St. Philip offers a traditional worship service and a contemporary worship service to allow people to praise God in different ways.
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In worship at St. Philip, we offer ourselves to God in prayer, praise and thanksgiving. We use as many gifts and resources as we possibly can to bring honor and glory to our Lord. It is held every Sunday at 11:00 am.
We follow the liturgical tradition of the Lutheran Church, enhancing the services with choirs, brass, hand bells, solos, organ, guitars, piano, and other varied musical offerings as the service of the day indicates. The Children’s, and Young Disciples youth choirs participate on a regular basis. The adult choir adds leadership and anthems to our vocal praise.
Lay people as well as ordained pastors lead worship. Our lay assistants, both men and women, range from teenagers to older adults. Children occasionally help lead the service, carrying out roles appropriate to their ages. A children’s sermon is included weekly during services. A nursery is always available during services for children four and under who struggle to be present for the whole service.
We design our weekly bulletins to include the whole order of service so visitors can come in and worship the first time they attend worship. The bulletins also contain our current prayer list and the announcements and activities of the week.
Contemporary Service: The Crossing
Where: Kepley Hall
St. Philip’s contemporary worship service is called The Crossing because it bridges music, worship and life.
The worship service is held in Kepley Hall in a less formal setting, and people are welcome to come “as they are” to join in the music-based worship service. It is held every Sunday at 9:00 am.
The service typically is led by a lay worship leader and features a host of musicians (guitar, drums, keyboard, singers, etc.) singing more contemporary praise and worship songs. Lyrics for songs and other elements of the service are projected on a screen for others to easily follow.
The service typically includes a children’s sermon, a message from the worship leader or pastor and Holy Communion.