On a typical weekend at Grace, three traditional worship services are held in the Sanctuary. The services take place on Saturday at 5:00, Sunday at 7:45 and Sunday at 11:15 (10:30 in the summer). You can enter the Sanctuary most easily through the wooden doors on Carroll Street or the door from the parking lot on Winters Alley.
The hymns and liturgy comes from the worship book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship. The music is led by organ and choir. The pastors are assisted in worship leadership by lay people who read the lessons, lead the prayers and assist with the distribution of Holy Communion and other parts of the liturgy.
While the liturgy remains fairly consistent in traditional worship, variations are made throughout the year based on the church year. In joyful seasons such as Christmas and Easter, the hymns and liturgy reflect that joy. During times such as Advent and Lent, worshippers will note a more solemn tone in the worship. These changes keep the worship interesting and help us to explore the depth of our spirituality as God’s people.