Worship is central to the life of Estherville Lutheran Church. 100+ people gather each weekend to praise our God and to hear the Good News of God’s love for us. Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at both services and is open to all who wish to receive this gift of life.
As eternal children of God claimed as God’s beloved children in Holy Baptism, and so we believe that there is nothing you can do or say that will help you “earn” your way into Heaven. It is only through God’s great love for us that we are given the gift of eternal life. It is only through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that we are made “right with God” and offered forgiveness. So, we gather in worship to sing praises to God, listen to the scriptures and hear about the Good News of God’s love preached, receive the gift of life in Holy Communion, and respond with our offerings and prayers in thanksgiving for all God has done for us.
9:30 Sunday morning worship
As with most congregations, Sunday morning worship is the largest weekly worship service. We have a pipe organ to lead the singing, and persons from the congregation assist in worship as greeters, ushers, lectors, and acolytes.
5:00 Saturday evening worship
Every Saturday evening people gather for an informal worship service. Feel free to come to either of these services dressed formally or informally or if you work on weekends, come from work. We believe that Jesus didn’t have a dress code and neither do we.
Other options for worship
The 9:30 Sunday service is recorded each week and is made available on the following Sunday at 8:30 am on KILR radio and on the local cable channel.