In the context of Holy Eucharist Rite II liturgy, our third Sunday service begins at 10am with the processional opening hymn, followed by the readings, a Psalm and the Gospel. Next is what we call an "Empowering Workshop". This often includes the viewing of a video from a resource entitled Right Now Media. We then say the Creed followed immediately by the prayers of the people where we invite congregants to offer prayers in their native languages. The greetings of Peace, announcements and the offertory precede the Great Thanksgiving. Service ends with blessings and processional closing hymn around 11.30am.
Our children join the Lutheran Sunday School classes between 10:15am and 11:15am. Children who are too young or unable to join classes stay with our child care providers at the nursery. All children join us for communion and blessing around 11.30am.
A social time with coffee and snacks begins immediately after service; during this time, people get to know each other and chat with the priest.