In the beautiful late spring, summer, and early fall, we gather in the Outdoor Chapel under a canopy of trees. If it rains, we head to Luther Hall by lakeside. In the cooler months during the year, we thank God each week in the Dining Room or the Micah Room in the Conference Center.
People from all over gather each Sunday morning - all year long - at 10 AM. Beginning October 16, 2016, worship is held in the Conference Center in the Dining Room or the Micah Room.
There will be no Sunday worship on December 18 or December 25, 2016 due to the holidays. Worship will resume on January 1, 2017.
January 29, 2017 worship will be held at 10am at the FIrst Christian Church in Freedom Village when our Calumet Bell Choir Retreat guests will offer special music.
There are four major parts of the Lutheran worship experience. "The Gathering" comes first. We sing some songs, pray, think about the ways we have fallen short, and hear the reminder that God loves with arms of mercy that stretch forth and wrap around each person. Then "The Word" when we hear a couple of verses from the Bible, listen to the Chaplain share some of his/her thinking about how God might be speaking to us at that moment, and share prayer petitions with God. The third section of the service is "The Meal" when we share and celebrate Holy Communion -- EVERYONE is welcome at the Lord's Table. And we totally mean it! Last is "The Sending." Essentially it's this -- "Now go out there and love people the way God loves you." We sing and we smile at each other and we head out with the hope that we can more fully be the compassionate people God has called us to be.
Please come. Find a seat. Relax. Make eye contact with someone and smile. Know that you are part of a community made up of individuals who are just doing the best they can. We like to sing, we like to pray, and we like to wonder together. And we try to be on our way in about an hour.
Whether you're visiting the area for the weekend, or you live nearby ... whether you have the gift of a deep faith, or you are struggling with all kinds of doubts ... whether you believe in all of your Church denomination's doctrines, or you get frustrated with all of those rather less important things that bring about division ... Sunday morning at Calumet is a welcome place for all people who value a time set apart for God. We get going at 10 AM. There'll be a spot waiting for you!