What should I know when I visit CLC?

What is worship like?

Worship is at the heart of what we do. We have a lively service that follows ancient patterns of liturgy.

As Lutherans, our worship is always centered around the sacraments - this means communion and baptism. We believe that these sacraments are gifts from God, and do not belong to us. You are welcome to join us in worship, including in receiving communion, no matter what.

Music is an important part of our worship, and we sing a variety of traditional and contemporary hymnody as a congregation.

What should I wear?

Whatever you want!

Some people wear traditional clothes from their cultures, some people wear blue jeans and t shirts, other prefer full suits.
However you come, you will fit right in.

As the situation with coronavirus continues to evolve and is subject to change at a moment's notice, we request all visitors to come equipped with a mask until further notice.

Who is welcome?

We are a diverse community, made up of people of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, and immigration status. Most of our worship is in English, but many people don't speak English fluently.

We are an
LGBTQ+ affirming congregation and have many LGBTQ+ members.

Children are welcome in worship, and we have a children's sermon. We understand children are wiggly and talkative - and we embrace it!

Every Sunday, we read our welcome statement to affirm that our church is one for all people. You can read it here.