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 calls 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, 9:15, and 11:00 am. Our 8:00 and 11:00 am services follow a traditional Lutheran style service with piano and organ music, various choirs, and traditional Lutheran liturgy. Our 9:15 am service follows a contemporary style with contemporary band and a more informal approach.
Services are approximately 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 offer blessings to those who wish to participate but not commune.
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.