Sunday Worship – What to Expect

A big focus at Lake Trails is our Sunday morning worship. Our service is a combination of various elements: singing, prayer, Scripture readings, silence, preaching, and a weekly celebration of Communion. Our service starts at 10am and usually lasts about an hour and twenty minutes. We seek to form our services in a way that integrates all of the elements together in a cohesive way while focusing our attention on the Triune God. Often a title is listed at the top of the bulletin to help orient the worshipper to the “theme” of that day’s worship.

Music

Music is a big part of our worship, and our desire is to use music that represents the best of many different eras and many different expressions of the Christian church.
* Hymnals and bulletins are available at the door. These include all of the songs and readings you will need for each service.

Communion (The Lord’s Supper) at Lake Trails

If you are a baptized Christian and desire to live under Jesus’ gracious rule (however faltering that desire may be), we rejoice to celebrate Communion with you. We typically come forward to the Communion table to receive the elements then take them back to our seats where we eat and drink together.
*Gluten free bread is available. Please don’t hesitate to ask one of the elders serving the communion elements.

Nursery & Cry Room

Children are always welcome in our service, but we also provide a nursery for infants through age 3. Our children’s area is down the hall from the main worship area. A cry room is also available. For help finding either, feel free to ask a greeter at the door.

Children’s Worship

During the sermon, children beginning at age 3 are welcome to participate in Children’s worship. Prior to the sermon there will be a prayer for the kids. Then they can join their worship leader to go down the hall for a time of Bible teaching, songs and crafts.

Offering

At Lake Trails our offering is not taken up during our worship service. Instead, a wooden offering box is located next to the door for those who would like to contribute financially to the ministry of our church.

Atmosphere

Here at Lake Trails we are somewhat informal and casual in setting. In general, people dress as though they live in Madison (which ranges somewhere between casual and “nice”-casual).