What to Expect on Sunday?
Our Sunday church service is traditional. The Pastor and the choir use robes. During school terms our choir usually walks up the center aisle when church begins. The agendas are new each Sunday and contain the texts, prayers etc. so it will be easier to follow. We use our hymnals for hymns. We collect an offering during Sunday church service. Communion is open for everyone. The dress code is informal so blue jeans and sneakers are fine. After church we serve a complimentary brunch in the Parish House.
What’s a Lutheran?
What does it mean to be a Lutheran? I once was chatting with the chaplain of a Lutheran retirement community. He was telling me about how he started off his ministry there by making visits to most of the residents. Kinda like I did when I first got here. There was the standard fare of pastor “get-to-know-you” questions. Where do you hail from? How long have you lived here? What did you do before retirement? Do you have kids?
Well, this chaplain ended those conversations with a question he thought would be fun to hear the answer to: “Why do you believe you’ll go to heaven?” What is it that gives you your hope that salvation awaits you? He asked this question in the first few visits he made. But then the answers started to depress him, so he stopped asking his question.
So, the answer that people pretty consistently gave was: “I’m a good person, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to heaven.” Now you might be thinking: “I could see myself giving that answer.” If this were Family Feud… survey says: “I’m a good person.” is the number one answer with 90%. I understand. It is a common position for Christians to hold. But, the answer that he was looking for was: “Jesus”. The answer that would bring a smile to nearly every Lutheran pastor’s face is: “Jesus".
Being Lutheran is basically putting your eternal confidence and heavenly hope in Jesus. You can boil down the whole of all Lutheran theology and ministry into one little moment: when the time comes for you to be confronted with your mortality, be at peace in the confidence Christ gives. Be strong in faith. Depend on Christ only knowing that beautiful heaven awaits.
10:00am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee and Donuts
11:00am - 12:15pm
Worship Service With
Holy Communion Every Sunday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Pastor, Peg Schultz-Akerson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Music, David York: email@example.com
Office, John Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
LCM is located on old Route 66, at 10931 Santa Monica Boulevard – on the north side of the street, between Westwood Boulevard and Veteran Avenue. Santa Monica Boulevard is a divided highway between the I-405 freeway and Beverly Hills. The easiest approach is driving westbound on Santa Monica from Westwood Blvd.
When heading Santa Monica west: be in right lane at Westwood Blvd, cross Westwood and turn into frontage lane at the Chevron Gas station. Continue to next stop sign. Enter church parking lot at next driveway on the right.
When heading Westwood Blvd south: after passing light at Massachusetts Avenue, prepare to be in right lane and in one long block turn right onto Santa Monica Blvd into frontage lane at the Chevron Gas station. Continue to next stop sign. Enter church parking lot at next driveway on the right.