Worship: What to Expect

Sunday worship service: 10:00 AM. 

6100 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in the Southeastern Synod, located in Mobile, Alabama.

Whether you are new to the area or have lived here a long time; grew up Lutheran or in a different tradition; go to church regularly or have not gone in years or ever… There is a place for you here. 

We welcome all. This is a place for all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. We welcome all, regardless of physical or mental health, imprisonment, addictions, financial circumstances, political views, or anything else that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.

Wear what you want. Our service involves robes and an adorned sanctuary, but most folks dress casually. Come in whatever you are comfortable! We worship in the sanctuary - these are the first doors you’ll see when you enter the parking lot. We have ample parking and accessible ramps. 

Each service includes hymns, scripture readings, a sermon, prayer, and communion. We pass out a paper bulletin with the worship outline to everyone who comes in, and communal words and hymns are found in the worship book, which each person can find in the pew. We typically sing traditional hymns that reflect the scriptures and theme for a given Sunday. Although they are traditional to the Lutheran church, you will likely hear some hymns you recognize even if you grew up in a different tradition.

We read several passages from scripture. The sermon is short and focused on the scripture. We pray together for the world, the Church, our congregation, and friends and family who need prayer. We collect an offering to support God’s work through the ministries of the church; however, you should never feel obligated to give - we give out of grateful response to God! 

We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday. We join together at the front of the sanctuary, kneeling or standing, and each person receives an individual wafer and wine and grape juice in individual cups. Communion is also brought to those with limited mobility who prefer to remain seated in the pew. All are welcome to the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion). The promises offered in Christ’s body and blood are for you

All ages are welcome to worship with us. We welcome your children to participate fully in all aspects of worship. 

Come and see!