What to Expect

Living Word is the perfect church for imperfect people, a faith community dedicated to proclaiming Jesus Christ, and making him known every day, in every way.  So, no matter what you believe or doubt; no matter what you’re feeling or not feeling; no matter what you have or don’t have; no matter your connections or lack thereof; no matter the color of your skin or the content of your character; no matter your gender or sexual orientation; no matter if you’re from Yale or just got out of jail – Living Word welcomes you in the name of Jesus, who loves you and call you his own. 

Who are we?

We are a perfect church for imperfect people; dynamically proclaiming Jesus Christ.  We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.  Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all.

What should I expect when I visit?

We are a diverse church, full of people from all walks of life, faith backgrounds, and life experiences. We want you to feel welcomed and accepted, so simply come as you are!

What are services like?

We offer three services each Sunday at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. Our 8:00 and 11:00 am services follow a traditional Lutheran style service with organ music, various choirs, and traditional Lutheran liturgy. Our 9:30 am service follows a contemporary style with contemporary band and a more informal approach to the service. This worship service is "cross-generational", which means it is rooted in the understanding that both children and adults can worship together and experience the transformative power of God. 

Services run usually an hour, and Holy Communion is shared at each service. We welcome everyone to participate in Holy Communion whether you are Lutheran or not. But, it’s your choice! We also give those wanting a blessing instead to still participate in this part of the worship experience.  

What do I wear to church?

There is no such thing as a dress code at Living Word. The objective is to come and join with us as we celebrate God’s grace and acceptance for all. We strive to follow Jesus’ examples of welcoming all people, without judgment of any kind including attire.

Feel free to join us one Sunday. We won’t single you out or make you uncomfortable.