Worship Services:

Sunday service start 10:00 am

In worship we hear the word of God proclaimed and celebrate the presence of God with us through the means of grace. Worship at Galion First Lutheran Church includes prayer, congregational singing, scripture readings, a sermon, and holy communion. Please join us in a time of fellowship and refreshments following each service.

What is being Lutheran all about?

Lutherans embrace the teaching of Martin Luther, a 16th century monk and preacher who began the reformation of the church. We are named after him in honor of what he taught us about the love and forgiveness of God. Luther taught that we can do nothing to get to heaven. God is the one who forgives us and welcomes us into life eternal. Because we are forgiven and loved, we are called to act as a follower, not to get into heaven, but out of thanks for what we are given.

Where do I fit in (when I don’t know what to believe)?

Our community is a group of wanderers all seeking God at different stages in life and faith. We are all on a journey from lost to found. We welcome all people, wherever they may be. Join us as we tackle questions and seek God together in a prayerful and intentional community.

Will I know what to do during the church service?

Our worship bulletin has information in it about what songs we sing, scripture passages and announcements. For ease of worship, all aspects of the service are projected on the wall or directed by pastoral leadership during service.  If you prefer using a hymnal (Evangelical Lutheran Worship and With One Voice), both can be found in the pew. There are also ushers and your neighbors in worship who would be more than happy to help!

Audio devices are available. Please see a greeter or usher.

Are my children welcome?

ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME in our community gatherings and in worship. You will find activity bags for the children to use during worship. A JAM (Jesus and me) program is also available at 10:00 a.m.

Are you going to tell me what’s wrong with me?

If someone tells you the good news, and it doesn’t sound like good news, it is not good news! Our message is based on God’s never ending love for all of creation. We are loved so much, Christ has set us free from what weighs us down and gives us new hope. Our community is based on this hope. We are not a community that dwells in what we have done wrong, but rejoices in how we have been forgiven. We are a church that celebrates daily the good news in Jesus.

Do I have to stand up in front of people?

Some churches ask visitors to stand up and introduce themselves to the congregation. While we applaud their desire to get to know their guests, some people may not be comfortable doing this. Our congregation is a community of very warm and welcoming members. This is one of our great gifts. We are sure you will come to know those who are around your seat in worship.

Do I have to dress up?

Absolutely not! Come to our community and you will see some people in dresses and suits and others in jeans and tee shirts. ALL ARE WELCOME, no strings attached.

Do you want my money?

In a word, no. Our community is a giving community. Members of our church see Christ in every part of their life, including their time and monies. We are pleased the way in which our gifts are making a difference here and around the world through service opportunities. Opportunities to give of our time, talent, and treasure are a growth out of membership in our community. Visitors are welcome and not expected to give. You are our guest! In time, if you should become a regular part of our life, you may decide that you would like to participate by giving of your time and possessions to the work of this church. We are looking to grow joyful Christians excited about the work of God in this church and in their lives.

May I just come and see?

You are welcome to come to church to see what life is like in our community. As a guest, you are always welcome to join us anytime.

What if I have other questions?

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
We would be happy to respond right away.