three years of age and younger.

  • How do people dress?
    • Everyone is welcome and so is ever style of dress. Some of our male members wear jeans, others suits. We have female members who prefer dresses and some that are much more inclined to wear jeans and slacks. God wants you to come as you are and so do we!