Services at 8:30am and 11:00am (11:00am Service live-streamed) We have services in the Sanctuary at 8:30 am and 11:00 am each Sunday. Many wish to remain online for their health and safety, and we affirm this choice. with our live-streamed Wellstream service at 11:00 am (streamed to our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.) When worshipping at home, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion. We invite you to have bread and wine/grape juice ready before the service. However, as we believe within the Lutheran tradition that “Holy Communion takes place in the assembly,” and specifically that “the gathered people of God celebrate the sacrament,” we ask that you only partake of the sacrament if you are worshipping with us LIVE at 11:00 am.
Sunday Classes - 9:45-10:45am Our dedicated Christian Formation hour is from 9:45-10:45 am, with classes open to all ages. Most classes include Zoom options - participants can log in with the Sunday Mornings at Muhlenberglink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84731416878
Pre-K to 5th Grade: in the MAC - Led by Children’s Minister Ashley Saunders, kids will have an opportunity to have fun and grow together through the "Living the Word" curriculum, which follows the Narrative Lectionary.
Devotional Classics (for adults): Nielsen Room - An interactive class for adults of all ages, where participants read and discuss Christian literature.
Faith Lens: Kairos Room - Participants read the Narrative Lectionary text for the day and discuss how we can live out and apply its message to our lives.
6th-8th Grade Confirmation:Augsburg Room - Led by Pastor Alex, each Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45am our confirmands will grow together in their understanding of faith and what it means to live out our baptismal calling. This class will offer opportunities for learning and engagement in and out of class as students participate in a year long game. We'll work together to outsmart Lartin Muther, Martin Luther's diabolical twin who wants to undermine the Lutheran movement. We need the help of our youth because we've unfortunately discovered... The Bishop is Missing! Join us for a family meeting September 11th at 9:45am to learn more!
High School Youth Group and Sunday School:Kairos Room - Our High School students will be a part of the Faith Lens class on Sunday mornings, studying the Narrative Lectionary text for the day and discuss how we can live out and apply its message to our lives. Beyond Sunday Mornings, we'll have the opportunity for some exciting Youth Group events. Mark your calendars for the dates below!
September 11th: 3pm Ice Cream at Kline's; 4pm Muhlenberg Skate Party @ Funky’s
October 2nd: 2pm Blessing of the Animals Service, 3pm Service Project (animal related)
November 6th: 12:30pm Lunch together After Church; 2:00pm Escape Room
December 4th: Time TBD for ADVENTure Sunday
Wednesday Morning Bible Study: 10:30 - 11:30am - Based on the Narrative Lectionary, this class gathers each week to look ahead to Sunday’s lessons and dive deeper into God’s word. Led by Pastor Lauren, this group will meet via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/200491556
Muhlenberg Nursery The Nursery will be staffed and available each Sunday from 8:15am-12:30pm, so little ones will have a safe space to be during worship and the Christian Formation Hour.
Choirs are open to all, even if you haven’t participated in the past. If interested, contact Music Minister Elizabeth Williams for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-434-3496).
Adult Choirs (Sanctuary & Celebration Singers) –Celebration Singers will resume rehearsals beginning August 30, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, and the Sanctuary Choir will resume beginning August 31 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Children’s Choirs - will reconvene at the beginning of November and rehearse to sing in worship in December and on Christmas Eve.
Handbell Choir – will begin August 30, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Plus, August 30 & September 6 rehearsals will be “open ring” rehearsals for anyone interested in learning more about bells to attend!
"Fall Kickoff Sunday" - September 11 Join us for worship at 8:30 & 11:00am, Sunday Class startup for all ages, Roller Skating Fun at Funky’s (4:00-5:30pm), “God’s Work. Our Hands.” projects, and much more!
Church Picnic - Sunday, Sept. 18, 4:00pm Come join the Muhlenberg family for food, fellowship, and fun! Sun. Sept. 18, 4:00pm, Purcell Park Shelter 2.
"Blessing of The Animals" – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2:00pm Held annually around the Feast of St. Francis, bring your beloved pets to worship outdoors as we give thanks for all creatures great and small!
“Travel & Faith” – a Family Formation event- Wednesday nights in October (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) We will have a meal and a different guest speaker with a theme of Travel and Faith.
Diamond Jubilee Luncheon – October 23, 2:00pm Join us for an annual gathering and celebration of Muhlenberg members aged 75+.
"Trunk or Treat"– Sat. Oct. 22, 4:00-6:00pm in the Ott St. Parking Lot Sure to be a fun time, join us for a day of costumes, decorations, contests, and more!
Masking in Worship
Muhlenberg's Gathering Together Task Force decides on guidelines for our church community using several factors, including the COVID-19 Community Levels released each week by the CDC and the transmission levels among our staff and congregation. There will always be a statement of our masking status in our Friday email, and any changes in status for masking will be communicated through our social media and signs on the doors. It never hurts to keep a mask in your car so you're prepared either way! If you'd like to know the current status for our area, you can check the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county. Masks will always be welcome, and we request that anyone who is having any symptoms stay home and worship online.
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