What to expect

welcome greeting dougThe word used most often to describe Christ Lutheran Church is friendly. At Christ Lutheran, you’ll be warmly welcomed from the moment you step in the door. We are a resilient congregation amidst the impact of COVID. Our priorities are to reach out and welcome everyone of all ages, backgrounds, gender, abilities, and heritages into our church community.

Some of us were born into church-going families; some of us are just starting to try out this church thing. Some of us have attended Christ Lutheran since our founding in 1969; some just walked in the door last week. In the ever-reforming spirit of our Lutheran heritage, our worship services combine the heart of traditional Christian worship with relevant sermons, songs, and prayer.

worship discussionOur worship services last about an hour, sometimes less and sometimes more. You might hear both a traditional hymn by Martin Luther and contemporary praise song. As Lutherans, we affirm the sacraments of baptism and communion; communion happens in every Sunday service. Bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ, are offered to all who wish to take part in communion.  Grape juice and gluten-free wafers are also available. Afterwards, all are invited to an informal Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall for conversation and connections.

“We are disciples of Christ, sent to love and serve the Lord.” This is Christ Lutheran Church’s mission statement. We come together on Sundays to be fed with God’s abundant grace and love in community, and go out to love and serve our neighbors in Federal Way, Tacoma, Des Moines, Auburn, Renton, Seattle, Gig Harbor, Maple Valley, wherever we live! You are invited to come and see what God has in store for us all at Christ Lutheran Church.