Sunday Morning Worship
We gather for worship every Sunday morning at 9:30 am. Our worship service is built around the Word of God and celebration of the Eucharist. Lay leadership is integral to our worship.
Special Worship Services
Holy Week and Easter (Updated 2017)
Maundy Thursday, Good Fray and Easter Vigil are the “Great Three Days” of the liturgical year. The three days are one worship experience- beginning with confession on Thursday and ending with alleluias ringing at the close of Easter Vigil. Maundy Thursday we read the story of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. We will offer individual laying on of hands for absolution and we celebrate Holy Communion “on the night in which he was betrayed.” On Good Friday we continue our worship with the service of Tennebrae, where we hear the story of Jesus’ last hours read as the light wanes and the shadows lengthen until we’re enveloped in darkness. We leave worship Good Friday in silence. Saturday night we gather outside, in front of the church, and light the Paschal fire. The Easter Vigil service is when the ancient church celebrated baptisms. We begin by hearing the great stories of salvation from the Hebrew scriptures- including Noah’s ark, Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones, the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace,.. We affirm our baptisms, and then continue the celebration of the resurrection with communion, alleluias ringing!
Maundy Thursday: 6:15 p.m. Catered Supper, 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Word and Sacrament at Christ Lutheran Church, 113 Union St., Natick
Good Friday Liturgy: 7:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil: 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Easter breakfast: 9:45 a.m.
On Wednesdays in Advent, we will meet for soup and conversation at 6 p.m., followed by some fun stuff at 7 p.m., with Holden Evening Prayer to send us on our way at 8 p.m. All are welcome.
Christmas Eve Services
Joyously Wiggly Service (4 p.m.)
This Christmas Eve service is carefully crafted to accommodate people who have difficulty sitting still for very long. The name is descriptive! We will hear the Christmas story read from Luke’s gospel. (That’s Linus’s part in Charlie Brown’s Christmas.) We’ll sing one or two verses of the Christmas carols—not all of the verses. The sermon will be delivered sitting on the steps of the chancel, surrounded by the children. We will celebrate Holy Communion and sing Silent Night by candlelight.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (9 p.m.)
We gather around Word and Sacrament to celebrate the astonishing movement of God into the particularity of human existence. Come, bring your friends and families as we worship the Christ child with carols and candlelight!