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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.

  • Nov 26

    Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:00, service at 7:30

  • Nov 30

    First Sunday in Advent!

  • Dec 13

    Christmas Carol sing along starting at 5:00 pm

  • Dec 14

    Special 10:00 am service of Lessons and Carols

  • Dec 19

    "Christmas by the Letter" a special production of the National Broadway Chorus 8:00 pm

  • Dec 24

    Two Christmas Eve Services. 5:00 pm Family Service, Candlelight Service at 10:30.

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.

In Christ,

Pastor Janice Mynchenberg

Upcoming Worship

Every Sunday
8:30am Informal half-hour service
9:00am Intergenerational Sunday School
(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.

Service Times & Directions

Year-Round: Spoken Service of Holy Communion (8:30-9:00am)

Intergenerational Sunday School for families and adults 9:00am - 9:45am

Full Liteurgy Holy Communion Services 10:00am - 11:00am

Nursery room for children Infant-4 years available Exceptions to these service times will be posted in advance.

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1556 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
Office: 202-337-9070
Fax: 202-337-9170
Email: Georgetownlutheranchurch@gmail.com