Worship

Join us Sundays for

Worship at 9:30am
and
Education for all ages starting September 16.

Our address is

1701 Fredericks St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Take the Grand Avenue exit off the 101 freeway and turn north towards Cal Poly. Fredericks St. is the first residential street on your left.

We hold mid-week services during Advent and Lent on Wednesdays at 7pm, preceded by a community soup supper at 6pm.

Please check our online calendar or connect via phone, email, or social media for more details.

What to Expect

Lutheran worship follows a basic pattern of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending. Our main resource for expressions of this pattern is Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the book with the cranberry-red cover you will see all around the sanctuary. It contains common affirmations of faith, responses, prayers, songs, chants, and hymns, as well as the Psalms.

If this pattern is new to you, don’t worry! Everything you need to know will either be in the printed worship bulletin, or projected on the screen at the front of the sanctuary.

We celebrate the Eucharist, also called communion or the Lord’s Supper, every Sunday.

Traditional Worship

This service follows a liturgical structure that will be familiar to those with a background in the Catholic and other “mainline” Protestant traditions. Organist Paul Woodring accompanies our hymns, spirituals, and other songs from a more classical repertoire.

Contemporary Worship

This service still follows our Lutheran liturgy, yet with a more casual feel, similar to that found in many non-denominational Protestant churches. The Joyful Sound praise band, led by saxophonist Dave Becker, leads us in singing contemporary Christian music with rock, pop, folk, and jazz influences.

Especially for Children

Children are welcome at every worship service to engage at whatever level suits them and their grown-ups.

  • A “calm room” at the rear right of the sanctuary offers more privacy.
  • During worship, the pastor invites children to front for a special message, and then may join children’s church (aimed at ages 3-8). They return to the sanctuary in time for the Eucharist meal, and may receive either a blessing or the bread and juice, according to their grown-ups’ preferences.
  • All children and youth are invited to join the Joyful Sound band during our Sending Song. Pick up an instrument from the basket at the front of the stage, or just come dance and sing!

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