Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical Service Like?
Every service includes a combination of readings from the Bible, songs and prayers, a time of corporate confession and absolution, as well as a sermon, an offering. Holy Communion is celebrated every week. Baptisms, too, are celebrated at Christ the King. A typical service lasts for about an hour.
When should I arrive?
Our service begins at 9:30 Sunday morning. The choir and congregation start singing pre-service music around 9:25 a.m. This is a great way to prepare yourself for Pre-service songs are typically newer, and upbeat Christian songs. It’s recommended that you show up about 10 minutes early on your first visit.
What should I do when I arrive?
We encourage everyone, especially our visitors, to talk to our pastor, greeters, or deacons. They will direct you to information about the church and will answer any questions you may have. On your way into church, you will receive a bulletin that contains the outline of the service that you can reference throughout the service. We also project the entire service on the wall so there is no need to flip through a hymn book. We also welcome everyone to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and fellowship after the service on Sunday, where you can relax and get to know the people of Christ the King. Lastly, we invite you to introduce yourself to people, especially our Pastor.
How should I dress?
Although there is no dress code at Christ the King, you will usually see people wearing business casual clothes — men wearing everything from jeans and a polo, to suits and ties, and women wearing shirts, blouses or sweaters, along with pants, skirts or dresses. No matter what you choose to wear, the most important thing is that you are comfortable and ready to worship.
What about the kids?
Children are especially important to us at Christ the King and are welcome in worship! Most Sunday services contains a children’s message and other components that will involve your child. We have Sunday School for elementary school to high school aged students after the service. Kids gather in the sanctuary after the service for a devotion, and then split off into classes specifically for their age group. Christ the King also offers a nursery for young children who may not be able to sit for the entire service. It is located in the hallway immediately behind sanctuary.
Do I need to participate in the service?
We welcome all guests to read and sing along during the service, though how much so is completely up to you. Guests who are members of churches that are in alter fellowship with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and have been instructed in the true meaning of Holy Communion are welcome to participate. If you wish to commune for the first time at our altar, you should first speak with the Pastor or a Deacon before the service. We invite the uninstructed to come forward for a blessing.