You are welcome to worship with us at GLC on Sunday mornings. Whether attending our more informal half-hour service at 8:30 a.m. or the traditional service at 10:00 a.m., visitors are warmly welcomed.
Worship is alive at Georgetown Lutheran. Within our nearly 100 year-old Sanctuary surrounded by Tiffany-style stained-glass windows, oak ceiling beams, historic liturgical furnishings, and baroque-style tracker organ, we worship as a commitment to Christ in order to be equipped by God's word and nourished at his table. We worship to celebrate his presence among us.
At Georgetown Lutheran Church we're off on a journey of faith as we travel toward the promised land by way of the book of Exodus. Our preaching schedule for this adventure runs from late Aug through the month of October.
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 - The ten Commandments
Exodus 32:1-14 - The incident of the golden calf
Exodus 33:12-23 - Moses sees God's glory
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 - The story comes full circle"
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
On Sunday, October 19, Georgetown Lutheran Church will celebrate its annual blessing of the animals at both worship services.
The latest addition to our garden ministry is a lovely rock fountain at the front of the church. Designed by Valentine Garcia and built by his company, the fountain was dedicated to the glory of God at the early service on October 5th.
On October 26, there will be an evening worship service at Georgetown Lutheran Church. It will take place at 6:00 pm. A dinner of brats and beer will follow the service. Earlier the same day, there will be a Reformation Day worship service at the national Cathedral, organized by the Metro DC Synod, at 4:00 pm.
Dear Friends in Christ
I recently celebrated a very happy birthday. I gave myself the gift of time and music. I spent over 3 hours looking through the free music choices available to me as an Amazon Prime member.
I thought I would try out a lot of new stuff, but I found myself drawn to the songs of my youth. The years melted away as I listened to those golden oldies. The burdens of life lifted from my shoulders, and I couldn’t resist the impulse to dance to the music. I laughed with sheer delight at some of the discoveries I made of songs I hadn’t heard it ages. I got a lump in my throat at the first words of the Buffalo Springfield song, "For What It’s Worth": "There’s something happening here..." For a few hours, as the Carpenters once sang, it truly was yesterday once more.
Music has that kind of power. Years ago there was an experiment in which several older people were asked to live in a house decorated ans equipped like the homes of their youth. They listened only to the music that was popular back then. Blood pressures fell; energy was enhanced; people felt stronger – and younger.
Several years ago I saw a celebrity wearing a t-shirt that proclaimed "Music Is My Religion." I understand the sentiment. Music expresses who we are, what we believe to be true, how we think and feel about our life experiences. Music also takes us out of ourselves and helps us to rise above the ordinary and touch the divine dimensions of our existence.
Music is a vital part of the worship life of Georgetown Lutheran Church. We sing the old, old story in a variety of ways week after week. Our musical selections bring to life the joys and the struggles of life in the body of Christ. Our choir leads us in singing a new song to our Lord. Our hymns mix traditional and more modern expressions of our faith. We love to hear guest artists perform. Our pipe organ and piano offer their support to all these musical offerings of praise and worship.
Come, and let this musical feast bring a smile to your face or a lump to your throat. Let it remind you that the Lord is always with you, wherever you may be on your life’s journey. In youth and in old age, in good times and in hard times, God is your constant companion. Come, listen, and sing love songs to -- and from -- our awesome God.
Pastor Janice Mynchenberg
8:30am Informal half-hour service
9:00am Sunday School for Children
(Sep to May)
10:00am Traditional service with music
Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services every Sunday of the month. Children are always welcome at all of our worship services.