Worship is central to our life together as the Body of Christ in this place Worship happens in the assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is purely preached and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel. Assembly expresses well the nature of the church as ecclesia, a biblical term that means "called out". The common pattern for worship explains this understanding of the church: The Holy Spirit gathers the people of God around Jesus Christ present in the Word of God and the Sacraments. The people hear the Good News of Jesus Christ; learn about the meaning of his life and teachings. Inspired by God’s Word embodied in Jesus, nourished and strengthened by the power of the Sacraments, the people of God are then called out into the world to imitate Christ and live out his commandment to love their neighbors as Christ loved them.
You, who are reading this, are welcome to come and join us in our worship service and in our work for God’s kingdom!
Worship services are held each Wednesday (7 pm contemporary worship in the sanctuary), Saturday (5 pm traditional worship in the Bethlehem Chapel) and Sunday at 9:30 am, a blended worship service in the sanctuary.
Worship on Wednesday (WOW) is NOT held during the summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day!
Call the church office for additional information 605-764-2429.
Children in Worship
We want children in worship. Worship is a key piece in the faith formation puzzle. In fact studies tell us that the most accurate indicator of worship participation as an adult includes worship as a child. Check out the children’s worship bags in the entrance.
Holy Communion is celebrated at each service with few exceptions. ALL are welcome to come to the Lord's Supper. God's forgiveness is offered to us in the bread and wine so we come to the table recognizing our shortcomings and leave the table fully forgiven. First Communion classes are scheduled with Pastor Tim who can be contacted via his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Baptism is NOT water only but water used together with God's word and by His command. Baptism is a gift that God wants to freely give; it is a gift of God that creates new being. Luther's Large Catechism says that "baptism is not a work that we do, but it is a treasure that God gives us and that faith grasps. " Baptism is one of the great joys of a worshipping community. We celebrate this gift in daily remembrance of our baptism in that we recall that through daily repentance and forgiveness we are free to live abundantly in Christ. If you desire to be baptized or have your child baptized, please contact the Pastor or church office. / Baptism Form
Canton Lutheran children have a singing time during SONday School. Age 3-Kindergartners are one singing group and students in Grades 1-4 are in a separate group. They sing at Worship on Wednesday about 3-4 times per school year. Parents receive notes as a reminder the week before singing
Students in Grades 3-5 can participate in a Bell Choir. Practices are Wednesdays from 5:30-6:00 pm in the Church Library. They share their music at worship about 3-4 times per year.
The Gospel Choir performs once a month during Sunday worship service (9:30 am) except during the summer months. Choir practice is held September through May, every Wednesday evening in the Bethlehem Chapel at 7:45 pm. Call the church office for additional information 605-764-2429.