FORTIFY ALL TO LIVE AS CHILDREN OF GOD

We encourage you to join us as we grow in faith, serve our community and provide an open, welcoming and safe space to worship, learn and walk this journey together. As a mission congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) we participate and are developing ministries for adults, youth and children throughout the year.

ADULT MINISTRY

Worship: While our usual in-person worship service is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, for now we are worshiping together at that same time through Zoom for the wellbeing of all members of our community. We know that – as the body of Christ – our church never closes, even if our building remains quiet and waiting for our return.

Contact office@RejoiceLutheran.church for a Zoom invite.

Bible Study: During this time, we’re also meeting via Zoom for a Sunday morning Bible Study at 8 a.m. The study is led by Pastor Phil with lay leaders on occasion. This summer we’ll be focusing on the Gospel of Mark. Please join us!

Contact office@RejoiceLutheran.church for a Zoom invite.

Check back for more information about Bible study offered during the week when we return to in-person gatherings.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

We welcome children — their voices, open spirits and curiosity enrich our worship and bring energy to our community. Their participation in worship and through Sunday School are an important part of their growth, and we’re happy to see (and hear!) them.

On Sundays, we include them with a special message during worship. After the children’s sermon they can choose to join other children for Sunday School, then return for communion and the close of the service.

Some services throughout the year are led by our youth, and children participate in various special services as well.

WORSHIP MINISTRY

Our congregation actively participates in our worship ministry through various opportunities:

  • Our greeters welcome everyone to the church for worship and can assist if special accommodations are needed.
  • Members of our Altar Guild make our beautiful sanctuary welcoming, seasonal and holy.
  • Gifts of flowers for the altar are welcome. Please let us know if they mark a special occasion or remembrance.
  • Scripture readers and assisting ministers are an important part of our service as they read the liturgy, assist with communion and send us out into the world with a blessing.
  • Post-service treats are an important part of fellowship. Our seniors and families make sure that we are fed not only in spirit but in body as well.

MUSIC MINISTRY

Music fills our space with piano-led solos and a small-but-mighty four-part choir. Listen to the audio samples below.

Rejoice Choir Selection: Christ Be In My Waking

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Rejoice Choir Selection: How Beautiful

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Throughout the year, our adults, children and youth have opportunities to meet for special gatherings, events, and outreach opportunities.

We’ve taken field trips to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, gazed at stars and planets from the Berthoud Planetarium, hosted Easter Cantata’s and music concerts, enjoyed meals together at potlucks and through our Agape dinners, and joined our community for events like the Halloween maze. We also have a group of dedicated knitters who meet monthly for a Shawl Ministry, and quilters who warm others in the community with their sewing skills.