Worship at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church varies with the seasons as reflected by changes in liturgy, music, lessons, and colors of the altar paraments. Each season brings with it a sense of purpose and a newness that refreshes the spirituality of all who worship here. Faith is a journey, and we welcome you, whether your faith is a new path or has been part of a well-traveled road for many years. Lake of the Isles is an open and affirming community that embraces everyone.
Our location on the shores of Lake of the Isles is picturesque and the great Lutheran tradition of worship with uplifting liturgy and joyful song. Our traditional service and Pastor Arden’s sermons fill us with a sense of hope and purpose. Our youth participate in worship by joining together at the altar for children’s sermons, singing in choirs, and serving as acolytes, readers, and ushers.
One worship service is offered every Sunday morning, and communion is celebrated each week. Worship is structured around one of several liturgies, ranging from traditional settings provided in the Lutheran Book of Worship and the ELW Hymnal to more contemporary settings such as Marty Haugen’s “Now the Feast and Celebration”. Great care is taken to ensure that each element of worship enhances everyone’s encounter with God and does not distract from it. The Worship and Music Ministry Team works with the pastor and the music staff to select liturgical settings deemed appropriate for the various seasons of the church calendar. A midweek Holden evening prayer service is offered every Wednesday during the Lenten season.
The entire worship service, including each hymn, is printed in the Worship Service Bulletin. This creates a worship experience which is more accessible to the congregation and visitors by eliminating the need to refer to several different worship aids during the service. It also allows the use of traditional and more contemporary hymns in the same service. Elements of silence have been incorporated, especially following the sermon, to allow for more reflection and prayer by the congregation.