Worship Video - Sunday, January 17, 2021 https://youtu.be/CSlXQSKEAMA Jesus calls Philip to be a disciple saying, “Follow me.” Philip finds Nathaniel, who famously says, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip says simply, “Come and see.”
Worship - January 10, 2021 (re-posted) Thank you for joining this digital worship service for Sunday, January 10th, 2021, the Baptism of Our Lord. We hear the story from the Gospel of Mark of the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan by John the baptizer. The heavens are torn apart and a dove descends on Jesus. A voice from heaven declares, “You are my Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Re-posted this video after detecting a slight error in the original post.)
We are resuming worship services in the sancturary again.
Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 9:00am
If you are uncomfortable attending worship service, remember we will still provide a weekly video, posted on Facebook and on YouTube (or on DVD if more convenient for you). These videos will include a sermon recorded live at the worship service and be available later in the day on Sundays, instead of Saturday evenings.
We will continue to use the following guidelines to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. We are implementing these guidelines to help reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 but we all know it is impossible to totally eliminate the risk.
All high-touch services (door handles, tops of pews, altar rail, etc) will be sanitized prior to the service. A greeter will be at the front door to welcome you and ensure that we are socially distanced outside and in the entryway before entering the sanctuary.
Please wear a face mask, if you have one. We will have extras available at the door. The narthex will only be used for going to and from the restroom.
Hand sanitizer and disposable face masks (if you did not bring one) will be on the table as you enter. NO bulletins will be printed as we will primarily be using the large projector screen.
Ushers will help you to a pew with a marker that indicates designated seating. This is to ensure that we are all spaced out in the sanctuary.
Singing and talking loudly has been shown to spread droplets into the air. so we encourage you to keep your face mask on during the service. There will be music and videos for us to listen to during the service.
For communion, ushers will indicate when it is time for your pew to go to the front using the center aisle. At the alter rail there are 6 positions (3 on each side of the sanctuary) marked off with decorative towels. After the bread and wine are placed on the rail, you may move forward for communion. To minimize everyone touching the altar rail surfaces, we will not be kneeling.
At the end of the service, ushers will help us all to be socially distanced as we exit the church. Fellowship will be outside in front of the church.
Christmas Eve Worship Video https://youtu.be/b619EDjyLMM Thank you for joining this virtual worship for Christmas Eve, 2020. We celebrate the birth of Jesus with a worship time full of familiar Christmas carols. Our service also includes a special prayer for opening presents, remembering our most generous God’s gift of grace and mercy, just when we need it most.
Worship Video for December 27, 2020
With the diligent work of First Lutheran Church in Galveston and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston, the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod has prepared a worship service for the First Sunday of Christmas, December. Click the link below to watch this video: https://youtu.be/HP3CfSxqOfI The worship video includes lessons, carols and special music. Bishop Mike Rinehart is preaching and presiding. The sermon is three short reflections after each of three texts. This service will also be live-streaming from First Lutheran, Galveston's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FLCGalveston) on Sunday December 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
Worship - Sunday, December 20, 2020 Thank you for joining this digital worship service for Sunday, December 20th, 2020, the 4th Sunday of Advent. We are right upon the darkest part of the year, and our Advent wreath is fully ablaze with all four candles lit. Today the angel Gabriel comes to visit Mary and says the ominous phrase, “Do not be afraid, Mary.” The holy messenger assures Mary that God is about to do a great, new thing, and she will have a part in it.
We light the third candle of Advent, the pink (or rose) colored candle as a glimpse of joy at the prospect that soon God’s love will truly bring a new reality to us. Today we meet John the Baptist again, who points out the light that is coming which no darkness will overcome.
Worship - December 6, 2020 https://youtu.be/Yfs8PSETRPQ We light the second candle of Advent, and we look for light; we look for hope. We hear the words from the prophet Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort my people” God will make a way in the wilderness to come us, and the Gospel writer Mark leads us into the beginning of the Good News of Jesus.
Worship - November 29, 2020 https://youtu.be/Hc8iOpvvo2s Thank you for joining this digital worship service for Sunday, November 29, 2020, the 1st Sunday of Advent. As our world gets darker, we look for light;
we look for hope. Today we light one candle and hear Jesus remind us to watch, to wait, and to keep working.
Worship - November 22, 2020
Today is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday in the church calendar and the day we recognize the reign of Christ over all of history. In today’s worship we will travel through a full year of church seasons, recognizing the power of God’s presence in all times and places. We will also hear the last words Jesus spoke in public as he tells his familiar story about separating the sheep and the goats. Click the link below to start the video: https://youtu.be/9Yw2pWS6qPE
Worship Video - November 15, 2020 Today we near the end of Jesus’ public ministry, and we hear him tell the familiar story of the three servants who receive five talents, two talents, and one talent. Click the link below to view the worship: https://youtu.be/1PC5nfbN4Ig
Worship Video - November 8, 2020 Today Amos tells us that God takes no delight in Israel’s worship but rather prefers to “let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Click the link below to view the worship: https://youtu.be/PYEs6LBq0qE
The following gatherings are still suspended until further notice:
Christ Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. We are one of God's mission outposts. We believe we are saved by the grace of God through our savior Jesus Christ and inspired to do good works and worship through the Holy Spirit.