Following state orders concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic we have temporarily suspended our regular indoor Sunday worship gatherings.
We are currently meeting for OUTDOOR worship services in the courtyard/parking lot of First Lutheran Church of Venice, with a single worship service at 10:00 a.m.
We are also live streaming our worship service via YouTube at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. If you still do not feel comfortable coming to our outdoor worship service you can join in live on YouTube. Our YouTube channel is First Lutheran Church Venice. If you miss the live streaming event you can watch it later in the day or during the week as it will be posted to our channel around 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
If you’re a guest to First Lutheran Church, Venice you have probably noticed there is more structure to our worship than in many churches. Your observation is correct and this is not by accident. Both of our worship services intentionally have a liturgical foundation.
On hiatus during the pandemic: Our 8:30 a.m. worship service follows a liturgical order that uses forms that have been practiced in churches for centuries. Some of these forms have even been used by the ancient church, 1,500+ years ago.
On hiatus during the pandemic: Our 11:00 a.m. worship experience uses modern forms to express the same foundation, including contemporary wording, modern Christian music and an overall more “laid-back” atmosphere. We follow this path, not blindly following tradition, but because of a richness and depth it introduces to our modern lives. Here are a few of those reasons:
- The entire experience anchors us to the Bible and Biblical patterns.
- It ties us, the modern world, to the ancient church and to paths richly followed by countless generations of followers of Jesus.
- It involves a holistic worship, engaging the body, mind and soul.
- It involves multiple “learning” preferences, making the experience more formational to a greater bandwidth of people.
Come and join us and experience a powerful, life-engaging and life-changing worship experience.